Here we are with a year-end review! 2012 has been a great year for BlackBerry apps and, by the sounds of it, 2013 will likely surpass it in the quantity and quality of apps released. Continue checking back to BB10Apps.com to help you sort through all the new games, productivity, lifestyle and entertainment apps making their way onto BlackBerry 10.
While the BlackBerry PlayBook has some amazing games available for our enjoyment, many being released this past year, BlackBerry products are still ultimately synonymous with productivity and business. With the launch of the PlayBook in 2011, a whole slew of useful productivity apps appeared in App World. Most PlayBook users can’t live without Files and Folders, Blaq, Conqu, GeeReader, Evernote and Box. These productivity apps have helped us all stay on top of our business and personal lives this past year. While 2012 may have not lived up to our hopes in the productivity apps category, (seriously why are we still without an awesome PDF annotator?!) BB10Apps has, nevertheless, compiled a list of the best productivity apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook released in 2012. Here’s to hoping 2013 will bring us more essential apps to keep us productive all year long.
To be included in this list of best PlayBook apps, the app must have debuted in 2012.
Best PlayBook Apps Released in 2012: Productivity Apps
Splashtop Remote Desktop HD by Splashtop Inc.
Splashtop was a much-anticipated release in 2012. Splashtop lets you have remote access to your personal computer. With Splashtop you can launch any program that’s on your PC such as your Microsoft Office suite, Web Browser, Keynote, iPhoto or anything that you might have on your Mac or Windows PC. You can also play videos and audio through your media players. This app is by far the best of its kind for the PlayBook. It runs smoothly, is super simple to set up and is quite intuitive to use. With Splashtop you could truly have everything at your finger tips.
ReadOnTouch PRO by Sven Ziegler
ReadOnTouch Pro allows you to save content from the internet for later viewing on the PlayBook. This PlayBook app is amazing for your productivity as it allows you to control where and when you digest content from the internet. So, if you are trying to stay focused on a task and notice a link to an interesting article, you can save that article for later viewing so that you can remain on task. It can also be used to keep your commute productive as you will have access to saved articles despite the lack of internet connection. Additionally, your saved articles are presented without all the distractions of the internet such as pop-ups, ads and more attention-grabbing links so that you get what you need: the content. This PlayBook app is all about functionality; its design is simple and its easy-to-use. ReadOnTouch is one of the best PlayBook apps from 2012 because it has truly increased PlayBook users’ productivity by helping us maintain focus, reducing distractions and enhancing the PlayBook’s ability to provide important content on the go.
ProInsights by XLabz Technologies
In 2012, ProInsights revamped and jazzed up the way you use LinkedIn. ProInsights analyzes your LinkedIn account and then presents you with insights into your professional network through the use of stunning visuals. Through its analysis, ProInsights helps you to tap into information about your network that you didn’t really know or have a method for extracting. The insights it discovers about your professional network are then presented using clean and visually appealing infographics (who doesn’t love infographics?!) so that you can easily come to gain a deeper understanding of how you are connected to other professionals and businesses. It’s a great tool to quickly find key connections to enhance your professional pursuits. This PlayBook app is beautifully designed and was a great business tool to use in 2012.
Antair Notes by Antair
Antair Notes is a simple note taking app released for the PlayBook in 2012. The app allows you to create notes, search keywords, and spell check. What makes this app so functional is the email feature; you can turn your note into an email with the click of one button. That’s efficiency! This app runs smoothly and is so intuitive to use. No, its not Evernote (2011!) but it is the absolute best app if you need notepad capabilities on your PlayBook.
Meeting Minutes Pro by Sriman Apps
Meeting Minutes Pro is a tool for recording, tracking, and organizing your meetings. With this app you create meeting documents that include information on the topic, attendees, discussions and assignments related to that meeting. This information can then be exported into a variety of document types that layout all of the meeting’s information. This app has a simple user interface yet manages to provide rich functionality and features. Stop having meeting minutes that vary in content and delivery depending on whose taking them and instead, use Meeting Minutes Pro as your one-stop shop for documenting everything to do with your business meetings. It creates consistency, clarity and enhances communication for your business. Meeting Minutes Pro is a great productivity app to enhance your business in 2013.
What did you think of our best PlayBook apps? What were your top productivity apps released in 2012? Hit the comments below and let us know.
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