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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Numbers $10. Current version average rating: 3.5 stars Designed for iPhone, iPad


Don’t be fooled: Numbers isn't just a spreadsheet program. It’s also a great list-making app, among other things, especially on the iPad. For instance, before traveling, I use Numbers' Travel Planner template to combine my travel itinerary, packing list, airline and hotel reward program account numbers, and activity list within one visually pleasing, multi-tabbed spreadsheet. The document syncs to my iPhone, too—so those hotel loyalty program account numbers are handy when I’m at the registration desk. The app also has templates for a mortgage calculator, loan comparison, expense reports, budgets, personal savings and more. You can import and export to Excel, of course. But after using Numbers for a while, you may not want to.

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