2016 was a busy year for app developers. Not only did we witness the rise and fall of several apps, but we also saw some improvements as the main operating system vendors -- Google and Apple -- upgraded their systems. Here is the list that showcases our pick of the top 10 apps by using which, you will get the most of your mobile device.
Need to share a document with friends, family or coworkers? Dropbox lets you upload any document or file to their servers and quickly share it with anyone who has the link. It's a great way to transfer files that exceed a standard email's maximum size or are rejected by a business server that blocks certain senders and applications.
Most smartphones come with a browser, but Google Chrome and its incognito mode is one of the most useful apps to have on your mobile device. Chrome's incognito mode lets you browse the web and websites without storing cookies or cache. It's very convenient to site owners who want to test their sites in a mobile window without cookies.
You probably know of the desktop version of Skype, but what most people don't know is that Skype has a mobile version that you can use on your smartphone. Log in and send and receive messages even on the road.
Pandora is a great app for music enthusiasts. You can create your own stations and use your smartphone either with ear buds, a head set or even in your car. If your car has a USB connection, you can use your data plan and stream Pandora music while driving.
With the rise of hackers and critical data breaches, you must take file encryption and security seriously even on a smartphone. TrueCrypt lets you encrypt your file contents so only you and your recipient can read sensitive documents.
Have a sales meeting? Use your Uber app to get a ride without waiting for a taxi. Uber is a recent yet booming startup offering on-demand ride services. No more waiting for a taxi and calling an hour beforehand.
We've mentioned Pandora, which lets you create radio stations. With iTunes, you can store your music on a mobile device. You can then listen to your own playlist in the car or on your smartphone. It's great for working out and having your own music on the road where your data plan might not work properly.
8. Google Apps and Gmail
If you use Google Apps, you can easily connect your personal and work email to your smartphone. Google apps make it easy to work with email without needing any extra client software. The interface for your work email is exactly like a personal Gmail address.
You need to take care of your social media accounts 24/7. If you don't have someone to manage your social media content, TweetDeck lets you review and schedule tweets throughout the day straight from your smartphone.
PayPal is a global payment platform that lets you receive payments as well as transfer money to your bank account. Stay on top of your payments, invoicing and customer accounts using this app on your smartphone.
If you don't have some of the above-mentioned apps yet, you must really try them! Using these apps will help make things a little easier for you. And at the end of the day, isn't that what we all want?