Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.
Aweditorium is a superb music discovery – and just plain music enjoyment – app for the iPad. It’s easily the best source for discovering new music and new artists that I’ve found. I’ve discovered more new stuff that I like (and I’ve subsequently bought) through Aweditorium than through any of the major music discovery services like Pandora and Last.fm and the like.
It presents you with a grid of small thumbnails, with each representing a track from a band or artist. You tap on one and that track will be featured full screen – along with background info on the band, lyrics of the song, and buttons to share the track, see more by this artist, see YouTube video of them, and return to the main grid.
While you’re listening to a track you can just swipe left, right, up or down to move to a different artist.
The app supports AirPlay video – so you can also see songs you like up on your HDTV if you have an Apple TV.
I did a review of Aweditorium late last year and picked it as my iPad App of the Year, and I remain just as impressed with the app now. It has kept its place on my first home screen and often provides the soundtrack to my work day.
Here’s an App Store link for Aweditorium.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.