A short while ago be brought you a poll asking if apps or games were most important to you as BlackBerry 10 users. There was a clear winner, by a mile, and that was 'Apps - productivity is key for me'.
So on that note I thought it was worthy of sharing my top 5 productivity apps. I don't mind admitting that I don't use them all daily, but I have the peace of mind that they are there on my BlackBerry for when I do need them.
With BES10 growing in the enterprise market, BlackBerry will hopefully regain some of its market share it has lost out to other operating systems in the last couple of years.
With a fantastic selection of both native and third party productivity apps this should go a long way in helping the BlackBerry sales force do their business in addition the security side of things of course.
So here you go. Productivity at your fingertips....
Whether you need to just log notes, images or voice notes Evernote has you covered. With integration into the BlackBerry 'Remember' app if offers more than just securing your important notes on your BlackBerry. If you use another smartphone in addition to your BlackBerry the Evernote app will be available and there's also a desktop app for Mac and PC as well as the good old web browser.
With seamless syncing between all devices, Evernote is the ultimate application for you to manage your important notes on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone. You'll also find it in your BlackBerry Hub so you can share files/images etc to it with ease. It doesn't get much better than this for productivity.
Baked into BlackBerry 10 - Remember is yet another fine way of storing your valued files. I must admit - I don't use it as much as I should but where it does come in very handy for me (and on a daily basis) is that from within your BlackBerry Hub you can flag important emails and they will automatically get ported into the Remember app for easy access - either from a straight search from your home screen or from within the app itself.
You can create as many folders as you need and even choose there colors with makes the app look a little more attractive. If you've recently purchased a BlackBerry 10 smartphone and are a little confused to what Remember does be sure to hit up Simons video above where he explains all.
Docs to Go
I think this one speaks for itself. We've been able to create Word and Excel documents on BlackBerry for a long time but since BlackBerry actually purchased Docs to Go things have become a lot more fluid. Creating PowerPoint presentations is not yet possible - and to be honest that may well be a task - but viewing them on your BlackBerry is a breeze.
You'll discover Docs to Go baked into the BlackBerry 10 OS and for business users in particular it's a godsend. Having the ability to create and edit documents on the go is super easy and with features such as changing the fonts, type size etc it almost brings the desktop version to the palm of your hand.
As you would expect - once a document is created you can either save it or simply share it via any of the accounts you have set up in your BlackBerry Hub.
For a quick look at how to use Docs to Go on BlackBerry 10 you can refer to our previous editorial.
We only featured Enpass a short while back on CrackBerry but it's been my password keeper of choice for some time now. Like many other popular apps this one too is multi platform so if you use another smartphone in addition to your BlackBerry 10 one, you'll have instant access to all your saved data. With PC and Mac apps too I find it to be the perfect solution for keeping 'stuff' safe.
Enpass has Dropbox syncing options so if you did change to a new BlackBerry it only takes a few seconds to get the app restored, which is the one feature that sold it to me more than any other. With a clean user friendly interface, Enpass has all your Password storage needs rolled up into one today package.
Don't believe me? Give the free version a whirl and see what you think
The BlackBerry Hub I suppose isn't technically an app, but due to its wonderful abilities it has to feature in this article. Having all your accounts in one place knocks the socks off of all other OS's in my book - whether they be emails, social networks, instant messaging etc.
From the one list you can share, prioritize, flag, file etc and all with a touch and smooth swipe to the right.
Creating a message doesn't get easier too. Press the create tab - choose which account you want to use and you're off - simple. And not forgetting the 'Peek' option from your home screen to check what notifications yu may have.
The BlackBerry Hub is possibly the thing I love most about BlackBerry 10. In terms of productivity - put it up against iOS, Android and Windows Phone and it blows them out of the water in my opinion - and I have all these devices, so I'm not just saying this
Productivity at it's best
That's my selection - have you got productivity apps that you couldn’t live without on your BlackBerry? Let us know in the comments?
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