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List of 152 Best iPad Apps 2014

Best iPad Apps

If you have got an iPad and now you’re looking for some of the best apps for iPad. This is the article which you might love to read. As in this post we have tried to gather all the interesting and popular apps for iPad that your gadget must have. So let us have a look at first.

Best iPad Apps

Note: You will not find best games for iPad in this article because we will make a separate article for games

Best Movies Apps for iPad

1. iMovie

An amazing app for iPad using which you can make beautiful HD movies, Trailers by easily editing audio and adding cool effects. You can also share your new movies on Facebook, YouTube and other social media.

Price: $4.99

2. 4 on Demand

It’s a free app and the only way to watch 4oD on your iPad. It enables you to catch up on a wide selection of programs recently broadcast on Channel 4, E4 and More4.

Pirce: Free

3. Netflix

Netflix is one of the most popular service for watching TV episodes and movie on your Phone. All you need to do is get Netflix app on your gadget as a Netflix membership and get access to thousand of TV episode and movies for free.

Price: Free

4. TED

Its an Official app for TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) using which you get best talks and performances from TED conferences

Price: Free

5. Sky News

Official App for Sky News which get you breaking news in your hands. Also this app allows you to decide what you watch and how you watch it. Its featuring live events, expert analysis and amazing graphics and all this is designed specifically for iPad.

Price: Free

6. IMDb Movies & TV

Now you can easily access to the Internet Movie Database on your iPad. You can watch movie ratings, trailers, and other useful information.

Price: Free

7. BBC iPlayer (UK Only)

Get the official BBC iPlayer on your iPad and you‘ re ready to download TV programs to watch on the move. You can also Add shows to your favorites, Stream programs on your TV using Apple AirPlay. Also you can browse through different categories by Schedule, Featured and Most Popular.

Price: Free

8. Watch ABC (US Only)

Installing Watch ABC on your iPad you can enjoy your favorite ABC TV shows, sports, local news and weather reports on your device live or on demand.

9. Air Video

Using this app you can enjoy all your video collection everywhere. Its features live streaming, Live conversion and one touch offline conversion at very genuine price.

Price: $2.99

10. Plex

Another cool app using which you can stream your music, videos and photos from your home computers running Plex Media Server

Price: $4.99

11. Showyou

Showyou help you in browsing videos from TED, Vimeo, YouTube and other videos sites in very easily. This app also helps you get those videos which are selected by your friends and people you care about.

Price:  Free

12. HBO GO (US Only)

It’s an official HBO app for iPad using which you can access HBO right from your iPad. This app will keep you in touch with your favorite episode and program which you love to watch and a lot more without paying a single cent.

Price: Free

13. Movies by Flixster, with Rotten Tomatoes

It’s one of the most downloaded movies apps of all time which help you in browsing top office movies and movies which coming soon. You can also buy movie tickets, watch HD trailer, download and stream movies and more without paying a single cent.

Price: Free

14. OPlayer HD

The best music player which helps increase the functionality of the default music player. This application helps you streaming audio and video over the internet and more at very reasonable price.

Price: $4.99

15. Zeebox

This app helps you connect with TV social live. Using this you can discover, connect, share and interact.

Price: Free

16. Flixter

A community where user share films review and rating.

Price: Free

Best Audio or Music Apps for iPad

1. GarageBand

One of the best audio apps which turn your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio. Using this you can play  play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, basses and lots more under the same hood.

Price: $4.99

2. Pandora Radio (US Only)

Best radio app available over the web using which you can listen to music which you want to listen. To get started you need to type the name of Artist, song, composer and Pandora will create your custom station which will play music similar to your query.

Price: Free

3. SoundHound

Very innovative app for iPad which helps you to recognize the live music through headphones and also search the lyrics for the same song free of cost.

Price: Free

4. Loopseque Lite

Loopseque Lite is a simple app for iPad which helps you in creating music very easily. Using this you can create beats, switch to fast between patterns, arrange compositions and lot more.

Price: Free

5. NPR

An amazing storytelling application which is a mix of audio, text and images in a very clean visual design.

Price: Free


This app brings up all the famous and hit music from Yahoo, CBS and others.Best Browser and Internet Apps for iPad.

