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   2. Best Free Home & Office for iPad
Best Free Office Suite for iPad
 
CloudOn
(3.2 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 E-Book Reader for iPad
 
 
Stanza
(10.0 MB)
 
Read books in various formats such as ePub, PDF, eReader, CBR, CBZ and DjVu, with user settings for appearances, layouts and controls. Even better, get free books easily from Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks and other sources, and save them into your Library.
 
 
 
iBooks
(15.3 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.
 
Documents To Go
(4.65 MB)
 
View MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint files on the go, supports for doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt and pptx formats. Sadly features such as creating and editing are for paid-for full version unless they already came unlocked with your device.
 
 
 
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 Comic Book Reader for iPad
 
 
Comics
(9.0 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.
 
Best Free Alarm Clock for iPad
 
Nightstand Central Free
(14.3 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 Notepad and Notebook for iPad
 
 
Evernote
(11.7 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.
 
 
 
Springpad
(6.4 MB)
 
Quick and easy to add and organize notes, tasks, reminders, bookmarks, clippings, media or anything you want to remember in one place. Better still, it's accessible and synchronized across your devices and the Web.
 
 
Bamboo Paper
(8.0 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
(3.5 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 Dictionary and Thesaurus for iPad
 
Dictionary.com
(47.2 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
(21.0 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 Encyclopedia for iPad
 
Wikipanion for iPad
(2.3 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
(15.8 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 Translator for iPad
 
iTranslate
(6.5 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 Cooking Tools for iPad
 
 
Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List
(12.2 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 Calculator for iPad
 
 
OmniCalc
(1.1 MB)
 
Rotate your device to swap between 4 different calculators with standard, scientific, statistical and date math functions. You can change anything you entered and get instant results almost like a spreadsheet without the need to start a series of operations all over again.
 
 
 
PCalc Lite Calculator
(8.2 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 Unit and Currency Converter for iPad
 
 
Units
(2.0 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
(1.8 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
(2.2 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
(5.4 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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