Top 10 BlackBerry PlayBook business apps

We take a look at the best 10 business and productivity applications for RIM’s debut QNX-powered BlackBerry PlayBook ahead of its UK launch

Poynt is the perfect application for anyone that does a lot of business travelling. The application uses your GPS position to relay information about surrounding businesses, restaurants, museums, take-aways, galleries, pubs and so on.

If you travel for work a lot and often find yourself in an unfamiliar city, Poynt is a great app to have at your disposal. Not only will it tell you what the best authentic paella eatery is based on your current location, but it also does so in a very intuitive way.

SAP Business Intelligence Apps

SAP has confirmed that it will be releasing a whole host of business intelligence apps in the coming months aimed squarely at enterprise tablet users including the BlackBerry PlayBook.

The releases will to be delivered via its recently acquired enterprise mobility technology, which, according to SAP, allows it to deliver business intelligence solutions to users on any platform.

There are no specific details regarding any of these applications just yet, but SAP has confirmed that it is committed to making its business intelligence software available on all platforms.

TaskMemo

Using your calendar to organise your day-to-day business is all well and good, but sometimes it's better to have a bespoke option at hand. This is where TaskMemo comes into play, giving you the ability to store thousands of tasks, dates, meetings, notes and reminders in one easy to access place.

The application will also keep you posted on deadlines, meetings and up-and-coming events.

There are 22 standard categories, ranging from meeting dates to deadlines, and you can also implement your own if it's not catered for within the presets. This app is designed to be used by serious professionals that plan their work lives out well into the coming weeks and months.

As you complete tasks you get a percentage completion notification telling you how far through your agenda you are, which is always handy especially if you work on large projects with specific deadlines.

Overall, TaskMemo is a cost effective solution that'll help you to organise and keep track of your business commitments. It also looks extremely professional and has a multitude of themes to choose from, meaning you can personalise the way the app looks too.

TimeZones

Frequent travel is commonplace in many professional roles. But operating across a variety of times can be both confusing and disorientating. This shouldn't be a problem with TimeZones, as the app allows you view up to eight world clocks at once.

Each clock can be custom labelled, so you can assign different ones to different businesses and people so you'll never be caught out making a 5am phone call again.

Granted, it's not a cure for jet-lag but it's certainly a handy tool to have at your disposal to ensure meetings, deadlines and phone calls are made at the correct times when you're operating in a different time zone.

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