The best FREE iPad apps you need to download now


iPad free appIf you are anything like me then you will be obsessed with your iPad, and all the things it can do.

I love mine so much that I bought one of those iPad 3 cases to make sure that my clumsy self doesn’t harm it in any way!

So far, so good – theiPad 3 case seems to be pretty good at protecting my beloved iPad from any scratches.

Anyway, I thought I would round up all of the best iPad apps that are free and make your life easier!


1. – Dictionary & Thesaurus

Dictionary is perfect for all those times when you need to prove your family wrong when you know you are right about the meaning of a word! It works offline too, providing speedy access to over a million words and 90,000 thesaurus entries. The search function is also fast, meaning you don’t have to wait long to prove your family wrong! This app is also useful if you read books or other content online, making it easy to quickly look up words.

2. Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the best apps for syncing documents across multiple devices. The iPad app works just like the iPhone version, allowing you to preview many different types of files.

3. The Guardian EyeWitness

This app is a must-have for those with a love for beautiful imagery. Even if you don’t, The Guardian Eyewitness provides daily, incredible photographs of current global events. You can access the most recent 100 photos, and save them to your iPad or send via email.

4. Movies by Flixter

If you love going to the cinema, then you will love this app. Movies works out where you are and lets you know what’s on in nearby cinemas. Or you can choose a film and it will tell you where and when it’s on. It’s basically exactly the same as the iPhone app, but the iPad’s larger screen creates a better experience.

5. eBay

Once you use eBay for iPad, you won’t turn back. It’s fast and easy to use, highlighting great offers and deals in its main results view. You also receive notifications when an item you are watching is about to end. Very handy!

6. Epicurious

I use this one a few times a week, and love it! Epicurious provides thousands of mouth-watering recipes, with easy to follow instructions. The app even constructs shopping lists for recipes. I have made some amazing new dishes, thanks to this app!

7. BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer is a must-have download for those who love BBC programs. The interface makes it easy to browse/watch recent shows and current broadcasts.

8. Skype

Although FaceTime is the iPad’s integrated video calling feature, the Skype app is perfect for those who have a lot of friends on Skype.

9. Skitch for iPad

Skitch is a really useful screen-grab and annotation tool., It allows you to scribble on grabs, photos, maps and web pages and then send the result to Twitter, email or Evernote, or even send to an Apple TV.

10. 4oD Catch Up

The iPad is a great tool for catching up on any TV you may have missed; particularly this Channel 4 app. The 4oD app is really easy to use, nd allows you quick access their most popular programs.

11. TuneIn Radio

Any music lover should have this app on their iPad. Just plug your iPad into some speakers, and use TuneIn Radio to find a station you want, and you will be dancing around your home in no time!. Along with social sharing, the app also provides an alarm, AirPlay support, pause and rewind, and a ‘shake to switch station’ feature—which you can use if you don’t like what’s being played and want to quickly change stations.

Do you use any of these apps? Have I missed out any essential free iPad apps that you think should have made the list?




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