In Pictures: Top 25 iPhone and iPad apps for business

Apple's iPhone and iPad may have been built for consumers, but the folks in Cupertino correctly guessed that what's good for consumers is good for businesses. The only stumbling block may be the growing volume of apps available: more 140,000 natively for the iPad and over 500,000 that work on the iPhone and iPad. Here are 25 go-to iOS apps for business users, from travel planning to document editing using Microsoft Office tools to time tracking to getting a good night's sleep.

Dragon Dictation Free. Current version average rating: 4 stars Designed for iPhone, iPad

Dragon Dictation

Not all of us have Siri standing by to type up our text messages and emails (and sass us in the process). Thankfully, we have Dragon Dictation. The app does a remarkable job of understanding what you say (if you aren't in a loud environment) and accurately transcribing it into text. From there, you can send the text as an email, copy and paste it into a document, or post it on Facebook or Twitter. You can give it some formatting commands as well. Saying "new paragraph," for instance, will continue the transcription in a new paragraph. Too bad you can't give it system-wide commands, however, such as "Send an email to Dan." For that, the Siri-less need Vlingo.

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