36 best iPad apps
Posted on 12 Apr 2013 at 15:32
From games and creative apps to our own PC Pro Enhanced, we round up the 36 best iPad apps
Whether you're making your iPad 2 last or enjoying one of the newer Retina-equipped models, you'll want to know which are the best apps for Apple's tablets.
To help you get the most from your Apple tablet, we've rounded up the best iPad apps.
Captain Dash is an immaculately designed dashboard for all your website and social networking analytics. It plugs into Google Analytics, Twitter and Facebook accounts, providing graphical breakdowns of key trends - such as unique visitors, followers and page views - in a far more attractive form than anything Google itself spits out. The Captain allows you to apply filters to key metrics – if you want to keep an eye specifically on UK visitor numbers to your website, for example – and save these as easily accessible dashboards. It’s not as intuitive as it might be, and the cloying, cartoon characters that guide you through the app’s features are vomit inducing. Just grit your teeth and admire the pretty graphs.
Your iPad might not be the gadget you instinctively use for desktop publishing work, but Phoster allows those with minimal design skills to design a sharp-looking poster or flyer. The templates on offer verge towards hipster, but they’re certainly eye-catching and easy to modify. You can import photos from your Camera Roll or snap a fresh one from the camera, or simply go for a plain text design. All text elements on templates are modifiable, and there’s a decent selection of contemporary fonts to choose from, although moving text boxes around a poster is often fiddly and imprecise. Still, you can hardly complain about a free app that could well save you the expense of a professional designer for small-scale promotions.
Cooliris turns your photo collections into a scrollable 3D wall. The app will display photos stored on the iPad, as well as those stashed online in services such as Facebook, Twittter, Instagram, Google Images and Flickr. The photos scroll past with incredible smoothness, but there’s not much to do with them other than reshare on social networks or attach them to an email. But if you just want to show off an album of photos to a friend, there are few slicker ways of doing so.
Some nice apps to populate the ipad with. Thanks.
Itunes store does seem to miss out some obvious features for the user like "sort by rating" etc.
Makes it very hard to find decent apps sometimes.
By Gindylow on 3 Jan 2013
EggMaps HD is good if you want to use Google Maps with the iPad's full screen.
Disclosure: it's my app
By cunneen on 25 Feb 2013
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By scoobie on 25 Feb 2013
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