One of the best ways to stay productive is to stay organised. After all, more work gets done when you do away with the distractions. Distractions like trying to remember what needs to be done--and when it needs to be done. Or where your files are. Or what your passwords are. Here are five apps that can help.
Stories by Liane Cassavoy
Business meetings: they're sort of like the office equivalent of a root canal. But meetings don't have to be painful, drawn-out procedures. Whether you need to schedule a meeting, draft an agenda, or simply remember who was there, we have an app for you.
Your phone knows where you are. And while that may sound creepy, it can also be convenient--as long as that location tracking is used to your benefit. These apps do just that: track the location of your phone to make your life at least a little easier.
Sometimes, staying productive is all about the little efficiencies, whether it's the ability to dictate a quick note into my phone or using its camera in lieu of my big, bulky scanner. This week, I've found a few apps that take care of these tasks and more.
Skype's mobile VoIP for the iPhone delivers where it matters: on voice quality.
I liked the <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,137357/article.html">BlackBerry 8820 for the AT&T network</a> when it debuted last fall. I also liked T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service when I tested it on the <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,138568/article.html">BlackBerry Curve 8320</a>, because it allows you to make voice calls over Wi-Fi. So it stands to reason that I would like the T-Mobile version of the BlackBerry 8820, which includes support for the HotSpot@Home service. And I do.
Apple's iPhone has spawned many imitators. Some have been relatively successful (see the LG Voyager), others less so. As an iPhone competitor, the LG Glimmer falls into the latter category. Judged on its own merits--and not weighed against Apple's groundbreaking device--the LG Glimmer (available from Alltel for US$130 with a two-year contract) has plenty to offer.
First came the trim, consumer-friendly BlackBerry Curve 8300. Then came the Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry 8820. Now there's the BlackBerry Curve 8320, an impressive PDA phone that combines the best of the previous two models and has an added bonus: While the 8820 supports Wi-Fi for data only, the 8320 lets you make voice calls over wireless 802.11b/g networks too.
Small to medium businesses (SMBs) are massively important to the economy.