Best Business Apps for Smartphones – Pocket Office

January 31, 2012

Name: Genius Scan
Price: Free
Devices: iPhone, Windows Phone 7


Genius Scan turns your iPhone into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF. The Genius Scan scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction, image post-processing. It allows you to build PDF documents with multiple scans.

But what makes it different from the camera?

Detects the page frame and corrects the perspective
Enhances the scan with colour or black-and-white post-processing
Emails the scans as JPG
Creates PDF documents with multiple scans
Emails the PDF documents
Exports documents to iBooks or any app able to read PDF files
Share scans to Twitter
With Genius Scan+: Exports the documents to Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs
Shares document over Wifi for easy access from your computer
Documents are processed on the phone, not sent to a third-party server

What would you use it for?

to quickly scan a form you just scanned when you don’t have a scanner
At the university, to take a picture of a whiteboard
On the road, to archive receipts
To make a copy when you have no copier available
To archive handwritten notes or share them with colleagues
Save the perfect recipe after cooking
Save handwritten memos, or book pages for future reference
Share a good restaurant menu on Twitter

Name:  Google Docs
Price: Free
Devices:  Android


Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app.

Designed for Android to save you time finding your docs
Edits to your documents appear to collaborators in seconds
Make quick changes to spread sheets
View your documents, PDFs, presentations and more

Upload and convert files to the Google Docs format
Take a photo of printed text and convert it to a Google document
Share docs with your device’s contacts
Optimized experience to take advantage of larger screens for tablet users, Honeycomb (Android 3.0+)

Key Note
Devices: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad

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Details: Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Or use video mirroring to present it on an HDTV, and preview your slides and notes on your device using the presenter display. Keynote works with iCloud, so your presentations stay up to date across all your iOS devices — automatically.

What would you use it for?

Share your work by exporting it as a Keynote ’09, Microsoft PowerPoint, or PDF file and sending it via Mail. Or publish your presentations to public beta to share with anyone on a Mac or PC.

Microsoft Office

The Word Web App gives you a healthy set of features and an unprecedented amount of storage. Anyone looking for an online word processing solution should consider the Word Web App. That’s particularly true if you already use Microsoft Office on the desktop.

The Office Web Apps include 25GB of storage. You can store all your documents for access anywhere.

The Word Web App offers a basic set of tools in a familiar package.

Documents can be uploaded or downloaded easily. They can even be opened in Office 2010 on the desktop with a few clicks.

The Word Web App finally brings Microsoft Office to the cloud. It’s a solid offering. And, if Microsoft addresses some of its shortcomings, the Office Web Apps could help Microsoft fend off its competitors.

Free Microsoft Word

Similar in look and feel to the desktop version of Office

Microsoft Office Web Apps offers 25GB of storage

Integrates with Office 2010

Sharing documents is easy

Documents To Go

Devices: iPhone, Android, iPad

Description: Documents To Go quickly proves its competence by delivering crisp, clear reproductions of your Word, PowerPoint, PDF, Excel, and iWork documents, including Microsoft Office 2007 files. Most core tools to create, edit, save, and send Microsoft Word, Excel documents, and PowerPoint presentations are tucked into expanding tool menus. Although much of the app’s navigation is intuitive, expect some trial and error. The newest tool, for editing and creating PowerPoint presentations, is the most limited in what it can do.

And a few useful apps for the following:

Money: Tip and Split

divides up your meal bill among a group of people and lets you calculate the tip.

Photos: Hipstamatic (£1.49)

The best vintage photo app on the scene.  Sophisticated by providing virtual lenses – the process can be quite addictive and the results are always brilliant.

Videos: 8mm Vintage Camera (£1.49)

Amazing video camera app that does what Hipstamatic does for photography, for film. You can easily reproduce films that look like they were made in the 1920s. It’s very cool.

Beauty: Dos and Don’ts (Free) A good guide to fashion disasters – you become the fashion police. Take your pic of someone who is need of a fashion tip or two and send. If your pic is selected it will be shared with the world.

And one for the road……

Last Night Never Happened (£0.69)

The World’s First Ever Morning After App.

Ever regret having drunk typed. Ok we cannot erase a drunk dial, but they have invented an app to erase all posts, tweets and photos that you thought were hilarious in the heat of the moment!

Written by abica

Abica is a Glasgow based business telecoms and IT provider. Together with our IT Division, pcr, we provide businesses with a full range of high quality telecoms and IT products and services tailored to fit around your business.

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