Best iPad Apps of 2013

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Best iPad Apps of 2013

2013 has been another memorable year for the iPad App Store. The number of apps designed specifically for the iPad hit the 500,000 milestone this year and is now well on its way to 600,000. By now, there are excellent iPad apps for just about any purpose. From heavy-duty productivity and business apps to wonderful educational apps, to beautiful apps for working with photos and for creating art, music, videos, and more. And of course we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to great iPad games and entertainment apps.

The impressive quality, and quantity, of iPad apps continues to be one of the big reasons why the iPad remains the leading tablet device and is so hugely popular. Once again this year I’ve spent huge amounts of time looking at and reviewing iPad apps, and I’m happy to be sharing my 4th annual list of choices for the Best iPad apps of 2013.

It’s worth noting that there are a number of repeat winners in this list, because they are still eminently worthy of being on it. Of course there are plenty of new choices too.  Any apps that are repeat choices from 2012 will be marked with an asterisk next to the their names. Here we go …

Best iPad App of 2013

WWF Together iPad app

WWF Together: A wonderful app from a great organization, the World Wildlife Fund. Full of spectacular photos of some magnificent animals that are sadly also endangered species. It’s also full of good information on these species, why they’re endangered and what the biggest threats are, and good information on how we can help. The app’s interface is clean, light, full of interactive elements and fun to use. All its pages are beautifully designed, with strong typography and the stunning imagery that tells the animals’ stories. The endangered animals shown in the app are all majestic creatures, including Giant Pandas, Marine Turtles, Elephants, Tigers, Bison, Snow Leopards, Polar Bears, and Dolphins.. More featured animals are added regularly.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

Runners-Up

Todoist iPad app

Todoist: The best to-do and task management app for the iPad, and that’s saying something because it’s a category with a number of stellar apps in it. Todoist combines a handsome, easy to use interface with a powerful set of features and superb cross-platform support. It looks great and works great for me on the iPad, an Android smartphone, Mac, and Windows. It also works well in a browser, though I rarely make use of that capability. It supports sub-tasks, projects and sub-projects, recurring tasks, priorities, and offline access.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

Coast by Opera iPad app

Coast by Opera: A great alternative browser for the iPad with a fresh and innovative approach. It offers a minimal UI and an easy flow through favorite web pages. It’s the first browser app that’s genuinely a re-think on an iPad browser and designed from the ground up specifically for Apple’s tablet. It offers a user experience that’s as fluid and smooth as that of the iPad itself – making use of quick swipes to move back and forward between web pages, a card-style view to move between recently opened sites, and a constant full screen view. Easily the most elegant and iPad-like browser I’ve seen for the iPad.

App Store link

Our review

Electric Slide iPad app

Electric Slide: A superb iPad app that lets you share your presentation wirelessly to just about anywhere from the iPad – with no need for cables or AirPlay Mirroring. If you’re presenting in a room full of people,  Electric Slide should take your setup time from 5,10, or 15 minutes down to one minute or less. It lets you control your presentation from the iPad anywhere that has access to a web browser on a large screen, and no cables required.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

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Best iPad Notes and Text Editor Apps

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Evernote *: An incredibly powerful and feature-rich note taking app that’s available nearly everywhere – on iOS and Android, on the Mac or Windows desktop and in all the leading browsers. Has built-in OCR abilities that will even find search terms within images. Lets you create text, voice, and photo notes, organize them in notebooks, have shortcuts to most-used notebooks, and syncs automatically and flawlessly. It allows for rich text editing on the iPad with lots of formatting options – and is the best pure note-taking app for the iPad and mobile devices in general.

Price: Free

App Store link

iA Writer *: A clean and elegant app that is superb for focusing on writing. Its brilliant keyboard extensions make it much faster to move between characters and words while writing. Focus mode helps you concentrate on just a single sentence at a time. It has Dropbox, iCloud and Markdown support and a very nice Mac companion app. Lets you create folders to group your documents in.

