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    The 2015 Nominees for Best Business Smartphone App Are…

    Apps are taking over the world, and why not? The best apps provide a clean, direct interface that gives us immediate access to the latest news, info and business data. And now, in their fourth year, the Tabby Awards are introducing a new category specifically for the best business smartphone apps — the Mobby Awards/Business. The 2015 nominees include 34 Android and iOS apps for work and productivity in 12 categories. The winners will be announced later this fall.

    This year’s categories for the Mobby Awards/Business include collaboration, communications, enterprise solutions, productivity, small business tools, presentations and vertical marketing. In this slideshow, we’ve featured the top business and professional apps identified as the 2015 Mobby Awards/Business nominees.

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    Mobby Awards/Business 2015 Nominees

    Click through for the top business and professional apps identified as the 2015 Mobby Awards/Business nominees.

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    Android – Collaboration and Communication

    Esna Agenda allows you to quickly join conference calls and online meetings, with one-click access for WebEx, Scopia and Hangout as well as other web meeting applications. The app provides a complete view of your daily events and meetings, allows you to schedule meetings, and take notes and shares them.

    Requires: Android 4.0.3 and up
    Cost: Free

    With ooVoo, you can make free high-quality video calls and voice calls and send text messages to easily connect to friends, coworkers and customers around the world. Each group video call can have up to 12 people. Video calls run over 4G, 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi.

    Requires: Android 2.3 and up
    Cost: Free

    With Redbooth, teams can collaborate on projects, share files and communicate with each other, all from one central, searchable workspace that’s available anytime, anywhere. The app integrates with services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, SharePoint Online, Google Drive, Outlook, Gmail and more. Customizable notifications for messages, mentions and tasks are delivered directly to your desktop, phone, tablet or email.

    Requires: Android 4.0 and up
    Cost: Free

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    Android – Enterprise

    BROWZ for Clients provides access to compliance data on the go. Real-time data is accessible both in the office and out in the field, anywhere a mobile or Wi-Fi connection is available. Using your phone or tablet, you can verify supplier compliance, view supplier deficiencies, contact a supplier, examine your overall compliance health, view Insight data, and much more.

    Requires: Android 4.0 and up
    Cost: Free (Requires active ‘client user’ account.)

    Optimized for the mobile work style, Citrix WorxMail helps users get to important content faster by keeping relevant information together, makes it easier to locate urgent and upcoming details, and leverages seamless integration points with WorxNotes and WorxWeb, as well as Citrix favorites like GoToMeeting and ShareFile.

    Cost: Free trial, WorxMail is a part of XenMobile 9’s suite of apps.

    Concur helps you keep track of your expenses and stay productive while on the go. Large and small businesses can easily track business travel, photograph receipts, import credit card data, and manage expense reports, anywhere, anytime.

    Requires: Android 4.1 and up
    Cost: Free (Requires an existing Concur account.)

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    Android – Productivity

    DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures from others. The app eliminates the hassles, costs, and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents for signature. In just a few simple steps, you can sign and return a document, send documents for others to sign, and more.

    Requires: Android 4.3 and up
    Cost: Free

    WPS Office is a free office app for Android that allows you to view, edit and create documents and read PDFs. It is fully compatible with Microsoft® Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Google Docs and Dropbox.

    Requires: Varies
    Cost: Free

    Adaptxt is designed to predict words based on your specific writing style, as well as your location and interests. This keyboard is not only context aware, it also adapts to the app you’re using. The keyboard supports multiple languages and is customizable.

    Requires: Android 2.3 and up
    Cost: Free

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    Android – Small Business and Professionals

    The ZipRecruiter Job Search app helps you search for nearby career opportunities. It learns what kind of employment you’re looking for, searches for you, and automatically notifies you when there’s a new job that is a good match for you. The app also integrates data from Monster, CareerBuilder, SimplyHired, Glassdoor, Dice and Snagajob.

    Requires: Android 4.0 and up
    Cost: Free

    DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures from others. The app eliminates the hassles, costs, and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents for signature. In just a few simple steps, you can sign and return a document, send documents for others to sign, and more.

    Requires: Android 4.3 and up
    Cost: Free

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    Android – In-the-Field and Data Collection

    Gigwalk is changing the future of work by enabling people to find jobs in their area whenever and wherever it is most convenient for them. To become a Gigwalker, simply download the app. Gigwalkers can immediately begin accepting gigs from leading organizations and get paid for the jobs they complete.

    Requires: Android 2.1 and up
    Cost: Free

    QuickTapSurvey is a mobile survey and data collection platform that lets users create their own surveys and gather responses using Android mobile devices without an Internet connection.

    Requires: Android 4.2 and up
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – Communications and Contacts

    FullContact is a unified address book that gives you a complete picture of your contacts from your phone and social networks.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    With Redbooth, teams can collaborate on projects, share files and communicate with each other, all from one central, searchable workspace that’s available anytime, anywhere. The app integrates with services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, SharePoint Online, Google Drive, Outlook, Gmail and more. Customizable notifications for messages, mentions and tasks are delivered directly to your desktop, phone, tablet or email.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – Enterprise Solutions

    From Rosetta Stone, the Advanced English for Business mobile app lets you access your learning experience whenever and wherever you like. Automatic syncing means you can go from computer to mobile device and back again – and never lose your place in a lesson.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free (Only available to corporate subscribers.)

