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Photos: Turn your iPad into an office helper for a tenner

Apps that put the 'p' in iPad productivity...
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By Natasha Lomas on
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Apps that put the 'p' in iPad productivity...

It says a lot about Apple that in the two months since the iPad went on sale, the tablet has shifted more than two million units - not bad for a new category of device for the company and one unfamiliar to many tech users.

So what should white-collar workers with a tenner or so to spend on iPad apps expect to get for their cash? Click through the following pages to see our round-up of low-cost iPad apps that can turn your tablet into a handy office helper...

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App: Sorted

Price: £0.59

Always losing your to-do list? Scribbling on Post-It notes and forgetting where you've stuck them? Never fear - the Sorted app is a to-do list application for iPad that lets you create new to-do lists, prioritise tasks, email lists and more.

Screenshot: Sorted by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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App: Web Offline

Price: £0.59

Doing a spot of business travel and can't guarantee connectivity on every leg of your journey? Use the Web Offline app to take a snapshot of websites, PDFs, podcasts, RSS feeds, spreadsheets and more for browsing and searching when your iPad is offline.

Screenshot: Web Offline by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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App: Digital Voice Recorder for iPad

Price: £1.79

Record meetings and dictations with the Digital Voice Recorder for iPad app. The app also enables text notes and images to be attached to recordings which can then be emailed to yourself for back-up, or to your PA for typing up.

Screenshot: Digital Voice Recorder for iPad by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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App: TwinWeb

Price: £0.59

Another handy piece of software for iPad-wielding workers is TwinWeb - an app which splits the iPad's Safari browser down the middle for dual-screen browsing action. Perfect for doing a compare and contrast website demo, or keeping half an eye on Twitter while you work.

Screenshot: TwinWeb by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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App: Calc & Draw

Price: £0.59

Forget scribbling sums on the back of envelopes - the Calc & Draw app combines a calculator with a handy scribble pad so you can jot down your workings as you go.

Screenshot: Calc & Draw by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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App: Penultimate

Price: £1.79

For lengthier scribbling - taking notes, jotting down ideas or just doodling in meetings - the Penultimate app is for you.

There's plain, lined or graph paper backgrounds and a handy wrist protection mode for iPad users who prefer to use a stylus or write with their hand resting on the screen.

Screenshot: Penultimate by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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App: Tilt Executive Toy

Price: £0.59

Wind down after a hard day's graft with Tilt Executive Toy - an app that makes use of the iPad's accelerometer, turning the tablet into a virtual yet physical game of bagatelle.

Screenshot: Tilt Executive Toy by Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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