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Best smartphone apps for business

Windows 7

Review Horizon Analytics

Review Horizon is a straightforward viewer for Google Analytics. Stripped down and small screen-friendly, it nevertheless allows you to access plenty of detail about your websites, including top search keywords, geographical hits, time on site, unique visitors and much more.


This is the portable version of Microsoft’s ever-popular note-taking software,OneNote. It allows you to format text, insert pictures, audio, video and hyperlinks within documents and lets you share the lot with other users. Great for communicating complex ideas quickly.

SharePoint Workspace

SharePoint Workspace lets you work collaboratively with others on Microsoft documents. By accessing your SharePoint server you can access files anywhere and start editing them on the go. Keep documents synchronised locally and you?ll always have the most recent version regardless of who’s been working on it.

iOS (iPhone)


Not exclusive to iPhone but a brilliant cross-platform app for storing and accessing heavy files including video, large photographs and multi-media reports. The mobile version allows you to access the lot through your handset.

Documents 2

This useful app overcomes the problem of sharing documents on different software platforms. Great for productivity Documents 2 syncs with Google and Microsoft platforms allowing you to access, edit and send Microsoft Office documents.


This turns your iPhone into a scanner and lets you convert images of receipts, business cards, even whiteboard discussion notes, and turn them into PDF files and archive them for future access.



This app allows you to annotate photographs with notes, arrows and sketches on your mobile. Skitch is free and it lets you post adapted images to social networking sites.


Find it hard to track expenses while you’re travelling around the world Expensify gives you a simple process for documenting expenses. You can write in expenses and take pictures of receipts and invoices, then sync the data to an online account.


This is a great app for businesses heavily involved in the distribution off goods. I tracks packages as they travel through the logistical chain and gives you the option to receive updates when parcel’s statuses change. Compatible with FedEx, UPS and DHL.



BlackBerry Messenger is not only good for coordinating riots; it’s the perfect (and free) app for seamless communication with multiple contacts at once. The text based service is lets you bundle together groups of people and message en masse.


Faxes are not yet obsolete, and this apps lets you send them directly from your BlackBerry. Register an account with the MyFax website and you’re ready to send faxes to anyone on your contact list.

Urban Spoon

Important for last minute lunch dates when you haven?t got a clue where’s a good place to eat. All you have to do is input your location, select the food genre that you want and the app will suggest a highly rated bistro in your area.


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