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3 Turn Your Smartphone into a Workstation

VBS IT Services

As a leading IT solutions company, we understand the growing importance of mobile devices for the busy professional. Here are our three favorite apps for improving business productivity when you’re on the go:

Microsoft Office Mobile

Microsoft Office Mobile is a free office suite for Apple and Android devices and the Windows Phone. The cloud-connected Office suite includes popular and powerful applications like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Though Microsoft Office Mobile is free, many small businesses are making the wise decision to upgrade to an Office 365 subscription. Office 365 includes many premium features unavailable to free users, with extra security and control. They can be integrated with Outlook, Skype and other flagship Microsoft products for comprehensive and efficiency productivity no matter where you are.


Dropbox is a cloud file hosting service that has grown to huge popularity since its initial release in 2008. Users can easily upload, share, and organize documents, pictures, video, and other large files that are cumbersome to share via e-mail or with multiple parties. Dropbox is available for free with a limited storage capacity, and paid accounts are available with more storage. For small businesses, Dropbox for Business allows the use of folders for personal use and more secure business folders to protect sensitive employee and customer data and intellectual property. Dropbox is an open platform, meaning it can be integrated with powerful applications like Office, Salesforce, DocuSign, and CloudLock.

Google Apps for Work

Similar to Dropbox, Google Drive is a cloud file hosting service. In combination with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, this office suite allows collaborative editing and sharing of all kinds of documents. Google Drive and the associated office suite are all available for free download on Apple and Android devices. Google Apps for Work are free for individuals and carry a small monthly fee for small businesses. These apps can be integrated into other Google products, like Gmail and Google Calendar, for seamless real-time collaboration between co-workers. Schedule a meeting, share a presentation, or work on a document collaboratively with ease.

To learn more about business productivity apps and which one is most suitable for your business, contact us today.