    Concur helps you keep track of your expenses and stay productive while on the go. Large and small businesses can easily track business travel, photograph receipts, import credit card data, and manage expense reports, anywhere, anytime.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free (requires an existing Concur account.)

    DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures from others. The app eliminates the hassles, costs, and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents for signature. In just a few simple steps, you can sign and return a document, send documents for others to sign, and more.

    Requires: iOS 8.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – Presentation and Sales

    With Citrix SlideStream, you can use your phone to control and give PowerPoint presentations to your audience. Access PowerPoint presentations saved in the cloud (on Box, DropBox, ShareFile and more) and optionally use an Apple Watch as a remote or clicker- all for free. With built-in support for Apple Watch and Apple TV and cloud access to ShareFile and DropBox, SlideStream is the most innovative and professional presentation app on the market.

    Requires: iOS 8.2 or later
    Cost: Free

    ClearSlide Mail is a leading iPhone email client for sales people. It is designed to make working on mobile devices easier by allowing you to track your emails and see who interacts with your content while on-the-go. It supports most email services, including Exchange, Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, iCloud, AOL and others, and allows you to access and consolidate multiple mailboxes and calendars.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    ClearSlide Presenter is your go-to app for online and in-person meetings. Easily access your sales content from anywhere, regardless of Internet connectivity. Fully integrated with the ClearSlide web-based platform, Presenter has an intuitive, mobile-optimized interface.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – Productivity

    Adaptxt Keyboard is an intuitive and efficient keyboard app for your iPhone, iPod and iPad. With Adaptxt, you can enjoy a multilingual and personalized typing experience, and enter more text with minimal effort.

    Requires: iOS 8.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures from others. The app eliminates the hassles, costs, and lack of security in printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting documents for signature. In just a few simple steps, you can sign and return a document, send documents for others to sign, and more.

    Requires: iOS 8.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    Designed from the ground up for mobile users, Roambi Analytics is a leading app for creating and delivering rich, interactive reports, charts, dashboards, KPIs, analytics and data visualizations. Easily take data from anywhere, like Excel, Google Spreadsheets, Box, Salesforce.com, BI systems, databases and more, and transform it into stunning visualizations for mobile with 100 percent offline access.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    SecureSafe is a free online storage service for saving all your passwords and files. You can save passwords, PINs, credit card details, online banking access codes, images, videos, contracts and other important documents. The service uses AES-256 and RSA-2048 encryption.

    Requires: iOS 6.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – Small Business Tools

    Control for Stripe allows you to create and manage your Stripe payments on the go, staying up to date on what’s happening with your business. You can monitor key payment activity, recover lost revenue, quickly create payments using the camera, and defend your business against potential fraud and chargeback risk – all from within the app.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free (14-day free trial for pro features / 1 percent transaction fee for Free Plan)

    Kashoo allows you to send professional-looking invoices, track income and expenses, categorize for tax time, and snap and store photos of receipts. Prepare financial reports such as profit/loss, balance sheet and general ledger. Easily share with your accountant. Monitor the health of your business with aged receivables and payables reports.

    Requires: iOS 8.0 or later
    Cost: 14-day free trial

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    iPhone – Vertical Market and Specific Business Solution

    BROWZ for Clients provides access to compliance data on the go. Real-time data is accessible both in the office and out in the field, anywhere a mobile or Wi-Fi connection is available. Using your phone or tablet, you can verify supplier compliance, view supplier deficiencies, contact a supplier, examine your overall compliance health, view Insight data, and much more.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free (Requires active ‘client user’ account.)

    Good Work delivers a personalized business experience. See your colleagues’ photos in your email. View online availability to chat everywhere you work – in email, a calendar event and on their contact card – a capability unique to Good. Quickly navigate among your business apps using Launcher. Switch easily between composing an email, adding a contact, or scheduling a calendar event with quick action buttons. And always know that your personal privacy is protected without intrusive geo-location capabilities.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    The Rescue Lens app from LogMeIn allows support agents to use the camera on your iOS device to see what you are seeing. Show them the problem in a live support session and let them walk you through the steps for resolution. To use this application, you must be receiving support from an agent who is using Rescue Lens. With your permission, agents have the ability to see what you choose to show them using the camera on your smartphone or tablet.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – Collaboration and Teamwork

    The MyEBC app is designed to ensure you have a valuable briefing experience while at the BMC Houston headquarters. The app provides you with personalized access to all logistical and content details you need, both pre- and post-visit.

    With Redbooth, teams can collaborate on projects, share files and communicate with each other, all from one central, searchable workspace that’s available anytime, anywhere. The app integrates with services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, SharePoint Online, Google Drive, Outlook, Gmail and more. Customizable notifications for messages, mentions and tasks are delivered directly to your desktop, phone, tablet or email.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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    iPhone – In-the-Field and Data Collection

    Gigwalk is changing the future of work by enabling people to find jobs in their area whenever and wherever it is most convenient for them. To become a Gigwalker, simply download the app. Gigwalkers can immediately begin accepting gigs from leading organizations and get paid for the jobs they complete.

    Requires: iOS 6.0 or later
    Cost: Free

    QuickTapSurvey is a mobile survey and data collection platform that lets users create their own surveys and gather responses using Android mobile devices without an Internet connection.

    Requires: iOS 7.0 or later
    Cost: Free

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