Price: $4.99

Our review

App Store link

Editorial: Released in 2013 into a category that’s full of top-notch apps, Editorial is another very powerful writing tool. It offers unparalleled Markdown support, a wealth of powerful features, and unique automation features – all  within a clean and elegant UI.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

Byword: Another very clean and minimal writing app interface. Lets you create folders and supports both iCloud and Dropbox for keeping your documents in sync. It also supports Markdown, has dark and light themes, and a beautiful font to work with. Updated this year, Byword now has impressive off line capabilities and lets you publish to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Evernote and more.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

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Best iPad News and Magazine Apps

Feedly iPad app

Feedly: Not just a great RSS app, but a service that stepped up big-time when Google shut down Google Reader this year. It offers a nice and customizable UI that you can easily tailor to your preferred reading layout. You can choose your start page, your theme, and favorite saving and sharing tools – as well as details like font size and the default view and numerous other settings. It’s also easy to swap between views on the fly while using the app, and to add new subscriptions. It’s fast, and syncs perfectly with its excellent web version.

Price: Free

App Store link

Reeder 2: Excellent Google Reader client for following RSS feeds. Minimal and clean interface and maybe the speediest app around at refreshing and keeping feeds up to date. Full support for starring and interacting with feed items.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

Flipboard *: A true flagship iPad app and still the standard for news magazine apps on the iPad. Completely customizable to suit your tastes, great aggregator of all your favorite sources (from Twitter and Facebook to Google Reader), and a gorgeous magazine style layout that makes all the content really pop. It has continued to add great new content and features this year, and now allows readers to create their own Flipboard magazines.

Price: Free

App Store link

Pocket: Formerly know as Read It Later, and indeed is one of the best apps for that purpose. See a web article you really want to read but don’t have time – throw it into Pocket and read all of it when you have a chance.  It has support for video, a lovely UI, and a good Mac companion app. It has near universal support across a very broad range of news apps and browsers on iOS and Android

Price: Free

App Store link

Zite: An excellent news aggregator app that learns to tailor your sources and content as you interact with it by letting it know which articles and sources you like, and which you don’t. One of the best apps around for discovering new news sources in a range of categories.

Price

App Store link

The New Yorker Magazine*: Superb content and a simple, elegant and wonderful UI to read it in. You can buy single issues or take up a reasonably priced monthly or annual subscription plan. One of the rare quality magazines that feels like a lot of effort went into making a real iPad edition.

Price: Free app; single issues at $5.99, and subscription plans available.

App Store link

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Best iPad Productivity Apps

Todoist iPad app

Todoist: See its entry above as one of our runners-up picks.

Keynote*: Apple’s whole iWork office suite for the iPad (Pages, Numbers, Keynote) are all very good apps, but Keynote is the star of the suite in my view. It manages to offer a great set of features and make them simple to use with the touch interface. Common actions are carried out with just a few taps and gestures. All you need (and more) for creating and viewing top-notch presentations on the iPad. Imports and exports in Powerpoint compatible file format. This year it has improved its Powerpoint compatibility and added support for master slides.

Price: $9.99

App Store link

Pages and Numbers*: The other 2/3 of the iWork suite for iPad – Pages for word processing and Numbers for working with spreadsheets. Both are extremely capable apps with a simple UI, desktop companion apps for the Mac, and the ability to import and export in Microsoft Office compatible formats.

Price: $9.99 each

App Store link for Numbers

App Store link for Pages

1Password for iPad*: Still by far the best password manager app for the iPad, iOS and Mac. Industry standard security, an easy and basic interface, desktop partner apps for Mac and Windows, excellent sync with Dropbox sync as an additional option. It offers an in-app browser so you can login to places like online banking sites securely right within the app. The app also receives frequent, substantial updates and just keeps getting better.

Price: $9.99

App Store link

OmniFocus*: A hugely powerful and feature-rich task management app for the iPad. There are iPhone and Mac companion apps for it and it offers seamless, automatic and over-the-air (cloud) sync between all three. The iPad app has a very nice interface so it’s easy to view, add to, and manage all your tasks. One of my favorite things about the app is its superb and customizable Perspectives view. It’s quite pricy, so probably not for everyone – but if you’re a power user of tasks to run your work / life, this app is a godsend.

