Best Free iPad Apps: Page 6 of 9

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Best Free Alarm Clock for iPad

Nightstand Central Free (21.9 MB), an easy-to-use alarm clock allows for setting multiple alarms for different days with weather conditions, adjustable snooze time, alarm sounds and wallpaper displays. It works even if the device is sleeping or the screen is locked.

 

Best Free Calculator for iPad

HiCalc - Calculator for iPad (22.6 MB), a feature-rich calculator in an intuitive interface with no ads, available in Standard, String or RPN mode, supporting precision up to 31 digits with scientific functions, constants library, expression history and more.

 

PCalc Lite (10.6 MB), a well-designed calculator with multiple undo and redo by swapping the result panel or tapping the buttons. It comes with scientific functions, basic conversions, adjustable theme, digits and key click.

 

Best Free Comic Book Reader for iPad

Comics (15.0 MB), a comic book reader allows you to zoom in on any panel with Guided View Technology for your reading pleasure. In a large library of comics available from the in-app store, you can download more than 500 comics for free.

 

ComicFlow (35.9 MB), read comic files in CBR, CBZ or PDF formats in a polished interface, with support for marking a file as read or new by touching and holding a thumbnail. You can import a large collection of comic files easily from your PC using iTunes or a WebDAV client such as BitKinex or Cyberduck.

 

Best Free Cooking Tools for iPad

Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List (33.7 MB), search more than 30,000 delicious recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Self, renowned chefs and cookbooks, save or email your favorite recipes, compile and share shopping checklists based on the recipes you've selected. A must-have tool for kitchen lovers.

 

Best Free Dictionary and Thesaurus for iPad

Dictionary.com (58.1 MB), search words offline with this app that includes nearly 2 million words with definitions, synonyms and antonyms. Extra features include audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search, hyperlinked words, Word and Question of the Day, and the Hot Word blog.

 

Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD (25.1 MB), type in a word to look up its definitions, example sentences, synonyms and antonyms accessible offline, or speak a word to search when you're online. Other features include audio pronunciation, hyperlinked words, scrolling index, Word of the Day and recent searches. Ads supported.

 

Best Free E-Book Reader for iPad

iBooks (43.1 MB), download and read books by flipping through pages with a swipe or tap, bookmark and add notes to your favorite pages. Other features include portrait and landscape modes, search functions, settings for font sizes, screen brightness, white or sepia colored pages. Supports ePub and PDF formats.

 

Kindle (8.2 MB), best for reading Kindle books on white, black or sepia colored pages in portrait or landscape mode, with adjustable font sizes and brightness, word lookups, Google and Wikipedia links, and syncing your last page read, notes, bookmarks and highlights across devices. No in-app bookstore.

 

Best Free Encyclopedia for iPad

Wikipedia Mobile (5.0 MB), search in your preset language for useful information from millions of articles written collaboratively by volunteers around the world with this official app optimized for your iPad, with today's featured article, save pages for offline viewing and other features such as optional font size, copy and share.

 

Wikipanion for iPad (4.8 MB), searching for useful information from millions of articles in Wikipedia is made faster and easier with Wikipanion. It streamlines your browsing with table of contents, bookmark and history, in-page searching, Wiktionary lookup, font resizing and more.

 

Fotopedia Heritage (10.8 MB), a photo encyclopedia gives you more than 25,000 high quality images of World Heritage sites with point-of-interest descriptions, slideshow, search and navigation, travel planning and other useful features.

 

Best Free Genealogy or Family Tree for iPad

Ancestry (16.3 MB), an easy-to-use app to build and update a family tree of yours, or scour the research library by name to trace historical records with individual info, family, photos and evidence.

 

Best Free Notepad and Notebook for iPad

Evernote (38.1 MB), take notes, ideas, pictures and recordings with your iPad, and sync them instantly to your Web, Mac or PC version. Not only can it index all your notes, Evernote recognizes the actual text within the pictures so that you can search them easily.

