Best iPad Apps
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Fill your iPad or iPad mini with the best software available in the Apple App Store. Whether you're a long-time iPad user or powering on your Apple tablet for the first time, there's one thing you can use—app suggestions.
It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say?
The iPad may just be the world’s best way to read the Web on the couch, watch movies on the train, and read in total darkness, but with apps, it also takes on thousands of other uses. There are hundreds of thousands of apps available for the iPad. To try them all, you would need to dedicate your life to the project.
Like owners of iPhones and Androids, users of iPads faced a surge of new apps last year, to the point where it was easy to miss great ones. Here's my list of 10 favorites from 2011, along with a few runners-up. Note: as with 2010's Top 10, seasonal sensations like MLB.com's At Bat aren't included, nor are games, which I'll cover separately online. ZITE (free) This is the closest thing to the perfect magazine. The first time you use the app, it prompts you to choose categories of interest.
You're going to want to do a lot of reading on your iPad -- and not just book-reading, either!
The editor of our gadget section loves this app. Here's his rave review: "Scribblenauts may look like a children's game, but it's actually one of the most ingenious and brilliant games ever made. In Scribblenauts, you're presented with various challenges.