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susan silva
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« on: March 30, 2012, 04:37:39 am »

Do you use apps on your phone/tablets for business use?  If so which ones?  What are the real latest and greatest apps?
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 10:07:04 pm »

Nope.  My phone is for personal use, as it is a personal phone.  Sorry company, but if they want me to use it, then they can provide it.   Wink   Now, for personal use... got lots of apps, but none I would deem as the newest and greatest, just great for me.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 10:22:01 am »

Countrigal, are you kidding or what!!!  I could not survive the day without Angry Birds for business use (I vent my frustration at some of the idiotic stuff the bosses ask me to do on the Angry Birds rather than going tonto in the office!).  It is a win-win scenario!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 10:49:40 am »

Ah now I know why Angry Birds was invented! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2012, 02:35:24 pm »

I gave up my game apps for lint.  I was way too involved in tap fish!  However it was soothing to look at a pretty fish tank when my office was tanking.  (Sorry couldn't resist the pun.)  Words with friends was getting way to competitive and not fun.  I agree my iPhone is for personal use and only if my company pays for it am I going to use it for work.  It is one of my pet peeves that fellow admins text their bosses in meetings and I have been asked to do the same.  I tell them politely I have to pay per text and I'm not going to do it.  Plus frankly I think it's rude to be tethered to a crackberry during a meeting. 
I have taken my iPad to non work committee meetings, presentations, web surfing and a note taking app have come in very handy.  Penultimate is the note app I use and I ordered a $5 stylus pen from Amazon.  I haven't made the leap to mac pages etc for the iPad due to cost and I wonder how much I would use it.  But with the cloud I'm sure over the summer I will explore those options.
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« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 03:31:48 pm »

Atlanta, just an fyi, but you can almost always send a text message from an email account or from the provider's website, not just phones. You just need the full address (ie. number@sprint.com). I know that doesn't address the rudeness of receiving texts during meetings, but sometimes it is necessary.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 12:23:23 pm »

JessW.... ya know... never played AngryBirds, never had it on a phone, and never thought it was something I'd like... but now that you pointed it out, that might be a great use!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 01:21:50 pm »

CG

There are also a couple of good 'stab-em' type games as well that go down well, but are for pc only!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2012, 02:22:03 pm »

PS I know it Lent not lint - private joke with the hubby.
Pocket Whip is a nice sound effect app that regularly amuses me.  It was free!
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 03:02:53 pm »

Do you use apps on your phone/tablets for business use?

Can I ask how many of us -

a) have a phone for business use provided by our employer?
b) are expected to use such a handset to access apps for company business?

The company phones handed out to management in my company are basic handsets and do not have the facility to download or access apps.  That said, many individuals have chosen to forego the "basic" company phone for their own choice of handset which can download apps.

This has in many ways made their daily working life much easier, as many have downloaded the app provided by our travel agent so they can access itineraries while on the go, including flight times, maps, restaurants etc.

At a difficult time economically I wouldn't have thought many companies would provide such handsets to their employees and I certainly wouldn't expect us as individuals to use our own mobile phones for company use unless we are being rewarded in some way.
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« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 03:12:50 pm »

My company does give out cell phones to employees who need them. I originally got one when I started but turned it in as no one ever called me. LOL They have iphones, and yes hey can have apps on them. In a different position, I might have used the apps but I don't need them in my current one. I know my boss definitely has the phone and uses many apps for travel/office, etc.
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 03:16:35 pm »

But is it company regulation Marie to be provided with an iphone/smartphone with apps, or just a basic handset?

What is your company policy?  Does your employer feel the need that staff should have an iphone with apps?
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2012, 03:53:59 pm »

We have a number of different phones and the employee can choose which they want, and yes, many (most) of them are smart phones.

The company feels the employee should get the phone that best suits their purposes and it is up the employee (and possibly the supervisor if it's a super high end phone) to determine what that is.
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2012, 04:02:15 pm »

Ok thanks.  In my company, it's one standard phone across the board which is why I guess some have ditched it!
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2012, 09:49:36 am »

I have a company phone - just a standard one, PAYG.  The number gets used on advertising, out of office hours calls etc.

Personally I have an iphone which I also tend to use for business use as its more convenient for me and I have lots of mins and unlimited texts etc.

The only App which I occasioanlly use for work is Dropbox.



on Jess's recommendation I am off to download Angry Birds lol
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