Apple's iPad is a great tool for the professional on-the-go, who may neither want nor require a heavy-duty laptop. Moreover, by using iOS-based apps, the iPad can actually be transformed into a very productive device.

Although, considering the spectacular numbers of apps in the marketplace, it can be quite overwhelming to pick the perfect one to suit a specific business need.

However, those looking can rest assured. This is a handy guide to five essential iPad apps that could work wonders to ease that 9 to 5 tension.