Killer Apps for Your iPad

ipad screenWith so many apps for iPad and so many new users, its difficult to know what apps are worth downloading and which are not. Many of us rely on friends who have had their iPad for awhile, or reading blog posts, but the information is just overwhelming. Of course the good news is that people that blog about technology have a ton of new posts like “10 Killer Apps for (fill in the blank)” but that just leads to a huge number of blog posts to read.

I think there has to be a better way, and the Chinese proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” kept running around my mind.  So with that in mind, here are some terrific places to find and search for apps that will enable you to make your own “killer apps” list.

The folks over at Macworld maybe the premier guide for all things Apple , and the iPad is no exception. Their appguide is a database of most of the apps in the app store . There are quick links to iPad compatible apps, Newest Apps, the very important On Sale  Apps, Most Popular Apps, and then Macworld Essential App Collections Browsing is simplified using the 20 categories of the store, and then further defined by 20 sub-categories to allow you filter your choices.

148Apps has two great iPad lists , for top paid and top free ipad apps. compiled from all categories in the iTunes app store. The price drops section of the site and the New apps section can both be set to filter for iPad apps only, but if you’re like me, you may want to look at Universal apps for either iPhone or Ipad.

If you are price sensitive, you might want to visit FreeAppaday which even has its own App in the iTunes store. Oddly enough the app costs $1.99 This site offers free apps everyday, and sometimes even features an paid app that is free for one day only. Another site,  Openfeint features free games, and also has deals with developers to make apps free for a limited time. If you have a droid powered phone, as a bonus these sites also feature apps for you!

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