Don't-Miss Business Mobility Stories

Numbers for iPad and iPhone

Depending on the complexity of your spreadsheet needs, Numbers' newfound compatibility with the iPhone and iPod touch may fit the bill, though it's a bit of a tight fit on those devices' smaller screens. Still, the other features in Numbers make the app worth considering if you want to work with spreadsheets on the go.

Pages for iPad and iPhone

The latest mobile version of Pages, which now runs on the iPhone and iPod touch in addition to the iPad, is an amazing word processing and page layout application made more amazing when you realize that all of this power is packed into a device that can fit inside your pocket. But it needs true file syncing to be truly great.

Keynote for iPad and iPhone

The mobile version of Apple's presentation app continues to improve on the iPad, but you'll struggle to use it on the iPhone's smaller screen.

iSSH for iPhone and iPad

Not every iOS user needs an SSH app, but those who do will appreciate this indispensable utility for iOS device-toting system administrators.

App Guide: Business news apps

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Looking to keep tabs on the latest data coming out of the world of finance? These apps go beyond the limited data you'll find in the built-in iOS Stocks app.

Save2PDF for iPhone and iPad

This PDF creation app fills a unique need on the iOS platform and does the job quite well.

iOS brainstorming apps

Jeffery Battersby looks at a smattering of mind-mapping tools for iOS devices and cautions that brainstorming on the smaller screen of the iPhone or iPod touch can be a little frustrating. That said, iThoughts shines as a mind-mapping app, especially in its iPad form.

Quickoffice Connect Mobile Suite for iPad

The iPad version of this mobile office suite has some limitations, but the app's robust and responsive functionality more than makes up for its basic approach to word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Agendus for iPad

Meant to be a replacement for or enhancement to your current task management application, this offering is a nice attempt that still works too poorly to be of use, even after a recent update.

Calendars -- Google Calendar Client for iPhone and iPad

While not perfect, this calendar app is solid and dependable. If you use Google Calendar, this mobile client makes it easy to stay on schedule when you're on the go.

Documents to Go Premium for iPhone and iPad

DataViz's app for editing, creating, and viewing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on your mobile device remains a solid offering. But this universal app stumbles slightly on the iPad when compared to its more polished implementation on the iPhone or iPod touch.

You Need a Budget for iPhone

This companion app to the well-regarded desktop personal finance offering doesn't offer a lot of features, given its steep price tag.

Noterize for iPad

On their own, the many functions in this app leave something to be desired. But add them together -- particularly when it comes to annotating PDFs -- and this iPad notation app delivers.