Price: Free

7. Beatwave

Using this application you can create amazing beats and tunes without any musical ability,

Price: Free

8. YouTube

An official YouTube application using which you can stay up-to-date with trending videos and connected with your favorite YouTube channels.

Price: Free

9. Soundrop

The amazing app which creates music from lines which you draw. You can hear the full effect using headphone.

Price: Free

Draw lines and watch as Soundrop uses them to create music! Listen with headphones for the full effect.

10. Soundcloud

One of the new music & audio with the official SoundCloud app where you can listen to the most popular music throughout the world. You can also record your music just by registering on the site.

Price: Free

11. Amazon Cloud Player

Download, Stream and Listen to your music collection from cloud.

12. Spotify

Listen to artists and albums, or create your own playlist of your favorite songs.

13. TuneIn Radio

Enjoy 100,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your device.

Best Internet Apps for iPad

1. StumbleUpon!

One of the best and easiest app which helps you to find cool new websites, videos, photos and images from across the Web.

Price: Free

2. eBay for iPad

Its amazing auction app using which you can sell, search, bid, buy, browse and pay in an interface which is optimized for the iPad.

Price: Free

3. Instapaper

Save web pages for later offline reading

Price: $3.99

4. Alien Blue for iPad- Reddit Client

Its reddit client using which you can explore reddit and its sure that once you start using it. You will never touch the site

Price: $3.99

5. Reddit TV

Another cool application for browsing videos on Reddit.

Price: Free

6. Feedly

One of the best alternatives to Google reader

Price: Free

7. WordPress

It’s an official WordPress app using which you can access WordPress straight from your iPad.

Price: Free

8. Gmail

It’s an official Gmail app for your iPad

Price: Free

9. Trillian

Instant messaging app that keep your chats neatly synchronized between all of them.

10. TunnelBear VPN

Provides safe-passage and privacy for iPads to experience the internet from other countries.

Best Drawing Apps for iPad

1. Paper by FiftyThree

Using this app Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them across the web. This app is free to use but if you want to some extra features you can buy it.

Price: Free

2. Bamboo Paper – Notebook

One of the best notebook app which give you most realistic inking experience on your iPad. The free version is limited to 20 books with 100 pages and if you want more, go premium.

Price: Free

3. Adobe Ideas

Using this app you can create Freeform vector illustrations within your iPad very easily. Also if you’re member of Creative Cloud membership, you can easily sync Adobe Ideas projects to Creative Cloud.

Price: Free

4. Draw for iPad

Its cool drawing application using which you’re able to play sketching games over Bluetooth and upload your favorite drawings to Twitter.

Price: Free

5. SketchBook Pro

Its a professional-grade paint and drawing application which a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface.

Price: $4.99

6. Procreate

Drawing apps which provide supports to different kind of brushes.

Price: $5.99

Best Photography Apps for iPad

1. iPhoto

Its a multi touch photography tool using which you can browse, edit, and share your photos from your iPad.

Price: $4.99

2. Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express software using which you can quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device.

Price: Free

3. The Guardian Eyewitness

Amazing app which will bring you the single image of the day that appears in full color across the center spread of the Guardian newspaper

Price: Free

4. Photobucket for iPad

Using this application you can upload existing media from your iPad directly to your Photobucket albums.

Price: Free

5. FlickStackr for Flickr

This application allow you to browse photos in the Flickr. You can also upload photo and edit the metadata data of your photo using FlickStackr.

Price: Free

6. Snapseed

Using this application anyone can enhance, transform, and share their photos with easy to use features. This application features one click Auto Correction, high quality frame, cool filters and a lot more.

Price: Free

7. Photogene for iPad

Ultimate photo editor for your iPad using which you can edit your photos just by making few drags. Using this application you can make collages and lots more.

Price: $2.99

8. Web Albums HD for Picasa and Google+

Most popular Picasa Web Albums/Google+ photo viewer, Uploader, and manager for your iPad. Using this application easily and quickly access to your Picasa and Google+ photos to your fingertips.

Price: $5.99

9. Pixlr-o-matic

An amazing Photo application which provides you tons of cool looking effects like vintage, retro and lot more.

Price: Free

10. TiltShift Generator for iPad – Fake DSLR

One of the best application using which you can apply a variety of tilt shift effects.

