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Top iPad Office Apps -- Winter 2012 Edition
The iPad is more than a content consumption device as many can attest. There is no official Microsoft Office suite for the iPad but the apps on this short list of office suites go a long way to fill that void.
Apple's Office suite is not really a suite, consisting of three separate apps that are not only full-function office apps but also work with Microsoft Office documents.
The other apps covered in this edition work with various cloud services making it easy to access documents wherever they may be stored.
These apps will not replace the full Office suite, like that in Windows RT, but for those working with basic documents they are more than adequate enough for most users.
Apple's office suite is actually three different apps for $9.99 each. The Pages app is a full word processor that makes creating complex documents a breeze on the iPad. It can input Microsoft Word documents for editing on the iPad but may lose complex formatting when taken back to Office on Windows.
The Numbers app is a full word processor that makes creating complex spreadsheets fun to do on the iPad. It can input Microsoft Excel documents for editing on the iPad but may lose complex formatting when taken back to Office on Windows.