10 iPad Apps You Should Have
1. PhotoShop Express – free
The iPad is perfect for viewing photos, and even makes a great digital photo frame. But what if you want to make changes to those pictures? Adobe Photoshop Express lets you crop, straighten, rotate and flip images. There are also a variety of filters and effects.
2. Epicurious – free
Packed with more than 25,000 recipes and some stunning photography, the Epicurious app makes for mouthwatering browsing. Just type in whatever you have in your fridge and the app will give you some ideas for dinner and create a shopping list for any ingredients you don’t have.
Most of the iPad’s video watching experience revolves around iTunes, but NetFlix makes a great alternative. If you subscribe to the service, you can down the app for free and access the thousands of videos in their online catalog. You will need a strong WiFi connection, but after that you will have hours of low-cost movie watching before you.
4. Kindle – free
With its bright color screen and touch-sensitive display, some people actually prefer reading on the iPad more than the Kindle itself, with its non-reflective E-Ink display. Regardless, if you have a kindle account, you have to down the app and find out. Just log in and you can download all of your archive books.
5. AP Mobile – free
There are a lot of great news applications for the iPad, but if I had to pick one it would be AP mobile. Not just text stories, but also photos and video, this apps keeps you in the loop. It also supports a local news feed so you can get news that is truly close to home.
6. Instapaper Pro
Easily my favorite iPad app. I spend all day browsing the Web, but don’t have time to read every random story I find, no matter how cool or important it might be. Instapaper lets you grab it for reading later.
iWork included of 3 applications in one: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, but they are all worth downloading. Even if you don’t think you will ever build a presentation on your iPad at some point you are going to want to open one and edit it. And page sis simply the best word processor on the iPad so far. Get Numbers just because you never know when accounting is going to send you an urgent spreadsheet that needs work.
Turn your iPad into a side monitor for any Mac or even Windows 7 PC. The connection between devices is made using WiFi, so rendering HD video can be a bit sketchy at times, but it is fine for basic computing. Just create another window for IM, Twitter, or whatever and drag it onto your new virtual display.
9. TweetDeck – Free
Facebook and Twitter have great clients for the iPad, but Tweetdeck gives you one app to rule them all. Tweetdeck lets you view and update all of your accounts from one dashboard.
10. Angry Birds – Free
The Angry Birds really famous. Whether you are a hard core gamer into first person shooters or more of a Solitaire player,