Speedtest.net was the big winner for the Best Utility App. Today, however, we’re talking about productivity, using your smart phone and tablet to get stuff done. Below you can vote and find out a little bit more about your nominees: Dataviz Documents to Go, Dropbox, Evernote, LogMeIn Ignition, and Quickoffice Mobile. Which one makes your day go smoother?
Dataviz Documents to Go: Now featuring external keyboard support, the Documents to Go that has been a staple of many a iPhone or iPad in recent years is constantly improving. With this app, you can view, edit, and create Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint files. You can also view, edit, and sync files in Google Docs, Box.net, Dropbox, iDisk, and SugarSync. There is also a premium version for $14.99.
Dropbox: At its most basic, Dropbox is an easy way to sync and share online files across computers. This free online service (for both Mac and PC) received an Editors’ Choice award both times we reviewed it. As an app, it works with iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices, allowing you to view photos, videos, documents, and presentations from anywhere. You can also share and send files via e-mail.
Evernote: Another helpful free online service, Evernote is a way to remember almost anything seen online through clippings. Within the app, users create and geotag text, photo, and audio notes. The text of notes is searchable, and you can favorite notes for quick access later. Not only is it a desktop app for Mac and PC, it works with iOS, Android, BlackBerry, webOS, and Windows Phone.
LogMeIn Ignition: Nothing’s more frustrating than realizing something you need is saved on your computer at home; that is, unless you have LogMeIn Ignition for iOS. At those moments, the $29.99 will feel very well spent. This app allows you to control your Mac or PC, including all your programs and files, by a touch of your mobile device. This app can also be used to offer IT assistance to those far away.
Quickoffice Mobile Suite: For a limited time, this intuitive app can be had for $4.99 for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices. With Quickoffice Mobile Suite, you can view, edit, and share Microsoft Office files, e-mail attachments of popular file formats, and manage or transfer files via Wi-Fi. We gave the iPad version 4 stars when it cost $9.99.
The poll is open from now until Wednesday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. Did we forget someone? Feel free to add write-ins in the comments below. Then tune in Friday for the Best Shopping App category.