Best Free File Manager for iPad
FileApp (17.8 MB), transfer files between your PC and iPad wirelessly via Wi-Fi using File Transfer Protocol, or via a USB cable using iTunes File Sharing, and easily browse, view, search or remove these files on your iPad. Most file formats are supported but some features such as create and rename folders are not available in the free version. (App of the Week)
Best Free File Transfer for iPad
Send Anywhere (16.2 MB), send any files of any size to anywhere in the world across multiple platforms without the need to sign up or login, using a temporary 6-digit key to receive files within a time limit; or send and receive files between logged-in devices more conveniently without a 6-digit key.
Dukto (6.3 MB), a simple yet effective tool to send files, folders or text snippets to another device on a local area network (LAN) easily with no Internet connection required. It works across multiple platforms and allows sending data to auto detected devices or a destination with a device's IP address. (App of the Week)
SHAREit (21.6 MB), send and receive files wirelessly between iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows devices at fast speed without going through the cloud. Files are grouped by category accessible from within the app. (App of the Week)
Best Free Online Backup for iPad
Dropbox (13.2 MB), upload and access your files including photos, docs and videos from your iPad, and sync them between your computers and mobile devices on the go. Easy to use—tap a file to view, copy or email links to share, or set as Favorites. A good alternative to iCloud built into your iPad. (Review) (App of the Week)
Google Drive (56.9 MB), store your files including documents, photos and videos in this free cloud storage up to 15 GB for backup and access anywhere. You can share any files with your contacts or access files shared with you. Even better, you can use this app to create and edit a Google document and spreadsheet, and pin files to make them available offline.
OneDrive (6.4 MB), previously known as SkyDrive, offers 7 GB of free online storage as part of Microsoft services for new subscribers. The app allows you to upload files, photos and videos from your device to OneDrive, open files in other apps and share files by sending a link. The built-in feature Camera Backup lets you upload photos and videos automatically.
Best Free System Monitor for iPad
System Status Lite (1.5 MB), monitor your iPad's basic parameters including disk usage, battery level , CPU load, network connections, system boot time and uptime, with real time updates when the parameters change, but memory details and other info are only available to the full version.
Activity Monitor Touch Free (9.4 MB), show your device information including model, name, OS version and universal device identifier (UDID), free memory and remaining disk space, network status, battery status and battery level monitoring.
Best Free Wallpaper App for iPad
Cool Wallpapers HD & Retina Free (22.1 MB), browse over 20,000 wallpapers by new or popular items, search or filter them by categories, choose the wallpaper you like and add glow or other effects, share it with friends or save into your iPad. Changing wallpapers requires the default Photos app.
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