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50 Most Useful Essential Applications for Business

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Whether relaxing at home or on the go, businessmen and women need access to their documents at all times. In this article, we’ll be looking at current 50 most useful Applications for Business. While some of these are standard on-premise software installs, others are cloud services, and the rest are mobile devices. These represent some of the best business applications that can help increase your productivity, manage our finances, effectively make use of your time and make your business grow.

One app for instance enables you access your computer from anywhere in the world, another one can enable you create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, presentation, and even view PDF files. Some of the financial apps can help you manage ledger as well as accounts payable and receivables. Here are 50 excellent Applications for business We’ve reviewed for 2014,

50 Most Useful Essential Applications for Business in 2014 (Part I)


Office meetings can be boredom but BoardVantage provides unprecedented levels of utility, offering secure enterprise-quality tools, BoardVantage provides boards of directors with up-to-date and secure access to documents and resources for board meetings. “Used by over half the Fortune 100, BoardVantage is making the paperless boardroom a reality”


Dragon Dictation

Sometimes, jotting down notes or shooting off a message doesn’t have the time to wait. When you are on the go, nothing fills your need better than Dragon Dictation, which features highly accurate voice transcription with built-in sharing options including: Facebook, email, and Twitter.


 Splashtop Remote Desktop

Your computer can now be accessed from anywhere in the world thanks to this new app. Simply set up the app on both the PC/Mac and an iPad in order to utilize your computer over WiFi or a 3G/4G connection. Normally priced at $19.99, Splashtop is currently available for only $4.99.

Splashtop Remote Desktop

FileMaker Go

Filemaker allows you to utilize data and databases while on the go. This app has limited appeal, but could be a big break for those who need constant contact with their businesses’ assets.



The ability to print documents quickly can save endless amounts of time. PrintCentral allows you to print from nearly any WiFi/wireless printer, even without additional software.


Line2 for iPad

Need a U.S. number to keep in touch with your contacts back home, or to create a US presence for your business? Line2 adds a U.S. or Canadian phone line to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, providing unlimited calling and texting. Line 2 transforms the iPad into a mobile call center capable of placing and receiving calls and texts over WiFi or 3G/4G. For someone running a small business, this could prove a frugal solution to a start-up’s requirements. At $9.99 per month, the service will cost you, but it is well worth it.



The internet has allowed businesses to rapidly exchange information and documents. Nothing accomplishes this goal better than Dropbox, which acts as one large cloud storage for all your devices. With the ability to subscribe to multiple folders, Dropbox can be used to keep your life organized into different folders that are all connected through instant transfer to the all mighty cloud.


Roambi Analytics Visualizer

For the visually oriented client or co-worker, Roambi provides a unique perspective on all your data. Create, edit, or present high quality graphics of nearly any type.


Twitter for iPad

Twitter on a business app list? Sure! Viral marketing is the new way to ensure your product reaches a large number of eyes for little to no cost. Twitter has allowed businesses to expand their reach beyond a brick and mortar location, something invaluable to nearly any company.


Quickoffice Pro HD

No business app list would be complete without the full office package. Create and edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, presentation, and even view PDF files. Whle it is a bit pricy at $19.99, no other mobile office suite can compete with Quickoffice’s complete package.


QuickBooks Online for iPad

QuickBooks allows you to stay productive, organized, and connected with their cloud accounting solution for small businesses


Adobe Reader

You will need Adobe Reader mobile app to work with PDF documents on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Easily access, manage, and share a wide variety of PDF types, including PDF Portfolios, password-protected documents, fillable forms, and Adobe LiveCycle rights-managed PDF

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This App enables organizations to access, sync, share and control their critical documents wherever they go: on any iPad, iPhone, or PC, even those beyond the IT department’s control.


Pocket Cloud Remote Desktop

This enables you to to remotely connect to your Mac or Windows desktop with your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch



This app lets you keep track of your more important tasks with reminders and notifications, it is one of the easiest ways to manage and share your daily to-do lists


Brainshark Video Presentations

This App provides free access to a rich library of eLearning content for businesspeople, you can also use it to access your own content or your organisation’s content while on the go


This app is a ‘social productivity” app that helps you organize projects, track contacts and close deals.


This is a free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use



Large and small businesses can easily track business travel and manage expense reports anytime from anywhere with this business application



This app helps you track work expenses as you travel.



This app turns your smartphone into a portable scanner, You can “track business expenses with OfficeDrop by photographing receipts with your phone and storing the images in the app and online”.



RingMindMe is that app that reminds you to turn your ringer back on when your meeting or event is over



This is a remote access app that allows you to connect your iPhone to most enterprise apps.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Use of this Webalo client app requires a free Webalo administrative account, which you can sign up for at



Also available for Android, you can use Flipboard to find everything that matters to you from world news to life’s great moments

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Tweetbot is a full-featured iPhone (and iPod touch)


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