27 free mobile apps for business

You are a busy person and you probably want to optimize your workflow as much as possible. I collected 27 convenient mobile applications with which you can store any data, sign documents with an electronic signature, transfer money from one account to another, read business news and prepare for trips. Everything is in your smartphone - just download the application.

We have already published a review of 60 free mobile applications that should be in the arsenal of an internet marketer. This selection can be considered an addition to the first review - it will be useful to entrepreneurs working in any field.

To work with documents

1. OfficeSuite + PDF Editor

Mobile office in which you can work with different types of documents: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF. These documents are located in a smartphone or in the OfficeSuite Drive cloud. It is also possible to store them in other services: Google Drive, Box, DropBox, etc.

Pros:

  • convenient toolbar;
  • everything is like on a computer: you can create, edit and save documents, scan and paste photos into them;
  • common colors: Word - blue, Excel - green, PDF - red.

Minuses: hype full screen, which hangs for a few seconds.

Overall impression: A good application that allows you to work with documents if there is no computer nearby.

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2. File Commander

Works with any files stored on Android or in the cloud (more on this below). Photos, videos, music and documents can be created and deleted, sorted by folders, renamed and moved, converted and sent with just a few clicks.

Pros:

  • everything is simple and clear on an intuitive level;
  • handy phone folders: photos, documents, music and all the most important;
  • each file is converted to one hundred and more other formats;
  • if you suddenly forget what you downloaded, the application will give a brief information about each folder and help you navigate where everything lies.

Minuses: many features only in the paid version. These include secure mode and file encryption, personal cloud storage, recovery of deleted files and folders.

Overall impression: really simple and intuitive file manager.

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3. DocuSign

An application that remembers your electronic signature. To sign a document, you need to load it into the application and autograph (signature, initials, date, etc.). There are two options: each time subscribe with a finger or a style or draw a signature in advance and paste it into documents. After signing, you can send a document via e-mail, Bluetooth, in Telegram, VKontakte, via Wi-Fi Direct.

Pros:

  • supports almost all document formats: PDF, Word, HTML and others;
  • integrates with email, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Evernote and Salesforce, as well as with the gallery of the smartphone;
  • you can insert into the document the name and logo of the company, its printing;
  • You can download multiple signatures - for example, deputies and executives.

Minuses: according to the law of the Russian Federation "On electronic signature", in order for such a document to have legal force, you must have a qualified verification key certificate. However, according to the developers, the official signatures of DocuSign correspond to the state policy of many countries of the world. In any case, for standard documents and contracts this option is quite suitable.

Overall impression: convenient, no need to mess with printing and scanning documents.

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4. CamScanner

A free scanner in a mobile phone will allow you to scan a photo, document, book page, price tag or business card, make edits to the printed version and send the file via e-mail. I had a business card at hand - on it and try it out.

Pros:

  • convenient interface;
  • the ability to process and crop photos;
  • many processing modes: minimal, improved, additional effects;
  • the ability to upload processed files to the cloud (Evernote, Box, Dropbox);
  • You can invite friends and share your account - it is convenient for employees of one company.

Minuses: convenient functions (editing the recognized text, comments, text translation and others) - only in the paid version.

Overall impression: very convenient - now I have all the documents scanned and are in the smartphone. It is necessary to install, definitely.

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5. "Photo Scanner" from "Google Photos"

Another mobile scanner does not just scan printed photos or business cards, but also improves their quality. The principle of operation is the same as in the previous application, but the functionality includes several excellent chips:

  • photos are scanned and stored without glare;
  • the copy is a regular rectangular shape;
  • framing is turned on automatically;
  • You can even scan a photo upside down: it will remain in the correct position;
  • Photos are saved on the smartphone right at the time of shooting (if you have the Google Photos app installed).

Cons of the application: Some users do not install the application. On the forums, users write that this is due to the type of camera or device model. It remains to wait for new updates.

