Top 5 Presentation Apps for Android

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A good business presentation may be the quickest, most concise way for you to present a lot of information to your clients. And by combining your Android smartphone or tablet with the right apps, you can ensure you’ll always have access to your presentations when you need them.

Quickoffice (Free)

Quickoffice, Google’s mobile office suite, offers a full-featured presentation maker for Android smartphones and tablets. The app lets you create slideshows from scratch.

Office Mobile (Free)

Microsoft’s Office Mobile is a good tool for presenting PowerPoint slideshows as well as making small changes to existing presentations on your Android smartphone or tablet.

MightyMeeting (Free)

MightyMeeting is a powerful presentation-sharing tool for Android tablets. To use it, first create a PowerPoint presentation on your desktop PC, then use the MightyMeeting app to upload it to the cloud. Once it’s online, your colleagues or employees can join a virtual meeting to view your presentation from anywhere — whether they’re in the same room with you, or they’re halfway around the world.

PowerPoint Keynote Remote (Free)

PowerPoint Keynote Remote turns your smartphone into a smart remote for PowerPoint and Keynote presentations. It uses Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to connect your phone and computer, then lets you use your phone to control your slideshow.

Presentation Timer Pro ($1.99)

A good presentation is concise and to the point, and doesn’t waste valuable meeting time.

By: Brett Nuckles

Read more at: http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/6619-top-presentation-apps-android.html

 

Any.do’s smart calendar app now helps you manage all your meetings

Any.do entered the smart calendar market last July, as it launched its impressive Cal app out of beta.

While it was initially an iOS-only affair, this was remedied in December when it arrived for Android too. And today, the startup is rolling out a brand new feature for Cal, as it looks to focus on improving productivity around meetings.

HeadsUp

The new feature is rolling out for Android first, but will be arriving “soon” for iOS users too – though no timescale has been given for this.

Under ‘Settings’, you’ll now see an additional feature called ‘HeadsUp’ which Any.do is hoping will pull the various strands of a meeting together – this includes before it starts, while it’s in progress, and what happens once the meeting has ended.

A little tab pops up on your device screen as a meeting approaches – when you tap this, it surfaces the range of so-called ‘smart’ actions.

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In terms of how it can help before a meeting has kicked off, well, it can let you navigate your way to the venue via Google Maps, as well as informing other participants if you’re running late. Additionally, it lets you beckon a taxi to get you to the destination on time, or simply view the other invitees.

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2 Android Apps to Turn You Into a Stock Investment Guru

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So for the new-age tech-savvy investor of the financial markets, a blessing in disguise would be the availability of all he needs at the touch of a button wherever he goes, and what more could he possible ask for if that were available on the home screen of your very phone?

The Android Stocks Tape Widget is an app that seeks to realize that fantasy by enlightening you with your stock trading purpose with just a glimpse of your eyes. The sole purpose of this brilliant finance app is to ensure that your day starts with the right stocks and accompanies you throughout the day on your Android device.

As veterans or even beginners in the world of stock investment, you’re sure to have seen the sliders and tickers at the bottom of the screen on your TV screens, or glamorized in movies like Wolf of Wall Street.

These bars that slide are indicators of constantly moving stock prices and give quotes along with the company stock code.

The Android Stocks Tape Widget app gives you access to an innumerable list of indexes and you can choose a simple ticker slider from the respective index.

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Apps for business-savvy people

Many of these customers still find themselves asking, “What apps can I utilize to make this phone more useful to my needs?” Here’s a few ideas.

Evernote
One of the most popular apps for business-savvy individuals is Evernote. This company began as a web-based app and transformed itself into a successful iOS and Android app.

Intertwining all accounts into one, users can capture ideas, pictures and thoughts and later access them from the web, tablet or phone.
The makers of Evernote also offer the following apps:
Skitch – Lets users make annotations and draw shapes or sketches on pictures or videos, helping draw attention to specific information.
Penultimate – If a user needs to or prefers do write down a lot of information in one sitting–secretaries and executive assistants come to mind—then this app works perfectly for iPads. Using a pen to handwrite information on the tablet to be saved for later use, customers can easily file and relocate written files at any time.
Evernote Hello – Businesspeople tend to meet many new faces every single day. This app will help users remember names easily by storing them in the device for later recall.
Evernote Food – Remembering food items from menus across the world has never been so easy.
Evernote Clearly – When reading an article, blog post or webpage, users all have their own individual annotation preferences. Evernote Clearly lets users make the post their own, offering fonts, point sizes and picture locations geared toward making posts easier for them to read and reference.
Evernote Peek – Preparing for a business meeting or work presentation? Evernote Peek will help students and workers alike by turning notes, images and audio material into a formidable study guide.
Evernote Web Clipper – Specifically for saving webpages, Evernote Web Clipper helps users organize and search through permanently saved webpages.

Wi-Fi Finder

Wi-Fi Finder helps business people connect to a Wi-Fi hotspot or location in no time. While phones are convenient, there is still a need for laptops when greater computing power and storage is a requirement. Business professionals needing to use their laptops in unfamiliar areas can access Wi-Fi finder to locate nearby Wi-Fi connections. This is especially useful for companies whose employees are frequently working outside the office. Example: Haller Enterprises, whose employees could use the app to find Wi-Fi when out on assignment fixing electrical or plumbing issues for their company’s customers.

