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Highly Efficient Windows Phone 8 Free Apps For Entrepreneurs And Small Business Owners


Whether you are the owner of a small or large enterprise or work for a company — a start-up player or C-Level officer, there’s no doubt tablets and smartphones play a big part of our daily lives. It holds almost everything you need to operate your business when you’re away from the office.

Do you have a Windows based tablet or smartphone? If the answer is “yes,” now what applications are out there on the market that can make your Work/life more harmonious?

Regardless of what line of business you’re in, taking notes, sharing documents, and keeping a tab on social networks are an absolute necessity. The good news?  There are apps for all of that.

A few notable gems: Here I’ve listed best free Windows Phone 8 applications that will help entrepreneurs and small business owners to get the most out of their Windows Phone device. If you don’t already have them, you need to get them today.

Network Utilities – This small app performs Ping, traceroute  (width localize IP) and TCP port check, Convert IP to HOST, HOST to IP, Checking WHOIS and DNS records, Get and localize Phone IP address, 3 network calculators: Subnets, CIDR and Wilcard and IP address geolocation.

AzureAppSpy – AzureAppSpy is also the simplest way to enable Windows Azure Diagnostics (WAD). I.e. you don’t need to study WAD, you just have to enable Diagnostics and run AzureAppSpy. AzureAppSpy will do the rest: Display performance counters data as daily charts; alert you about errors in event logs; list your active deployments, Track progress of deployment to Azure, Check your Cloud application health.

Zendesk – Zendesk is a leading provider of proven cloud-based help desk software. Zendesk for Windows Phone provides the following capabilities: Access all your support ticket views, View and update comments, CCs, tags, and ticket fields, Apply predefined responses, or macros, to tickets with frequently asked questions, View all support ticket events and notifications, Pin ticket views and specific tickets to the start screen as Live Tiles for easy access, Easily bookmark a ticket for future reference, Search support tickets, Upload and view attachments on tickets and Take a photo and attach it to a ticket.


Linux Cheatsheet – This app is designed to help admins find the proper syntax for Linux commands that they recall but aren’t sure about the syntax. The app also includes an explanation of commands that users might not be familiar with.

ConString –  Provides a list of connection strings for SQL Server, Access, Oracle, DB2, Firebird, SQLite, MySql.

Code Search – Code Search enables you to access your source code very simply while you are on the go. Viewing the files includes syntax highlighting, string search and “go to a line number”. The syntax highlighting supports the following language file extensions: bsh, c, cc, cpp, h, cs, csh, cyc, cv, htm, html, java, js, m, mxml, perl, pl, pm, py, rb, sh, xhtml, xml, xsl. You can also view images from your computer: png, jpg, gif.

TeamViewer – TeamViewer allows users to remotely control Mac, Windows and Linux machines from Windows phones. The app includes a contacts list to show whether the computers are online. It employs AES 256-bit session encryption as well as 1024-bit RSA key encryption.


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Please share your favorite Windows Phone 8 Apps!

Megan Batchelor

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Executive features editor at CEOWORLD Magazine
Executive features editor at The CEOWORLD magazine and lover of reality TV.I eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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