Overall impression: The quality of the photos really gets better. In this regard, "Photo Scanner" significantly outperforms similar applications.

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For data storage and transmission

6. Box

One of the first cloud services, regularly released new versions of the application. Stores and loads data into your smartphone - photos, videos and documents. Provides 10 GB of free space.

Pros:

  • convenient search by documents;
  • you can give access to other users;
  • You can immediately create a media file, photo, video, music track.

Minuses:

  • 10 gigs of space is still not enough. More - for a fee;
  • The interface, in my opinion, is boring.

Overall impression: Good good application, time-tested.

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7. "[email protected]"

A well-known cloud service that stores data and transfers it, if necessary, to other users. Works with documents, photos, videos, music and other types of files.

Pros:

  • nice bright design;
  • detailed instructions with arrows: what to do and in what order;
  • 15 GB can be stored for free - more than in the previous application.

Minuses: I have not found.

Overall impression: good service with all necessary functions. It is worthy.

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8. "Yandex.Disk"

Another cloud domestic service. Recently, Yandex. Disk has become unlimited for Russian users. Restrictions for photos and videos are no more, but only if they are downloaded from mobile devices through the application. To do this, you must enable autoload - you will not miss this option, it is shown automatically.

I turned on - and immediately the screenshots I downloaded to illustrate the applications were loaded.

Pros:

  • bright design in corporate colors "Yandex";
  • clear interface;
  • has everything you need - folders for photos, videos, documents.

Minuses: In addition to the above no limit given only 10 GB. The rest is for a fee.

Overall impression: I enjoy user care. Unlimited is a good thing.

Accounting, finance, calculations

9. Personal financial manager

Convenient and simple application to control the accounting. The menu includes all income and expenses, transfers, main wallets that you use (cash, Visa, MasterCard, Webmoney, PayPal and others).

Pros:

  • it is possible to set a limit for the month and check whether you are within this amount;
  • clear interface, no advertising;
  • You can create a template, schedule an operation — for example, pay utility bills on a specific day;
  • You can take into account the debts.

Minuses: there is no integration with the Yandex.Money system.

Overall impression: well suited for aspiring entrepreneurs, so as not to be confused in remittances.

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10 MyScript Calculator

Taxes, expenses, margins and profits are more convenient to count not on a piece of paper, but in the application MyScript Calculator. Unlike a regular calculator, you do not enter numbers, but draw them with your finger or style.

Pros:

  • the application recognizes uppercase numbers and symbols correctly;
  • Unlike a simple calculator, you can enter and calculate the most complex formula;
  • The result can be saved in notes, send a message, by mail, to the social network.

Minuses: no.

Overall impression: really cool and ingenious to ugliness application that fits everyone. And for the humanities simply priceless!

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Legal utility

11. "Consultant Plus"

The application of the service of the same name, in which you can find out the legislative acts, articles of the codes of the Russian Federation, documents and reference materials, receive financial advice. In the basic mode, which operates during working hours, all codes, basic laws, reviews and references are available. Advanced mode is included in the evening hours and weekends - access to court practice, comments, bills, and legislative acts of Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Pros:

  • as well as on the main site, the database is constantly updated;
  • running normal and voice search;
  • there is a detailed explanation of the articles and individual lines;
  • You can even work offline, but in this case you can upload no more than a hundred documents. In the online version is available the entire database.

Minuses: in the free version there is far from everything - the very thing (information banks and documents, analytics, literature and press, service), alas, opens only for money.

Overall impression: if you are not a lawyer, the free version is enough for the eyes. Feel free to download!

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To organize time

12. "Google Calendar"

A free calendar is also an organizer, a diary, a reminder. There is everything you need: a convenient schedule for days, weeks, months, reminders of important matters, events, holidays and goals that you set for a certain period of time.

