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8 made-in-Asia iOS productivity apps

ZDNet Asia brings you eight apps developed in the region to help turn your iOS device into a work-friendly machine.
By Liau Yun Qing, Journalist on
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Polaris Office by Infraware (South Korea)
Price: US$9.99 (iPhone 5 launch discount; normal price US$19.99)

Users can read and edit document files, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and so on, on the go.

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WorldCard Mobile by Penpower Technology (Taiwan)
Price: US$6.99

Users can scan business cards in 16 different languages and sync the contact details to Google Contacts and iCloud. The app also acts as a QR code reader and can link a contact to his or her social network account.

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MEyeProV2 by MEye Tech (China)
Price: US$9.99

Users can remotely view and control live video streams for real-time surveillance. Potentially useful for parents with children at home or for business owners who want to check on their shops.

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ExcelContacts by Sam Yu (China)
Price: US$1.99

Users can export iOS Contacts information to Microsoft Excel or Open Office Calc files and edit contact details as well as import the contact list back to their phones.

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PDF Reader Pro by YUYAO Mobile Software (Taiwan)
Price: US$5.99

Despite the name of the app, users can read other files such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and images. Users can take photos of documents to turn them into "scanned" PDF files as well as annotate the files.

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TaskBook :To-Do list organizer by Shibuya Masanori (Japan)
Price: US$0.99

Users can create to-do list, tag the tasks into different categories, and drag and drop different tasks.

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Awesome Calendar(+Google Task/Diary) by Yunasoft (South Korea)
Price: US$2.99 (promo price. Normal price US$4.99)

Users not satisfied with the built-in Calendar can check out this app which allows you to create a to-do list, write notes, check the weather, send e-mail and so on.

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Hancom Office Hanword by Hanword (South Korea)
Price: US$19.99

Another word editing app for documents with the included capability to edit *.hwp files (Hangul document) based on Hancom Office 2010.

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