Professional office apps are putting the power of virtual organization in the hands of the individual.
July 31, 2013
It would be redundant to try and sell the idea that mobile is better, but what about the remaining part of jobs that have yet to go paperless? Physical documents, real-time analytics (which are usually chained to our desktop computers) even our schedules are still very much tied to the non-virtual world whether we like it or not.
And, while we can still access a lot of what we need for the daily grind electronically, there is a heavy dependence on third-party interaction for converting our non-electronic existence so that it is accessible via mobile device.
Professional office apps are putting the power of virtual organization in the hands of the individual guaranteeing that you can not only store your necessary hard-copy information, but ensure that you can upload, access and manage your content with nothing other than your mobile device.
Apps like MDScan and CamScanner Pro are designed to not only scan paper documents, but file and modify them for electronic access. With features that sharpen documents and tag them by title and content category, scanning apps not only gather all of your documents into one place, their easy search options make sure you do not lose your content after the digital conversion.
Smart calendars, likeTempo Smart Calendar, intelligently monitors your scheduling and corresponding content, pulling all of your materials together in the order of when you will need them. Like Siri, the virtual assistant from the same developer, Tempo will compile information from all of your office and communication apps so you can manage all of your documents, meetings, emails and other communications from the same app.
Professional office apps do not just stop at intensely focused productivity apps. Whole office suites, like OfficeSuite Pro 7, offer you the functionality of conventional desktop and mac based software like Microsoft Office, Excel and PDF readers to your mobile device. The transition from computer to mobile device is not without its faults though, not every major brand of word processor and other software is represented by a mobile app, but apps that offer multiple programs are meant to cover the void as much as possible.
The value of professional office apps are in their ability to easily gather and store information, ensuring that your most needed hard copy files are readily on hand and safe on your mobile device. For business professionals on the go, these apps position themselves as convenient utilities that should find a place on your mobile device. While all of these apps might not be for you, there is bound to be an app in this collection that will make your work day a little bit easier, if not more organized.
This article was originally published by our content partner Tech Decisions