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Apps that enhance your BYOD program

Apps to help take the pain out of bring-your-own-device schemes

Whether your businesses is considering implementing a BYOD program, or you already have one in place, here are five apps that could make the difference in how your business monitors employees and increases efficiency, and how it interacts with employees.

Mobile Device Management

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Airwatch lets companies to take control of their BYOD program; customising the experience for both the company and the end-user.

A business can allow employees to use their own device while still monitoring activity and downloads of certain apps. Access can be granted or denied depending on their employee status.

If file sharing is an essential part of the job, you won’t have to worry about access once the employee is gone. Information and important documents can be easily wiped from their device.

Cost: As little as $3.25/device/month
Compatible with: Android, iOS, Blackberry, Symbian, Windows

Work vs. Personal

Divide lets the user separate their work life from their personal life. It eliminates the need for businesses to provide a separate device to employees. With this app, you can have all the apps needed for work enclosed in one place on your mobile device. It makes it easy for you to switch from a personal task to a work-related task in no time.

Cost: Free basic service, enterprise service is $5/device/month
Compatible with: iOS, Android

Productivity

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Wunderlist is the perfect app to communicate with colleagues and get things done and on time. This app allows users to create “lists” and invite other users. For example if you oversee several employees, you can create “to-do” lists for each user; include a due date, notes, and reminders to ensure those tasks get completed.

Cost: Free!
Compatible with: iOS, Android, Windows

Time Management

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Labor Sync is a great app for any business that requires its employees to leave the office or track their time spent on a specific project. With this app, a user can login and begin tracking their time. What’s better, the GPS location of where you logged in from is automatically stored. This ensures that an employee is where they say they are when clocking in. It also simplifies payroll because there is no need to calculate paper timesheets; a detailed report can also be exported.

Cost: $10/employee/month
Compatible with: iOS, Android

Remote Access

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LogMeIn is the perfect app to increase efficiency. This app allows employees to access their computers remotely via their smartphone or tablet. This can really come in handy when we think of sick days, personal commitments, and travel. With LogMeIn, you can complete tasks from anywhere in the world the same as you would if you were in your office facing your computer screen.

The ability to transfer files eliminates the need to run back to your home or office for that important document you forgot.

Cost: Free!
Compatible with: iOS, Android, Macs, Windows.

Charles Trentham is diehard tech blogger who loves to write about software, technology, and future science. Recently he's begun tackling topics related to antivirus and Trend Micro in order to feed his tech habits. He enjoys spending time with his family and Kelpie named Elaine.

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Alex

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