Not all iPad apps are created equal. Sure, different people use their iPad for different things, but some iPad apps are must have apps for almost every user. Who wouldn't want a great weather app on their iPad, or Google earth, or an app to read online articles later on, when you're offline?

And the best thing about the top 25 best iPad Apps Ever Rankinglist below, is that they are all free iPad apps. You don't need to draw your credit card or subscribe to a paid service to use these babies, these are 100% free iPad apps.

So enjoy, and let us know through a comment below what your absolute, all-time favorite app is and/or what apps are missing from this list if it were up to you.....


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1. Kindle

The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, and magazines on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store plus over 100* newspapers and magazines

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2. Evernote

Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. See why millions of people worldwide use Evernote:

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3. ReaditLater

Read it Later lets you save any web page or video on your phone, tablet, or browser to view later - even offline - in an easy-to-read interface. It automatically syncs your queue across all your devices on iPhone/iPad, Android, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. A great way to take advantage of commute or travel time.

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4. playerXtreme

Watch your movies and videos on the go from anywhere even if they’re in formats that don’t normally play or even sync with your iPad! Download PlayerX & start transferring & watching your favorite movies without conversion.
PlayerX comes with an intuitive interface with video files organized in folders. You can easily DRAG AND DROP files and folders in a similar way you do on you Mac or PC.

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5. feeddler rss reader

Feeddler is a fast and highly customizable Google Reader client that stays perfect sync with Google and presents RSS stories in an easy-to-ready interface. Feeddler is a universal app that supports iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads. This free version is supported by banner ads.

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6. google earth

Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world's population and a third of the world's land mass.

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7. flipboard

Named Apple's iPad App of the Year and one of TIME's top 50 innovations of 2010, Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos, videos, and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Flickr, and Instagram. See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. 

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8. imdb

IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity info. We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more.

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9. friendly

A beautiful and full Facebook experience designed for your iPad. CHAT with your online friends. UPLOAD PHOTOS from your iPad. DOWNLOAD, EDIT PHOTOS, ADD EFFECTS. Easily UPDATE YOUR PROFILE PICTURE. Get friends BIRTHDAY NOTIFICATIONS. Switch easily between MULTIPLE FACEBOOK ACCOUNTS. Secure your Facebook Account with a PIN Code access. CUSTOMIZE FACEBOOK.

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10. pulse

Pulse takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter and email is as easy as two taps.

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11. Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go. app icon


Box provides simple, secure sharing from anywhere – letting you easily store files online, send big files fast, access content on-the-go, and collaborate with others. Box for iPhone and iPad gives you 5 GB FREE to: View files directly on your iPhone and iPad, share files easily with a link, save files to your device for offline access, open files in other apps installed like Documents to Go, secure content with a four-digit passcode and more.

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13. plus500

Plus500 is the premier online trading platform for your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It includes advanced features for professionals yet is easy to use by everyone. Trade anytime, anywhere. Get access to real-time market quotes ranging from popular stocks, indexes, forex pairs, and commodities as oil and gold. Practice trading with a free unlimited demo account. When you're ready, you can also trade for money.

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14. calculator for iPad Free

Calculator for iPad Free combines the normal and scientific calculator for free! FEATURES: Advanced mathematical/scientific buttons in landscape view. Basic calculation buttons in portrait view. Calculate with degrees or radials and much more.


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15. nightstand central

Nightstand Central Free turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a high quality alarm clock with current weather information and customizable wallpaper. It also supports iOS 4 background alarms. You get many of the great features of Nightstand Central, but for free.

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16. weather+ free

Weather+ gives you current weather conditions and a 5-day forecast of all worldwide weather stations. The information is visualized with beautiful full screen video loops for all conditions. This combined with a Flip Clock and a World Clock upgrades your ipad to a weather station like you never imagined.

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17. textplus

Why pay for texting?? Text FREE from textPlus and SAVE up to $240 a year! Get unlimited FREE texts & a Phone Number for texting. For iPod touch, iPhone & iPad. Free app-to-app messaging anywhere in the world. Text for free to any US or Canadian 10-digit mobile number. no charge to you - even if your friends don't have the app. 

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18. twitterrific for iPad

Now a universal app for both iPad & iPhone, Twitterrific is the friendly, award-winning Twitter client that’s beautiful to look at easy to use and full of elegant features. Effortlessly read and compose tweets, search, filter message types and much more.

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19. PDF Reader Lite

PDF Reader offers the easiest way for you to read PDF files. It’s also a powerful file viewer which supports various files includes doc, txt, ppt, and pictures. With high quality viewing engine, reading very large PDF files is no longer a problem to you. PDF Reader requires file download from any website; E-mail attachments download is supported too.

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20. XE Currency

Convert every world currency on-the-go with the universally optimized XE Currency App for iPhone and iPad. It features live currency rates, charts, and even stores the last updated rates, so it works when the Internet doesn't. This FREE and simple currency calculator has received over five million downloads.

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21. craigslist

Craigslist has never been this fun to browse, thanks to the amazing iPad hardware and Craigsphone's new listing pane. This is a major update to award-winning iPhone app that includes many new features: iPad-only listing pane. Maps! Image previews in lists. Dramatically improved formatting. Bookmark searches. Manage your craigslist account!

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22. ibooks

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages. app icon


The free app delivers trusted reference content from and NO INTERNET CONNECTION IS NEEDED TO SEARCH WORDS. The app includes nearly 2,000,000 words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms. It also features audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search and’s popular Word of the Day and Hot Word blog.

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24. uploadingit for iPad

Access to Uploadingit from the most requested device is now here. Upload, manage, view and share all your files from the new Uploadingit iPad application. Viewing images, videos and more has never been so wonderful. Read documents or text files and view movies and photos right from your Uploadingit account instantly. You can even share a photo with a public link or copy it to your clipboard.

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25. Bloomberg for iPad

Bring the power of the most trusted source for financial information to your iPhone, along with tools to help you analyze the world's markets. More than 300,000 professionals around the world trust Bloomberg to give accurate, timely information about the world's financial markets. That source is now available to you. Bloomberg offers news, stock quotes, company descriptions, market leaders/laggers, price charts, market trends analysis, etc.


0 #1 Carl Watters 2011-10-17 15:56
For me, Flipboard really is the bast app at the moment. Super handy for newsjunkies like me. :)
0 #2 Zippy 2011-10-20 13:43
Never heard about playerXtreme before, but what a fantastic app! Thanks guys :)
0 #3 Pete89 2012-03-09 09:14
Nice list, thanks!

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