The App Store has brought out a bunch of apps for the iPad. While there are many that were already available for the iPhone, they will look much better in the larger iPad. There are many new ones too. The costs are a bit high to what you would usually find in the App Store.
1. News and Social
NYT Editor’s Choice:
This app shows you what the ‘New York Times’ looks like on the iPad. It is free. There may be hidden subscription charges.
This app shows you how the ‘USA Today’ looks like on the iPad. This is free but there may be hidden subscription charges.
The Wall Street Journal has launched an app to allow its followers on iPad to read the paper. It is a free app. There may be hidden subscription charges.
This is a really good app. It includes video, image and text content as well. It has an unorthodox design. This is another free app.
NPR for iPad:
This is a digital version of the NPR. There is text and photo news along with the audio. It is a free app.
The tease at the App Store hints that this is not only a magazine scan. Rather it has been influenced by the amazing concept that surfaces in December. This app costs $5.
This old broadcaster is now on iPad with its very own app. There is all the BBC’s news coverage. This includes print, video and radio.
The app for all of you with a business sense. Your iPad can become a finance terminal with this app. It is free for now.
You can use your Stumble Upon account for simple link sharing and discovery. It is a free app.
The app that lets you save anything that you have come across online in a cleaned-up format for later use. It costs $5.
NewsRack worked great for the iPhone as an RSS reader. The great news is that if you have already paid $5 for the iPhone version, then the iPad download is absolutely free.
Feeddler is a free app that will cover all the basics if you do not want to spend money for a feed reader.
Some of you might not like the RSS readers. If that is the case, then Fluent is your thing. It will make your daily news to be a little guided into a single interface. This app is free.
The app that will make you an expert weatherperson. It includes prediction and reading. It is free.
Tweet deck worked great with the iPhone. It takes the column-based desktop app, and adapts it to the iPhone’s screen. The end result is in either two column (a portrait) or three column (landscape) modes.
AIM is the AOL’s instant messaging app. It looks pretty stunning. This app is free.
The app that will let you do some serious multi-protocol messaging. That includes Live, Facebook and Yahoo, among others. This app is for $10.
This app provides localism. Find out what is going on around your sofa, right from your sofa. It is free.
Foursquare on the iPad might sound like a strange idea now. Yet it won’t seem so strange the next time you are in Starbucks, with your iPad. This app costs $2.
While the Craiglist website is a disaster, the Craigslist iPad app looks great. It is free.
2. Entertainment and Video
An app that provides Netflix streaming over Wi-Fi. You should first have a NetFlix account that costs around $9 a month these days. After that, you can have thousands of brilliant TV shows and movies in your hand. The app is free.
ABC Player is one of the first TV apps available in the store. It has made a promising start. It provides an amazing slick interface for the ABC video content that is available on their website. This app is free.
An app that turns your iPad into a comic book for real. It provides a free reader but the comics have to be paid for.
iBooks is the Apple’s ebook store. It is the best thing yet for iPad ebooks. There is no competition for now, but Amazon and Barnes will be hoping to change that soon.
NBA Game Time Courtside:
An app that provides you with a full and interactive dashboard for all the basketball games that you watch. It is a joy for all the basketball fans. It is absolutely free.
MLB At Bat:
It is an app that enables you to watch the live games like the iPhone version. The extra bit added is that it simulates the games you are unable to watch due to blackout or licensing issues. There are also statistics at hand. It costs $15.
For all of you out there who like to eat, drink and sleep sports, this is the app for you. It provides a constant feed of sports information. There are the specific game scores like on the iPhone app, but the iPad app has been enhanced to include scores of columns, frames and panes. If you love sports, it costs a mere $5.
Yahoo Entertainment pulls info from the vast network of Yahoo sites. It has complete TV listings, videos and entertainment news. It has been amazingly designed, and it is free so it is definitely worth a download.
SoundHound is a song recognition app with a difference. It has an immensely fast recognition engine. It does not only ID any music that is playing, but also provides lyrics, charts, music discovery and full playlist playback. The charts are based on what people are Idling and not based on buying statistics. It is for $5.
It is an app that provides song recognition. Still, it will not recognize your own singing voice or humming like SoundHound can. Also, the song recognition ability is not as good. Still, it is a free app so you can try it.
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