The Top Free Apps to Get You Started

Are you new to the iPad and don't know where to begin? Check out our list of the best free apps that will help get you started!

box by Dropbox (FREE)
A simple
way to sync and share files online and across computers.

Evernote by Evernote (FREE)
This app is one of the most effective apps for organizing and remembering everything that is going on in your life. Take notes, jot down ideas, take recordings, and synchronize all information with a computer or other mobile device.

Sundry Notes by inZania LLC (FREE)
With Sundry Notes, users can write text, draw anywhere, research with the internet, import PDFs, images, and documents from Evernote, GoogleDocs and Dropbox, and share notes via Facebook, Twitter, or Google. Make it a multimedia note-taking experience by recording audio.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary by Merriam-Webster, Inc. (FREE)
This app provides users with access to all the definitions from the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. Additionally, users are able to use voice search to look up a word without having to spell it.

Wikipanion by Robert Chin (FREE)
The same content available on Wikipedia is now formatted to fit your iPad; it is highly accessible and has superior readability.

Google Earth by Google (FREE)
Explore the world with the touch of a finger with this free app from Google. Use your finger to swipe and navigate through the globe and check out geo-tagged photos, articles, and more!

Flipboard by Flipboard Inc (FREE)
Earning the name of Apple's iPad App of the Year, this app is a great and beautiful way to go through news, photos, videos, and social media updates. Flipboard is like your own personal magazine, with everything you want to see in one single space.

NY Times by The New York Times Company (FREE)
This app is free for download, and users are provided the content of the Top News Section for free daily. Users with subscriptions access the full experience-complete with more slideshows, articles, blogs, and more!

Big Calculator by Tioga Designs, LLC (FREE)
This app was designed to take full advantage of the large iPad screen. Users are able to track previous calculations with the paper tape, and store what they have completed before they exit so they are able to start right where they left off at a later time.

iBooks by Apple (FREE)
iBooks is an app that turns the iPad into an e-reader. Browse the iBookstore where you can download the best-selling books or classics, and they will be stored in your library. Bookmark pages of your favorite books, and add notes to specific passages.

Kindle by AMZN Mobile LLC (FREE)
This app delivers everything you have on your Kindle directly to the iPad/iPhone interface. Access your books, PDFs, magazines and more. Access the Kindle store, magazines, textbooks, and more!

Facebook by Facebook, Inc. (FREE)

Facebook finally released their app for the iPad last year, and it’s interface boasts simple navigation on your mobile devices.

Skype by Skype Software S.A.R.L. (FREE)
Call, video call, or instant message anyone on skype. 

Twitter by Twitter, Inc. (FREE)
If you are a Twitter user, this app is a must for you! Access everything you want on your Twitter account in an interface built specifically for the iPad!