The iPhone is one of the best BlackBerry alternatives for a business smartphone available thanks to the countless apps that make getting work done easier.
Now that the iPad has had several months to gain traction with consumers and business people alike, many developers are giving their iPhone apps a tablet-sized update.
We made a list of the best iPad apps for business back in May (when the iPad was barely a month old), and now we're updating it with some new, useful additions.
The popular Evernote service is a must-have for your iPad
What it is: Evernote is a note taking app syncs across your phone, desktop, and tablet. It supports text, audio and photo notes. Check out our Evernote tour to learn how it works.
Who it's for: Everyone from students to diligent notetakers in business meetings.
Price: Free. Premium accounts are available and will allow you to upload 500 MB in notes per month for $5 per month or $45 per year.
Apple optimized its iWork apps for the iPad
What it is: Apple created iPad versions of Keynote, Numbers, and Pages. These apps are Apple's answer to Microsoft Office (Powerpoint, Excel, and Word) and are still compatible with those formats. You can export your documents as a PDF, .doc, .xls, .ppt, or any of the other major file types. Your files can then be exported to your iDisk, e-mail, or your desktop Mac or PC.
Who it's for: The iWork apps are great for business travelers who want to bring their presentations and other documents without lugging around a laptop.
Price: $9.99 each
Air Display will give you more screen real estate for your desktop
What it is: Air Display turns your iPad into a second monitor for your Mac or PC over a wifi network. We tried out the app last week and it's incredibly easy to use. After installing a program to your desktop computer, all you do is launch the iPad app and it automatically syncs as if you had plugged in a second monitor. You can also use the iPad's touchscreen to move program windows around and toggle between open applications. Just make sure you get an iPad stand.
Who it's for: If you need a little extra screen space, this is a good option for you.