Category Archives: Best iPad Apps

Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

Best Free iPad App of the Week: IntoNow – Like Shazam for TV

IntoNow for iPad

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.

This week’s pick is IntoNow from Yahoo. In a nutshell, this app is like Shazam for TV with a bunch of social features thrown in. Here’s a little piece of its App Store intro:

Just tap the green button when you’re watching TV- whether live or recorded – and IntoNow will identify the show and reward you with related content, personalized recommendations, and discussions to connect with friends. … Now for iPad, IntoNow introduces a true companion television experience with synchronized news headlines, in-depth sports stats, and tweets from your favorite actors.

It’s another real ‘wow factor’ iPad app. Just as with the Shazam app for song identification, it’s pretty amazing to surf around your TV channels, then just tap the green button, see it listening and receiving info, and watch it identify perfectly the show or movie you’re watching. Or the football game or other sporting event you’re tuned into. 

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: 7 Billion by National Geographic

7 Billion by National Geogrpahic iPad app

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.

This week’s pick is 7 Billion from National Geographic. The population of the world is due to hit 7 billion next week – this app offers an in-depth look at what that means and how rapid population growth will change and impact the world we live in.

National Geographic magazine presents 7 Billion: How your world will change – to coincide with the arrival of the 7 billionth human being to our world. This app explores the challenges of a growing human population in a world of limited resources with informative videos, interactive maps, in-depth articles, and stunning photography.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Fanhattan for iPad

Fanhattan iPad app

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.

This week’s pick is Fanhattan for iPad – a superb app that helps you find the best movies and TV shows to enjoy. Or, as its App Store intro goes …

Fanhattan is your starting point for entertainment discovery on the iPad across Netflix, Hulu Plus, iTunes, Vudu, and ABC. … Fanhattan is your starting point for simplifying entertainment discovery across an increasing number of digital on demand services.

Fanhattan for iPad packs a huge amount of excellent content into a gorgeous UI – helping you to find all the best movies and TV shows to watch on your iPad or bigger screens.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: AirPort Utility

AirPort Utility iPad app

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.

This week’s pick is AirPort Utility, one of the many new releases from Apple this week. It’s an excellent utility app for managing your Apple-based wireless networks, routers, and wireless devices. It supports all Apple 802.11n Wi-Fi base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule.

Here’s the opening of its App Store description:

Use AirPort Utility to manage your Wi-Fi network and AirPort base stations, including AirPort Express, AirPort Extreme, and Time Capsule — right from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. See a graphical overview of your Wi-Fi network and devices. Change base station and network settings, or manage advanced features such as security modes, wireless channels, and more.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Dolphin Browser HD

Dolphin Browser HD for iPad

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.

This week’s pick is Dolphin Browser HD – an excellent alternative browser for the iPad.

Here’s a little of the elevator pitch for the app on its App Store page:

Dolphin Browser is the world first Gesture and Webzine enabled browser for the iPhone. Fast and playful, you can train your Dolphin Browser to adapt to the way you want to browse the mobile web.

And some of its notable features:

Webzine. Fast loading, without ads; Webzine simplifies the way you read your favorite news, blogs and websites.

Effortless Browsing. Dolphin Webzine displays web articles in an elegant format without distractions. Scroll through thumbnail images to open one of 120+ channel subscriptions and = tap on any thumbnail image open to the article. From Elle to Wired, Webzine brings the elegance back to reading on the web.

Gesture. Let your inner artist out and create a personal symbol to access the websites you use the most. Use a “G” to reach Google.com, an “F” for Facebook.com or create your own. By just clicking on the gesture hand symbol on the menu bar, Dolphin Gesture enables you to open your favorite sites with just one stroke.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Skype for iPad

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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.

Our pick for this week is Skype for iPad, the excellent and popular VOIP app for free calling and video calling to other Skype users.

It took Skype a while to release an iPad app but once they did it was worth the wait. I actually like the Skype iPad app better than the Mac app.

The iPad app works with a WiFi or 3G connection and lets you send and receive video from the iPad 2’s front and back cameras. Here are a few of its other notable features:

• Talk face-to-face or show what you’re seeing with front and back-facing cameras.
• Use Skype for iPad to call anyone else on Skype – and enjoy near CD quality (SILK) sound.
• Instant message and add emoticons to personalize your messages.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Groovebug

Groovebug for iPad

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.

This week’s pick is Groovebug – a beautiful app that lets you dive deeper into your own collection of music on the iPad and also discover new music along the way.

Groovebug is described on its App Store page as ‘a personalized media music magazine and discovery engine designed for the iPad’. Here’s a little more on the concept of Groovebug:

The app scans your music library and culls all related content about each artist from the internet into one place and creates a fluid interactive magazine for each individual artist that you can simply swipe through. Forever omitting the need to do endless searches to multiple sites and social networks to see, hear and read about the artists you are interested in.
It helps you connect with and follow your favorite artists while discovering new ones along the way.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: The Daily’s Pro Football Guide 2011

The Daily's Pro Football Guide 2011

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.

This week’s pick is one for the NFL fans – The Daily’s Pro Football Guide 2011. As the name just might suggest, it’s from The Daily, the first ever iPad-only newspaper.

This app is like one of those big, special pullout sections in a Sunday newspaper to preview the 2011 NFL season – but better. It’s got tons of good information, presented really well – and should serve well as a guide to the new season, a useful reference, and just a nice way to get even more ready for some football.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Terra Web Browser

Terra Web Browser for iPad

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.

This week’s pick is Terra Web Browser, by Readdle. I don’t generally mention the developer of an app right away in a post like this, but it’s worth doing so here because Readdle make a number of stellar apps for the iPad – including ReadlleDocs, PDF Expert, and Printer Pro.

And Terra Web Browser is one of their best. It’s an alternative web browser for the iPad with some great power features, including tabbed browsing with unlimited tabs, find in page, and the ability to save pages to read offline.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Fandango Movies

Fandango Movies for iPad

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.

This week’s pick is Fandango Movies – Times & Tickets. There are a number of iPad and iOS apps that help you get information on movies playing nearby, but this is by far and away the best of them.

Fandango Movies is packed full of tons of great features and offers a great UI that makes it easy to do everything from finding the movies you want to see to booking your tickets for a showing.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Pixlr-o-matic

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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.

This week’s best free iPad app is Pixlr-o-matic – a fun, retro photo effects app from Autodesk.

There are a lot of excellent photo effects apps for the iPad, but not too many free ones. It’s great to see this free one from a first-rate publisher like Autodesk. 

Pixlr-o-matic is fast and easy to use. Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:

Turn your photos into cool looking vintage images – editing is as easy as one, two, three.
With this fun and simple darkroom app, you can layer filters, lighting and borders to get that retro grunge look in three simple steps. So many options to choose from, there are more than 25,000 possible finishes for any one image!

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