Just introducing myself... I have the iPhone 4 and just acquired iPad 3 (iOS6). My laptop has been in for repairs for 2 weeks now and my iPad has served me very well for work, etc. Lots of time spent finding work arounds and apps to get me to this point, but worth learning and sticking it out! The main applications I was using were MIcrososft office, CorelDraw, Photoshop and Google Sketchup.