Tablet computers seem to be everywhere these days, including the business world. According to ABI Research, an estimated 145 million tablet devices will ship worldwide in 2013 and business interest in tablets is expected to grow to 19 percent of all shipments in 2013 .
Naturally, loads of business apps are emerging as well. Below is our list of top productivity enhancing apps, based on ratings, reviews and, well, we just like using them. All are supported by Windows 8.
This app lets you upload, organize, and share files with your team members. You can manage access to files, post comments and assign tasks, and stay up to date with real-time notifications. The Box app itself is free to download. Individual users can create accounts to access up to 5GBs of storage space for free, while subscription-based multiuser accounts for businesses and enterprises are also available.
Evernote lets you create notes that can capture text, images, files, audio, and more, that you can access across all your devices. Notes can be edited, organized, searched, and shared. Individual Evernote accounts are available for free. Premium accounts are available for businesses for $10/user/month.
Keep track of appointments, to-do lists, notes, password entries, and contacts while on the go and across devices. EssentialPIM includes email support to serve as an alternative to Outlook.
Now you don’t have to move to a desktop to provide edits or comments directly in a PDF document. The PDF Touch app allows you to review and annotate directly on top of a PDF document using your finger or a stylus. You can highlight text in different colors, apply markups like strikethroughs, draw, and write notes.
What’s IP Pro
This app is your network toolbox on Windows 8.What’s IP Pro provides network tools and utilities, including network monitoring, scanning, and reporting tools. It displays detailed information about your network profiles as well as charts and graphs that display statistical usage information.
All of the above apps are compatible with our latest business-focused tablets and hybrid notebooks: