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Best iPad apps for business

We take a look at the top Apple iPad apps for business users

  • Numbers

    Price: $12.99

    The popular Numbers spreadsheet has been overhauled especially for the iPad. Users can create and export Microsoft Excel files along with Numbers files.
  • DropBox

    Price: Free

    Have you ever wanted to show a client a presentation but don't have it on hand in your e-mail or on a USB drive? Dropbox lets you store your files using its online service. A 2GB account is free, and you can upgrade to a 100GB account for a yearly subscription fee.
  • Keynote

    Price: $12.99

    Like Numbers, Keynote has been revamped for the iPad's larger screen. Users can quickly create presentations while on the go, and they can be exported to the standard Microsoft PowerPoint format.
  • iBooks

    Price: Free

    The iPad is a powerful competitor to the Amazon Kindle in the eReader market, and Australians have finally got access to non-free books.
  • my Tax

    Price: $7.99

    Developed by an accountant, my Tax is an app that helps you work out your taxes. You can use it for both personal tax reasons or for your small business.
  • Documents To Go Premium - Office Suite

    Price: $19.99

    One of the best and most popular word processing apps for the iPad. Documents To Go allows you to create, view and edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. You can even sync your Dropbox and Google Docs accounts.
  • Splashtop Remote Desktop

    Price: $2.49

    Splashtop Remote Desktop enables you to view your Windows PC right on your iPad. You can even watch Flash-based videos.
  • SoundNote

    Price: $5.99

    SoundNote is a great tool for lectures, meetings and interviews. The app tracks what you type and also records the audio at the same time. You can sift through hours of notes and audio just by searching for a particular word.
  • Calculator HD for iPad

    Price: $0.99

    Although we are perplexed as to why a calculator app was not bundled with the iPad, Calculator HD is certainly the best in the app store. A cool feature is Note Calculator, which has a sheet of paper next to your calculator to jot down notes.
  • GoodReader for iPad

    Price: $2.49

    GoodReader is a useful tool if you constantly use PDFs. You can scribble, write and mark on your PDF document by drawing on the iPad's screen.
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