Top iPad Apps: The 20 Best Apps for your iPad
Now that you have your iPad you’re going to need some great apps. You’re in luck because when it comes to great apps there are many of them out there.
Check out our selection of the Top iPad apps that are available right now. Some of them are standard apps everyone should have and most people know.
But there are also a few not so well known gems.
Have a look:
1. Air Display
Air Display is an app for iPad that turns your iPad in to a second monitor. It’s easy to download and just as easy to setup. Air Display works with any type of computer both Mac and PC so long as they are connected to the iPad via a wireless network.
YouTube is world’s most popular video browsing website. With this app YouTube comes to life on your iPad allowing you to access millions of videos at any time you want.
3. Google Maps
When it comes to maps nobody does it better than Google. With a built in GPS and streetview Google Maps puts you right where you want to be whether you need it for directions or just browsing.
Click here to get Google Maps for your iPad
Facebook has become a huge part of our culture. It doesn’t matter where you go or who you are with everyone wants to be connected to this social network. The Facebook app for iPad makes it easy to stay connected 24/7.
Much like Facebook Twitter is another popular platform for social media. With Twitter you can follow your friends and favorite celebrities while sharing pictures and videos in 140 characters or less.
Instagram is a social network that is based completely on pictures. Instead of sharing moments with a status the friends or celebrities you follow share pictures. It gets even cooler because Instagram allows you to add filters to your photos which will make even the dullest picture seem flashy.
7. Emoticons: Emoji
Long gone are the days when you would use punctuation on a computer to make a smiley face :). Now you can add a real smiley face and many other pictures to express you emotions which are called emoticons.
iMovie is a very powerful movie making app that lets you transform your ordinary video footage in to a professional looking video. iMovie is very easy and fun to use allowing you to make fun, professional looking videos in no time.
Garageband for iPad allows you to make your own custom songs in minutes. With no experience necessary Garageband allows anyone to create great sounding music and have fun while doing it.
Keynote is an app that takes your photos and videos and helps you use them to create a powerful presentation. Whether you are looking to make a presentation for fun or business Keynote is sure to give you all of the tools you need.
If you need to create word documents the iPad is a great tool to create them with. You are going to need an app that can give you the platform to write and pages is that app. Pages assists you in creating great looking word documents in just about any style you can imagine.
Netflix changed the way we watch movies by allowing you to access thousands of tv shows and movies at any time. Now you can take your favorite tv shows and movies with you in your iPad and watch them anywhere.
13. Find My Friends
Have you ever wanted to find your friends or see if any of them are somewhere close by? Now you can! Enter your Apple ID then send your friend a request and if they accept you will be able to see where they are. This is a great tool if you ever get seperated from your friends or family or just if you want to be nosy.
Everyone has those moments when they are trying to think of an actor or a movie that they starred in but can’t quite put the two together. The IMDB app offers you a huge database with just about every actor and movie on the planet!
The Kindle app brought to you by Amazon allows you to download books, newspapers and magazines.
With Kindle you can read just about anything you want whether you’re at home or on the go.
Pinterest is like a giant internet bulletin board that you can pin your favorite things to. Share your favorite things including foods, movies, clothes or ideas with your friends but be careful Pinterest is highly addictive.
Apple’s Facetime video chat makes it extremely easy to video chat with anyone anywhere. It can’t always be that easy though because not everyone owns Apple products. If you want to video chat with someone who can’t use Facetime then Skype is the next best thing.
Much like Netflix changed the way we watch movies Spotify is changing the way we listen to music. Spotify is a music subscripion service that lets you access any album at any time. This is great for people who don’t want to fill up their iPad memory with mp3’s.
Pandora is another great music app. Pandora lets you create radio stations based on your favorite artist and their style of music. Just type in the name of the artist you want to listen to and Pandora will create an entire station of similar artists.
20. The Weather Channel
The Apple weather app is good but nobody knows weather like The Weather Channel. It is a good thing The Weather Channel has their own app to keep you up to date on weather happening not just in your area but around the country.
The Weather Channel App on iTunes
Did we miss your favorite app in our list of the best apps for iPad ‘s? Please leave a comment, if you would like to add a cool app to this list.Image Credits: Flickr users Travis Isaacs, fronx, GlobalGoodNetworks, Wesley Fryer, J.Backlund, Steve Nagata (CC-BY 2.0)