Friday, May 31, 2013

4 Basic Business Apps For Your New Galaxy S4

4 Basic Business Apps For Your New Galaxy S4 - With all the things your sleek new S4 is capable of, you may not be especially eager to root around the apps bin from 3-5 years ago. You have one of the most sophisticated smartphones on the market, dripping with futuristic power, so why should you be interested in programs from the previous decade? Because if you’re interested in using your new Samsung for work-related tasks, there are a ton of great apps that get the job done that you shouldn’t be lacking. So when you’re done marveling at your shiny new gadget, here are 4 basic business apps to install on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

JotNot Scanner

This app turns your new 13 megapixel camera into an impromptu scanner, giving you electronic copies of important documents with its wide-catching image processor. Transforming your smartphone into a palm-sized scanner is one of the most useful traits of a business-related app, so you definitely don’t want to miss out.


Despite the fact that your smartphone is thousands of times as powerful as any computer from the golden era of fax machines—and despite the considerable waste of paper—many  businesses still send these out on a daily basis. If you need to receive a fax on your phone, or send an email or document out of the electronic realm and into a client’s fax machine, this app will let you do it.
You do have to purchase fax “refills” with this app, so you’re probably going to want to use this as seldom as possible. But for those few times a year when you have to get someone a fax right away, iFax can’t be beat.

Photo Crop

While there are dozens of image-processing apps out there, this modern classic is simple, quick, and efficient. If you need to make a last-minute adjustment to a scanned business card or brochure, this app will let you do it while you’re waiting for your elevator to come up.

Audio Memos

There was a time when most business professionals carried around expensive digital recorders and kept a vocal tally of their daily thoughts, problems, and notes. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile gadgets with word processing abilities have largely made this trait a thing of the past, but if you’re still fond of speaking your notes out loud and playing them back for later use, the Audio Memos app will transform your Galaxy S4 into a very efficient digital recorder, free of charge.

As smartphones continue to reach new technological heights, it’s barely imaginable what kind of business apps will exist in the near future. But in the meantime, these 4 apps will let you start integrating your Galaxy S4 into your workday, bringing you one step closer to a device that assists you in every aspect of your life.

Author bio:

John is a blogger who missed the digital recorder trend, but likes to imagine himself dictating hours of memos each day and having an assistant type them out. He writes for smartphone insurer Protect Your Bubble, who can help protect your new Galaxy S4 from theft, defects, damage, and tons of other dangers that lie in wait.