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Best Productivity Apps

Dec 11, 2013 11:11 AM EST


Android apps can help get the job done. Productivity is a significant area for better managing work and life. The use of analytics and problem solving related solutions required to incorporate a traditional business framework while implementing a lean approach is important. Leveraging new metrics and new processes, lean-development best practices has shown increased rates in productivity that applies well also to mobile technology adoption services.

Best Productivity Apps Available in Google Play Store:

Adobe Reader

The Adobe Reader App for Android is compatible with PDF documents across platforms and devices. Android users simply have to install the free Adobe Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on the Android tablet or phone. The Adobe Document Services can convert and export PDF files. The key features for the app include the following: View PDF documents, Quickly open PDF documents from email, the web, or any app that supports "Share", View PDF Portfolios, password-protected PDFs, annotations, and drawing markups, Contextual text search using snippets, Select single page or continuous scroll mode, Easily zoom in on text or images for a closer view, Read in dark locations with comfort using Night Mode, Read long passages with Brightness Lock Export PDF files to Word or Excel using the Adobe ExportPDF online service, Convert PDF files to DOC, DOCX, XLSX or RTF and more.

Smartsheet Android app

The Smartsheet Android app aims to offer an easy way for users to access project information, update work and share information in real time. Mark Mader, president and CEO of Smartsheet stated, “Our customers increasingly want access to Smartsheet from their mobile devices, as witnessed from the rapid adoption of our earlier versions,“Mobile productivity is fundamental to workplace productivity and we’re excited to extend our native mobile offerings and give users the anytime access they expect from the apps they value most.”


The Groupboard app for Android features a free multi-user shared whiteboard, allowing users to draw and chat in real time with other people anywhere on the internet, even with users using a web browser. The app is popular for online tutoring, collaborative design and more. Features include the ability to change colors, shapes, line width, and upload photos which users can then draw on. Log in as administrator for the ability to ban users and delete pictures.

Google Drive

Google Drive app lets Android users store all their files in one place. The files on Google Drive can be accessed anywhere and shared with others. Key features for the Google Drive Android app includes: Access to photos, documents, videos and other files stored on Google Drive, Upload files to Google Drive directly from the Android device, Share any file with contacts, Access files others have shared, Makes any file available offline, Manages files on the go, Create and edit Google documents with support for tables, comments and rich text formatting, Create and edit Google spreadsheets with support for text formatting, multiple sheets and sorting, Edits to Google documents and spreadsheets, View Google presentations with full animations and speaker notes, View PDFs, Office documents and more The Android app available at Google Play Store is for versions Honeycomb (Android 3.0+).

Google Drive


The MindMeister app is compatible with smartboards which are able to draw content from websites. Android users can create and share mind maps easily with MindMeister. MindMeister is the market leading mind mapping and data visualization tool. Android users can also create, edit and share mind maps on a Android handset or tablet. The data can then be synchronized through a free online MindMeister service, either alone or collaboratively with others.

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