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.

WebEx for iPad Free. Current version average rating: 3.5 stars Designed for iPad

WebEx for iPad

WebEx for iPad is like FaceTime or Skype, only it's geared toward business video chat within a group. On your iPad screen, you can see multiple participants and they can see you (as long as you have an iPad 2). Whenever someone speaks, their video window dominates the screen. You can also view what's been shared from a participant's computer screen, control the audio, and send messages to the group or to one individual. As with WebEx in a desktop web browser, you don’t need to have a WebEx account to join a conference. But a heads up: You'll need a Wi-Fi connection for video chat.

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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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