Pros:

  • bright design;
  • The application gives hints: for example, what goal to choose for each day (do sports, plan time, learn new things, etc.). Very convenient for those who can not decide.
  • Photos and maps of the places you are visiting are available. I entered the data into the calendar that on February 1 at 5 pm in Nizhny Novgorod a concert will take place on Sovetskaya Street. The application immediately loaded a detailed map of this area of ​​the city. If you just specify the name of the city - a photo of the main attractions will appear;
  • From Gmail, events are automatically added: ordering tables, flights, and others. As soon as the booking information arrives in the mail, the data is sent to the calendar, and the user receives a reminder.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: colorful design, intuitive interface.

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13. Any.do

Another organizer, designed to streamline our lives. The basic functions are free: it’s to-do list, calendar, reminders, synchronization with other devices (work computer or laptop) and applications.

Pros:

  • voice control;
  • You can attach files: photos and videos, voice messages, text documents;
  • sorting tasks by time, importance, lists;
  • You can share a list of cases and give instructions to employees.

Minuses: no subtasks. If you like to paint everything in detail on the items and sub-items, it will be difficult to adapt.

Overall impression: conveniently! Will appeal to lovers of minimalist design.

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To work with a team and partners

14. "HR Mobile"

LinkedIn's place is securely secured by HR Mobile, a free app from HeadHunter. With its help, they submit vacancy announcements, view resumes, look for employees and partners.

Pros:

  • It works not only in Russia - on the territory of Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia;
  • convenient setting of criteria: by geolocation, professional skills, graphics, etc .;
  • in the database of more than 20 million resumes.

Minuses: for registration you need to enter a large amount of data.

Overall impression: a large aggregator of vacancies, not worse than the full version.

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15. Time Doctor

It allows the manager to understand how much work the employees do, how much time they spend on these or other tasks, how much they come and when they leave the workplace, what sites they visit and what they do.

Pros:

  • reports on a specific employee and the department as a whole;
  • allows you to compare the productivity of workers;
  • collects statistics for further optimization of work.

Minuses: I have not noticed.

Overall impression: for the employer - a good objective control tool.

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16. wrike

A free team work application helps you manage projects together, even if you and your employees are on different ends of the earth.

Pros:

  • fast exchange of information, the ability to attach files - photos, documents, videos;
  • delegation of tasks and powers to any employee;
  • online discussion, push notifications.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: A great alternative to Trello and Asana. Really unites the team to work together.

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For contact and communication

17. Blue Mail

Free application for instant mail checking. Even if you have several mailboxes, personal and work, all the letters will come in one place - on your smartphone. To do this, you need to add a login and password for each mail, and the system will combine them in one application.

Pros:

  • no need to log into each of the mailboxes to check for mail;
  • all mail clients are working;
  • convenient personalized messaging settings. You can choose a font, add a signature and logo;
  • work reminders to send an important letter at a certain time;
  • built-in calendar.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: very convenient, everything works well and smoothly.

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18. Speak & Translate

Voice translator will help to communicate with partners from other countries directly online. It recognizes your words and foreign speech and synchronously translates them. You can score favorite phrases and repeat in your free time.

Pros:

  • supports one hundred languages;
  • works as a dictionary, even in offline mode;
  • several modes of operation: just a translation or voice playback - as it is more convenient at the moment.

Minuses: intrusive adware.

Overall impression: for fast online communication - what you need. Sometimes the application does not recognize the phrase - I advise you to clearly pronounce the words.

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For travel and business trips

19. Booking.com

With Booking.com you can book hotels, apartments and houses around the world. It is enough to score in the search box the name of the city, select the duration of stay and the number of people - the application will show all possible options.

Pros:

  • a huge selection of housing options;
  • You can see the selected place on the map, see nearby attractions;
  • sorting by price, location from the center, rating, etc .;
  • guarantees. Immediately after booking you will receive a confirmation - now you just wait.
  • booking is free, no fees.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: I already used the full version of the service and was very pleased. The application works no worse. And most importantly - you can be sure that you will not be deceived.

