Best Free iPad Apps

 
 
Best Free Photos & Graphics for iPad
 
 

Best Free Doodle Pad for iPad

Doodle Buddy (13.5 MB), add doodles, stamps or text to your photos or other backgrounds you chose, then save or send them to your friends and relatives. It's rich in features as you can draw with multiple fingers, pick a color and select a pen type or size you like, undo or shake your iPad to clear. Have fun!

 

Best Free Image Editor for iPad

Snapseed (24.5 MB), a capable and powerful photo editing app which is good for both professionals and amateurs. It's easy to use at your fingertips, either swipe left and right on top of the photo to adjust what a filter does, or swipe up and down to gain more controls of the filters.

 

Adobe Photoshop Express (35.9 MB), edit photos on your iPad easily—touch to crop, rotate, adjust exposure, saturation, tint, black and white or contrast, and add artistic effects or borders, then save them or upload to Facebook or Photoshop.com. Nice interface but no resizer is included.

 

Pixlr-o-matic (19.7 MB), adding special effects to your photos is as easy as you count one, two, three—snap a photo from the camera or select one from the library, then choose a color filter, a lighting effect and a good frame from the many choices included, and save or share your cool-looking photo with friends.

 

Best Free Image Generator for iPad

Absolute Vintage Studio Lite (27.7 MB), put your face into original photo portraits, add eyeglasses, beards or a hat, and turn yourself into a person from the 1940's or 1970's, then save or share your creations through emails or social networks. It's quick and easy.

 

Best Free Paint Program for iPad

DrawCast (4.4 MB), a drawing app with many advanced features including customizable soft and hard brushes, blend and blur, layer controls, zoomable paintings, mixing colors and an eyedropper tool. You can save your paintings to Photo Library or share them via email or social networks.

 

The Guardian Eyewitness (27.3 MB), view a series of most distinctive and provocative photographs appearing in the center spread of the Guardian newspaper each day, with photo captions, Pro tips and features for saving photos as favorites and sharing them via email, Twitter and Facebook. See also Fotopedia Heritage.

 
 
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by tejas789 on 7. January 2013 - 1:04  (104282)

Hi,
I just came across this site and found very useful. Thanks for keeping good work and sharing the apps list categorically.
I am looking for apps to manage the files/apps/cookies on my new ipad. (to keep my ipad clean from the junk files and know which apps is consuming how much space).
Appreciate your support in advance.

by ihsxpoys on 3. May 2013 - 14:08  (107444)

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.

by cognus on 6. August 2013 - 20:09  (109940)

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!

by Jojo Yee on 7. August 2013 - 1:41  (109942)

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

by cognus on 7. August 2013 - 20:48  (109960)

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

by dolan on 11. August 2013 - 18:39  (110066)

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.

by picabloo on 31. October 2013 - 15:24  (111914)

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.

by Jojo Yee on 1. November 2013 - 0:15  (111923)

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

by Baskarjo on 24. November 2013 - 13:33  (112508)

Coast browser, simply the best...

by Frankieandme on 3. December 2013 - 6:44  (112727)

Words with friends
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by O_m_r_4eva on 31. January 2014 - 23:01  (114111)

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!

by russco32 on 21. October 2014 - 23:08  (119282)

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.

by KatyMay on 11. November 2014 - 13:34  (119569)

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.

by artsiii on 30. December 2014 - 18:41  (120327)

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.

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