Specialty Android apps for business users

An Android smartphone can do a lot more than play games and surf the Web. InfoWorld presents the apps that serious Fandroids should know about

Consistently named one of the best apps for Android, Edward Kim's $4 Car Locator provides a simple way to save your car's location and navigate back to it later.

RideCharge's free Taxi Magic app helps you find a nearby cab, book a ride, and track your cab's location. It works all throughout the United States.

If your travels take you to a foreign land, Google's free Google Translate app could come in incredibly handy. The program provides instant translations between more than 50 languages and offers voice-based input. Capice?

Business miscellany Marc Stogalitis and Mimi Sun's free Gmote lets you use your Android smartphone as a remote control for your PC-based PowerPoint presentations.

For complex business calculations, try Edward Falk's $5 RpnCalc Financial calculator.

Make your smartphone especially intelligent with Probeez's $4 Setting Profiles. The app lets you set custom profiles for your device that can be activated based on your location, the time of day, proximity to events on your calendar, and a slew of other conditions. The profiles can completely control your smartphone's behavior, changing everything from ringer sound and volume to Wi-Fi settings, screen brightness, and even your wallpaper.

Track all of your shipments with Timo Berhmann's free Parcels app. The program supports FedEx, UPS, U.S. Postal Service, DHL, and other mailing services. It can track continuously in the background with the option to activate notifications whenever a package's status changes.

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