Magazine article Information Today

25 Top Business Apps of 2012

Magazine article Information Today

25 Top Business Apps of 2012

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When it comes to business apps, there are plenty of options to choose from these days that can make your workflow easier, more fluid, and more productive. Whether your world revolves around Apple [*] or Android [**] applications, here are 25 tried-and-true options that were all hits in 2012.

1. OfficeSuite Pro 6 (Mobile Systems, Inc.) is a full-featured productivity tool. This app supports most document formats, including Microsoft Office 1997-2010, as well as a search function, and it can be fully integrated with Google Docs for remote document storage. **

2. Dragon Dictation (Nuance Communications, Inc.) allows speech-to-text functionality for text messages or emails. The app has a learning function to improve voice recognition with continued use. *

3. Documents To Go (DataViz, Inc.) enables you to view all Office documents via one app. Synchronizing with Google Docs appears to be a work in progress, according to the customer reviews. **

4. Air Display (Avatron Software) creates a wireless sync between your iPad and your computer monitor that creates a second monitor function. It even generates a touch interface for your monitor. *

5. Exchange by TouchDown Key (NitroDesk, Inc.) integrates Microsoft Exchange so you can access your contacts, calendar, and tasks with this app. **

6. Adobe Reader (Adobe Systems, Inc.) app allows you to download and view PDF documents. *

7. Bento (Adobe Systems, Inc.) is a personal database app that organizes projects, plans tasks, and manages lists. *

8. Adobe CreatePDF (Adobe Systems, Inc.) converts Office documents to PDF documents. ** *

9. Square Register (formerly Square Card Reader; Square, Inc.) lets any smartphone process credit card transactions on the spot so even a one-person business can take credit cards anywhere. ** *

10. PrinterShare and PrinterShare Premium Key (Mobile Dynamix) together lets you print documents wirelessly from your devices' memory/SD cards or Google Docs. **

11. Documents Free (Mobile Office Suite) (Savy Soda) creates access to view and manipulate Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint; for use with Apple products. *

12. GoToMyPC (Citrix Systems, Inc.) creates remote control functionality from your phone to your desktop. …

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