Price: $39.99

App Store link

GoodReader for iPad and PDF Expert 5*: Two superb apps for working with PDFs on the iPad. Both allow you to view, edit, annotate, and sync files with several useful cloud services (including Dropbox and Google Docs). PDF Expert allows you to fill in forms. GoodReader also supports other document types like iWork and MS Office. Both have long and impressive feature lists and are frequently updated with even more useful functionality.

Price: GoodReader is $4.99, PDF Expert 5 is $9.99.

GoodReader App Store link

PDF Expert 5 App Store link

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Best iPad Social Apps

GooglePlus iPad app

Google+: A great  iPad app for Google’s excellent new social network. It’s got a gorgeous UI and lets you join video hangouts, follow your main stream as well as communities, share photos, turn on auto-backup for photos and videos, and lots more.

Price: Free

App Store link

Tweetbot: Easily the most beautiful Twitter client for the iPad. Feature rich and an absolute joy to use. It offers multiple timelines, smart gestures, customizable navigation and support for a good number of read it later services.

Price: $2.99

App Store link

Facebook *: The iPad app for the world’s most popular social network. It’s had a number of substantial updates this year and the app is far more stable and attractive to work with. In fact, by now it’s much nicer to use than Facebook in a browser.

Price: Free

App Store link

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Best iPad Photo Editing & Effects Apps

PhotoToaster

PhotoToaster: Last year’s pick as overall Best iPad App, and it has only got even better this year. A fantastic photo editing and photo effects app. It offers a superb range of effects that can be applied with a single tap or adjusted to a fine level with a simple slider. The lighting effects in particular are just stunning. The interface is elegant and minimal and makes it easy to enhance your images. The app also has a great array of sharing options. If you only want to have one iPad app to improve your photos with, this is a great choice.

Price: $2.99

App Store link

Photogene for iPad*: This app is stronger on the editing side of things, but it also offers some nice retouching and enhancing tools. My favorite of its many good features is that it makes it easy to make collages from selected images. This can be done with only a few taps and you get a nice little range of options for how the images are positioned (with more available via In-App purchase). The collage portion of the image used at the top of this post was done in Photogene.

Price: $0.99

App Store link

FX Photo Studio HD*: An early and constant favorite of mine on the iPad. Has a huge range of over 180 effects, and a very nice, simple UI to work with. The developers issue regular and substantial updates for this app, so it’s continually improving.

Price: $2.99

Our review

App Store link

TitleFx: Another superb app from East Coast Pixels, the creators of PhotoToaster. It shares the same clean and easy to use interface as PhotoToaster. This app makes it simple and fun to create great titles and text blocks for your photos.

Our review

Price: $1.99

App Store link

Photo Transfer App*: Not an editing or effects app but an incredibly useful app to use when working with photos between iPad, iPhone and PC (Mac or Windows). As the name suggests, it handles transferring images wirelessly – making it easy to move them from iPhone or PC to iPad and from the iPad to iPhone or PC. Now with excellent support for both iOS and Android.

Our review

Price: $1.99

App Store link

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Best iPad Weather App

 

Yahoo Weather iPad app

Yahoo Weather:  This app only came to the iPad late in 2013, but it is more than well worth the wait. It offers a simple and elegant UI that makes it easy to see current conditions, details and maps, and forecast information. It stands out because of the gorgeous range of background photos that adorn its pages.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

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Best iPad Entertainment Apps

Disney Animated iPad app

Disney Animated: A wonderful new iPad app that takes us into the world of Disney and their great animated films. It’s a fascinating look into Disney’s fantastic animated feature films – all the way from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs right up though an early look at their next upcoming movie, Frozen.The app offers a deep dive into the methods developed and used by Disney over decades to create films that have resonated so heavily with generations of movie goers. Of course the app is brimming with fun interactive elements – from controlling a visual effects simulator to working with 3D animated characters.

Price: $9.99

App Store link

Band of The Day: Does what it says on the box. Features a new band or artist day every day. It has a superb UI that lets you really get to know each new artist, and catch up on any days that you missed looking at it. It has free full-length songs within the app, lets you easily share your new favorites, and has a great Mix Tape feature that showcases 100 of the app’s top-rated songs.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

Video Time Machine*: A spectacular curated collection of great videos ranging back all the way to the 19th century. Filled with so much excellent content (over 10,000 videos and growing) that it is very easy to spend hours upon hours in the app, and enjoy all of them. Videos cover a wide range of categories, from sports to TV commercials, from news to games and music. You can browse through categories, let it serve up random videos, or use a simple spinner control to dial up the year you’d like and see all videos from that year or filter by category. Has AirPlay support so you can see all its content on a big screen TV if you’ve got Apple TV.

