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To some, bring your own device (BYOD) and the consumerization of IT has arrived and is already presenting a few challenges. Beyond the security and connectivity to work data - how do you manage to remain productive when you're using your own devices at your place of business? It doesn't have to be a trick question. With the right productivity apps, you can make that transition as smooth as possible.
But there are so many productivity apps out there. And you have to consider what BOYD device are you using? So many questions; so many potential answers. In the end, however, it's all about fitting the perfect application to the task. I have found five apps that fit a range of needs and should make your day-to-day BYOD much easier.
The challenge with BYOD is that varied platforms become part of the mix. For many, the platform of choice will be in the form of either an IOS or Android tablet. But that doesn't mean there won't be smart phones and laptops involved. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the more productive "productivity apps" available to improve your BYOD experience.
1. Kingsoft Office
Kingsoft Office is, without a doubt, one of the finest mobile office suites available. It not only boasts one of the largest feature sets of any mobile office suite, it also has an incredibly easy to use interface.
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Kingston Office is a terrible app. Slow, sluggish, full of bugs - it came included with my Tablet - POS.
Do not see the need to have a device that I have to go and install a ton of different add-ons to accomplish what I can do today with my WP8 and Surface RT. Yes you may get some differnt features using these add-ons. But everything listed above can be done with a Windows Phone and Surface RT and having Skydrive sync to my computer. No need to convert data from one format to another with my office documents. I use OneNote everyday for all my note taking and it syncs to my skydrive. Only thing I had to do was have Skydrive installed on my Windows 7 computer. OneNote, Office Docs, all sync between my devices. Once we upgrade our SharePoint Server it will add even more flexability.
The problem with that suggestion is that you would be stuck with a W8 device. Apps make the device and iPhone / Android have that market cornered. These are the two platforms of choice - any others are a lost cause.