Price: $2.99

11. Halftone

Using this application you can turn your photos into unique, vintage comics that your friends and family will definitely love.

Price: $0.99

12. Cooliris

It’s an amazing photo app using which you can discover and share photos from all your favorite photo sources.

Price: Free

Best Finance Apps for iPad

1. BudgetBook

Using this application you get a beautiful view of your finances and budgets.

Price: $2.99

2. Personal Finance

This application allows you to track, budget and manage all your money in one place.

Price: Free

3. XE Currency

Using this application you can convert worlds every currency. This app featuring currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates.

Price: Free

Best News and Reading Apps for iPad

1. BBC News

Using this application you can get breaking news from the BBC and global network of journalists.

Price: Free

2. Reeder

Its an RSS reader and client for Feedbin, Feedly, Feed Wrangler, Fever, and Readability.

Price: Free

3. MobileRSS HD FREE ~ Google RSS News Reader

One of the best RSS feed reader clients is now available on your iPad.

Price: Free

4. Flipboard: Your Social News Magazine

Its like your personal magazine using which you will be able to catch up news you look for. This also grab feeds from your favorite social networks Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and more

Price: Free

5. Zite

Amazing and intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read.

Price: Free

6. Taptu – DJ your News

Its a social news reader that puts all your favorite stuff in one app like Facebook and Twitter and stream the news  in very innovative ways.

Price: Free

7. Comics

Comics by ComiXology help you in reading graphic novels and comics into a revolutionary experience.

Price: Free

8. Stanza

Its an amazing application which brings the digital book revolution to your pocket with a reading interface. Using this you can read books whenever and wherever you want.

Price: Free

9. Kindle

Its a Kindle app for iPad using which you can read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDF.

Price: Free

10. Pulse

Its an newsreader with the help of which you can read all your favorite sources to one beautiful, streamlined interface.

Price: Free

11. iBooks

Amazing app using which you can download and read books from inbuilt iBookstore.

Price: Free

12. Zinio

Using this application browse more than 5000 digital magazines from around the world in different categories.

Price: Free

13. Magzter – Magazine store

Its a global mobile magazine store where you can browse, buy and read magazines.

Price: Free

14. Free Books

As mentioned in its name, this app provides you more than 23,000 books. All these books are for free.

Price: Free

15. Wattpad

This amazing app allows you to get thousands of books of different genres.

16. Marvel Comics

Marvel is considered one of the biggest production companies. It provides a collection of thousands of its books for iPad. Several books in this app are free but most of them do cost.

17. Pocket

It’s an amazing reader application which helps you to save web content to read it later.

18. Adobe Reader

Use this application for viewing and interacting with PDF documents across platforms and devices.

Price: Free

19. Longform

Magazine app which provides  hand-picked article in beautiful interface.

Price: $2.99

20. Mr Reader

RSS News Reader for your iPad that synchronizes with your Feedly, BazQux Reader, Feedbin, FeedHQ, Feed Wrangler, Fever, InoReader, Aol Reader and SubReader account.

Price: $3.99

Best Video Apps for iPad

1. Qwiki

Using this application you can creates beautiful movies from the events captured on your iPhone

Price: Free

2. Titan Downloader

Using this application you can save video files to watch them later. You can also download just by one click.

Price: Free

Best Education and Reference Apps for iPad

1. iTunes U

This app you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools.

Price: Free


This app provides a complete dictionary and synonyms all on your iPad.

Price: Free

3. Wikipanion

Although, this app is not official for Wikipedia but it offers all the useful information from the online encyclopedia.

Price: Free

Best Productivity Apps for iPad

1. Notes Plus

Its an note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording and PDF annotation.

Price: $7.99

2. GoodNotes – Notes & PDF

This application helps you in taking handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark-up PDFs and organize them on a beautiful bookshelf.

Price: $5.99

3. Evernote

Using this application you can take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders.

Price: Free

4. Wunderlist

Its an easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists.

Price: Free

5. PlainText – Dropbox text editing

Its simple text editor which allows you to create and organize documents in the folder from where you can sync it to Dropbox.

Price: Free

6. Pages

Its an amazing application by Apple which you can use for processing and desktop publishing app.

