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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Apps like Apple's Pages word processor make it easier to leave the laptop behind. Those who live in Microsoft Word (and who doesn’t?) will have a little learning curve. But once you get past it, Pages' templates let you easily create both straightforward text files and attractive graphic documents. Pages files can be exported to Word and PDF, though you might lose some font or other formatting. You can easily email your files or share them on Apple's site. You'll get some desktop word processor features such as Word Count and Find and Replace, but others—such as Track Changes—are MIA. Apple's iCloud service does a nice job syncing docs between iOS devices, too.

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