Smartphones have come a long way in the last few years, and now that they’re larger and more powerful than ever before. Today, they have reached the point where they can, in many ways, replace even full PCs for a lot of tasks.
In fact, for business owners and webmasters, it’s now actually possible to do much of your work on the move using a suite of powerful apps. If you own a modern Android device, then you can save yourself a lot of time, put your commutes to good use and never be caught with your pants down. Here are some of the most powerfully productive apps to be found in the Play Store.
The WordPress app for Android is as capable and comprehensive as you could possibly hope for, allowing you to do pretty much everything you can do from the control panel. This includes, but is not limited to, adding new posts, editing existing posts, responding to comments, installing plugins and more.
Better yet, the app makes it incredibly easy to snap a picture of something happening in your office and to upload it as a post – making it superfast to keep your blog alive and active.
IFTTT stands for ‘If This, Then That’ and takes the convenience of productive mobile apps one step further. This time, you don’t make jobs easier by putting them in your pocket – you make them obsolete. Basically, IFTTT allows you to automate a large number of jobs based on events and responses. For instance, you could get an SMS notification every time someone comments on your blog, or you could have all of your new blog posts automatically shared through Facebook and Twitter as soon as they go live.
Evernote is the feature rich note-taking app that’s supported by just about every operating system out there and includes highly useful tools like OCR (optical character recognition) and global search.
Google Analytics is something that every online business owner and webmaster should be using on a daily basis in order to track their visitors, their inbound links and their site performance overall. Paying close attention to these kinds of stats makes it much easier to make good decisions with web design changes and SEO strategies and having the app right in your pocket means you have that information immediately available at all times.
Microsoft Office Mobile
Most webmasters and business owners will already have a Microsoft Office subscription, which means you can make use of the Android app completely for free. This lets you create and edit Word and Excel documents, access OneDrive, Open PDFs and even use Power Point. In other words, it’s the full power of Office (nearly) in your pocket making it possible to be productive wherever you are – especially if you have a foldable Bluetooth keyboard (recommended).
There are many more incredibly useful Android apps for business owners too, including the likes of Splashtop Remote, Multiscreen Multitasking THD, Kingsoft Office, Dropbox, PayPal, AndFTP, ES File Explorer and countless others. Take a look and you might just be surprised at how much work you can get done away from the office!