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.

CardMunch Free. Current version average rating: 4 stars Designed for iPhone

CardMunch

Remember the Palm Pilot? With a few taps, you could beam your business card from your Palm to someone else’s. Beautiful. Though Palm is long gone, there are plenty of tools for entering business card info into your contact database, and CardMunch is probably the easiest. Take a photo of the business card with your iPhone or iPad, upload it, and before you know it, the card has been transcribed (by humans, supposedly) and downloaded back to CardMunch. From there, you can add the info to your iPhone contacts, email the person, or connect with them on LinkedIn. Speaking of LinkedIn, the social network for professionals now owns CardMunch.

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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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