Life, alas, isn't all about fun. Here is a collection of our favourite apps to help you get the job done.AU$5.99
GoodReader is a little on the pricey side, but it's arguably worth it. As well as including a really quite handy reflow function for PDFs, it can also read Office files (DOC, PPT, XLS), iWork, TXT, HTML and Safari, images, audio and video.
It isn't a substitute for an attentive secretary with a skill for shorthand, but Dragon Dictation does allow you to take voice notes, which it will then convert to text to be sent as SMS or email, or pasted into another application using the clipboard. You can even dictate Facebook and Twitter posts.
Evernote exists for all of your note-taking needs: saving files, web clips, jotted-down notes, voice memos, photos and so forth. You can also download an Evernote app for your Mac or PC and sync it to your phone for access and editing. Be warned, though: go over the 60MB monthly transfer limit and you will need to pay for a subscription.