Love them or hate them, Microsoft have been cranking out popular software products since before the days of big hair and shoulder pads in the eighties. Apart from their popular Windows operating systems, another of their products Sharepoint, has attracted quite the following in the business world ever since it was first launched in 2001.
Sharepoint allows people in businesses to share ideas and communicate during the completion of important tasks and projects like never before. Sharepoint helps clients to upload, store, share, and customize business documents, presentations, and other important information.
Business users can benefit specifically from seven apps designed with Sharepoint in mind. If you’re in a business and you’re looking for a competitive edge, consider using these on your mobile device.
This is a Sharepoint app designed mainly for use with the iPad, iPhone and the Android. The uses of Formotus for your business are various and exciting. You can take your Sharepoint data anywhere you go, and you’ll be able to access and share it in so many different ways.
Formotus allows you to tap into your existing library and import your mobile form. It also allows you to signal the beginnings of workflows within your Sharepoint software community. The workers you collaborate with can all receive the workflow that you’re currently collaborating on together. You can even work offline without the need to be connected to the internet.
This app also allows for offline work with Sharepoint. Additionally, your apps, work, and software all become customized with a touch screen interface. Your browsing and working needs all become easier, and everything is organized in a tidy place. You could sit on a train in New York without the internet and send files to your coworker in Los Angeles in a matter of seconds thanks to Filamente.
There’s a free version and a paid version of this app. The free version enables people to upload and share Sharepoint documents, but you won’t be able to edit them unless you buy the $5 paid version. The paid version also offers customized and automatic installations of important Sharepoint software updates. Quickoffice integration is one of the main highlights of the Moprise app as it allows you to edit existing documents and files quickly and easily. It’s almost as if your office is on the road with you when you enable the Quickoffice integration feature.
4. Mobile Entree
The Mobile Entree app was created specifically for Sharepoint users. Smartphone interfaces have become even more important over the past few years, and if you don’t have them now, you’re behind the ball. This add-on was developed by H3 Solutions, and tablet-optimization is the specialty of the app. This app will make your Sharepoint documents easier to use on mobile platforms. You’ll have larger screens, maneuverable pages, and automatic updates. Mobile Entree is one app that all Sharepoint developers should have.
SharePlus is a help app for Sharepoint users. It has a host of features including the ability to record audio and video and upload these files immediately to your SharePoint list of choice. The enterprise upgrade offers improved security features such as multi-factor authentication, remote wipe, and passcode lock.
6. Colligio Briefcase Pro
Colligio Briefcase Pro app is an excellent SharePoint solution for the iPad, it boasts a built in search engine and lets users access and also share files, lists, images, documents, and emails. It is currently available for $14.99 on iTunes and currently has a number of positive reviews on there.
7. Sharepoint Newsfeed
Sharepoint Newsfeed app is more about social interaction than pure business, but it’s still a helpful tool or an excuse to brighten up your day communicating with your colleagues depending on how you use it. This is more like a social networking tool, but you can follow the people and documents that you like with the software.
Think of what might happen if Sharepoint suddenly was invaded by Facebook or Twitter. That’s what you’ll get with the Newsfeed app. You’ll hopefully find the app useful in your business endeavors in some way or another.
Sharepoint users don’t have to worry anymore that they’ll be away from their offices, although frankly that’s a worry many won’t share :) With the help of these 7 sensational apps, you can work on your most important projects everywhere you go. You’ll be able to connect with your co-workers to help them maintain their progress on a project you are involved with.
Sharepoint apps make it easier than ever for businesses to communicate and get their group projects completed no matter where in the world they are.