Some iPad Apps You Shouldn’t Be Without

Some iPad Apps You Shouldn’t Be Without

The iPad is the popular new tablet computer from Apple. With so many apps available to entertain, how do you know which are the best? We’ve put together a guide of some of our favorites. NexFlix is a great app for people who like to watch television shows or movies while they’re on the go. As long as you’re in a wireless internet zone, the app allows you to stream content from thousands of TV shows and movies. Plus, if you already have a NetFlix account, the app is free.

Games are some of the more popular apps, and we love Plants versus Zombies in particular. It definitely has the seal of approval, having won over 20 game of the year awards. It’s also done in high definition and comes with a range of levels. The concept of it is, admittedly, a bit weird, but it’s fairly simple. The main purpose is to plant monstrous foliage in order to protect your ‘house’ from attack and the experience is hugely improved by the iPad’s large screen.

For those of you who like to keep up with the news wherever you are, then the iPad app for the New York Times Editor’s Choice is a good one to go for. The electronic newspaper is not only clear and easy to read on the iPad, it’s also free for the time being, making it a great little app. You can view articles, photos, videos and all the normal sections that come as part of the NYT, meaning you can access the paper anywhere.

Social networking is an increasingly popular way of communicating and keeping in touch with people. Twitter is one of the more popular sites and the Tweetdeck app for iPad is a fantastic way of accessing the website on your tablet computer. The desktop version of Tweetdeck comes with a column-based display and the iPad version is no different. You can choose a 2 column vertical display or a 3 column horizontal display that allows you to see your friend’s tweets.

Our final recommendation is for the food lovers among you. If you love recipes and want to be able to access them from your iPad whenever you want, then Epicurious is the app for you. It contains a great database of recipes and is free. What’s not to like? You can choose from a range of food categories such as ‘weeknight dinners’, ‘decadent desserts’ and ‘cool cocktails’. With over 3.5 million downloads so far, this app is clearly a winner.