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.

Wi-Fi Finder Free. Current version average rating: 4 stars Designed for iPhone, iPad

Wi-Fi Finder

Sure, it's super easy to find a WiFi hot spot on your iPhone or iPad. But what happens when you’re traveling internationally and don’'t want to use a costly cellular connection to locate a nearby hot spot? That’s when JiWire’s little app comes in handy. The app features an offline mode. Download its database before you leave the U.S. to locate hot spots abroad, without eating into your cellular data plan. You can filter free and paid hotspot results by location type (such as café or store) and provider (such as Surf & Sip or T-Mobile). Tap on a hotspot location to bookmark it or get directions.

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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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