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Get the “Good for Enterprise” app free for your Android phone or tablet

MOoN ztekZpByEm2UN4dPunXpL z HdHwl7m8xqR p0JbQ4 NgeAIbqf5SJVoKtsue8 - Get the "Good for Enterprise" app free for your Android phone or tablet“Good for Enterprise™ is a secure mobile email and collaboration suite that increases employee productivity without compromising security, employee privacy or the personal user experience on the device. It provides a business class user experience that allows employees to get business done on-the-go. From a single application, employees can access corporate email, calendar, Intranets, documents, an enterprise app catalog and more. It also integrates device (MDM) and application management (MAM) capabilities, giving IT complete visibility and control of the mobile deployment.

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10 Tips to Become an Evernote power user

Now that you’ve excelled at the basics, it’s time to dig into Evernote’s arsenal and charge ahead like a true note-taking, to-do-list-tackling warrior.

Use checkboxes in notes

One of the more popular uses for Evernote is to create lists, such as to-do lists, shopping lists, enemies lists, and the like. A simple text list is fine, but you can enhance the utility of your list by adding checkboxes to the items on it.
Checkboxes are simple to add but easily overlooked. When creating a text note, look at the toolbar across the top of the screen. You’ll see an icon that looks, well, like a checkbox. Simply click this icon wherever you’d like to add a checkbox in your list.
These checkboxes are functional. Just click or tap them in any device to turn them from blank to checked and back; checkmarks are persistent across multiple devices when you synchronize, too.

Save frequently used searches

If you find yourself hunting for the same thing in Evernote over and over again, you can save your search to make it easier to replicate. First, create your search. Next, in the Windows client, click the small drop-down arrow to the immediate right of your search term to reveal the advanced search bar, if it’s not appearing already. Click the blue magnifying glass to open the Saved Search dialog box. There, click OK to save the search. It will now appear in the left-hand navigation pane under the Saved Searches header.
Instructions for saving searches on mobile devices are similar. Look for the magnifying-glass icon any time you’ve completed a successful search (that is, a search with at least one result) to save it.

Clip Web pages with Evernote Mobile

Because of the vagaries of smartphone Web browsers, Evernote’s mobile app can’t clip Web pages by default, dulling its utility. There’s no easy workaround for the iPhone, but Android users have a couple of options to make Web clipping possible. Dolphin: Evernoteis a free add-on that lets you grab Web pages and pull them into Evernote, although it can only grab entire pages, not partial selections. EverWebClipper ($2.88) gives you more flexibility in what you can snag, if you’re willing to pay for the privilege.

Use offline notebooks (Premium only)

Because Evernote syncs content among your devices and the cloud, many users don’t realize that mobile devices do not by default store copies of documents for offline use. Instead, every time you access your documents on an iOS or Android device, Evernote downloads them on demand. If you’re at 30,000 feet or out in the sticks and you need to check a note, that can be a problem.
If you’re an Evernote Premium user, you can configure individual notebooks to be accessible offline, whether you have an Internet connection or not. In your device’s Evernote Settings panel under the Offline Notebooks option, just select the notebooks you want to keep stored on your phone or tablet.

Access note history (Premium only)

If you tend to revise notes over and over—or share them with other people—having access to older versions of your documents can be a lifesaver, should something critical get changed or deleted. Premium account users can access older versions of notes by logging in to Evernote on the Web, clicking the note attributes drop-down arrow for an entry, and then clicking View note history. A list of archived notes and their timestamps will appear.

One important caveat: Evernote does not save a copy of every version of every note, but rather makes a backup of your notes on a schedule that runs every few hours. If you make multiple changes to a note over a short amount of time, only the most recent version is likely to be saved. Don’t rely on note history to save you if you accidentally erase your entire document 10 minutes after you create it.

Archive webpages, in whole or in part

Emailing a webpage or its URL to yourself for later retrieval never seems to work right. This task is especially difficult if you’re trying to save a password-protected webpage or a news story that may simply vanish at a later date.

Evernote’s Web Clipper lets you copy webpages in full to Evernote, but power users know that you don’t have to grab the entire screen. When you use Web Clipper, it will automatically attempt to determine where the “meat” of a webpage is, encircling it in a yellow border and graying out the detritus. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to grab more of the page (Up Arrow) or less of the page (Down Arrow), or to pick a different selection on the page (Left or Right Arrow). When you’re done, press Enter to finalize your clipping and save it.

Master Evernote’s search tool

Evernote has search tags and much more to help you unearth your best notes.

As your Evernote database begins to fill up, you’ll have to rely more and more on searches to find what you’re looking for. You can search for simple keywords, but this tactic will start to turn up a larger number of results, especially if you tend to use Evernote to save lots of information about a narrow set of topics.

Fortunately, Evernote’s search system offers an advanced syntax that gives you more control over how you search your notes. Here’s a quick guide. (You can dig deeper on this blog post or at Evernote’s official Knowledge Base entry.)

