New iPad User? Some Starter Tips, Tricks, and iPad App Recommendations

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Welcome to any new iPad users visiting here today. If you’ve just received a new iPad or iPad 2 as a holiday gift, congratulations – it really is a superb device. The iPad is wonderfully easy to use and there are excellent apps to help you do just about anything you want to do with it. From productivity to iPad newspapers and magazines to gaming and fun, it’s  great device for any of these things.

Here are a few of our articles that I hope will help you get going and get the most out of your iPad:

iPad Basics

Some useful tips for those of you who are just getting to know the iPad.

How To Save Images in the iPad Safari and Mail Apps 

Yes, You Can Print from the iPad

iPad Basics: How To Attach a Photo to an Email

How-To: Use The iPad as a Digital Picture Frame

iPad and iOS 5 Basics – How To Split the Keyboard

How To Use Folders on iPad – Video Demo

iPad Tips & Tricks

Some of the best tips and tricks for the iPad.

How To Make AirPrint Work with Just About Any Printer

Potential Quick Fixes When Your iPad Won’t Connect to Your Wifi Network

How To Setup Wi-Fi Sync for the iPad in iOS 5

How To Work with PDFs on the iPad

Good to Know: Apple’s Support Doc on How to Clean iPads and Apple Products

How To Get Videos from iPhone to iPad Without iTunes Sync

For more great tips see our full iPad Tips & Tricks section.

Great Free iPad Apps

Who doesn’t like free right? Happily there are lots of excellent iPad apps that are free. We feature one of them every Saturday in our Best Free iPad App of the Week post. Here are all of our picks for best free iPad apps.

Best iPad Apps

Apps are a huge part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are outstanding iPad apps covering an incredibly broad range. Here are our guides to the very best of iPad apps:

Best iPad Apps of 2011

Best iPad Apps of 2010

Your New Favorite Source of iPad Information

I hope that’s what iPad Insight will soon become. If you enjoy our iPad app reviews, iPad accessory reviews, and iPad tips I hope you’ll want to follow the site closely. Here are some of the best ways to do that:

Subscribe to our RSS feed:

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Check out (and Like) our Facebook page:

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Follow us on Twitter:

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Or …

You can also add us to your iPad or iPhone home screens, for quick single tap access, by just browsing to iPad Insight, tapping the standard Share button, and tapping on the ‘Add to Home Screen’ item.

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I hope you’re enjoying the heck out of your iPad.

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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