Price: $2.99

Our review

App Store link

Fandango Movies*: This one has been the best movies app for iOS ever since it hit the App Store and the iPad version is superb. It’s got all the info you need to help choose a good movie to go see in the theater. You can browse for movies, see trailers and reviews, interviews and more, check showtimes, and even book your tickets within the app.

Price: Free

App Store link

Rdio: Fortunately we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to music streaming apps for the iPad, and Rdio stands out as one of the very best right now. It looks fantastic in its Now Playing and all its views. It also makes it easy to create stations, create and edit playlists, follow friends to see what they’re listening to, and lots more. It also has a reasonably priced family plan.

Price: Free

App Store link

TED*: The amazing TED Talks on iPad. TED Talks are ‘Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.’ This app puts over 700 of them on your iPad, with more being added every week. A go-to app for whenever you want your brain to get some real stimulation.

Price: Free

App Store link

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Best iPad Blogging Apps

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Posts: Wow how things have changed in a couple of years. We’ve gone from having zero good iPad blogging apps to now seeing several that are very capable. Posts is the very best of the bunch though, as long as you blog via WordPress or Blogger. It has by far the friendliest and easiest to use interface and supports multiple sites, working offline, and comments management. It handles formatting and images beautifully and is lightning fast.

Price: Free

App Store link

Blogsy: This was the first really good blogging app for the iPad, and it’s still a stellar app. It lets you edit in a rich text sort of mode or in HTML, allows you to bring media in from a good number of sources, and offers support for more than 10 platforms. The developers are continually improving the app and adding features via frequent updates.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

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Best iPad Games

Drive on Moscow iPad game

Drive on Moscow: War in the Snow: The follow-up to last year’s winner, Battle of the Bulge, from the same great studio. Drive on Moscow offers the same excellent gameplay system for a strategic wargame on the iPad – on an even grander scale. This one takes on a massive and critical World War II campaign on the Eastern front and offers bigger scale, more units and lots of great gameplay against the game’s strong AI or against friends or online opponents.

Price: $9.99

App Store link

Battle of the Bulge: A superb turn-based military strategy game designed specifically for the iPad. It’s published by Shenandoah Studio, who are a collection of Hall of Fame level board game designers and other talented folks dedicated to bringing a top quality war gaming experience to the iPad. This I their first title and it is a great start. The game feels a lot like an old school board game. It has excellent and challenging gameplay against its own excellent AI, via pass and play, or online via Game Center. An instant classic.

Price: $9.99

App Store link

Real Racing 3*: Still one of the the best of a very good bunch of racing games for the iPad. Notable features include 30 cars and 15 locations, a good range of game modes, superb graphics including 3D visuals, excellent controls, and local and online multiplayer game options. And this was the first iPad game to be optimized for AirPlay Mirroring and playing on a big TV screen.

Price: Free but with numerous semi-necessary In-App purchase items that range from $1.99 to $19.99.

App Store link

Civil War: 1863: Not as strategic or in-depth as the Shenandoah games, but a very fun game with nice graphics. It lets you play as The Union or the Confederates in a good number of scenarios making up some of the critical battles of the Civil War. The developers have been great about continuing to update the game and add new campaigns for it.

Our review

Price: $1.99

App Store link

7 Little Words: A very basic and vey addictive little word game. It offers up bite-sized puzzles that consist of 7 clues and 7 words to be guessed, and 20 letter groups. It’s simple to grasp and play, but also quite challenging.

Price: Free with a 50 puzzle pack included and a new free puzzle daily; and with additional puzzle packs available at $0.99 as In-App purchases.

App Store link

Our review

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Best iPad Wallpapers App

Pimp Your Screen iPad app

Pimp Your Screen*: By far and away the best app for iPad wallpapers. Has tons of great images of all types, many of them wildly creative. Offers high resolution iPad images (including retina quality), icon skins, app shelves, lock screen and home screen makers, easy previews, and lots more. Content is updated very often – so there are always fun new wallpapers to browse through.

