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10 iOS, Android Apps To Drive Team Collaboration

As more people are working away from the office, convenient ways to collaborate are getting more crucial. Here are 10 apps for your iPhone, iPad, or Android device that can help your team work together, no matter where you are.
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As workplaces are increasingly becoming distributed, sometimes globally, a growing number of employees are relying on digital communication tools to stay connected with their teams. It doesn't look like the trend is slowing down.

It's more than likely you'll encounter a situation when you'll have to chat with your colleagues digitally rather than in person. Even groups that normally meet in person will occasionally have a member travel for business.

Sometimes the need for robust digital communication tools is more permanent, rather than a temporary solution to accommodate traveling workers. Many teams collaborate from offices across the country or around the world, and they rely on digital tools to share ideas, manage projects, and drive their businesses forward.

[Read: The 9 factors leading up to Microsoft's mobile mayhem.]

Whether it's a short-term solution or a daily productivity need, digital collaboration tools have become core applications for modern companies. While many workers rely on Web and desktop tools to stay connected, more have begun to use mobile apps as the workforce becomes increasingly mobile.

Fortunately, the Apple App Store and Google Play offer several nifty tools to help your team share ideas, files, and projects from wherever you choose to work. With these apps, employees no longer need to be in the same office in order to be productive.

Here, we put the spotlight on 10 mobile apps designed to keep teams connected and help them work more efficiently and effectively. Does your business use one of these mobile apps? Are there any tools missing from this list?

Kelly Sheridan is the Staff Editor at Dark Reading, where she focuses on cybersecurity news and analysis. She is a business technology journalist who previously reported for InformationWeek, where she covered Microsoft, and Insurance & Technology, where she covered financial ... View Full Bio

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5/6/2016 | 10:28:03 PM
Great list! One more to consider
There are tons of tools out there for distributed teams. I've tried a bunch of these at different companies, and what we use now is Samepage. It has chat, file sharing, and task management all in one. The app is cross platform, and you can do everything from your mobile device on iOS and Android and everything is synced to the web app and desktop apps. 
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