Mar 22 2011

Top 10 Must Have Free Apps For Apple iPad 2

A few days after Steve Jobs launched the most awaited iPad 2 and we came up with the ‘Tablet War : Apple iPad2 vs Motorola Xoom vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’. Hope y’all liked reading the article! I’m sure by now you have made up your mind as to which one would be your pick. For all those who already have bought the iPad 2, or have made up their mind to get one, this article is going to enhance your experience.

The iPad 2 has successfully won the hearts of millions for all good reasons. One reason surely is the built in cool facetime, photobooth, garageband, imovie, iphoto apps, right?

Facetime enables you to stay connected to your far away friends and family members with just a tap, you can make video calls from your iPad 2 to the ones who have iPad 2, iPhone 4, new iPod touch or Mac over Wi-Fi. Photo Booth is a little candid camera that lets you take the snapshots of you and your friends in ways far from ordinary. You can make funny and bizarre changes that will make you smile for a while. All the fun doesn’t cost anything.

While Facetime and PhotoBooth don’t cost anything the Garageband, imovie and iPhoto apps on the other hand will also enhance the user’s experience but will cost you some $$$. Here, I am listing the Top 10 best free apps for your Apple iPad 2 downloading which will make the overall experience fun and entertaining.

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1. Netflix

Netflix is an app designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users. Downloading the app for free will enable the users to watch TV shows and movies that stream from Netflix. Become the member of Netflix and enjoy! With the app you can resume watching where you left off on your TV or computer, browse movies and manage your instant Queue without any fuss. Video out is supported on the iPad, iPhone 4, and iPod Touch 4G.

2. CNBC Real-Time

CNBC Real-Time is a free app that delivers Real-Time quotes before, during and after market hours (4am-8pm) direct from the NYSE and NASDAQ, Real-Time and Historical Interactive Charts, offering custom timeframes from one day to 5 years, including pre and post market trading. The app enables you to access the power of CNBC right on your iPad 2. Get fast, accurate and actionable news, information and data in Real-Time from the network that is first in Business Worldwide.

3. CNN App

Well, as the name hints, you can check out all the latest CNN updates on your iPad 2. Also, you can share comment on news and insights, watch live and breaking news videos. Check out the news stories; share them on Facebook and Twitter or via e-mail, save stories and view them when offline.

4. Cool Hunting

Cool Hunting (coolhunting.com) is an award-winning online publication and video series site that covers forefronts of design, culture and technology and much more. The coolhunting iPad 2 free app lets you check the site on the best interface.

5. Zite

Zite is a personalized magazine that itself learns what you like and gets you the same. It lets you read the personalized news, articles, blogs, videos and other content from a variety of both mainstream, niche publications and sites. Also, it can personalize the data by syncing with your Twitter or Google Reader account. Also, you can share content you like on Twitter, Facebook and via e-mail.

6. VMware View

VMware View Client is a free app for iPad 2 that makes it easy to access your Windows virtual desktop right from the gadget in your hand. Promising the best possible user experience on the Local Area Network (LAN) or across a Wide Area Network (WAN), the VMware View virtual desktop lets you work from wherever you wish to.

7. Flixter

Movies by Flixster is the number one movie app that lets you watch movie trailers, find show times, get critic reviews from Rotten Tomatoes and share movie ratings with your friends. You can easily browse a DVD catalog of over 50,000 films, watch high quality trailer and video clips for over 10,000 blockbuster and indie flicks, search for movies by title, director and actors, view maps of all theaters playing a particular movie in your area, find restaurants near theaters and read reviews with the Yelp app, connect with a Facebook or a Flixster account to share your ratings with your friends and much more.

8. TED

TED presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people such as education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. TED app for iPad 2 will let you find more than 700 TEDTalk videos. TEDTalks are delivered in high or low resolution formats based on your network connectivity. It lets you explore the entire TEDTalks library that is right at your fingertips.

9. Kindle

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. Access over 810,000 books in the Kindle Store including best sellers and new releases. Besides this, Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices to let you pick up where you left off on another device. You can get free book samples, read the first chapter free before you finally make up your mind and buy. Also, you can customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape format.

10. Urbanspoon

Urbanspoon is a free app that’s specifically designed for the iPad, to show you all the restaurants in your city at the same time. Besides letting you explore thousands of restaurants at a time, the app lets you zoom into your neighborhood on the map, tap “spin” if to let you decide, filter by neighborhood, cuisine or price, compare restaurant picks with your friends and much more. The app is available in most North American cities as well as most cities in the UK and AU.

As its not long since iPad 2 went up for sale, so there are limited apps available so far but we can expect lot more. So stay tuned! We will keep you updated.

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