Price: $9.99

7. Dropbox

Its and official app for Dropbox which is online cloud service. Using this application you can bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere.

Price: Free

8. Dragon Dictation

 Its an easy to use voice recognition application powered by Dragon.

Price: Free

9. Nebulous Notes

Another powerful, yet simple, text editor for note-takers, writers, and coders

Price: $3.99

10. EverClip – Clip to Evernote from Any Apps

This application helps you to copy text and images and combine before sending it to Dropbox

Price: $2.99

11. Google Drive

Its a cloud storage service by Google is using which you can upload photos, videos, documents, and other files in the same place and access them whenever you want no matter where you’re.

Price: Free

12. Calculator for iPad

This application increases the functionality of your calculator by bringing you quick computations and a full scientific calculator. You also have option to choose from several themes.

Price: Free

13. Granimator

Its a  graphic wallpaper creator which helps you to create wallpaper from photos of brick walls or bored animals.

Price: Free

14. Speedtest X HD

This application helps you in detecting your internet speed.

Price: Free

15. Find-My iPhone

If your iPad is misplaced steal from someone, you can try this application to track your iPad using other iOS device.

Price: Free

16. Skitch for iPad

It’s best Screengrab and annotation tool using which  you can mark up a PDF, snap your screen, annotate a photo, or draw something new.

Price: Free

17. FastZip

Amazing application using which you can view the file. You can also compress a file when you want to do it.

Price: Free

Best Remote Control and Remote Access Apps for iPad

1. Air Display

Using this application you can turn your iPad into a wireless display to extent or mirror your computer screen.

Price: $9.99

2. Connect My Mac

An amazing remote control application using which you can connect to your Mac computers from iPad with lots of amazing features.

Price: Free

3. Parallels Mobile

Parallels Mobile allows you to remotely access all the applications on your Mac.

Price: $4.99

4. TeamViewer HD for Remote Control

TeamViewer provides easy, fast and secure remote access to Mac from your iPad.

Price: Free

5. Splashtop Personal – Remote Desktop

Just like mentioned above you can access all of your content from any device from anywhere using Splashtop Personal – Remote Desktop.

Price: Free

6. Mocha VNC Lite

Using this application connects to your Mac using iPad and other OS and see the files, programs, and resources exactly as you would if you were sitting at your desk.

Price: Free

Best Social Apps for iPad

1. IM+ Instant Messenger

Amazing instant manager using which you can chat on Facebook, Google Talk, Live Messenger, Yahoo!, ICQ, and more. You can also make  group chats, multimedia sending and much more.

Price: Free

2. Twitter

It’s an official twitter client for using twitter straight from your iPad.

Price: Free

3. Pinterest

Its an amazing social app for Pinterest which help you to things you love, organize and plan important projects, and more.

Price: Free

4. StumbleUpon!

It’s an official Stumble app for your iPad using which you can explore a wonderland of videos, photos, and web pages personalized just for you.

Price: Free

5. Skype for iPad

Official Skype application for your iPad using which you can send instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free.

Price: Free

6. Vtok

Using this application you can chat with your friends on Google Talk Chat, Video and Voice calls. You can also send free phone calls and SMS texts using Google Voice.

Price: Free

7. MyPad

Using MyiPad you can  use Facebook, Instagram & Twitter beautifully designed from your iPad.

Price: Free

8. Friendcaster

Its a Facebook client using which you can you browse your news feed, full screen photos, checkin and much more.

Price: Free

9. AIM for iPad

Its hub of lots of social apps where you can chat on multiple network. Using this you can add a location to your status, post to your favorite social networks or chat directly with your Facebook or Google Talk friends.

Price: Free

10. GetGlue for iPad

It’s an amazing social app for  your app for tv, movies, books & sports. Here you can discover new content and collect new badges.

Price: Free

11. TwittterDeck

This is one of the most famous Twitter clients for PCs and laptops. TwitterDeck has now come for iPad as well.

Pice: Free

12. Facebook (Universal)

Its an official Facebook app for your iPad.

Price:  Free

Best Travel Apps for iPad

1. FlightTrack Pro

If you travel a lot, then you can try this application to track your flights and stay informed. See flight details on beautiful, zoomable maps or get real-time departure info and more.

