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PHOTOS: The best FREE iPad apps

Last updated on: June 15, 2011 14:43 IST

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Gourav Jain, tech2date.com

The iPad experience has to be unbeatable and Apple is going all out to ensure that it provides a world of opportunity to all its users. Apple is using its iTune store to provide numerous apps free of cost to help the iPad user do anything and everything with his iPad, so that it can accomplish everything ten devices can do.

The choice depends on the needs of the user, her/his preferences and interests. The following list includes some of the coolest free app downloads.

Courtesy: Tech2date.com

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Evernote

This iPad app helps to improve productivity by simply providing the means of remembering anything and everything by making a note of it. It works like an extension of the brain, is easy to use, can take snapshots and many other features.

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Marvel Comics

The nicest thing about this is that one gets to read perfect looking comic books, that can be read by finger flipping the pages. The size of the screen makes the comics great to read and the paper version is not missed at all. It is built on the ComiXology platform.

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Flipboard

In simple words Flipboard is a social magazine. It is a news aggregator that also provides social networking opportunities. It combines the print media features with online social media and permits handling of friends, family, news and views all at once.

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Skygrid

This convenient app places a series of the latest news articles in an algorithm by pulling them out of multiple sources on the web. It does away with the need to search for feeds since it ensures that they are delivered to the user.

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Netflix

This is streaming service for video entertainment on the iPad. It allows the user to watch films, and other DVD clippings etc with excellent picture and sound quality.

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iBooks

This app is the perfect eBook reader  meant for all book lovers. But its reach stretches beyond books to make it a complete multimedia device that is at par with laptops and notebook computers. The large screen makes reading easier and more enjoyable as the pages also get flipped easily.

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Dropbox

This is the ideal business app that offers free file hosting services to upload and store files on the servers of the Dropbox.

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The Weather Channel

When it becomes important to check the weather of a place you are travelling to, this iPad app becomes the best way to check the weather conditions. It displays maps with expected weather conditions of any part of the world, with forecasts of up to ten days.

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Kindle for iPad

This is a great ebook reader app that gives the user access to tens of thousands of books, besides providing bookmarks, notes, last page read and a host of other features.

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NewsRack

NewsRack is a news app meant for those wishing to keep in touch with the latest events taking place the world over. It brings headlines in a classic interface and helps to organise newsfeeds.

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Wikipanion

This app gets instant access to information by navigating and searching easily for all information required from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

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StarFaces

Games and entertainment become important on the iPad if it has to be the perfect companion. Starfaces is a game app that helps to pass free time and helps to relax with its 3 puzzle games and featured games created by other players.

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Zinio

This magazine reader app for the iPad converts all the user's favourite magazines into a digital format so that they can be read on the iPad. They are identical to the printed version except that they are delivered on the Internet.

With apps such as these, the iPad entails just an initial expense at the time of purchase and these make the iPad the complete companion at work and at home and that too without a single cent spent on buying them.

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