Fifteen Android Apps for Business

    In today’s business world, it’s essential to stay in touch and have access to business documents and functionality anytime, anywhere. Mobile devices have opened a new world of accessibility and flexibility for day-to-day business users. We’ve pulled together 15 popular apps that help streamline the business process and provide unprecedented access to business productivity.

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    Click through for 15 Android apps that can help improve business productivity.

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    TouchDown enables you to sync with your Exchange Server to get corporate emails, contacts, calendar and tasks on your Android 2.x device. You must download and install the 30-day free trial Exchange for Android 2.x version before purchasing the Exchange by TouchDown Key.

    Cost: Free 30-day trial, TouchDown Key — $19.99

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    Quickoffice® Pro takes mobile productivity to the next level with this must-have, award-winning productivity suite for Android smartphones. Work with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations while conveniently accessing files remotely from your Google® Docs, Dropbox,, Huddle™, SugarSync and MobileMe™ accounts or from your SD card with the enhanced Connected File Manager. A PDF viewer is also included.

    Cost: $14.99

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    Create, view, edit and share Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments and view PDF files on your Android-based phone with a single complete feature-rich mobile office solution. Now also on Android Honeycomb. The software utilizes the most commonly used desktop document formats and also includes a file browser and integration with Google Docs to help you manage your local, remote files and email attachments. OfficeSuite Pro is an essential productivity application offering greater office efficiency than ever anywhere, anytime.

    Cost: $14.99

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    Splashtop Remote Desktop allows you to access your PC or Mac from anywhere, bringing the full Windows or Mac experience to your Android device. If you have an Android tablet based on Tegra2, you should consider using Splashtop Remote Desktop HD.

    Cost: $2.99 / HD – $9.99

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    Locale’s advanced artificial intelligence manages settings automatically. For example: Arrive at work and instantly your ringer silences, your wallpaper snaps to that scenic Caribbean photo, and Wi-Fi switches on. With Locale, never worry about your ringer going off accidentally again. Locale leverages groundbreaking artificial intelligence algorithms to combine accelerometer, cell, Wi-Fi, GPS, and other signals for instant location detection.

    Cost: $3.99

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    CamCard can capture business card images with a phone-based camera, recognize the card image content, and automatically save the contact info in the phone’s address book and Card Holder. In addition, CamCard contains many useful features, such as email signature recognition and QR code generation and recognition.

    Cost: $11.99

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    Adobe CreatePDF brings the same high-quality PDF creation as Adobe Acrobat to your Android tablet and smartphone. Convert all your Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, image, text, and RTF files to PDF, and share the converted PDF using the Adobe CreatePDF application.

    Cost: $9.99

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    Package Tracker Pro provides an all-in-one package tracking solution, and helps users track packages through a variety of shipping carriers.

    Cost: $1.99

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    If you’re looking for professional business ringtones, instead of embarrassing sound effects and pop songs, then you’re looking for RCP Ringtones. Business Ringtones are professional-sounding tones from the RCP Ringtones library. Classic business ringers, office phones, simple beeps and chimes.

    Cost: $1.99

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    SignMyPad is a simple-to-use PDF reader and annotation tool. No more printing documents to sign them, then find a fax machine or scanner to send them back. Save trees!! With SignMyPad you can load PDF’s right from your email, or dropbox and add text, date and your signature. Email it right back out from the app!

    Cost: $3.99

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    Invoice2go allows you to create, preview, and email professional invoices and estimates in seconds. With over 20 built-in invoice styles to choose from, it’s actually fun going through and choosing your template and designing your invoice. Even better, if you install the desktop version, all these templates can be customized to your own needs. Add logos, move fields — you can even create your very own business forms. No other solution available gives you this flexibility.

    Cost: $9.99

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    Sync your favorite SharePoint lists and libraries automatically and take them with you in your Android tablet or smartphone. SharePlus allows you to collaborate with your team, share documents, calendars and tasks lists right from the meeting room, a taxi, or when out visiting a client, regardless of where that client is, and what network connectivity is like at his location. You can also browse and edit documents, discussions, announcements, wiki pages and custom lists.

    Cost: $14.99

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    Print enables you to quickly and easily print out photos, contacts and phone numbers — or print out Web pages to read later. You can also print from other apps like Gallery, Internet browser apps, and even email using the “Share” command. With Print you can print to most Wireless printers without additional software. Print to ALL printers via your Mac/PC. Print remotely over 3G and in corporate networks or when Wi-Fi is not available.

    Cost: $4.99

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    AD Blocker can auto block the embedded advertisement of Android apps and games. If you hate ads or want to avoid adult ads when your child is playing games on your phone, this tool can help you. This tool works on non-rooted phones.

    Cost: $1.99

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    Call Informer is a caller ID enhancement that shows additional contact details on the Android incoming and (optionally) outgoing caller ID screens, including city, state, country and more. No Internet connection is needed for Call Informer. The extra information is read from your address book. Call Informer does not try to find this information – you need to manually update your contacts for the details to show on your call screens.

    Cost: $0.99

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