5 Great Business Apps for Android

5 Great Business Apps for Android
By Maria Rainier, guest contributer

Android recently took over IOS as the number one smartphone platform in the world and the popularity of the platform has lead to an app market populated with over 100k apps. More and more business professionals are switching to Android for the power and versatility of the platform. Here are 5 Apps perfect for business professionals on the Android platform.



1. PayPal

The ease of use and convenience of PayPal is what makes it the most widely adopted internet payment methods available. Now you can manage your account with your Android phone. The PayPal Android app not only lets you keep track of recent transactions but also lets you transfer funds to and from bank accounts, send and receive payments from other PayPal users, and even lets you deposit checks using your phone’s camera.

Price: Free


2. Fill and Sign PDF Forums

Fill and Sign PDF Forums for Android works exactly like the name implies. It allows you to open and view pdf files, but also lets you write on the screen using either a stylus or your finger. This means that while you’re on the go someone can email you a contract and you can sign it and send it back right on your phone. Any professional who signs documents more than twice a day will probably get more use out of this app then any other on the list.

Price: Free


3. UPS Mobile

If a big part of your business is sending and receiving documents and merchandise, then the UPS app is something you won’t want to be without. The app allows you to track packages by serial number tracking number or by logging in. It lets you see exactly where all your parcels are at a glance. The app even lets you scan barcodes to instantly jump to important information.

Price: Free


4. Exchange for Android 2.x or 1.x

Exchange support is a very important feature for many businesses and is a make-it-or-break-it feature for many customers. Most phones now come with an Exchange solution from the manufacturer but for those that don’t, Exchange for Android (1.x for old phones and 2.x for new phones) is the perfect solution. This app supports:

– Sybase Afaria
– AirSync
– FiberLink
– NotifyMDM
– Zenprise

Price: Free


5.Documents To Go 3.0

There are a whole host of different document viewing and editing options on the Android market but none are as robust or offer as good an interface as Documents To Go 3.0. This app allows you to edit and view all of your document files including: word, excel, PDFs and Power Point.

Price: Free


Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blogger for First in Education where she’s recently written about online construction management programs along with a guide to the most valuable online degrees. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, and working with origami.



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