Your work doesn't stop just because you're out of the office. If you're traveling, attending conferences, or working in the field, you still need to get things done.
TechSoup has put together a collection of nearly 80 great productivity apps that are available from our donor partners to communicate, collaborate, manage files and data, and more on the go.
Intuit offers a variety of QuickBooks apps for checking your finances, accepting payments, and handling payroll. iOS users also can get real-time access to finance experts with Intuit's ProAdvisor Program.
Acclivity also offers a companion iOS app for its desktop software with AccountEdge Mobile (iOS; free).
Cisco's WebEx app allows you to connect to meetings via your mobile device, AnyConnect lets you connect to Cisco VPN networks, and Jabber is an integrated instant messaging app.
Citrix lets you remotely access meetings with apps for its popular conferencing services. Other apps also allow you to access PCs remotely and more.
Huddle gives you access to your files, notifications, tasks, and activity feed, and iOS users can access their contact list.
ReadyTalk lets you remotely access ReadyTalk Conferencing with the ReadyTalk app (iOS and Android; free).
Ultralingua's app gives you offline access to more than 35 dictionaries (iOS and Android; free; additional dictionaries available for purchase).
Box offers its content management and collaboration service via its app for all three major mobile platforms, plus a handy text editor for Android.
Microsoft offers many apps for its popular Office suite to review and edit documents, as well as an app for accessing your OneDrive account remotely. Some apps require an Office 365 subscription; others just offer more features with one.
Azavea's OpenTreeMap app allows individuals, governments, neighborhood organizations, and other groups to collaborate in mapping and exploring the urban forest (iOS and Android; free).
Esri offers a broad collection of apps for interacting with GIS, demographic, and touring data.
FileMaker also lets iOS users access their databases on the go with FileMaker Go 13 (iOS; free; software required).
Reading Eggs offers many apps for helping students learn to read in a fun, engaging way. See all the available iOS and Android apps.
Blackbaud and PayAnywhere both provide apps for collecting mobile payments. Blackbaud also offers helpful apps to manage your donor information, find other nonprofit organizations, and keep track of your event details.
DonorPerfect Mobile lets you access your DonorPerfect data on the go (iOS and Android; free; subscription required).
Sage's One U.S. app helps organizations send professional invoices and track expenses (iOS and Android; free; subscription required).
Shopify's app lets you fulfill orders and manage inventory for your online store via Shopify Mobile (iOS and Android; free; subscription required).
Atlas Business Solutions lets you access your work schedule from ScheduleAnywhere or ScheduleBase.
ClickTime Mobile allows you to track your time, expenses, and receipts (iOS and Android; free; subscription required).
NetSuite's apps help you track time and expenses and generate reports.
Both Bitdefender and Symantec offer many tools for keeping your mobile device secure from viruses, but they also produce apps for keeping your device running efficiently.
In addition, Bitdefender provides apps for keeping your battery from running down too quickly, preventing unwanted access to your data, deterring theft, and more, in addition to its standard antivirus apps (but mostly for Android devices).
Cisco helps you connect to technical support resources and monitor network traffic.
Symantec also offers apps for remote access and email security, though most are for enterprise-level users and require Symantec software to be installed on your server.
Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, has produced three apps to help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to their most pressing problems.
4Bells allows nonprofits and local groups to deploy known volunteers to meet urgent, time-sensitive requests. Range helps students locate the time and place where free meals are served during the summer. SafeNight helps people find safe shelter for the night.
Adobe offers its popular Reader app for viewing PDFs, Photoshop Express for making quick image edits, Revel for viewing and sharing photos, and EchoSign for electronically signing documents while on the go. In addition to these, Adobe also offers many other apps for staying creative and productive while out of the office.
Autodesk acquired online photo editor Pixlr and has since turned it into a top-notch mobile photo editor. Autodesk also offers SketchBook for making illustrations on tablets, as well as Homestyler for creating internal designs. And its popular AutoCAD product has a mobile companion for viewing, editing, and sharing AutoCAD drawings. Like Adobe, Autodesk has created many mobile editions of its most popular products.
GoDaddy's signature app and its DomainFinder app make it easy to register domain names, and its signature app also help you manage your sites and monitor your site security. The GoMobile app lets you make updates to your site content without any coding, and Bookkeeping helps you manage finances coming in from your GoDaddy site.
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Wes is a Web Content Developer at TechSoup.
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