Comparative review of iPad office suites

The iPad has been characterized as a device that's more for consuming media than for productivity. Yet there are a lot of people out there who are intent on using it as a computer. And there are an increasing number of productivity apps. Macworld has a great comparative review of office apps for the iPad. The article's author, Galen Gruman, concludes with a list of productivity apps that he feels should be the standard installation on corporate iPads: Pages, Numbers, Keynote, GoodReader, and ZipThat. He favors the Apple apps over those in other suites, but gives an alternate list if you're someone who is stymied by Pages' lack of style-sheet retention.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.