Are you looking for cost effective, faster solutions that will increase your productivity, provide secure solutions to collaborate seamlessly across geographical, organisational and linguistic boundaries and aid strategic planning? Google provides several business solutions in the form of apps at the Android Market. Some free, some at a cost, they can be used over a wide range of smartphones and tablets. Android Market is also an app made by Google Inc.
Some that require no introduction are Google Search for web browsing, Gmail for emails, Google Maps for locations and directions as these have become the household names and a smartphone is not complete without these.
Google Search is used for searching the web for information as well as your phone for contacts and emails. Along with this, you can download Google Goggles another app that helps you search using an image. It recognizes barcodes, company logo and searches information about the same. If you are too tired to type, you can use the Voice Search app to simply speak your query and get your information quickly.
Gmail gives you the option of accessing your inbox and sending mails wherever you are. Most Android and Blackberry phones come with Gmail pre-installed. Features like searching messages, accessing synced messages when off-line, having multiple Gmail accounts on the same phone help you carry on your business wherever you are.
Google Maps gives complete detailed maps of your location and direction to anywhere else. It helps search for an address and gives turn-by-turn directions to the same. Street View on Google Maps gives you an actual street’s picture and lets you navigate among the intricate alleys.
Google Translate is one of the most important apps when travelling to a foreign country. Text can be translated between 63 languages by either writing or speaking the text. Easy to operate you will never be at a loss for words!
Google Docs – mostly used for communication – helps you create, edit, upload and share documents. Other files and even pictures of documents can be converted into Google docs format making it convenient to share documents.
Need real-time stock-market updates? Get Google Finance…it helps you get quotes, charts and latest market and company news.
Having important business documents, sensitive data and contacts on phone requires you to secure your account from getting hijacked. Google Authenticator app does just that. With 2-step verification codes, it adds an additional layer of security. Along with this, Google App Policy allows you to set security policies for your Android device.
Google Inc is constantly making apps that will help make the most of your smartphone allowing you to carry out all business transactions more efficiently on the go. Whoever has these apps on their mobiles gets a competitive edge over the others. Keep up or you will be left behind!