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How do you decide which apps are best for you and your iPad? Which iPhone favorites still deliver on iPad's big screen? And which dedicated iPad apps are worth your time? Full of colorful and helpful illustrations, this one-of-a-kind catalog gives you the quick lowdown on more than 200 gee-whiz apps, with brief tips on how to use them. Flip through the book for app suggestions, or head directly to one of several categories we've loaded up with "best of" selections for work, leisure, travel, creativity, games, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders
    1. Preface
      1. About the Author
    2. 1. At Work
      1. Getting Stuff Done
        1. Best App for Basic To-Do Lists
          1. Toodledo
        2. Best App for GTD-Worshipping Power Users
          1. OmniFocus for iPad
        3. Best App for Making Calculations
          1. Digits Calculator
          2. Soulver for iPad
        4. Best App for Database Duties
          1. FileMaker Go for iPad
          2. Bento for iPad
        5. Best App for Brainstorming
          1. iThoughtsHD
          2. Popplet
          3. Creative Whack Pack
      2. Juggling Documents
        1. Best App for Creating Beautiful Documents
          1. Pages
        2. Best App for Plain Prose Slinging
          1. iA Writer
        3. Best App for Outlining
          1. Outliner for iPad
        4. Best App for Designing Presentations
          1. Keynote
        5. Best App for Number-Crunching
          1. Numbers
        6. Best App for Editing Office Documents
          1. Documents to Go
        7. Best App for Gathering Research
          1. Evernote
        8. Best App for Taking Notes
          1. Note Taker HD
          2. Penultimate
          3. Noterize
        9. Best App for Index Card Writers
          1. Index Card
        10. Best App for Documents on the Go
          1. ReaddleDocs for iPad
          2. GoodReader for iPad
        11. Best App for Teleprompting
          1. Teleprompt+ for iPad
      3. Makin’ Work Fun
        1. Best App for Trendspotting
          1. Cool Hunting
        2. Best App for Simulating a Great View
          1. Magic Window
      4. Advanced Geekery
        1. Best App for Remote Desktop Access
          1. LogMeIn Ignition
        2. Best App for iPad as External Display
          1. Air Display
      5. Surfing the Web
        1. Best App for Safari Haters
          1. Perfect Web Browser
    3. 2. At Leisure
      1. Books and Literature
        1. Best App for Reading Books
          1. Kindle
        2. Best App for Reading Textbooks
          1. Inkling
        3. Best App for Reading Wikipedia
          1. Simplepedia for iPad
        4. Best App for Reading Shakespeare
          1. Shakespeare
        5. Best Dictionary and Thesaurus App
          1. Wordbook XL
          2. Oxford American Dictionary & Thesaurus
          3. Dictionary.com
        6. Best App for Bible Studies
          1. Logos Bible Software
      2. News and Media
        1. Best App for Reading Comics
          1. Comixology
        2. Best App for Comics…Set in Motion
          1. Motion Comic Superare
        3. Best App for How Magazines Should Look
          1. Popular Mechanics Interactive Edition
        4. Best App for Public Radio Fans
          1. NPR for iPad
        5. Best App for Congress Watching
          1. MyCongress
        6. Best App for Reading It Later
          1. Instapaper
        7. Best App for RSS Feed Wrangling
          1. Reeder for iPad
        8. Best App for Flipping Through Web Feeds
          1. Flipboard
        9. Best App for Scrolling Through Web Feeds
          1. Pulse News Reader
        10. Best App for Financial News
          1. Bloomberg for iPad
          2. Financial Times iPad Edition
          3. Wall Street Journal
        11. Best App for Finding New Websites
          1. StumbleUpon
        12. Best App for Amazing Speeches
          1. TED
      3. Radio Redux
        1. Best App for Naming That Tune
          1. Shazam for iPad
          2. SoundHound
        2. Best App for Personalized Radio
          1. Pandora
        3. Best App for Traditional Radio
          1. Spark Radio
          2. Wunder Radio
      4. Tasty Tunes
        1. Best App for Discovering New Music
          1. Aweditorium
          2. BandMate: Concert Tipster HD
      5. Watching the Tube & the Big Screen
        1. Best App for Watching Music Videos
          1. MySpace Music Romeo
        2. Best App for TV Guide Replacement
          1. Yahoo! Entertainment
        3. Best App for Movie Lovers
          1. IMDb
          2. Movies
        4. Best App for Watching Hollywood Movies
