Best Free Web Browser for iPad
Dolphin Browser HD (10.5 MB), an intelligent web browser for your iPad with tabbed and full-screen browsing, complete with many useful features including Webzine, side bars, speed dials, gestures, bookmarks, download management, find on page, desktop and private modes.
Chrome (18.6 MB), a popular browser for you to search and browse fast, sync your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and omnibox data from your computer to your phone or tablet, and open a tab in Incognito mode to browse without saving your history. (Review)
Opera Mini (5.0 MB), Opera Mini gives you fast pageloads as it uses powerful servers to compress Web pages by up to 90% before sending them to your mobile device, with Speed Dial to get you to favorite sites quickly, and Opera Link to synchronize your bookmarks across devices such as a desktop PC and a mobile phone.
Terra Browser (2.7 MB), a good alternative web browser with unlimited tabs, full screen browsing, text search, bookmarks, incognito mode, passcode protection, ability to save web pages for offline reading, integration with Mail Link, Facebook, Twitter, Readitlater and more.
Best Free Instant Messaging for iPad
imo messenger for iPad (15.8 MB), you don't need to create a new account with imo, but just sign in your existing IM accounts to stay in touch with your friends and family. Supported IM accounts include Facebook Chat, Skype, Google Talk, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo, Jabber and Myspace.
Best Free Social Network for iPad
Facebook (10.5 MB), share your personal profile, check out news feed, send messages, upload photos and chat with friends on Facebook using this official app with intuitive navigation, a user-friendly interface and image-centric layout optimized for use on your iPad.
Google+ (17.0 MB), find and invite people to your circles of friends and family, share your profile, thoughts and photos or hangout with them, tap Home to get their updates and see what people nearby are saying. A new app designed for both iPad and iPhone.
Twitter (14.2 MB), a dedicated Twitter app for iOS devices to post a tweet on the go and discover what's happening right now anywhere in the world. When run on the iPad, it comes with sliding panes to make full use of the larger screen area.
Best Free Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) for iPad
Skype for iPad (28.0 MB), make Skype-to-Skype voice or video calls or send instant messages over 3G or WiFi network on the move. Other features, such as making cheap calls to landlines or mobiles, need to be unlocked and paid for.
Best Free News Reader or Feed Aggregator for iPad
Flipboard (10.5 MB), flip through the news from websites, or the updates and photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., all in a magazine layout that's easy and fun to read. You can also customize your Flipboard with sections you like, share articles and photos, or comment on posts.
Pulse News (20.2 MB), manage your news sources in tabbed pages, browse stories by sliding visual mosaics and tap one to read in full. What's more? Add stories to your Pulse.me accessible on the Web, or share them with your friends via Facebook, Twitter or email. (App of the Week)
Zite (20.3 MB), pick World News, Music, Film & TV, Arts & Culture, Finance or any other sections you like from mainstream publications and sites to include in your personalized magazine. It's superb for your iPad and works automatically as you use, read and view content.
Feeddler RSS Reader (4.8 MB), a fast Google Reader client that syncs with your Google account and presents RSS feeds in an easy-to-read interface. Support multiple accounts, feed management, unread item filtering, cache for offline reading, sorting, tagging, sharing and more.
Best Free Bookmark Manager for iPad
Pocket (formerly Read It Later) (6.1 MB), ever come across something on the web you want to view but can't at that time on a browser? Add it to your Pocket bookmark list from your PC or mobile for viewing at your leisure. This app downloads articles or web contents (except videos) in the list to your iPad for offline viewing too. (App of the Week)
Best Free Web Search for iPad
Google Search (12.9 MB), search the Web with this official Google Search app and get search results and suggestions instantly as you type, take a picture with your device camera, or even speak into your iPad. Also with easy access to other Google products from the app.
Best Free Navigation for iPad
Google Earth (27.0 MB), hold the globe in your palm and tour the world with a wipe of your finger to search for cities, places and business with millions of geo-located photos and other useful information. You can also tap the Location Icon to zoom from space to your current location in just a few seconds.
Waze social GPS traffic & gas (27.9 MB), a voice-guided navigation app complete with live maps, turn-by-turn directions, automatic re-routing as conditions on the road change, and community generated real-time traffic and road alerts including accidents, hazards, police traps and more. (App of the Week)
Best Free Weather Monitoring for iPad
The Weather Channel Max for iPad (7.8 MB), a creative app delivers in-depth weather forecasts for the next 24 hours and a longer span of 10 days, with innovative weather maps, active alerts, a robust video library and real-time Twitter feeds from popular TWC Tweeters.
Weather HD Free (115 MB), monitor the current and hourly forecast weather at your chosen locations around the world, presented in high definition videos but at the expense of a big file to download. Two cities can be preset in the free version.
Best Free Remote Access Software for iPad
TeamViewer HD (11.7 MB), access to remote computers from your iPad to help your friends and family with their computer problems or to your own computer with all its documents and installed applications. Free for non-commercial use. (Review)
Best Free Wi-Fi Finder for iPad
Wi-Fi Finder (4.3 MB), locate and bookmark free or paid Wi-Fi hotspots closest to you easily with this app supporting over 650,000 locations in 144 countries worldwide. You can also download its database so that you will be able to search for hotspots even when you're offline.
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