10 of the best iPad apps
With over 500,000 apps in the App Store to choose from, where should you begin?
Have you picked up one of Apple’s new iPads recently? With its exceptionally high resolution Retina screen and powerful dual-core processor, it’s a new benchmark for tablet computing. Plus, of course, there are all those infamous apps to download and play with.
With over 500,000 apps in the App Store to choose from, though, it can be a daunting place for a first timer.
Flipboard will organise all of your socal network into a beautiful, more readable layout
So to get you started, look for these 10 essential apps that will revolutionise your tablet computer.
It’s like Pictionary, played over the internet with friends on your iPad. The fastest selling game on iOS with good reason.
Evernote isn’t just an iPad app, it’s a desktop browser add-on, a webpage and a Windows program. And they’re all designed to capture every important piece of information you come across, file it sensibly and access it from anywhere.
There are hundreds of apps for managing your news feeds, but Flipboard is the one to beat. Takes regular webpages and turns them into a simple, readable magazine design.
Another news reading app that turns the web into something more manageable. Zite is every bit as beautiful as Flipboard to look at, but has a powerful learning engine that works out what sort of stories you like from your previous reading habits and gets them ready for you every morning.
The stunning game noir from Rockstar is a dark and beautiful thriller, which first launched on PCs and consoles ten years ago and introduced slow motion bullet time to video games. Every bit as good as when it first appeared, just on a smaller screen.
If you’re a serious social media user, you’ll want something a bit more sophisticated than the iPad’s built in Twitter app. Hootsuite will look after multiple accounts for Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin from one single dash.
Apple’s Pages office suite is good, but if you want to do some serious work on your iPad you’ll be wanting this, the most fully equipped office suite there is for tablets. You’ll also want a Bluetooth keyboard to go with it.
The most popular photo app in the world is so good Facebook just bought it for $1bn dollars. You may not be using your iPad to take many pictures, but when you do, you’ll want this.
Apple’s video editing application is the simplest and best there is for iPad. Cobble together your home movies, add sounds and stills, and share them with friends.
Facetime is useful if you want to have a video chat with someone else who’s using an iPad, but what if you want to talk to someone who’s using a Windows PC or Android phone? Skype is the most popular cross-platform chat program that lets you talk and share video for free.
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