Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Best Mobile Apps for a Productive Summer

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 06-29-2012

Notability

Platform: iPadPrice: 99 centsWhy You Need It: Notability helps you take notes, draw diagrams, and even write on top of PDFs. It's the perfect note-taking companion for the price.

Notability

Smart Office 2

Platform: iPadPrice: 99 centsWhy You Need It: Since iOS doesn't come with Office, you need third-party apps to help you create, edit, and share Office documents. Luckily, Smart Office 2 does just that.

Smart Office 2

Pages

Platform: iPhonePrice: $9.99Why You Need It: If you're not satisfied with Office and want something different, you'll need to use Pages. It's basically Apple's version of Word. And it works really well.

Pages

Dragon Dictation

Platform: iPhonePrice: FreeWhy You Need It: Sometimes, tapping on the virtual keyboard on your iPhone just won't cut it, and saving notes for later takes your voice. Dragon Dictation's voice recorder allows you to do just that.

Dragon Dictation

Battery Boost Magic App

Platform: iPhonePrice: FreeWhy You Need It: As any professional knows, having the battery run out on your handset after a long day is not a good thing. Battery Boost Magic App gives you all the details you need to evaluate your iPhone's battery life, and even provides some tips on how to preserve it.

Battery Boost Magic App

OfficeSuite Pro 6

Platform: AndroidPrice: 99 centsWhy You Need It: Since Microsoft and Google don't play nicely together, you're going to need an Office-friendly app. With Office Suite Pro 6, you can share documents on the go, as well as edit them from your handset or tablet.

OfficeSuite Pro 6

PrinterShare Premium

Platform: AndroidPrice: $12.95Why You Need It: Looking to find a way to print from your Android-based smartphone or tablet? With help from WiFi or Bluetooth, PrinterShare lets you do just that. However, be aware that it requires the PrintShare application to work.

PrinterShare Premium

Invoice2Go

Platform: AndroidPrice: $9.99Why You Need It: If your employees are expected to collect cash from clients while on the road, arming them with Invoice2Go should be a good idea. The app lets them create, preview, and e-mail professional invoices and estimates from the handset or tablet.

Invoice2Go

Jump Desktop

Platform: iPadPrice: $14.99Why You Need It: When your employees are on their iPads, sometimes, they need to be able to go back and check something on their Mac or Windows PC in the office. Jump Desktop lets them do just that.

Jump Desktop

Adobe CreatePDF

Platform: AndroidPrice: $9.99Why You Need It: If your employees have some Office documents they're viewing on an Android-based slate or smartphone, Adobe CreatePDF lets them convert those to a PDF. The app also works with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and others.

Adobe CreatePDF