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20. Skyscanner

Another indispensable travel app that helps you choose cheap flights, accommodation and car rental. We enter the route (Moscow-Tbilisi), the number of people, the desired dates - and choose from the options.

Pros:

  • a wide range of flights - from 1200 agencies and airlines;
  • sorting by price, travel time, number of guests and rooms, and even the age of the driver;
  • have the opportunity to see photos of the hotel room, rental cars;
  • You can add a ticket to your favorites and track when it gets cheaper.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: very convenient, you can choose tickets, accommodation, means of transportation.

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21 redigo

Wherever you are, this mobile guide will provide detailed information about countries and cities, currency and time zones, places of interest and important addresses. Choose, for example, Cuba, the city of Havana, and begin to study.

Pros:

  • all country information in one application;
  • if you are abroad - a phrase book will help you to communicate with business partners;
  • maps of cities that work without the Internet;
  • photos and pictures for clarity.

Minuses: not.

Overall impression: complete and detailed mobile guide. Highly recommend!

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22. "Converter Plus"

A simple free application for tracking currency rates and converting them. It will help to navigate in another country and quickly calculate the cost of goods and services.

Pros:

  • reliable information, regular updates according to the rates of central banks;
  • there is a calculator to calculate the amount and percentage of discounts on purchases;
  • It provides information not only about all world currencies, but also about bitcoins and precious metals.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: in this application there is no clever design and all sorts of functions. It simply converts currency well, as required.

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Business news

23. News Republic

Aggregator of current news of the country and the world. The developers claim that the data is taken only from trusted sources: RIA Novosti, Lenta.ru, Life.Ru, RT, BBC, etc. The application became the choice of the Google Play editorial board.

Pros:

  • no need to scroll through the news feeds, everything is already collected in one place;
  • There are sections of business and finance;
  • the ability to subscribe to important topics and receive articles on interests;
  • integration with social networks: you can share your favorite news.

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: Mighty news aggregator, proven sources. Convenient and useful!

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24. Mediametrics

A news aggregator that sorts them by popularity rating. The number after each news is the number of transitions to news pages from social networks.

Pros:

  • You can share the news and discuss it on Facebook or Twitter;
  • All the news in one place, popular discussions you will not miss.

Minuses: in the top of what others like, not you personally.

Overall impression: A good selection of Russian-language news.

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And sweet

25. LastPass

If you are afraid of hacking and invent separate passwords for different services, it may happen that once they get mixed up in your head. Rescue application LastPass, which remembers and stores all your passwords. It will be necessary to remember a single code - to this application. In it enter the name of the site, bank account and credit card, electronic cards and passwords to them.

Pros:

  • no need to memorize complex combinations of numbers;
  • possible backup to another device.

Minuses: A mixture of English with Russian in the application is very inconvenient.

Overall impression: interesting idea. Screenshots could not be done - the application is DRM protection.

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26. "Voice Notes"

It frees your hands when you are driving, you train in a fitness club ... but you never know where else an important thought will knock on your head! With this application, it is enough to say a voice note - it will be saved in the application in text form. Then it can be edited and shared with friends on social networks or by mail.

Pros:

  • You can set reminders for important events: congratulations on your birthday, call a friend, etc .;
  • You can change the design to your liking.

Minuses: one voice message is given a few seconds. Not enough to be!

Overall impression: The application is not yet very popular, but, of course, convenient and useful.

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27. "Debt Accounting"

You can, of course, write debts in the Excel table or on a piece of paper, but why, if everything can be stored on the phone? Here you can note who you lent or who borrowed a certain amount. Debtors fit manually or are added from the phone book.

Pros:

  • very simple to use, only two columns: "I have to" and "I have to";
  • You can leave comments: for example, you borrowed money from a partner for profit, or you lent it to a friend before you pay;
  • You can put a reminder about the return of the debt;
  • no ads!

Minuses: not found.

Overall impression: simple application without unnecessary frills.

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Do you use these applications? Or maybe you prefer other proven programs? Write in the comments, discuss!

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