Taking Care of Business with 12 Great Android Apps for Enterprise Users

When the Android 2.2 Froyo was release, smartphones that run on this popular open source OS from Google were intended for the consumer market. Recently, however, they’re extending their reach to the enterprise by introducing a new breed of application – those which are geared toward meeting the mobile needs of the modern day entrepreneur.

Android widgets can now have the highly customizable Pure Calendar application. You can change its size and the information it flashes on the screen to your liking. Price: €1.49.

Scan documents using your smartphone’s camera and turn them into PDF files with Pwn with your Phone’s Document Scanner. It makes it easier for you to capture and send important documents to your officemates with the help of Google Docs. It even comes with a free add-on that lets you edit the scanned file by cropping and making adjustments on the contrast, perspective, and other aspects of the image. Price: $3.98

Those who travel a lot will find the free TripIt for Android application useful. Users can now access this popular free service on their mobile phone, complete with access to maps, itineraries, directions, etc. TripIt Pro subscribers will also be able to enjoy their subscription privileges via the smartphone. Subscription is $49 per year.

Joining the long list of expense tracking applications on the Android is Expensify, which lets users to manually take down expenses on their smartphone. You can even document receipts easily by taking a photo of them. First two users get this application for free. Additional users are charged $5 per month.

Those who need help with file management can make the most of the ASTRO File Manager. It’s a friendly file management application that lets you copy files to your device’s SD card as well as manage running applications in your smartphone. Another application would be the Dropbox Android App that allows you to share links and files with other people easily. While Dropbox lets you purchase additional 50/100GB storage space at $10/$20 per month, both application are free.

Evernote users will love the Evernote for Android, which allows them to manage notes, screenshots and other data on their Android device. If note-taking isn’t your thing, then you might want to try Recordoid Dictaphone. It’s a great application that lets you make recordings with your smartphone, save, and then send them to others as necessary. There’s a premium account for Evernote at $45 per year, but generally the two applications are for free.

Remember the Milk Service will make lots of users of this great To-Do application happy. They can now access their accounts through their smartphones more easily, thanks to its purposive interface. It’s complete with notifications and location based alerts. Subscription is $25 per year, but the Android app itself is free.

Most of the applications mentioned above (and more) are for free. But if you want to try the ones that come with a price, just keep in mind that you can purchase them, try them out and return them to get your money back with 24 hours – hassle free.

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