Price: Free

App Store link

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Best iPad Reference Apps

Terminology 3 iPad app

Terminology 3:  This app has been on this list every year I’ve done it, and it remains an incredibly useful resource. This year it’s a brand new version and better than ever. Touted as a ‘browser for the English language’ it’s a combined dictionary and thesaurus. It has a lovely interface and is easy and fun to use. I’ve found it continually useful for both my own reference and when my daughter stumps me with a words-related question.

Price: $1.99

App Store link

Journeys of Invention: A great celebration of some of the most important scientific discoveries throughout history. It features 80 extraordinary objects from London’s Science Museum along with interactive back stories for all of them. Objects covered range from ancient sundial calendars to a 3D-printed gun. It also has some fantastic old video clips, including one of a Ford Model T being assembled on the factory floor.

Price: Free for a limited sample of the content – $9.99 for the full content.

App Store link

Our review

London: A City Through Time: A magnificent blend of coffee table book and guide to one of the world’s great cities. The app’s content is nearly as rich and varied as the city itself – covering centuries of London history and culture. Just the images of London through the ages contained in the app are spectacular in their own right. This app is great for those who want to discover the city or those who just want to enjoy its fascinating history.

Price: $13.99

App Store link

Our review

Ascent: Commemorating Shuttle by NASA*: A spectacular movie and extra scenes featuring the very best of still and video imagery of Space Shuttle launches, rendered in the highest definition possible. The images and videos are just amazing. Unscripted and superb commentary is provided by two key members of the Shuttle team. If you have even the slightest interest in the Space Shuttle and space travel, or have kids who have interest, then you’re going to want to grab this awesome app.

Price: Free

iTunes link

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy: A fascinating look at da Vinci’s study of the human body, which was far, far ahead of his time. This is one of those iPad apps that reminds you of the amazing things that can be done on an iPad. It’s just the sort of app that Steve Jobs would’ve loved to show off while sitting in a comfy chair when unveiling the iPad back in 2010. The content includes da Vinci’s anatomy drawings that are considered a great treasure in the Royal Collection of Queen Elizabeth II. The app has a superb interactive book style interface that lets you really appreciate the stunning work it features.

Price: $13.99

App Store link

Our review

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare: Speaking of great works and showcasing them in great iPad apps, here’s another fine example. This app brings all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets to life on the iPad, and offers a warm, friendly introduction to them; or a deeper dive into them for those who already know them well. It features scholarly comment and insight and performances of the sonnets from a range of great actors.

Price: $13.99

App Store link

Our review

Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe: An epic 3D tour of the universe – with Professor Brian Cox, host of the BBC program of the same name, as the guide. This app features amazing imagery and excellent content that covers topics ranging from the smallest particles to the farthest, distant galaxies.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

Robots for iPad: A complete guide to the world of robotics, delivered in a fun and interactive style. The app does an excellent job at highlighting how robots are already enhancing our lives and showcasing many state-of-the-art robots. It has great background information on the robots along with image galleries, 360 degree views, and videos. There are also robot face-offs and easy ways to save your favorites, rate robots in various ways, and filter robots by type, size, and more.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

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Best iPad Apps for Kids & Family

Petting Zoo iPad app

Petting Zoo: A charming and delightful interactive picture book app. It features beautiful, fun, interactive animations of over 20 animals, and it’s bound to be a big favorite for kids and animal lovers of all ages. It offers superb and varied images and animations that are all interactive. Just to name a few quick examples, you can do crazy things with a lion’s mane, tap and swipe and adjust how many quills a porcupine has, and tap on an alligator’s teeth and it’s almost like you’re playing a musical instrument.

Price: $2.99

App Store link

Our review

Khan Academy: A wonderful concept, executed tremendously well on the iPad. Khan Academy offers over 3,500 educational videos presented brilliantly by its creator, Salman Khan. The app promises to let you ‘learn almost anything for free’ and delivers impressively on that promise. The range of topics is broad and impressive – including everything from K-12 math to fundamentals of computer science, SAT prep and finance and history.

