Everyone likes the inspiring world of mobile application development. Whether it is a popular mobile game or business productivity application, apps are running on our smartphones and tablets and users are enjoying the never-ending development of smarter and better applications.
Apps are computer created programs designed and developed to operate on our mobile devices. With no doubt, the world has welcomed the fact that the apps are the best way to make the most out of our smartphones.
One of the first apps developed to entertain (or waste time) was a snake game, introduced in 1998 as a pre-loaded game on Nokia phones. Forward ten years to the year 2007 and the introduction of the first iPhone and App Store. They were both responsible for the massive popularity growth of the apps.
Forward another 10 years ahead and now apps are the common thing. Nowadays, there are all kinds of apps developed for different purposes, but today we will focus on productivity ones. In case you wanted to use your phone for any kind of productivity tasks, then the capability to manage files is a must. Sure these apps are not as powerful as the ones on your Mac or Windows PC, but their basic functionalities will be enough for most people.
Here are the best document management apps for your mobile device:
For a long time, Dropbox has been one of the most popular cloud storage services out there. You can keep all of your documents synced across all your devices no matter the platform they are using. You can create an indefinite number of folders to store everything you can think of, like images, documents, and videos. The app allows you to automatically upload photos that were taken on your device and there is an option to add files from other apps as well.
Adobe Fill & Sign
If you don’t deal with a ton of PDFs or any kind of documents on regular bases, but you still sporadically need to sign a document or fill a form, this app is would be a great fit for you. It is absolutely free with no in-app purchases and no annoyances. You just need to take a picture or import the document to get started. The app can even make recommendations on what fields are fillable and what kinds of fields they are. If you regularly fill up forms, you can save all your information and use its autofill feature to complete forms faster.
PDF Converter Ultimate
If by any chance you do need to deal with a lot of PDFs or other documents on a regular basis, then PDF Converter Ultimate is your best bet. With this app, you can easily and accurately convert PDF documents to more than 20 most common file formats and vice versa in a matter of seconds. The app is using market-leading OCR technology so even converting scanned and complex PDFs shouldn’t be a problem. There is no limit on the size and number of files you can convert unlike on other converter apps. The app also has an integration with third-party apps so you can convert Gmail attachments and files from iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive. A new feature that was recently introduced is a built-in document scanner meaning that from now on you would be able to scan your documents directly within the app.
GoodReader represents a super-robust PDF reader and file manager that is capable of opening nearly any type of file, like PDFs, books, Word documents, images, audio, videos. The app has a broad range of tools that allows you to draw, highlight and even sign PDF documents. You can connect the app with various cloud services, as well as your own servers so you can access documents that aren’t on your device. There is also a feature to create and move files between folders, and you can even zip files so they can be shared with other people.
Available on: iOS
Evernote can help you store all your documents and thoughts organized and in sync between your devices. You can create new notes in many different ways, containing audio, video, text, and sketching options. The app allows you to add PDFs to your collection and even scan physical documents with your camera. With Evernote’s impressive search abilities, you can find relevant text in any document, as well as in your scanned handwritten pieces. You can share all your notes with other people, and there is also a photo annotation feature so you can quickly give feedback.
Do you use some of these apps on a regular basis? If not, what are your favorite ones for managing documents on your mobile device? Please let us know in the comments below.