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: 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.