The Android phone and Android operating system has become more and more popular in the smart phone market and it is no surprise that the general public use the computer like features of their Android phone to the best of their advantage. Of course you can check your Facebook or just browse the Internet, you can even download music at your convenience, but what about those of us who are more business minded or virtually live off our Android phone for business purposes?
The days of dragging around your laptop in case you need to view your business documents are over. Suppose you are in a meeting with your superiors, and they happen to request several specific figures from your latest profit and loss statement. Instead of traveling back to the office because you forgot your laptop, or making an annoying and quite frankly rude phone call to your secretary or other assistant to exchange numbers back and forth, you can use your Android phone to view your latest office documents and avoid the embarrassment of not being totally prepared.
Some Android phones have the “Quickoffice” application preinstalled, however if it is not in your application library simply go to the marketplace and search for “Quickoffice” then proceed to download, and install the application to your Android phone. This application delivers the ability to open all types of office documents from Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
Upon opening the Quickoffice application, the application will scan your entire Micro SD card and will populate a list of all word and excel documents available on your phone. Simply choose which document you would like to view and presto, on your screen is a read only version of your latest meeting minutes, or profit and loss statement
Now you know how to view your important business documents on your Android phone, but you need to know how to get your business documents on your Android phone before the application will be useful.
You have several options; the first option being to connect your Android phone to your computer via you USB cord and select connect as storage device. There is however a second option that is available to the more technologically advance user. All Android phones have built in wireless adapters that allow you to connect to any wireless network. Assuming your office has wireless networking you can connect to your wireless network and use a free application called “Estrong file explorer” to view and move not only folders and files on your Android phone, but also files shared on other local machines on your office network. Simply use the application to locate your business documents on the network and quickly copy them over to your Android phone.