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My Favorite Free iPad Apps

I’m extremely fond of my iPad. I consider Apple’s tablet to truly be revolutionary. It has changed the way I consume the news, interact with followers on Twitter and Facebook, and even how I blog and keep my journal. All in all, I couldn’t be happier with it. It has truly enriched my professional (and private) life.

Since there are so many great (free!) apps out there, I’d thought I’d share my favorite free iPad apps. I know some of you may be interested in using a cheaper laptop, I know that there are a lot of paid Apps out there, and reviews of them, but what about the iPad owner who doesn’t have much to spend, or who’d like to experiment a bit with different kinds of apps, without having to purchase them?

That’s why I’ve compiled this list of my five favorite free iPad apps.

Al Jazeera

I’ve got several great news apps on my iPad, but the one by Al Jazeera truly is one of the very best ones out there (even though I disagree rather often with their opinions) Why? Because it’s so easy to switch from reading articles to watching the news channel online. The quality of the video is great. I actually prefer watching Al Jazeera on my iPad to watching it on my TV, because it’s just so darn easy to read a few articles when there’s a commercial break on. Download Al Jazeera’s app here.


If you are an avid reader like me, I’m sure you’ve got Kindle installed on your PC. I know that it’s one of my most used programs on my iMac. However, if you haven’t used the Kindle app for the iPad yet, you’re in for a big surprise. Reading books on an electronic advice has never been so much fun. It’s easy to highlight certain parts that stand out to you, and the combination of the Kindle app with the iPad feels naturally (which makes it different from most ereaders I’ve tested). When I used the Kindle app on my iPad for the first time, I immediately realized that critics of paper books are right: ebooks are the future. Download Kindle for iPad here.


Although I like, but am not truly passionate about Evernote on my iMac, I do absolutely love it on the iPad. It feels, again, more natural, and the layout and design is just about perfect. Because it’s so easy to sync between different machines, I can write a journal entry on my iPad and read it back on my desktop, and vice versa. Although I used  different apps on my desktop to keep my journal, I have now switched to Evernote. Once you try it on your iPad, I’m confident you’ll do the same. Click here to download Evernote for iPad.

So, if you too are a news junkie, this is definitely an app you should download and use. Daily. You can start doing so by clickin