With the new iPad unveiled and almost here, the old dilemma of choosing between a device focused on entertainment and a laptop for more work productivity remerges.
However, there are a few useful apps out there to make iPads compatible with Microsoft Office tools and allow Apple fans to get more work done, on their tablets.
Besides working on a more portable device while on the move, the iPad owner can later transfer the work to a Windows based computer.
The translation between two different platforms will not generate data loss, with a couple of well-chosen apps.
For the $9.99 / £6.99 price, the Documents to Go app allows iPad owners to create, edit and save Word and Excel documents. The premium edition is designed for the second and third generation iPad and comes with a different price tag ($16.99 / £11.99) but also with added functionality. The user can also access PowerPoint presentations and modify them.
Quickoffice Pro is also a must have tool for iPad users, particularly for those who intend to buy the new iPad. QuickOffice has released an HD version to help new iPad owners to make the most out of the Retina Display of their devices, while working on Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.