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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CloudOn Free. Current version average rating: 4 stars Designed for iPad


CloudOn will be catnip for business execs on the go. It provides a free, cloud-based version of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on your iPad. With CloudOn and a free Dropbox account, you can create and edit files native to all three Office applications. It's as if your desktop apps have magically appeared on your iPad. Once you’ve finished your edits, the file is automatically synced with your computer’s Dropbox folder. In addition, CloudOn adds useful keys to the tablet’s virtual keyboard such as Esc, Del, Ctrl, Alt and all 12 function keys. Downsides: Because it's cloud-based, you must be online to work with your files, and rumors are the app may soon have tiered pricing.

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