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The 100 Best iPad Apps. The Apple iPad is one of the most popular and influential consumer electronics devices in history.

The 100 Best iPad Apps

The slate's found a home with people who want to Web-surf, movie-watch, email, and perform numerous other activities without being tied to a desktop or laptop. Never underestimate the power of "getting things done" from the comfort of the bed or easy chair. Many rival tablets offer super-crisp displays and attractive designs, but none have so far matched the Apple iPad, iPad Air, and iPad mini's potent combination of consumer mindshare and rich app marketplace. The role that the Apple App Store has played in its success should not be overlooked, either. According to Apple, over 475,000 dedicated iPad apps have been released worldwide. That's also a lot of apps to sort through. What You'll Find in This List's 100 best iPad apps list focuses on native iPad apps that deliver unique and compelling tablet-based experiences, not iPhone or iPod touch apps running in 2X mode.

Best iPad Apps. 50 Must-Have Educational Apps. It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities!

50 Must-Have Educational Apps

What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate. If you have other apps you want added to this list, just add them in the comments. *Most of the links below are to the iTunes store which will open another window and/or iTunes.

Great Apps For Kids (And Adults) Alphabet Animals Perfect for your talented toddler, this game is packed with colorful animations, animal sounds, and tons of tips for learning their letters. Mad Libs Just as goofy and fun as your remember. SmackTalk Annoying? Best iPad Apps. Best iPad apps of 2011. 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.

Best iPad apps of 2011

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'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 can also let it check your Twitter or Google Reader accounts for your favorite topics.

SNAPSEED ($5) Apple anointed this photo app as its iPad app of the year, and there's little question that it's one of the best. THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. TOONTASTIC (free) A great storytelling app for adults and children, Toontastic takes much of the work out of an often-daunting task. The Best iPad Apps: 10 Essential Apps For The New iPad You Got For The Holidays. You're going to want to do a lot of reading on your iPad -- and not just book-reading, either!

The Best iPad Apps: 10 Essential Apps For The New iPad You Got For The Holidays

Instapaper is a handy utility for saving articles from webpages for clean, ad-free viewing on your iPad later. You can save an article from anywhere -- your laptop, your iPhone, or your iPad itself -- and it saves the text of that article to your Instapaper account for you to access later from your iPad. A great way to collect and read interesting writing from the web on your new tablet. Download Instapaper here.

ALTERNATIVES Read It Later is a popular Instapaper alternative. Best iPad Apps. The editor of our gadget section loves this app.

Best iPad Apps

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. For each challenge, you must type in one or more words. The game brings those words to life (somehow), and helps you complete the challenge. " It costs $2.99. Quixey - Find apps that do what you want.