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.

iFax Pro Free. Current version average rating: 3.5 stars Designed for iPhone, iPad

iFax Pro

Fax machines are so 1996. But there are times when someone insists that you fax them a document—while you're on the road. In that situation, iFax Pro will spare you mucho aggravation. The app lets you snap a photo of a document (or anything else for that matter) and fax it directly from your iPhone or iPad. The app integrates with Dropbox, so you can add docs from your Dropbox folder to a fax. You pay $1 to send a fax with up to five pages; $2 for a fax with 10 pages, and so on. As for receiving faxes, you'll need to spend $13 per month or more for a local fax number.

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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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