Have an Ipad and want some free apps?
The iPad was first released in 2010 and is now in its fourth generation. Mini versions of the tablet are now available and with built-in Wi-Fi, multi-touch screen and virtual keyboard it allows you to keep in touch wherever you may be. IPads can shoot videos, take photos and play music too and some have games, social networking and GPS navigation. The iPad was initially only available at the Apple store, but now it is available for purchase from distributors worldwide, with 300,000 being sold on the first day of release. There are many apps or application software as they are also known as, now available for the iPad to permit the facility to perform useful tasks beyond its original capabilities. Apps can also be classified as operating systems and can perform tasks such as measuring, calculating, rendering and word processing. They are normally purchased and added for entertainment, educational and accounting purposes along with media development. Today there are many apps available for enhancing and improving your iPad and below are listed ten of the best that are available on the Internet. All the apps offer special features and they all have one thing in common: They are all free.
1. Skype – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/skype-for-ipad/id442012681?mt=8
The wonderful Skype is now available on an app so you can keep in touch with friends and family from your mobile. You can instant message, video call or voice call with quality and stability. The app is available in many languages and supports iPads and tablets as well. There is a re-designed country code picker on the dial pad and the Skype app works with Wi-Fi or 3G. With just a small amount of credit allows you to call landlines and mobiles as well as low cost SMS messages, emoticons and photos.
2. Weather Channel – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-weather-channel-for-ipad/id364252504?mt=8
This app gives you beautiful images as well as weather expertise with over 200 meteorologists assisting with the weather technology. You can plan your day or week with this app which also states the temperature, cloud cover, precipitation, wind speeds and humidity as well as sunrise and sunset times. There are alerts for extreme bad weather with news updates and you can also view pollen counts as well as videos on climate change.
3. Netflix – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8
Netflix allows you to watch TV episodes and movies on your phone. The app is available in many languages and after signing up you can enjoy all your favourite films as often as you want or as many times as you wish. There are thousands of titles to select with new titles being added regularly and you will also receive suggestions for recommended viewing. You can rate each programme and move that you watch and the system is supported on Ipads along with iPhones and iPods after generation 4.
4. Feedly – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/feedly-your-google-reader/id396069556?mt=8
Feedly helps you read, organise and share the contents of your favourite sites. You can organise your favourite blogs, news sites and channels across the world from one place as well as all your social networks. The websites are transformed into cards which are easy to read and quick loading enabling you to send and share your articles across the networks. You can sync your phone, tablet and computer together and a full support service is available 24 hours if required.
5. Chrome – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chrome/id535886823?mt=8
Chrome is now available in an app. The browser is fast and you can choose the search options as you type. You can open and switch between tabs by flipping the pages with iPhones and iPods or swiping them from edge to edge if using an iPad. You can sync data, passwords and bookmarks from your computer to your phone as well as send pages and you can also read them even when you are offline. The app supports many languages and full details can be found by clicking the link.
6. Pocket – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-formerly-read-it-later/id309601447?mt=8
Pocket (which was formerly Read it Later) was voted the app of the year in 2012 in the Apple store. When you find an interesting article, web page or video that you wish to view, you can add it to Pocket and the app will automatically sync the material with your phone, tablet or computer even without a connection. The layout is easy to read and saves directly from your browser or from over 300 different apps and social networks. It has recently been updated and there are many reviews to read from satisfied customers.
7. Google Search – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-search/id284815942?mt=8
This app allows you to search faster and easier with hands-free and also voice search. You can find updates for sports, the weather, news items or any topic that interests you by speaking, eliminating the need to search. The enhanced voice recognition speaks back to you with results to match your questions and other features include full screen image, swipe away pages and a ‘snap-away’ camera to photograph and save your favourite views as you see them. The app is available in many languages and recent updates have fixed any bugs in the system.
8. Paper – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-by-fiftythree/id506003812?mt=8
This app allows you to create and capture your ideas, drawings, diagrams, sketches and illustrations and share them across the web. You can try it for free, but there are additional tools to purchase if required. You can sketch instantly and store all the information in one place as the ink engine reacts to your movements and you can re-wind your movements without losing your flow. Additional languages have now been added and for further information you can click on the link above.
9. Ted – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ted/id376183339?mt=8
Ted contains talks and speeches from some of the world’s greatest thinkers and talkers from educational radicals to music legends. You can browse the entire library even when you are not online and the app talks with subtitles in 90 different languages directly through your device from the video player. You can also download them to watch at a later date and new talks are updated every day.
10. Snapseed – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/snapseed/id439438619?mt=8
This app enhances and transforms your photographs and enables you to share them with friends and family. You can adjust with a single tap, tweak the image, enhance objects or areas and share them from various apps and social networks. You can crop, straighten, rotate and even put them in sepia or black and white as well as frame them and add borders.