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.

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


There's no reason why you shouldn't have a free Dropbox account and plenty of reasons why you should. The service (you get 2GB of storage for free) makes it easy to have your most important computer files available on your iPhone or iPad via the Dropbox app or from another computer. The Dropbox app lets you view and share those files and open them in other iOS apps. For instance, when stuck in a long checkout line during the holidays, I finished editing an article on my iPhone by grabbing the file out of Dropbox and working on it in Apple's Pages app. One quibble: I wished the Dropbox app sorted files by date.

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