Luckily for business owners and professionals, mobile technology has made working from just about anywhere a possibility. Smartphones with all their powerful apps give professionals the tools they need to tackle issues and cultivate client relationships from their home office or abroad. Just as VoIP phones transformed the way businesses communicate, Android business apps are transforming the way we do business on the go.

Run Your Business from the Palm of Your Hand with These Android Apps

Because running a business takes up most of your day, let’s take a look at some popular business apps that will give you the freedom to enjoy some much needed vitamin D. Put your business phone down, pick up your Smartphone and discuss quality control over coffee. Here’s how you do it:


  • Square Register – Don’t turn away business needlessly. With Square Register (it’s a free app), business owners can turn their cell phones into credit card swiping machines. All you need to do is sign up for the app and you will be mailed a free credit card reader. There are no monthly fees, users simply pay 2.75% with each swipe. All major credit cards are accepted.


  • Expense Manager – If you run a small business, you need all the help you can get to keep your finances in order. Expense Manager allows you to track, categorize and record your business expenses by organizing them into an easy to view chart. This allows you to see exactly where your money is going. It’s also a free app that is definitely worth trying.


  • QuickOffice – Heading to a meeting? Need access to spreadsheets and documents? If you answered yes, you need to add the QuickOffice app to your smartphone. It’s compatible with Microsoft Office, which makes working from your PC to your smartphone a breeze.


  • Google Drive – All Android users that run a business should equip themselves with Google Drive. It’s essentially Google’s Cloud storage platform and best of all, it’s free. With Google Drive, you have full access to important documents and files when you need them.


  • Field Manage by Locqus – In a world where remote workers are becoming more commonplace, the Field Manage app by Locqus gives business owners the tools they need to keep track of employee productivity. Employees need to install the app on their smartphones or laptops, so you can schedule meetings, track their progress and supervise their work. Employees are also able to use Field Manage to take credit card payments from customers with the addition of a credit card reader on their Android phone.


Running a business in the 21st century just got a whole lot easier with these five free apps. By implementing these apps into your work day, you can enjoy time with friends and family without the anxiety of being away from the office. Better tools help make better decisions.




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