There are over 200,000 iPad apps on the iTunes store today. Even if you’re an avid app hunter, you may have only come across a few thousand apps, which means that there are still hundreds of thousands of awesome iPad apps and games that might have never come to your attention.
Sure, there are large lists out there, but what about apps that aren’t among the best hundred apps of the year, but are still worth adding to your collection? Here, we’ll take a close look at 10 amazing iPad apps that you’ve probably not tried before, but will not let go once you have them.
The Act is an amazing game app with a unique mix of RPG, cartoon, and drama. It’s one of the most beautiful games for iPad, but as it’s rather unconventional, it hasn’t been able to make a huge splash in the market. The gameplay isn’t too challenging compared to other more popular games, but the element of fun and excitement is still there. You can control the emotions and actions of the game’s main character and make him interact in a certain way with other game characters.
There are a lot of personalized magazine apps out there, but Zite offers a much better experience to most users, and it’s absolutely free! This app keeps close tabs on what you like to read, learns from your choices, and does a great job of suggesting the best stories, magazines, and articles for you. But what really sets Zite apart from others is its ability to deliver your favorite stories in a format you like.
By using GoToMyPC, you can easily access your PC or Mac from any location, allowing you to control it remotely and transform your tablet into a powerful little workspace. While there are several other apps that offer similar services, GoToMyPC has the simplest user interface, and is easy to set up. It also offers gesture shortcuts that make your tasks easier.
This is one of the funniest websites you’ll find online. If you’re one of the millions of people who regularly visit Cracked.com, it may be a good idea to get the app on your iPad. Even if you’ve never heard of this site before, but love funny stuff on the Internet, this app will surely keep you laughing for a very long time.
Pulse is one of the most beautifully-crafted newsreaders out there. It makes tasks simpler, such as organizing new stories, sharing them, and discovering more places to find the kind of content you like. You can even add thousands of sources through this app, including RSS and social media sites, and you can also save stories in the app to read even when you’re offline. The sync feature gives you access to the same features on all your Apple devices.
The Internet has turned everyone into DIY fans, but if you’ve looked for guides on the Web, you know that most of them are just all bells and whistles, and has no real value. Snapguide, on the other hand, is based on a very simple concept: sharing how-to guides using only images or videos and captions. So the next time you want to find out how to perform a certain task, you can simply open this app and see a step-by-step slide or video tutorial.
We’re now living in a post-PC world, but we’re still familiar with Microsoft Office tools. The sad thing is, Apple devices don’t have full support for editing different MS Office documents. But don’t worry, CloudOn is here to solve your problem, as this app lets you add Adobe Reader and MS Office to your iPad through Cloud Computing. Through CloudOn, you can easily edit all your documents on the Cloud and even share them via any of your other apps.
The iPad is the perfect device for viewing photos, but is less-than-perfect as a camera. There are several advantages of using iPad as a camera, however, and Camera Awesome makes the most of it. It exploits iPad’s larger screen to simplify the task of taking snapshots, as well as editing photos. The great thing about this app is its customized set of controls that make it a lot easier for users to click photos without wobbling. What’s more, there are several cool image editing and sharing features that significantly improve the camera experience of iPad.
Soundrop is a minimalistic game/music app that’s made a lot of buzz when it was released, though it didn’t stay long in the public eye. If you want to be playful and creative using your iPad, this app is a must-have. It’s quite simple: you draw lines after dropping balls, thus producing melodies based on the angle and length of lines. If you play it correctly, you can create music instead of random sounds, which is the real beauty of the game.
Known to be the only open-source comic reader, Comic Flow is a solid, iPad-only app that doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles yet allows you to sync your comic using USB and iTunes. It has an innovative and well-organized interface, and lets you sort your comics by series, name, date or status. Some of its awesome features include offering various formats, the ability to handle large collections, and has no need to pre-process the comics before you can start reading them.