$10. Current version average rating: 3.5 stars Designed for iPhone, iPad
Apps like Apple's Pages word processor make it easier to leave the laptop behind. Those who live in Microsoft Word (and who doesn’t?) will have a little learning curve. But once you get past it, Pages' templates let you easily create both straightforward text files and attractive graphic documents. Pages files can be exported to Word and PDF, though you might lose some font or other formatting. You can easily email your files or share them on Apple's iWork.com site. You'll get some desktop word processor features such as Word Count and Find and Replace, but others—such as Track Changes—are MIA. Apple's iCloud service does a nice job syncing docs between iOS devices, too.