The Android mobile operating system is generally perceived to be for the mass market, while the niche segment is more inclined towards other ecosystems such as iPhone and the Windows mobile system. While it is true that these systems provide exclusivity and certain extremely useful applications, there are several apps on the Android platform that can be very useful for business professionals. In fact, there are several organizations that are migrating to Android for all official purposes. Here, we take a look at the most important business-oriented apps available on the Android app store:
Microsoft Office 365: One of the major assets of any organization is the entire Microsoft Office suite. While it was only available with Windows phone till date, Microsoft has now released an app that can be used to read and write documents on applications like Word, Excel and Powerpoint. In fact, other applications such as Link, Outlook, OneNote can also be used as part of the Office 365 suite. However, one needs to subscribe to the cloud-based Office 365 service, which lets the user integrate with their Office suite on other systems such as desktops and tablets.
Google Services: There are several services offered by Google that are used by organizations worldwide. Services such as Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar and Docs are the most popular among enterprises, and all these services are available as apps on the Android phone. Google has meticulously integrated the services so that the transition from the web and desktop version to the mobile app is seamless for the user.
Cloud storage services: Cloud-based storage services such as Google Drive, Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox are extremely popular among enterprises for securely storing documents and other artefacts. These services also provide a corresponding Android app, which lets users access their personal storage drives on the go. It is extremely useful when business users are on the go, and need access to their official documents even when they are not connected to a system.