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Mobile Gateway: Productivity Apps

Information about Mobile Access Databases at the CMCC Library

Word Processing and Spreadsheets

  • Numbers ($)
    Easy-to-create spreadsheets, tables, and templates. Mac’s version of Excel as part of iWork. Excellent value for price. Works with Quick Office, Evernote, GoodReader, DropBox, iCloud, email and many more.
  • Pages ($)
    Easy-to-create documents, resumes, lists, letters with templates. Mac’s version of Word as part of iWork. Excellent value for price. Works with Quick Office, Evernote, GoodReader, DropBox, iCloud, email and many more.
  • Quickoffice  Pro HD ($)
    It is one of the more expensive apps in productivity but it has all the crucial features from MS Office. It has basic documentation, charts, spreadsheets, and presentations with the compatibility of cloud services such as Google Docs, Evernote, Dropbox, MobileMe and more.

Productivity Apps



Access your Microsoft Office documents via Dropbox.  Free app for cloud storage and file browsing. Apple and Android versions.
Dropbox logo Dropbox Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically. It provides up to 2Gb of storage for free and up to 100Gb for paid accounts. Apple, Android and Blackberry versions. Free.
ToDo logo Todo 7 ToDo for iPhone and iPad makes it easy to keep your lists in sync between your mobile devices and computers. $
1Password logo 1Password Password manager for generating secure passwords and storing all you passwords securely. Synchronizes your computers and mobile devices For Mac, iPad, iPhone, Windows, and Android. $
LogMeIn logo LogMein Ignition Remotely access your Mac or Windows computers from anywhere. Control your desktop, move the mouse, zoom in and out via pinch-zoom. Universal app. $
iThoughts Logo iThoughts iThoughtsHD brings mind mapping to the iPad. Based on the iThoughts for iPhone, iThoughtsHD has been designed specifically for the iPad. $
Duo Browser logo

Duo Browser (iPad) In landscape or portrait mode, this free app enables you to work with two screens open simultaneously. Free.

Skyfire logo

Skyfire Browser Smart browser that lets you view Flash video on your iPhone, iPad or Android. Skyfire for iPad includes Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Google Reader,Instapaper, and Pinboard. $ 

Sugarsync logo

SugarSync Alternative to Dropbox...for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android and Blackberry. Share files and photos between your computer and mobile devices. Free.

TeamViewer HD for Remote Control


With this app, you can remotely access another computer from anywhere.  For Android, iPad and IPhone.  Copy files from your home computer to your iPad and vice versa.  Version available for online meetings.  Free and $ versions.

*This page includes shared content from Apps4Academics research guide, courtesy of Nicole Hennig and Remlee Green, MIT Libraries.