When it comes to Apple compatible apps, one thing is certain: iPad apps cost more than iPhone apps. What’s more, most iPhone apps that are free seem to have a price for the iPad equivalent apps and whatever apps are free for the iPad do not offer the normal quality one should expect from a standard app. With some digging involved, one can actually obtain good iPad free apps.
Therefore, we are to present the top of the free iPad apps available for the year 2012. (Note: these apps work for iPad, iPad 2 and iPhone).
Accu Weather for iPad
Although most weather apps tend to have various bugs and offer a big inaccuracy rating, AccuWeather (despite the fact that it’s free) is quite a decent app for iPad. The interface of AccuWeather is strange at first, but it becomes fun an efficient once you get the hold of it. The lifestyle page might also prove to be helpful at times, since it determines how a current weather condition could affect several activities (such as stargazing and dog-walking).
Adobe Ideas 1.0 for iPad
Adobe Ideas for iPad is quite a nice app, which can be both fun and innovative. Adobe Ideas for iPad is a free iPad app that offers a digital sketchpad with basic vector-based drawing tools. Adobe Ideas can work as a standalone app or as a companion for Adobe Illustrator. Apart from drawing and expressing creative ideas, Adobe Ideas for iPad can be used to trace photos and to email drawings in .pdf format.
Air Video Free for iPad
Although the iPad screen offers only 4:3 aspect ratio, the iPad device is still decent for watching videos, even if there is not enough storage for large video collections. Air Video app for iPad offers the possibility to stream videos (and even converting video files on-the-fly) from personal computers. The paid version of Air Video offers more features, but the free version is still quite decent.
Beatwave for iPad
Beatwave is a simple app that provides a synth in order to create basic grid-based music. There are multiple layers and instruments that can provide a complex composition that can be saved, stored or send via email. More instruments can be bought in the in-app purchases.
Bloomberg for iPad
Featuring several graphics in white and orange on black schemes, Bloomberg is an efficient free iPad app that can be used for business news, stocks and currency rates.