Best Free iPad App of the Week: Yahoo! Screen

Yahoo Screen

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Yahoo Screen – a simple and fun videos app for the iPad.

The app has a minimal UI that lets you ‘use your finger as a remote’ – you just swipe up and down to move between channels and swipe left and right to browse the videos in each channel.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Google Play Books

Google Play Books iPad app

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Google Play Books, the ereader app for the Google Play Book store.

This one may seem like a bit of an odd pick given that I’ve previously picked iBooks as a best free iPad app of the week. Well, you can never have too many good sources for finding a good read as far as I’m concerned – and Google Play Books is another very good source. It offers over 4 million titles.

Of course on the iPad you have to purchase Google Play books via the browser, not directly within the app, due to Apple’s restrictions, but it’s easy enough to do that and just use the Google Play Books app as a reader.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Coast by Opera

Coast by Opera iPad app

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is Coast by Opera, an excellent new iPad browser app that offers a very good, and very different, alternative browsing experience for the iPad. I mentioned Coast earlier this week and my good early impressions of it. I’ve spent more time with the app since and I remain very impressed with it.

The app has an extremely minimal and gesture-based UI. I’ve not been enamored of some other iPad apps that have taken this sort of approach (for to-do apps and others) – but with Coast the experience is smooth, intuitive, and well executed. For me, this UI approach lends itself very nicely to a browser app. Just as one quick for instance, a quick swipe right to go back rather than finding and tapping a Back button is a pleasure to use.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: iTunes Festival London 2013

iTunes Festival London 2013 iPad app

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is iTunes Festival London 2013, the iPad and iOS companion app for the September-long festival of free music. The festival is back at the Roundhouse in London’s Camden Town area, and it’s back here as a Best Free iPad App of the Week for the 3rd year in a row.

The app streams all the shows live, and gives you access to video highlights and full past shows throughout the month. It makes it easy to see who’s up next on the live performances and to browse through and listen to your favorite acts or check out new ones you’re interested in.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: ESPN College Football

ESPN College Football iPad app

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our Best Free iPad App of the Weekposts highlight these apps.

This week’s pick is a no contest type decision – it’s ESPN College Football. The new college football season really kicks off today (with apologies to the teams that played Thursday and Friday nights) and I’m as excited as anyone about it. This morning I’ve been getting even more psyched up by watching some early games and GameDay via the ESPN College Football app.

The app is touted as year-round companion for college football fans. I’m not one to give it heavy use during the off-season, but from here until mid January it’s definitely a great app to have around.

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: CBS Sports

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Imgur

Great apps and a huge selection of great apps are a big part of what makes the iPad such an amazing device. There are excellent apps for just about any purpose you can think of – from serious productivity to pure entertainment. Better still, there are lots of great free apps for the iPad. Our [...]

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