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Apps of the month (June 2011): Google Voice, Priority Matrix, and more

In Scott Lowe's latest app roundup, he features five business-focused mobile applications: Google Voice, ABBYY Business Card Reader, Read It Later, Priority Matrix, and iTranslate.

Google Voice (available for iOS and Android)

Google Voice provides mobile people with one phone number that rings on multiple devices as well as text messaging, voice mail, and voice mail transcription. This free app can be incredibly useful for the on-the-go business pro who carries multiple devices and perhaps travels to a number of locations. Available for iOS and Android-based devices, Google Voice supports iPhones, iPods, iPads, and Android devices.

In Figure A, you'll see Google Voice's dial pad as it appears on an iPhone. Figure B is Google's representation of a transcribed voice mail message. Figure C gives you a look at a call in progress as it appears on Android. (These screenshots are from the product pages of Apple and Google.) Figure A

The Google Voice dial pad
Figure B

A transcribed Google Voice message
Figure C

A call in progress
Read about the ABBYY Business Card Reader app.

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Since 1994, Scott Lowe has been providing technology solutions to a variety of organizations. After spending 10 years in multiple CIO roles, Scott is now an independent consultant, blogger, author, owner of The 1610 Group, and a Senior IT Executive w...

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