Vanick's Top 5 Business Productivity Mobile Apps

10/01/2011 by Vanick Digital

It may seem like tablets and smartphones are taking over the world. On average, owners of these devices spend 81 minutes a day on mobile apps. With that much usage, it's important to be productive not only when you're in the office but when you are on the road.


We have put together our recommendations for the Top 5 Business Productivity Apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Download them, check them out and let us know your thoughts!

1. Evernote (Free)

Evernote is best used to capture on-the-go memos. With its easy to use interface, you can take text, photo, or voice notes and tag them by location allowing you to keep track of notes based on where your meeting took place. By using the app, you can send email attachments to Evernote using your iPhone or Droid's mail app. Even more impressive, if you have Evernote installed on multiple devices your Evernote accounts automatically sync updates through the cloud: computer, phone, and iPad so you'll always have access to your information. Evernote also gives you the ability to share your notes with others, increasing productivity throughout your team.

2. Wunderlist (Free)

Wunderlist is a task manager that allows you to keep all of your responsibilities in one place. Whether it's personal errands such as shopping lists, or business to-do's like meeting agenda's – there is a Wunderlist to manage it all. With apps and downloads available for iPhone, Android, the iPad, and PC & Mac you are able to access your Wunderlist from almost everywhere. With a Share feature you can send your tasks and lists by email or invite your friends, colleagues or co-workers to work with you in Wunderlist.

3. mSecure (Paid)

mSecure is a password manager that runs on your mobile device as well as on your Apple or Windows desktop. mSecure has a free utility to synchronize passwords with other machines or mobile devices. mSecure uses the ultra-protected 256bit Blowfish encryption to protect personal information. Use mSecure to collect personal data such as credit card numbers, account numbers, usernames, passwords and even clothing sizes and then store them in a secure replicable data source. The software has 17 templates to gather and store common vital information such as bank accounts, insurance policies, prescriptions etc. All of this information is then readily available to you in one place with the tap of a finger.

4. Dropbox (Paid and Free versions)

Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service that uses cloud based storage to host personal and business files. Users of Dropbox can store and share files and folders with others across the Internet and sync files to multiple devices. There are a number of versions available including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux as well as versions for mobile devices, such as Android, Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry, and a web-based version. Dropbox offers both a free and paid service and uses a "freemium" financial model providing 2 GB of free online storage. Users who refer Dropbox to others can gain up to 10 GB of free storage.

5. Messenger (Free)

Whether it's Windows, Yahoo, Blackberry etc.- messenger apps help keep your team in touch when they're on the road. Available for multiple devices including PC, phones and tablets, your team can have one unified way of communicating through IM.
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