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.

Xmarks Free. Current version average rating: 2.5 stars Designed for iPhone

Xmarks

On my iMac and MacBook Air, I alternate between the Chrome and Firefox browsers. When on my iPad or iPhone, I use the default Safari browser. You might assume keeping bookmarks in sync across all these browsers and devices is a nightmare. It isn’t, and that's because of Xmarks. All my bookmarks are stored automatically on Xmarks’ servers and synced across the browsers on my Macs. The Xmarks app gives me access to all my bookmarks when I’m using my iPad or iPhone, too. I click a bookmark in the Xmarks app; it previews the web page; and I can choose to open it in Safari. Though the iOS app is free, it only works for those who pay $12 annually for the Xmarks.

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  • shenoi.victor

    My favourite is Replicon which helps to track time more wisely. We can export our tasks and time data, sort by clients, staff or projects, and keep track of everything in the interface. The app also features reporting so we can compare tasks, projects, months or time spent at the click of a button.

    Using my iphone, I make instant payments with this application. As it takes only a matter of seconds to pay my vendors, I have a portfolio of happy vendors who look forward to doing business with me in the future.

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