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.

Weather+ $1. Current version average rating: 4 stars Designed for iPhone, iPad

Weather+

Before you hit the road (or get out of bed, for that matter), check out Weather+. It's not only one of the most attractive weather apps, it’s one of the most informative, too. The animated landscapes in each screen are cool, though they'd be even cooler if they were actually related to current weather conditions. Along with current temps and sun/rain conditions, Weather+ tells you the humidity, precipitation, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, visibility, and cloud cover percentage. Plus, you get detailed five-day forecasts and a big retro clock. You can customize the layout, dim the foreground and background, and choose how frequently to refresh the weather data.

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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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