As BlackBerry is rapidly expanding its BlackBerry AppWorld store and updating it to AppWorld 2, there are many applications to choose from. Most business users have BlackBerry devices and need secure but useful applications. BlackBerry offers a lot of business applications but below is a break down of the top five BlackBerry apps for small and medium business (SMB) users.
1. Documents to Go
This is an essential application for any business professional. The Documents to Go BlackBerry app enables users to open, edit or create Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files on their BlackBerry device. Documents to Go is the ultimate application for accessing work files while away from your desk. The BlackBerry app does not require users to change the file format. The app is very popular on the iPhone and is increasing in popularity with BlackBerry users. Documents to Go requires a one time purchase of 70$ for an account. Interested BlackBerry users can test out Documents to Go’s free trial on their website.
2. Intuit GoPayment
This is a useful BlackBerry application for SMBs because it allows business users to process any major credit card. The receipt is emailed directly to the mobile phone so it can be forwarded to the customer or printed immediately. This is a secure application so no credit card information will be compromised. It is a useful and easy way to accept credit card payments without having to buy a credit card machine. Intuit GoPayment for BlackBerry charges a monthly fee of $19.95.
Poynt is a very popular BlackBerry application for both business users and consumers. Poynt allows users to quickly find the nearest restaurant, business, gas station, movie theater and more. It uses GPS to provide users with the location of the place in addition to the phone number, website and directions to the business. This is useful for business users who travel to meetings frequently. Poynt has many unique features, including the ability to make reservations through the BlackBerry app and enabling users to invite colleagues to a specific location. The best part is that this BlackBerry application is free.
4. Google Talk
Google Talk is a free BlackBerry application that allows users to easily and reliably send and receive messages. Users can chat with friends, share photos and stay connected with this BlackBerry application. Google Talk has many features such as individual or group chat, emoticons, customizable status updates and custom alerts. It is compatible with Instant Messenger and other third-party clients. This is a great way for business users to stay connected to customers or colleagues. It is a fast and easy way to message someone about an update or question.
5. Exgis Mileage Tracker
The Exgis Mileage Tracker is ideal for business BlackBerry users who travel frequently. This BlackBerry app helps users keep a record of their vehicle mileage. All travel time is recorded so you can get reimbursed by your company. The Exgis Mileage Tracker also lets users export data in a spreadsheet format. This BlackBerry app is only $4.99.
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