 

Bamboo Paper (25.2 MB), sketch your thoughts or share your ideas with your handwritten notes with adjustable pen points and colors on this superb digital paper notebook. You can undo or redo writing, send a page image in PNG format or a notebook in PDF format via email to others.

 

PaperPort Notes (4.8 MB), an impressive app allows you to take notes using a keyboard, free hand or your voice, add a websnap, or even insert a PDF, Powerpoint, text or image file from your cloud storage account, and combine them into a single document that you can organize and share with your friends and family.

 

Best Free Office Suite for iPad

Quickoffice (59.8 MB), create and edit Microsoft Office documents including Word, Excel and Powerpoint files without the need to convert to Google Docs. You can store the documents in Google Drive for access anywhere online, or save them locally on your mobile device for working offline. (App of the Week)

 

CloudOn (16.8 MB), a free app and online service using your Dropbox account to create, view, edit and save your office documents including Word, Excel and Powerpoint files in a familiar user interface as your desktop version of the office suite. Pretty good but a bit slow in responsiveness.

 

Best Free Reminder /To-Do List for iPad

Astrid Tasks/To-do List (12.2 MB), get stuff done with this easy-to-use reminder and to-do list, with full features such as calendar integration, adding notes, setting priorities, repeating reminders, voice recognition and push notifications. You can also collaborate on projects with friends and sync your tasks automatically across your phone and Astrid.com.

 

Remember The Milk (10.7 MB) allows you to add and complete tasks on the go, organize tasks with priorities, due dates, time estimates, repeating, lists and tags, and sync with Remember The Milk online. Some advanced features including unlimited sync and push notifications are for Pro version only.

 

Best Free Translator for iPad

Google Translate (2.3 MB), instantly translate words and phrases between more than 60 languages with voice input and text-to-speech supports. Other features include offline access to history and favorite items, display translations in full screen mode and more.

 

iTranslate (13.1 MB), enter text or swipe to paste it from your clipboard and get your translation instantly from one language into another. Support for over 50 languages, Text-to-Speech, history and favorite lists, but voice recognition is excluded from the free version.

 

Best Free Unit and Currency Converter for iPad

Units (2.4 MB), convert more than 800 units across 43 different categories, and between 88 different currencies with rates updated daily. You can streamline your workflow by choosing which units to display, and in case you can't find a ruler, it's here as a bonus.

 

myConvert Lite (4.0 MB), choose a category and tap a unit to convert to other units. It's fast, handy and easy to use, with supports for most common units, selected currencies and user defined units. More units are available for the paid version.

 

XE Currency (6.2 MB), a fast and efficient currency converter lets you convert every world currency on-the-go at live currency rates or the last updated rates when you work off-line. You can also view charts for the exchange rates fluctuated in the past 24 hours up to one year.

 

Best Free Voice Recognition for iPad

Dragon Dictation (9.6 MB), save typing and use your voice to text or email your friends, send notes and reminders to yourself, update your Facebook status or tweet to the world, faster and quicker when you are on-the-go. Supports a multitude of global languages.

 
 

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For the category of Best Free Image Editor for iPad" I recommend Lidow photo editor.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lidow-photo-editor/id894532288?mt=8

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layout/grid /collage、Square/no crop for instagram、blur、color splash、mirror、Filter、light leak、lens flare、texture,share photo for instagram、Facebook、whatsapp、snapchat etc.The magical app of Photo Editor to create beautiful and amazing photo,It's Lidow:let you become different,make you unique!
No In-App purchases!

Oh, I hate to see "Candy Crush Saga", or ANY Game by "King" for that matter, listed as a "Free Game" when they are cleverly designed to Make you PAY for virtual Items - power ups like "Gummy Fish" for instance - without which you can't advance very quickly, if at all! I refuse to even start on games that require you to buy intangibles in order to compete with the long time players who already have them! I have better things to spend cash on, like, say: a Gizmos T-Shirt or Cap (hint, hint.)

