Office Productivity Apps

To work with word processor documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, you need an office suite for your iPad. While the iPad doesn’t come with an office suite, you can buy several inexpensive apps that can turn your iPad into a replacement for a laptop.

Pages, Numbers, and Keynote

The most popular iPad office suite is Apple’s own iWork, which consists of Pages, Numbers, and Keynote (shown in Figure 29-1). The three apps are sold individually, so you can pick the ones you need and skip the others.

If you use iWork on a Macintosh, you can transfer files between your Mac and iPad without converting file formats. If you use Microsoft Office files, you can open and edit them in iWork on your iPad, then transfer them back to ...

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