Top 5: Productivity apps

From remote access to financial account management, these apps will help you get more of your smartphone.


Cloud storage (BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian)

Store and share files to the web - techies call it the cloud - from any PC with this ultimate content management and collaboration app. You can then access your account directly from your phone and open and edit any files - documents, PDFs, images, music and videos. You can even stream music direct from the cloud.


Life manager

Personal Assistant (BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile)

You get 10 life management apps in one - monitor credit cards, bank accounts, stocks and travel itineries, and also keep track of mobile minutes and frequent flyer miles. You'll even get bill reminders and a queue manager for the Netflix digital movie rental service.

Free or $9.99 for Premium


Voice memo

Vlingo (BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian)

This speech recognition app lets you talk into your smartphone and do anything from call a contact, search the web, check out a listing or even update your status in the social network of your choice.



Ultimate note taker

Evernote (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian)

Sync your phone with everything. And we mean everything - notes and memos you make to yourself, pictures you snap, wine labels, business cards. Evernote can scan text from image-based items and input it into your contacts book, calendar and more.



Mini office suite

QuickOffice (Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Symbian)

Read and edit documents, post blogs and even squeeze in some spreadsheet action. Near desktop in functionality and ease of use.


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