  • To search only within your tags, type tag:tagname or tag:"multiple-word tagname" into Evernote’s search field. To find an exact phrase that comprises multiple words, use quotation marks just as you would in a Web search.
  • You can use a structure similar to the tag search above to search only for notes within notebooks that contain specified terms in their names. Typenotebook:notebookname or notebook:"multiple-word notebookname"into the field.
  • If you want to find notes that contain your term in the note’s title, try eitherintitle:term or intitle:"multiple-word term" in your search.
  • To return notes that contain any of the specified terms inside, type any:term1 term2 term3 in the field. (A standard search for term1 term2 term3 would return only notes containing all three terms.)
  • You can even perform searches based on content-creation date, using an eight-digit number to represent the date (or even more advanced syntaxes), like so: created:yyyymmdd
  • If you’d rather get results based on the last time a note was revised, typeupdated:yyyymmdd into the search field.

Learn advanced email syntax

Visit Account Info in the desktop app for your Evernote email address.

A quick and easy way to get something into Evernote is simply toemail it to your Evernote address. The problem: If you don’t specify where the email should go, it will create a note in your default notebook, with no tags.

When sending an email to Evernote, you can manipulate the subject line to determine where it should end up. Here’s an example of a subject line that covers all the bases:

The Hobbit @Movies #review #4stars #dwarves

This creates a note called “The Hobbit” in your Movies notebook, with tags of “review,” “4stars,” and “dwarves.” Note that you must put the notebook (@) and tags (#) identifiers in the above order. Also, the notebook and tags must already exist before you attempt to use them in an email to Evernote.

Transcribe voice notes

You can get notes into Evernote through any number of methods. One of Evernote’s big advantages is that it can convert one file type to another, letting you search PDFs and OCR-converted images for text.

Although Evernote can now convert voice recordings directly to text on Android devices, it can’t do that trick on iOS devices or via recordings made on your PC. You can get around this and make audio notes searchable through a couple of methods. First, you can use a smartphone app like Dragon Dictation to record a voice memo, and then copy the text into Evernote.

Alternatively, you can use a third-party add-in calledVoice2Note to do the translation for you directly from Evernote. Just register for Voice2Note online, and record voice notes within the Evernote app normally. They’ll be transcribed and saved behind the scenes. You can also call a special Voice2Note number to create new notes via a simple phone call—something that you can’t do without an add-in on any platform. (Voice2Note is free for five transcriptions per month, or $3 per month if you need more.)

Pick up keyboard shortcuts

Only a rube uses the mouse to get around desktop apps. The following keyboard shortcuts help you use Evernote even more efficiently on a PC. (The commands are similar on a Mac. And you’ll find even more shortcuts on Evernote’s site.)

  • Ctrl-Alt-N: Start a new note. (In Windows, this is a global shortcut, meaning that it works from any application as long as Evernote is open.)
  • Windows-A: Pastes selected text into a new or open note. (Global shortcut.)
  • F9: Synchronize.
  • Ctrl-N: New note.
  • Ctrl-Shift-N: New notebook.
  • Ctrl-Shift-T: New tag.
  • Ctrl-Shift-E: Send a note or notes by email.
  • Ctrl-Shift-C: Insert a checkbox.
  • Alt-Shift-D: Insert the current time and date.

You can redefine global shortcuts for Windows from within the Evernote desktop application under Tools > Options > Hot Keys.

Become an Evernote power user: 10 must-know tips [via pcworld.com]

Few general guidelines of Using Android in Business

There are a few general guidelines that businesses looking to use the platform would do well to remember.

DO:

1.) Look before you leap

Picture a retailer of some type with a brand-new product that it either developed in-house or bought from a vendor — say, a point-of-sale system that uses commodity Android devices instead of cash registers. It’ll make sales operationally easier and dramatically improve analytics. Sounds great, right?

Unfortunately, let’s say the company is so excited to use its new system that it simply goes in one night and replaces all the old registers with the new tablets — chaos ensues, nobody has tested anything, and nobody knows how to use it. Less great.

2.) Have a plan

Emulate the Russians. Even if all you’re doing is trying to make sure employees can get secure access to their corporate email accounts via their Galaxies and Nexuses, approaching the issue in a thoughtful, deliberate way will be a lot more helpful than simply panicking and saying “quick, figure out a way for the CEO to get his damn email!”

DON’T:

1.) Ignore security

The idea that Android devices are inherently less safe than iPhones or Windows Phones may be a little misleading, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore security issues. While you’re never going to be able to protect yourself against some types of threats …

2.) Worry too much about fragmentation

Yes, there’s an enormous range of Android devices out there. Yes, there are still several main versions of the software being used. And yes, most of the major OEMs have their own customized “flavors” of Android.

But according to plenty of experts, this issue is kind of overblown. There may be some work to be done to ensure broad compatibility, but it shouldn’t be enough to put you off.

3.) Be an annoying Android hipster

Let’s be honest — the days of the snooty Apple supremacist are numbered. (Though they’re certainly still out there.) Please try not to be the Android equivalent (warning — video title is NSFW):

Do’s and don’ts for using Android in business [via networkworld.com]