It sure seems so. The latest Android apps give knowledge workers the ability to connect and interface with information anytime, anywhere, like never before. With the right apps on your smartphone, you can collaborate with colleagues, view and update files, track your projects and all sorts of other neat tricks.
To help you get started, here's a list of 35 of the best Android apps to help knowledge workers get the most out of the power at their fingertips.
Thinking Space is a mind mapping application that allows you to visualize, structure and classify ideas. You can create nodes, add notes to them and arrange them, all with a UI that makes it a snap to work with. The maps you create with this app are also compatible with PC-based Xmind and Freemind. Free.
This app replaces your traditional home screen with one that shows summary information for SMS, Gmail, phone calls, Calendar, Google Reader, Stocks and Twitter, making seeing all your important information at once a snap. Free and paid. The paid version removes ads. $6.99.
This app allows you to log, index and search all manner of information, from notes to audio to photos. For instance, you can take a photo of a white board and Evernote will recognize the text in the photo, index it and then allow you to find it later by entering a search term from the information on the white board. It even synchs with the Web. Free.
ActionComplete is a robust task manager. It is built around projects you create, which are made up of individual actions that serve as milestones in the project. The app is based on the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology created by David Allen in his book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Free.
This RSS reader is built around its integration with Google Reader. It gives you offline access to your Google Reader articles and podcasts, and it provides notification for new articles. It also integrates with Instapaper. Free.
With this app, you can explore and manage the files on any Bluetooth-enabled device, receive files and send contacts. It's built on FTP and Object Push Profile (OPP). Free.
This app puts Office productivity applications in the palm of your hand. It allows you to view, edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, as well as Adobe PDF files. You can even use the full suite of formatting options. Free and paid. The free version only gives you the ability to view documents, while the paid version unlocks all the features. $14.99.
MangoSpring Mobile is a personal, team and company collaboration tool that allows you to share and update documents on the go. Free.
Root Explorer is a file manager with root access to Android's file system, including the data folder. Paid: $3.95.
The app adds just about every calculator function you can think of to your Android phone, allowing you to put your scientific calculator in the drawer forever. Free.
This handy app lets you track all your packages in one place. Carriers supported include: Apple, Fedex, UPS, UPS Mail Innovations, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, Amazon.de, DHL Express National (Germany), DHL (Germany), DPD Standard (Germany), GLS (Germany), Hermes, TNT, TNT International (Netherlands), TNT National (Netherlands), OnTrac Shipping, LaserShip, Posten (Norway), Post (Austria), Post (Switzerland), Posten (Sweden), USPS, DHL (USA), DHL Express (GB), Home Delivery Network (GB), Japan Post Int. Mail, CNE Express, Royal Mail, Spee-Dee Delivery (USA), Parcelforce. Free.
12) LogMeIn Ignition
This app lets you securely access your computersWindows or Macand all the files on them remotely from your phone. Never leave anything behind again. Paid: $29.99.
13) Time Recording
Time Recording is an app that lets you manage your time sheet, including options like tasks, target time, hourly rate, paid overtime and multiple data/time formats. It also supports CSV export. Free.