18 Smartphone Apps Companies Love

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As more employees bring their devices to work, IT departments need to make sure no sensitive data gets stored on them, and then winds up lost or stolen.

So they use a type of software called mobile device management (MDM). One thing MDM software can do is to ban certain apps from being installed on a device (called blacklisting).

But it can also explicitly allow certain apps (called whitelisting).

MDM vendor Fiberlink recently looked at the 2 million+ devices that use its software to see which apps companies loved the most through whitelisting.  (It also found the 15 apps that companies hate the most).

Top 10 Whitelisted Apps: iOS Devices

iBooks — buy and read books

Adobe Reader — read PDF files

Google — search engine

Citrix Receiver — allows remote access to a company's network

Numbers — a spreadsheet app for iOS

Dropbox — cloud storage and file sharing

Pages — a word processor for iOS

itunes U — access to complete courses from universities

Keynote — presentation software for iOS

WebEx — online meetings

 

Top Whitelisted Apps: Android Devices

NITDroid — Turns the Nokia N900 into an Android phone

Adobe Reader — read PDF files

Lookout — a smartphone security app

Google — search engine

Skype — chat and videoconferencing

Citrix Receiver — allows remote access to a company's network

Android Translator — translates languages

Antivirus — a security app

ZXing — a barcode app

Google Maps — maps



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