Price: $9.99

2. Google Search

It’s an amazing search beast powered by Google, its Google Goggles can help you identify places and buildings.

Price: Free

3. Thrillist

Using this you can access to thousands of hand-picked local restaurants, bars, clubs, and stores in 18 cities across the US and the UK

Price: Free

4. Ask a Nomad – Travel Guide

This application helps you in getting advice from local people and travels around the world.

Price: Free

5. Yell Search (UK Only)

One of the best local directory from Yellow Pages which is available for native of the UK.

Price: Free

6. Urbanspoon for iPad

This application helps you find all the restaurants in your city at the same time.

Price: Free

7. Skyscanner

Worlds best flight search app using which you can get cheap flights fast.

Price: Free

8. Hipmunk

One of the best application using which you can quickly look for flights and hotels.

Price: Free

Best Health and Fitness Apps for iPad

1. WebMD for iPad

It’s an amazing complete health reference app for iPad. This app also helps you as Symptom Checker, Drugs & Treatments, First Aid Information and Local Health Listings

Price: Free

2. iPeriod Free for iPad (Period Calendar)

This application helps you in tracking period and fertility tracker with community site access.

Price: Free

3. Pampers Hello Baby Pregnancy Calendar

Use this application to track your baby development from week 4 to week 40.

Price: Free

4. Fitness HD

It’s an amazing fitness guide for your iPad using which giving access to 700 exercises, yoga poses and ready-made workouts and lot more.

Price: Free

5. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker

Its calorie counter and diet tracker from myfitnesspal. This app featuring largest food database of any calorie counter (over 2 million foods), and amazingly fast food and exercise entry.

Price: Free

Best Weather App for iPad

1. AccuWeather – Weather for Life for iPad

One of the best weather application which brings you the most accurate and personalized local weather details available

Price: Free

2. The Weather Channel

Another cool weather application featuring  updated forecasts, push alerts, weather news and gorgeous HD images.

Price: Free

Best Browser Apps for iPad

1. Chrome

It’s one of the most popular web browsers in comparison to another. Just sign and you can sync your open tabs, bookmarks and passwords between your devices.

Price: Free

2. Dolphin Browser

It’s known as the fastest browsers on the web using this you can any web content instantly to your favorite social networks. This browser feature lots of cool features.

Price: Free

Best Navigation apps for iPad

1. Waze

Its community based navigation app using which keep you up-to-date with traffic and road conditions.

Price: Free

Best Astronomy Apps for iPad

1. Google Earth

Using this application you can fly across the planet just swiping your finger. You can also look for your current looking and what’s around you with users pictures.

Price: Free

2. Solar Walk

Its an 3D Solar System model lets you navigate through space and time.

Price: $2.99

3. SkySafari 3 Pro

Using this application you can  explore the universe not just from Earth, but from anywhere in the Solar System!

Price: $39.99

Some other best apps for iPad

1. Auto Trader

Using this application you can search the full Auto Trader listings to find used

Price: Free

2. LivingSocial

Its an amazing application which provides you deal of the day

Price: Free

3.  Find My Friends

Using this you can track the location of your friends and families, if they are also using any of iOS devices.

Price: Free

4. Meme Generator by MemeCrunch

Best applications to easily generate your own memes and share them with your friends.

Price: Free

5. AppShopper

Use this application to share with your friend that which app you liked the most and vice versa.

Price: Free

6. Homestyler

Its very easy to use app using which you can click a photograph of particular area of your home and then you can paint colors to your walls, furnitures, light fitting and accessories.

Price: Free

7. Paripka Recipes Manager

Delightfully simple recipe management for everyone: from aspiring cooks to professional chefs.

Price: $4.99

8. Ancestry

With this app you can discover your ancestry anytime, anywhere.

Price: Free

9. Sleep Pillow Sound

Provides an advanced set of high quality ambient sounds, premixed for perfect sleep enhancement.

Price: $1.99

10. Chimpadeedoo

Makes it easy to collect email addresses from your iPad and import them into MailChimp.

Price: Free

These are some of the most popular apps for iPad. You can purchase all of them from App Store. Some of them are absolutely free.

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