Springpad lets you take notes, snap photos, and save business locations around you
This year will be remembered as the Tipping Point for mobile applications, the moment when downloadable apps running on portable devices for enterprise users went from interesting to essential. See also Best Business Uses for iPad and Android Tablets. As global sales of smartphones and tablets surged, services like Apple’s App Store and Google’s Android Market saw traffic figures explode. And developers were eager to keep the party going. But which apps were actually helpful to business users? Some of the following applications launched this year, while others were able to cement their positions as top performers in their respective categories. In either case, if you’re looking for some useful applications to put on your new smartphone this year and you don’t want to waste your time with the useless wannabes, the following programs are a great place to start.
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