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The Road Warrior Looks at Mobile Apps

Jeffrey Allen

I often get questions about what applications I find most useful to me as a road warrior, so I thought I would take this opportunity to persuade you about a few that I have found helpful. To make things easier, I will focus on mobile applications (apps) rather than computer software. The distinction in play: Mobile apps go on tablets and phones; computer apps/software go on laptop and desktop computers. For most of us, the primary sources for mobile apps (depending on the nature of our phone or tablet) will be the Apple iTunes App Store (for iPhones and iPads, as they use Appleā€™s iOS) or the Google Play Store (for phones and tablets using the Android operating system). You can sometimes still find the odd app that comes another way, but, as a practical matter, you will primarily want to deal with the apps from these two sources. If you have a phone that does not use iOS or the Android operating system, you will need to go to whatever limited supply of apps the vendor makes available to you, but it will not compare to either the Google Play Store or the iTunes App Store. Apps from other sources than these stores generally should stay off your phones. One exception may be an app created by the manufacturer of your phone that you get from the manufacturer.

The smaller the memory in your phone or tablet, the more careful you need to be about selection of apps.

The smaller the memory in your phone or tablet, the more careful you need to be about selection of apps.

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