Best Free iPad Apps

 Best Free Audio & Video for iPad

Best Free Drum App for iPad

Drums XD FREE (74.7 MB), a fabulous percussion drum app with fully customizable kits and sounds. You can arrange and tune pieces to your liking, select backgrounds, add effects, build playlists, share your session recordings and more. Ads supported in this free version.


Best Free Flip Book Animation for iPad

LED Studio HD Free (2.5 MB), make your own flip book animations easily using LED colors and multiple frames, with copy and paste, frame overlay, variable playback speed, save and load features. Ads supported in the free version.


Best Free Media Player for iPad

flex:player (8.3 MB), watch all your videos in multiple file formats including mp4, mov, m4v in HD quality, or avi, divx, xvid, vob and others in DV quality. You can transfer videos from your computer to your iPad using iTunes File Sharing via cable or Wi-Fi.


Best Free Movie Resource for iPad

IMDb Movies & TV (5.7 MB), watch trailers, browse photos, find latest releases, explore popular charts, rate movies and share movie info from a huge resource of more than 4 million titles, and 6 million celebrities, actors and actresses, directors and crew members.


Best Free Multimedia Streaming Software for iPad

VLC Streamer Free (4.3 MB), stream videos from your PC over an active Wi-Fi connection to your iPad, on which you can then watch almost all the video formats that VLC can play. Ads supported. The VLC Streamer Helper is needed on your PC.


Best Free Music Creation Software for iPad

Beatwave (13.2 MB), create your own music is easy and yet enjoyable using this app, with a standard 16 note sequence, four layers of recording space and other features including tone and tempo controls, beat visualizer, saving, loading and sharing tunes, etc. Sadly audio export is limited to the paid version.


Best Free Music Recognition for iPad

SoundHound (11.6 MB), what's that song? Tap the yellow button to identify music you hear playing, singing or humming, and in just a few seconds, SoundHound displays the song title, artist, album art, lyrics lookup and other details for you. It's fast and intuitive.


Best Free Music Streaming for iPad

Deezer Music (49.1 MB), stream and listen to music from a huge catalog of more than 36 million tracks in this popular app accessible in more than 180 countries, find out more music from New Releases, Top Playlists and Mixes, play with lyrics and add to your Favorite Tracks or playlists for playback. (App of the Week)


Best Free Music Video Catalog for iPad

VEVO HD (4.2 MB), search, watch and share your favorite music videos in a catalog containing 25,000 videos from more than 7,500 artists. You can also create playlists, explore music maps and stay in the know with your favorite artists via Twitter feeds.


Best Free Piano for iPad

Virtuoso Piano Free 2 HD (8.1 MB), turn your device into a piano with good sound quality and learn the basics of music or just having fun. You can get two sets of piano keys, tap the arrows to move each keyboard by one key or one octave, adjust settings for volume, key labels, etc., but no tuning, recording or other advanced features in this free version.


Magic Piano (38.7 MB), experience the fun of playing piano with the keyboard in a variety of styles or by tapping on the beams of light to create melodies, share your musical skills with friends, enjoy a large catalog of songs or listen to other players' performances, all in this popular app. Additional songs require in-app purchases.


Best Free Radio Broadcasting for iPad

TuneIn Radio (12.7 MB), listen to local or worldwide ratio station streams on the web, find an extensive selection of local radio, music, talk, sports and podcasts from over 50,000 stations, and preset your favorite channels at ease.


Best Free Remote Control for iPad

Remote (14.8 MB), turn your mobile device into a remote control unit to browse and play music and video files in your iTunes on your computer—once it's set up, just sit back in a sofa and enjoy. This app also controls Apple TV.


Best Free Video Maker for iPad

Video Star (14.4 MB), make your own music video easily—select a song from your library and record video as the music plays. You can choose and edit a special video effect for recording and share your masterpiece with your friends on social network, but a small watermark is imposed on ending frames of exported videos. (App of the Week)


Best Free Video Sharing for iPad

YouTube (11.6 MB), search, view and share videos from the popular video sharing site YouTube with this official app in a clean user interface, or upload a video to YouTube right away from your mobile device.


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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

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!

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.