Best apps for Android and iPhone – 2

The best apps for Android and iPhone for improving efficiency at work and home have been published by industry site Venture Beat. Part two of this blog looks at the final five.

Best apps for Android and iPhone – 1Password and LastPass ($7.99 – iOS, Free – Android)
1Password and LastPass are two competing services that remember all your passwords for you across all your computing devices. With a special browser extension, you just have to remember one “master password” and the apps will do the rest, helping you fill in your login and password details. It’s a hassle-free way to keep all of your passwords safe and secure.

Best apps for Android and iPhone – Venmo (Free – iOS and Android)
Venmo lets you pay your friends using your smartphone. It’s a great tool to have if you need to split a check or you just owe someone money. The app connects to your bank account, and the Venmo’s secure 256-bit encryption and Verisign certification means you don’t have to worry about your money getting lost in transaction.

Best apps for Android and iPhone – Yahoo Weather (Free – iOS and Android)
Yahoo Weather is an award-winning weather app that is elegant, informative, and plenty useful. The app is packed with gestures, and displays photos that match your location, time of day, and current weather conditions.

Best apps for Android and iPhone – Square (Free – iOS and Android)
Square is the best way to accept credit-card payments on the go through your smartphone or tablet, using a small square reader that plugs into your device’s headphone port. It’s a great option for small businesses that don’t want to work directly with credit-card companies, and the service charges you 2.75% to process transactions for Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover. The best part is that you can sign up free and Square will send you one of its credit-card readers at no charge.

Best apps for Android and iPhone – Skype (Free – iOS and Android)
Skype is still the best way to video-message people, and voice calls and video calls to other Skype users are free. And since Skype works on multiple platforms, it’s an easy way to IM or video conference without having to worry about what device everyone is using.

Part one of this blog, which features five other great apps for work and home, can be found by clicking here.

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