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Top Apps for the New iPad

Allyson Marketing Associate
April 9, 2012

The latest iteration of Apple’s iPad is truly a sight to see—the high resolution retina display and long lasting battery make it the best in its class. As tablet sales are heating up and 2011 ended as the year of the tablet, I’m sure many of you still want to get your hands on one of the best tablets out there – the new iPad.

With a slew of iPad apps already in the iTunes Store, we’ve chosen some of the best apps to really show off the amazing screen resolution. Get ready to live in HD and check out our picks below!


Skee-Ball HD – Free

Bring the classic game of Skee-Ball from the American boardwalks right to your iPad with the Skee-Ball Free HD app! The app emulates the real physics of the game, so it’s as if you were playing a real game of Skee-Ball. And it wouldn’t be complete without trading in your tickets for prizes, which include custom Skee-Balls, Vampire teeth, and CDs. Get the ball rolling for FREE in the iTunes Store!


Draw Something – Free

All your friends are playing it, pop celebrities are on it, and gaming giant Zynga bought it for $180M – what are you waiting for? This app combines the social fun of Words With Friends with the old school game of Pictionary. Choose from three levels of difficulty of objects to draw and if your friend guesses right, you get coins. With more coins, you can purchase more colors palettes, more bombs and…more coins! Download now for FREE in the iTunes Store and start drawing something.


iPhoto – $4.99

Newly ported to the iPad as an app, iPhoto is the perfect companion for photo editing and managing on the New iPad and with the new iSight camera. A plethora of tools allows you to crop, adjust brightness and color, control saturation, and filter with effects. Once saved, share your photos through your social media channels, Flickr or iCloud. The journals option lets you create high resolution digital scrapbooks right in the app. All in HD, get the app for $4.99 in the iTunes Store!


Paper by FiftyThree – Free

Currently at the top of the free apps for iPad list, this simple yet beautiful sketchbook drawing app is for everyone. Paper by FiftyThree offers three types of journals – Making Paper, Ideas, and Sketches. The Making Paper journal has illustrations already drawn in and you have the freedom to sketch or doodle over them, while the Ideas and Sketches journals have blank pages for you to draw in with the draw tool in 8 colors. Jot down your ideas and inspirations in this app for FREE in the iTunes Store!


ABC Player – Free

Watch your favorite ABC shows in HD right on your New iPad! The ABC Player app has full episodes of all their shows and you can stream them for free. Sorted by Most Popular, Most Recent, and Evening vs. Daytime, enjoy the latest episodes from ABC shows for FREE in the iTunes Store.


The Daily – Free

The first subscription-based news app is now optimized for the New iPad’s retina display. You can experience The Daily’s photos and multimedia content in HD, and original content created by The Daily’s editors keeps you up to date with national and international news, as well as tech and general entertainment. You can also read the content offline, as the news is synced and downloaded to your iPad! Download your go-to news source for FREE in the iTunes Store.


IncrediBooth – $0.99

Bring the fun of a traditional photobooth right to your New iPad. IncrediBooth has been optimized for the new retina display and also allows for camera shooting from either the front or back camera! The app will put your consecutive shots into a convenient strip, and you can add photo effects to give it a hip, retro feel. Get in on the photo fun with this app for only $0.99 in the iTunes Store.


Star Walk – $4.99

Night gazing will never be the same again. This comprehensive educational astronomy app is updated with beautiful, high resolution graphics and a wealth of data on all things in the night sky. The app incorporates augmented reality features where you can point the new and improved camera at the sky and view constellations, track satellites, and find stars on the iPad screen. As you scan the device across the sky, the view on your iPad will also update to reflect the changes. Explore the stars and the sky with this app for $4.99 in the iTunes Store!



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