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.
You can also browse the full shows schedule and, if you’re lucky enough to live in the UK, enter to win tickets from within the app.
My daughter and I got our first exposure to Adele a couple of years ago in the iTunes Festival app – we were huge fans right away and we still are. This year’s lineup at the festival includes The Lumineers, Lady Gaga, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, and lots more top acts.
My personal favorite so far, who I had never heard before using this year’s app is this lady:
That’s Eliza Doolittle, and I just love her voice – and love how this app and the iTunes Festival have always lead me to discover new music I enjoy.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week. We’ve also recently put together a best of the best of our selections from the last year in a Top 25 Best Free iPad Apps list.