Our review

Price: Free

App Store link

Solar Walk *: A 3D solar system model for the iPad. Offers close-ups of all the planets, details on their trajectories, structure, and history of their exploration, and points of interest as you navigate through space.

Price: $2.99

App Store link

iF Poems: The first great poetry app for the iPad. It contains over 270 poems ranging from Shakespeare, Keats and other classic poets to Auden, Yeats, and some more contemporary poets. It does a great job at making poetry approachable for all ages. Many of the poems are read by accomplished and acclaimed actors, and you can also record your own readings of the poems and share them with friends or family.

Our review

Price: $0.99

App Store link

Dr. Seuss Storybook Apps from Oceanhouse Media*: Many Dr. Seuss titles are timeless classics and Oceanhouse Media are the officially licensed publisher of these on iOS. These eBook apps feature the brilliant original artwork, fun, interactive elements, impressive, professional voiceovers, and options to have the stories read to you, or for you to do the reading. These are lovingly rendered and incredibly well executed.

Prices: From $1.99 to 3.99

App Store link – search Oceanhouse Media

Koto Go Silence*: A lighthearted, fun, and well told story about a dog who fancies himself a ‘samurai of the night’ and sets out to track down all the things that go bump in the night in his house. It’s got fantastic and fun animations as well.

Price: $2.99

App Store link

Our review

A Cautionary Tail: Based on an award-winning animated short film of the same name, this is a fine story beautifully adapted for the iPad. The visuals and illustrations in the app are fantastic, with a great cinematic feel to them. The story itself is compelling and offers some good twists.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

A Charlie Brown Christmas*: This app turns the beloved animated classic into an interactive storybook for the iPad (and iOS). A Charlie Brown Christmas does what many of the very best iPad apps do – manages to not feel like an app at all. When you’re using it it’s all Charlie Brown and all about the story. If you’re a Charlie Brown fan, or you’ve got kids in the house who will become fans, then this is a must-have app for the holiday season.

Price: $4.99

App Store link

Our Review

Moving Christmas: An instant favorite new Christmas themed storybook for the iPad. It’s got a fresh, original style and it had my daughter and I laughing from its very first sentence. The illustrations are big,bold, and full of humor too. It’s a memorable story with a good message about believing in yourself, and big fun above all.

Price: $3.99

App Store link

Our review

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A Few Miscellaneous Picks

Glassesdotcom iPad app

Glasses.com for iPad: A real ‘wow factor’ sort of iPad app, with some very impressive tech wizardry. It lets you virtually try on thousands of styles and frames for glasses and sunglasses – using video input from the iPad to create a 3D custom model of your head. It works quickly and is pretty incredible to see in action.

Price: Free

App Store link

Our review

Parallels Access: A unique and hugely impressive remote access app. It lets you run virtually any Windows or Mac app as if it was designed to run on the iPad. It ‘applifies’ remote applications on the fly and the result is easily the most fluid and best experience using remote applications on the iPad.

Price: Free, and has free companion apps for Windows and Mac – but requires an annual subscription priced at $49.99 per year for each computer being accessed.

App Store link

Our review

Analytics Tiles App: Website stats have never looked so beautiful. This app’s unique and clever tiles-based UI makes it a genuine pleasure to keep tabs on your site stats. Each tile on its grid represents a single Google Analytics report. With just a few quick, simple swipe gestures and taps you can scroll the tiles, switch between sites, change the color scheme for each of your sites, and add, remove and change the position of tiles. A brilliant and handy app.

Our review

Price: $2.99

App Store link

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These picks, naturally, reflect my areas of biggest interest in the iPad App Store. I haven’t set out to cover every single category of iPad app, as there are some that just don’t grab me or that I’m not very knowledgeable about.

I’m very happy that the overall winner and the 4 top picks are all free apps – and that there are a good number of free apps throughout the selections and a good range of prices – proof that there are excellent iPad apps to be had no matter what your budget is.

I hope this list will give you lots of great ideas for apps you’ll want to add to your iPad. Please share your thoughts in the comments on which choices you agree with, great apps I missed listing, and any that you’ve installed after reading the list and what you think of them.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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