Tablets and smartphones give new meaning to telecommuting letting you have your entire office in the palm of your hands. Of course some apps do that better than others. Hi, I’m Nick Barber and today on IDG App Review we’ll give you a look at some of the best productivity apps that keep you in the loop while you’re on the go.
Let’s start off with Evernote, an app that allows you to jot down notes on the go and catalog important emails, webpages, and photos. Evernote is good for short lists, like recipes and reminders. In addition to text, you can add pictures, GPS locations, and even record voice messages to personalize your note. Organize your documents by category, or tags, to easily access your information and selectively share with other users. The app is free for virtually all phone, tablet, and desktop platforms allowing you to sync your notes between all your devices. There’s also a premium version for $4.99 per month or $44.99 per year.
Evernote includes a basic text editor, but if you’re looking for an app that will let you download, edit, and share larger documents, Quickoffice Pro might be the app for you. Quickoffice Pro is a great tool to download high quality multimedia documents from file sharing programs like Google Docs, Dropbox, Evernote and others. It recognizes Microsoft Office formats so you can edit a Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on the go. As far as apps go it’s on the pricier side costing between 15 and 25 dollars depending on your gadget, but for the most part it doesn’t disappoint. One issue we did have with Quickoffice Pro is that users can email documents out, but downloading attachments from an email account is not an option.
Teamviewer pretty much has it all. This app works as a remote desktop client that lets you use your computer as if you were in front of it. It’s a great tool to have when you’re on the road because you can do everything on your computer as if it was with you and could be especially helpful if you forgot something at the office. You can open programs, type up documents, and watch videos as long as the computer you’re paired with is turned on and has an internet connection. And considering the range of functions this app offers, there’s not much of a delay between your computer and your gadget. And best of all, Teamviewer is free for iOS and Android users. All of this in a free package gets 5 stars from us.
And that wraps up this episode on our favorite productivity apps. If you have an app you’d like us to review, let us know and we’ll check it out. Done a review yourself? Share it with us and we might use it in our next show. For the IDG news service, I’m Nick Barber. Happy apping!
IDG App Review - Evernote, QuickOfficePro, Teamviewer
Today on IDG App Review we'll take a look at some of the best productivity apps that put your office in the palm of your hand.
Follow host Nick Barber on Twitter @nickjb.
Mobile - iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Palm WebOS
Tablet - iPad, Android
Desktop - Mac, Windows, and Web
$4.99 per month / $44.99 per year for iOS and Android
Tablet: $19.99 for iPad and Android
Mobile: $14.99 for iPhone, iPod, Android
$7.99 for Symbian
Mobile: iOS, Android
Upgrade to Pro (the Pro version is only required if the app is intended for commercial use):
Mobile: $99.99 for iOS
Tablet: $99.99 for iPad
Upgrade to Pro HD:
Tablet: $139.99 for iPad
IDG App Review - Productivity apps
Your tablet and smartphone give you the tools to make yourself the ultimate telecommuter. Join us on IDG App Review to find out which ones are the best. We'll take a look at Evernote, TeamViewer and Quick Office Pro.