Mobility has completely changed the face of the office, as work is no longer bound by cubicle walls or business hours. The growth spurt in Android’s tablet market has helped establish Android devices as mobile work units, and several app makers are taking notice. Business apps are on the rise, leveraging device hardware, connectivity and carving out the workplace of the future. Here are some of the best Android apps for mobile workers of 2011.
No matter what kind of project you’re working on, Springpad is a helpful personal assistant that auto-organizes your notes, and even sets up reminders, tasks and calendar events. Springpad’s had a big year in mobile, and was even early on upgrading its app to support Honeycomb for Android tablet use. It’s a great tool for passive research, keeping your notes clean and easily searchable. Springpad’s layering in more collaborative capabilities, having added social network integration this year so you can share and leverage interests and recommendations from your friends. Mixing cloud and organization tools, Springpad is one of my most frequently used apps on both my Android tablet and my laptop.