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Popular productivity applications for Android

Applications

There are a wide range of both free and paid apps to help meet your mobile business requirements. A list of popular productivity apps is provided in the table below for your convenience.

Access to and payment for these apps is via the Google Play store, using either a CSU corporate credit card or previously purchased Google Play gift card. Some apps are only available through the developers website. Selection of the most relevant app and payment is the responsibility of the school, faculty or division.

University data stored on or accessed from Android devices remains the responsibility of the owner. Storing confidential CSU data on these devices should be avoided where possible.

Popular productivity applications for Android

Click or tap the image or app name to go to its download page. Apps have been grouped by function for your convenience.

Access CSU services
View and annotate PDFs
Create and edit documents
Notes
Brainstorming
e-reader

Access CSU services
Yammer

Yammer brings together CSU staff, content and conversations in a single convenient location. Yammer offers you an intelligent and efficient way to connect with the information and people that you need to get work done. Collaborate and share ideas together in real time, no matter where you are. There are many CSU groups on Yammer.

Skype for Business logoSkype for Business

The Skype for Business for Android app brings Skype for Business presence, instant messaging (IM), and voice and video calling to your mobile device.

Find out how to download, install and sign in to Skype for Business on your android device

To add your credentials:

  1. Enter your CSU email address and password. Click Next
  2. Enter your CSU phone number or preferred number (you can leave this blank). There is also an option to sync your contacts. This will sync your desktop Skype for Business contacts to your phone (including groups). Click Next
  3. Swipe left three times and click Next
  4. You can now use Skype for Business on your android mobile device
Euphony Music Player TrialEuphony Music Player

Voicemails from the CSU phone system are attached to emails as WAV files. Android has no built in support for WAV files. You can use this app to open the attachments and listen to CSU voicemail messages from your Android. It can also play other types of audio files including .mp3, .mp4, .m4a and more.

Telstra 24/7

This app can be used by those with and without CSU paid plans. It enables you to keep an eye on your usage each month.

Simply download the app, enter your My Account details and you're ready to go! To set up My Account, tap the Register button in the login screen after installing the app or alternatively visit telstra.com/myaccount from a PC.

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View and annotate PDFs
Adobe Reader

Access, manage and share a variety of PDF types including PDF Portfolios, password protected documents, fillable forms and Adobe LiveCycle rights managed PDF. You can sign, complete forms, annotate and comment.

DocuSign

DocuSign is the most widely used eSignature and Digital Transaction Management platform in the world. The app offers unlimited free signing as well as upgrade options.

iAnnotate PDF

Winner of the 2012 Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App.  iAnnotate PDF allows you to read, annotate, and highlight PDF documents, add drawings and handwritten notes, manage your files, and share them via email.

Create and edit documents
Office Suite Pro

OfficeSuite Pro allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the go. You can also open attachments and see PDF files on an Android based phone or tablet with the feature-rich mobile office solution. Also supports ZIP. OfficeSuite Pro includes a File Browser and integration with Cloud service leaders: Box, DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync to give you a multitude of options on how to manage files and attachments.

Documents
to Go Main App

Documents to Go has two versions the main app which is free and only allows you to view and the full version which allows you to create and edit. Purchasing the full version key unlocks the additional functionality. The full version is an all-in-one application with support for viewing, creating and editing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, PDF and other files and attachments. 100% of the original file formatting will be maintained.  It also enables you to view and edit files from your Google Docs account.

Purchase the full version key to unlock the additional functionality

Presentations mobile

Only presentation program for Android that lets you open, edit, and save all your PowerPoint files while preserving all formatting and content. It displays your presentations exactly like they look on your PC, even including sound, animations, and slide transitions.

Notes
Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

New York Times Top 10 Must-Have App, Winner: TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Awards and the Webbys. There is also a premium version available.

Brainstorming
Phat Pad

PhatPad turns your Android into an advanced brainstorming tool. Draw, write and type your ideas then instantly share them via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox or presentation mode.

e-reader
Aldiko Book Reader

The leading eBook application for the Android platform. Pre-installed in 20+ different Smartphones and Tablets. There is also a premium version available.

Differences between the Aldiko Book Reader Premium and the Aldiko Book Reader Free are: the Aldiko Book Reader Premium has highlights, notes and home widget features, gets faster update and does not contain advertisements.

File storage
DropBox

Dropbox can be used to store files and is especially useful if you work cross-platform. Dropbox for Android gives you previews of your documents, photos, and media. You can open your documents in whatever app you have installed that supports that type of media.

NOTE: Dropbox is an external file storage service provided by a third party vendor. CSU is not responsible for any data you choose to store there nor liable for any loss of data stored with Dropbox.

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