          1. iTunes
          2. Netflix
        5. Best App for Big League Baseball
          1. At Bat for iPad
      6. Social Networking
        1. Best App for Twitter
          1. Twitter
        2. More Apps for Twitter
          1. Tweet Library
        3. Best App for Avatar Making
          1. Facemakr Avatar Creator HD
        4. Best App for Friend Photo Browsing
          1. Flickpad
          2. Qubical
        5. Best App for Instant Messaging
          1. IM+
    4. 3. Creative Corner
      1. Rockin’ Out
        1. Best App for One-Man Band
          1. Music Studio
          2. ThumbJam
        2. Best App for Making Meditative Music
          1. Bloom HD
          2. Bubble Harp
        3. Best App for Making Music in a Grid
          1. SoundSketch
        4. Best App for DJ Mixmasters
          1. GrooveMaker
        5. Best App for Musical Geometry
          1. Soundrop
        6. Best App for Improving Your Voice
          1. ImproVox
          2. Glee Karaoke
        7. Best App for Sheet Music Reading
          1. forScore
      2. Photos and Movies
        1. Best App for Creating Comic Strips
          1. Strip Designer
        2. Best App for Swapping Faces in Photos
          1. iSwap Faces
        3. Best App for Adding Spot Color
          1. Color Splash for iPad
        4. Best App for Filter Afficionados
          1. Photo fx Ultra
        5. Best App for Oil Painting Your Photos
          1. PhotoArtistaHD—Oil
          2. FX Photo Studio HD
        6. Best App for General Image Editing
          1. Photogene for iPad
        7. Best App for Making Movies
          1. ReelDirector
        8. Best App for Making Animations
          1. Animation Creator HD
        9. Best App for Major Photo Distortion
          1. Fluid FX
        10. Best App for Depth of Field Trickery
          1. TiltShift Generator for iPad
        11. Best App for 3D-ifying Photos
          1. OutColor for iPad
      3. Drawing and Design
        1. Best App for Organizing What Inspires You
          1. Moodboard
        2. Best App for Virtual Potterymaking
          1. Let’s Create Pottery HD
        3. Best App for Drawing and Painting
          1. ArtStudio for iPad
        4. Best App for Drawing Time for Kids
          1. Drawing Pad
        5. Best App for Drawings that Move
          1. Art of Glow
          2. Space Crayons
        6. Best App for Drawings that Disappear
          1. Magic Ink
        7. Best App for Software-Assisted Sketching
          1. ASKetch
        8. Best App for Virtual Sculpting
          1. iDough
        9. Best App for Drawing with Letters
          1. TypeDrawing for iPad
        10. Best App for Designing Your Own Font
          1. iFontMaker
      4. For the Heck of It
        1. Best App for Sculpting Virtual Fireworks
          1. Uzu
        2. Best App for iPad Wallpaper
          1. Granimator
        3. Best App for Creating Digital Banners
          1. Marquee
    5. 4. At Play
      1. Arcade Games
        1. Best Tower Defense Game
          1. Plants vs. Zombies HD
        2. Best Pinball Game
          1. Pinball HD
      2. Puzzles
        1. Best App for Crossword Puzzles
          1. Crosswords
        2. Best App for Sudoku
          1. UniSudoku
          2. :) Sudoku
        3. Best App for Scrabble
          1. Scrabble for iPad
        4. More Apps for Scrabble
          1. Words with Friends HD
        5. Best App for Finding Hidden Objects
          1. Little Things
        6. Best App for Word-Finding
          1. The Ultimate Alphabet
        7. Best Sliding Physics Puzzles Game
          1. mentalBlock
      3. Racing
        1. Best App for Racecar-Driving Traditionalists
          1. Need for Speed: Shift for iPad
        2. Best App for Racecar-Driving Goofballs
          1. Shrek Kart HD
          2. Parcel Panic
      4. Combat
        1. Best App for Fighter Plane Combat
          1. AirAttack HD
        2. Best App for Helicopter Combat
          1. Chopper 2
      5. Taking a Flight
        1. Best App for Air Traffic Controller Wannabes
          1. Flight Control HD
        2. Best App for Flight Simulation
          1. X-Plane for iPad
      6. Weird and Wacky
        1. Best Roller Coaster Design-and-Ride App
          1. AirCoaster
        2. Best App for Dodging Slicing Swords
          1. Hand of Greed
        3. Best App for Golf on a Weird 2D Planet
          1. Stick Golf HD
        4. Best Multi-Colored Orb Squashing Game
          1. Osmos for iPad
        5. Best Crumpled Paper–Throwing Game
          1. Paper Toss HD
        6. Best App for Thinking Before Slicing
          1. Cut the Rope HD
