4 Apps That Turn Mobile Devices Into Workstations

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Phones and tablets are great for gaming and surfing social media -- but more and more we’re seeing mobile devices used for real work. That’s only possible with the right apps. Here are four mobile apps that are guaranteed to leverage business productivity.

Microsoft launched Office for Android last month and brought its most popular productivity features to rival Google’s platform. Office for Android offers finger-friendly versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and all documents are cloud-connected. This app replaces the older Office Mobile.

Dropbox just released a new version of its mobile service; this one’s called Dropbox for Business. The new version includes security and privacy features like two-factor identification. Users can also share Dropbox folders with the new app.

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Quip is a collaborative enterprise word processor app. Users can create and collaborate on documents and spreadsheets, and hold discussions across chat rooms rather than messaging back and forth through email.

IBM and Apple delivered a new round of MobileFirst apps during Mobile World Congress. The MobileFirst suite includes Passenger Care for travel industries, Dynamic Buy for retail, and Advisor Alerts for financial services customers.