TOOLS & PRODUCTIVITY
These useful apps will help enhance your productivity, letting you get more out of your workday.
As the cloud storage service formerly known as SkyDrive, the all-new OneDrive aims to be the one place for everything in your life. In this case, everything refers to photos, videos, documents and other files; basically everything you can create and share from and to your smartphone, tablet, desktop computer and laptop. New users get 7GB of storage, with an extra 3GB bonus if you enable the camera backup feature on your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone-powered smartphone. Pro tip: Pin OneDrive folders to your start screen for easy access.
This app comes pre-loaded on every Windows Phone 8 device out there, including Nokia Lumia smartphones. Unlike some other office apps that provide read-only capability, Office Mobile lets you both read and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations. OneDrive integration lets you easily access documents from anywhere. Pro tip: Use the Tap + Send feature on your Nokia Lumia smartphone to share documents with other NFC-capable devices.
For the busy businessperson looking to expand his or her network, managing the stacks of business cards that accumulates can be a messy task. This is where the CamScanner app comes into play. You can easily snap a picture of a business card, which are then straightened, cropped, enhanced and converted to PDF files by CamSCanner. The PDF files are searchable, and can be uploaded to OneDrive with ease. Bonus: CamScanner also works to scan and store items such as bills, invoices, contracts and more.
Take personal navigation on your Nokia Lumia device to the next level with Waze, powered by the driver community all around you. Drive around with Waze open to contribute and view real-time traffic data. You can report accidents, hazards and other events, while getting alerts along your route so you can find a more efficient path to your destination. The live maps are constantly edited and updated by the Waze community map editors, so everyone’s daily commute is improved regularly.