The Top Apps for July 2013

July 1, 2013 by Alexander Roth 0

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Photo: iStockphoto

Our top apps for July:

 1. SAP Sales Companion

2. SAPdict by Thorsten Buchinger

3. Send My Location (Android)

4. SecureSafe by DSwiss

5. Clueful Privacy Advisor (Android)

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SAP Sales Companion

This new sales app supports you in all phases of customer meetings. Based on SAP CRM 7.0, it connects directly to all CRM systems powered by SAP HANA for direct use on your iPad. The Sales Companion offers a wide range of functions: It can sort and display detailed customer information, and in the process incorporate social media data just as easily as key performance indicators. It lets you prepare and conduct customer presentations in PDF or Microsoft PowerPoint format. And after your meeting, you can use SAP Sales Companion to create meeting reports or update SAP CRM with additional customer data as needed. Interfaces for group calendars, dates, and tasks, as well as the possibility of working in German and English, round off the many features of this new app.

Platform: iPad

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Next page: SAPdict by Thorsten Buchinger

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SAPdict by Thorsten Buchinger

From “A” for “ABAP” to “Z” for “Z buffer.” The SAPdict app by Thorsten Buchinger translates SAP terminology and phrases from German into English and vice versa. The mobile dictionary contains around 26,000 entries, including abbreviations and standard terms, in both languages. SAPdict helps where no traditional dictionary can, because it deals exclusively with official concepts and terminology used in SAP systems. The search function works in both directions, which means you can enter a term in German or English and all corresponding entries will be displayed automatically. The app costs €0.89 ($0.99) in the iTunes store and is very intuitive – something you’d naturally come to expect from a modern translation app.

Platform: iPhone/iPad

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Next page: Send My Location (Android)

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Send My Location (Android)

This Android app can help you solve a classic meeting problem. You’ve arranged a meeting point, but once you get there you find out the people you are meeting have gone to the wrong place. How do you explain to them where they’re really supposed to be? Send My Location can solve this dilemma. With this app, you can flag your exact position on the integrated Google map using the GPS function and then send a link containing your GPS coordinates via e-mail, social networks, or text message to your meeting partners. The map can be displayed as a street map or a satellite picture. The app is free of charge and boasts excellent reviews in the Google Play store. The only complaint users have about this app is that you can’t access or update your address book directly from the application. An equivalent app for use on the iPad/iPhone would be “Glympse.”

Platform: Android

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Next page: SecureSafe by DSwiss

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SecureSafe by DSwiss

There’s no point trying to ignore it: as the number of apps and cloud services increases, so does our feeling of uncertainty. Where should I save my personal data, and what about my passwords? And most importantly: How? Swiss app provider DSwiss has the answer. Its popular app SecureSafe, available for iOS, Windows Phone 7, and Android devices, offers a unique procedure for saving documents and passwords: data is not saved directly on the device, but instead is sent via SSL and AES-256 encryption to a secure data center in Switzerland. In offline mode, the app allows you to view (but not modify) your data in the app’s file environment (after logging in via password). Every user gets 50 free passwords and up to 10 MB of file space free of charge on a clearly structured interface. Additional file space and further security features are available for purchase or rent.

Platform: iOS/Android

Link (iTunes).

Link (Android).

Next page: Clueful Privacy Advisor (Android)

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Foto: Screenshot

Clueful Privacy Advisor (Android)

We appreciate apps tremendously, but we often don’t know what they are actually getting up to on our devices. Security specialist Bitdefender offers a free app for Android devices called Clueful Privacy Advisor that examines the apps on your mobile device to determine the extent to which they use, and possibly abuse, your personal information without your knowledge. When you first start the Clueful Privacy Advisor, it categorizes and lists all the apps installed on your device into three risk levels: low, moderate, or high. Additional sort filters check whether any apps are causing unwanted costs. These filters check for hidden background access to your location, calendar, messages, and contact information, as well as for possible unencrypted sending of data. You can then immediately deinstall any abusive apps directly from the system.

Platform: Android

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