Of the tens of thousands of apps available for the iPad, only a relative few are must-have tools for business use. The tools are regularly updated, and new competitors enter the fray -- cloud-based ones, most recently.
No doubt your iPad has specialty apps beyond these to help in your specific work. For this, you should peruse our recommended iPad specialty apps and our favorite iOS and Android apps for IT pros, as well as install the appropriate clients for your videoconferencing and instant messaging services. But the apps highlighted here are ones almost everyone should have.
Read on for our picks for the best native Office editors, best cloud Office editors, and best native companion productivity tools for the iPad.