One of the best things about using an iPad is the great apps that we can run on it. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Week posts celebrate these apps.
This week’s pick is Groupon HD, an iPad app that features Groupon’s famous deals on everything from coffee and food to gadgets and getaways. Here’s a little slice of its App Store description:
Groupon features deals on the best stuff to do, see, eat, and buy in more than 500 cities and eleven fiefdoms around the world. Our unbeatable deals typically weigh in at discounts of 50-90%, ensuring a level of access to your city that’ll put the mayor in a jealous rage. We handpick every deal to ensure that customers can confidently embrace salsa lessons, hot air balloon rides, and hand-tossed pizzas. Daily deals are signed, sealed and delivered to phones each morning.
With the Groupon iPad app, you can:
- Buy and redeem deals directly from your iPad
- Keep track of all your purchased Groupons by location and expiration date
- Save ink, and avoid paper cuts by never printing another Groupon
- Buy Goods, Getaways, and Occasions deals
- Get notified of new deals daily
Groupon HD has a very simple interface that works well and makes it easy to find just the sort of deals you’re after. It uses your location and presents offers that are nearby by default – though it’s easy to switch to another via the dropdown near the top right of its Featured screen.
The Featured section offers a good cross-section of deals of various kinds that is refreshed frequently.
There are also tabs on the app’s top navigation bar for Goods, Getaways, and Party Deals – with each offering deals of the type suggested by the name. Here’s a good looking offer on an Android tablet from the Goods section:
A lovely Canyon Lake package that’s not far down the road from me, from the Getaways section:
And a Party Deals entry that looks fun:
Details on all the offers are presented very nicely.
I’m very late to the party with Groupon. I’ve heard rave reviews of it from many in real life and online friends, but have really just got started looking at it recently thanks to this iPad app. It’s great to see that there are lots of great deals here in Austin and surrounding areas. I’ve got the iPhone version of the app on my iPhone now too, but I much prefer to browse around in the bigger iPad app.
Here’s an App Store link for Groupon HD.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Apps list.