Increase BYOD productivity by adding five apps to your devices

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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.

Five Apps

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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