I'll tell you about a GOOD Free "Swap to make 3-in-a-row" game that runs a lot longer than "King" Branded games & doesn't have any required in game purchases: it's called "Moon Jewels". 

Moon Jewels - Match 3 Puzzle Game by MIKHAIL BORBOT

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moon-jewels-match-3-puzzle/id928856320?mt=8

 
270 Levels and absolutely NO in App Purchases available At ALL! Isn't that refreshing?

Why can i get to the Ebook to read.

For the category of  Best Free Calculator for iPad I would recommend this one

Calculator Free for iPad

As it has 60 digits of precision available - as well as multiple free skins to download!

itms://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calculator-free-for-ipad/id430271248?mt=8
 
Calculator Free for iPad by MobArts

Regarding Wi-Fi Finder. It was developed by a company who changed their name back in June 2014 and is strictly a marketing company. The app has not been updated for almost 2 years. It has some wifi hotspots but is missing several national chains here. Also there are some errors in the current database and no way of correcting the locations of the incorrect HotSpots

I don't understand why there are no free antivirus programs for ipad. Is there a built in antivirus or what. With the millions of ipad's being used there must be many viruses trying to get in.

The great thing about this site is not just the recommendations, but the comments that the community provides. I do not find it "negative", instead, I see it as a true marketplace of ideas, and reading through the comments is a necessity for each app suggestion.

It's upsetting to see so many negative comments here.
This site is run by volunteers who do a great job.
Sure, no one knows everything, but they are doing their best.
The knockers are always the ones that do nothing to help.
How about making constructive suggestions instead of of knocking them.

Words with friends
Great but have trouble signing in too offen

Coast browser, simply the best...

I think this should be broken down into more categories. Best iPad apps is too general. There should be top puzzle games, top action games, top utility apps, top fitness apps etc.

I totally agree I got into an online debate of how ipad apps need more vraitey and different catoriges to find stuff like top puzzles and brain teasers it's stupid how the whole thing is set up!

A good suggestion picabloo. Click a page number and you will find more categories listed on other pages.

Stanza is not currently available for the U.S. market. I couldn't find the app in the App Store. When trying to get to the app through the link above, I was given the message about it not being available in the U.S. Thanks, nonetheless, for the many helpful recommendations.

The review crew might dig a little harder. FileMaster is superior to FileApp in several very obvious ways, one being it needs no special wads of software to be installed on the other devices & its a LITTLE more intuitive and pretty fast. Both are unimaginative vs the best 3 in the Droid field and its not strictly an issue of closed/open. An unrooted 'droid has limitations also. The IOS-centric dev seems to think that users only need very narrowly-limited networking, the default being to a Cloud service. IMHO that's a mistaken view. The 'droid dev community treats "all of the above" as potential sharing partners; LAN, WAN, Cloud, NFC, et al. and uses a term approach to connectivity: if you have credentials, you can drive the action from the handheld

FileApp? you gotta be kidding. compare this pig to ES File Explorer for android. the latter is a useful app.
FileMaster is a little better than FileApp, but neither are very good.

if anyone smarter knows of a REAL file management app, cross-device, cross-platform, for iPAD, please suggest to the Editors!

Unfortunately Cognus this is restricted by the iOS which is known as a walled garden and doesn't allow complete access to the filesystem like the Android OS. Moreover, the iOS confines each app to working within a restricted sandbox where it has complete control over its files. Due to this, not a file manager for iOS will work the same way as a file manager for Android. See also: Apple and the file system

I am little surprised that you are missing Wunderlist as a ToDo app. It is fantastic. It is web based and cross platform. Works on all my devices and computers. It also has a beautiful iPad interface.

Another app you seemed to forget about is [edited: commercial app]. This is now my preferred method for blogging.

Oh, yeah and Splashtop for remote control in computers.

Browsers to consider - Mercury Browser is fantastic. Finally Puffin Browser allows flash.