        7. Best Game for Killing Pigs With Birds
          1. Angry Birds HD
        8. Best Game for Ninja Wannabes
          1. Fruit Ninja HD
          2. Ninjatown: Trees of Doom
        9. Best App for Simon Says–Style Repetition
          1. muBlip
    6. 5. At Home
      1. Shopping
        1. Best App for Craigslist Browsing
          1. Craigslist Pro for iPad
        2. Best App for Amazon Shopping
          1. Windowshop
        3. Best App for eBay Shopping
          1. eBay for iPad
      2. Distracting (and Educating) the Kids
        1. Best App for Stealth Mental Challenges
          1. The Jim & Frank Mysteries: The Blood River Files HD
        2. Best App for Flashcards
          1. Mental Case Flashcards for iPad
        3. Best App for Pop-Up Books
          1. Headspin
          2. Itsy Bitsy Spider HD
        4. Best App for Kids’ Books, Reimagined
          1. Miss Spider’s Tea Party for the iPad
          2. Bartleby’s Book of Buttons Vol. 1
        5. Best App for Practicing Math
          1. ThatQuiz Math
          2. Mathboard
          3. Math Bingo
        6. Best App for Learning ABCs
          1. Interactive Alphabet for iPad
        7. Best App for Learning to Write A, B, C…
          1. Intro to Letters
      3. Lifelong Learning
        1. Best App for Brain Studies
          1. 3D Brain
        2. Best App for the Periodic Table
          1. The Elements
      4. Playing House
        1. Best App for Keeping Time
          1. Night Stand HD
        2. Best App for Measuring Stuff
          1. Multi Measures HD
      5. Cooking
        1. Best App for Grill-Side Guidance
          1. Weber’s on the Grill for iPad
        2. Best App for Collecting Online Recipes
          1. Paprika Recipe Manager
        3. Best App for Browsing Big Recipe Collections
          1. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
    7. 6. Out and About
      1. Wining and Dining
        1. Best App for Finding a Restaurant
          1. Urbanspoon for iPad
        2. More Apps for Finding a Restaurant
          1. Zagat to Go
        3. More Apps for Finding a Restaurant
          1. Speak4it
        4. Best App for Reserving a Table
          1. OpenTable for iPad
      2. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
        1. Best App for Finding Cheap Airfares
          1. Kayak HD
        2. Best App for Fighting Traffic
          1. Beat the Traffic HD
        3. Best App for Tracking Your Trip
          1. TravelTracker Pro
        4. Best App for Driving Directions in Your Car
          1. MotionX GPS Drive HD
      3. Travel Guides
        1. Best App for Translation Help
          1. Travel Interpreter
        2. Best App for Wikipedia-Style Travel Guides
          1. Wikihood for iPad
        3. Best App for Finding Wi-Fi Coverage
          1. Wi-Fi Finder
      4. Real Estate
        1. Best App for House-Hunting
          1. Zillow Real Estate Search
      5. Exploring the World
        1. Best App for Jaw-Dropping Photo Tours
          1. Fotopedia Heritage
        2. Best App for Country Dossiers
          1. The World Factbook for iPad
        3. Best App for Downloading Maps
          1. OffMaps
        4. Best App for Assorted Maps
          1. Maplets
        5. Best App for Touring the Globe
          1. Google Earth
        6. Best App for Astronomy
          1. Star Walk for iPad
        7. Best App for Exploring the Solar System
          1. Solar Walk
    8. 7. For Your Health
      1. Health Reference
        1. Best Portable First Aid Reference
          1. WebMD for iPad
        2. Best App for Studying the Heart
          1. Heart Pro
      2. General Fitness
        1. Best App for Dieting and Weight Loss
          1. MyNetDiary HD
        2. Best App for Tracking Health Stats
          1. Heartwise Blood Pressure Tracker
        3. Best App for White Noise
          1. White Noise Pro
        4. Best App for Relaxing & Sleeping
          1. Relax Melodies HD
      3. Parents & Kids
        1. Best App for Tracking Baby’s Stats
          1. Baby Connect for iPad
      4. Sports & Recreation
        1. Best App for Drawing Up Plays
          1. PlaybookBball
        2. Best App for Improving Your Golf Game
          1. Golfplan
      5. The Great Outdoors
        1. Best App for Birdwatching
          1. iBird Pro HD
        2. Best App for Weather Watching
          1. WunderMap
          2. WeatherStation Free
      6. Getting Zen
        1. Best App for Chimers and Timers
          1. Zen Timer for iPad
          2. Zazen Suite: Meditation Timer & Mindfulness Bell
        2. Best App for Better Breathing
          1. Health Through Breath
    9. Index
    10. About the Author