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11 Free iPad Apps – You Should Check These Out

I’ve had my iPad for a few weeks now and I’m always surfing though the App Store to see what’s new and, better yet, what’s free.

Here are 10 great apps I’ve found for the iPad so far that are worth checking out.

Simplenote
Simplenote

Forget Apple’s Notes application, Simplenote is a note pad that will sync your iPad to the web, to your computer and to your iPhone. It is simple, free and syncs. What more can you ask for?

AccuWeather
AccuWeather
With big beautiful images, AccuWeather is one of those apps you just have to show your friends. The weather never looked so good.

WeatherBug
WeatherBug

AccuWeather may look better, but WeatherBug makes it easy to see what’s happening outside. It’s focus is mainly on the radar but also includes the current conditions and forecast.

Yahoo Entertainment
Yahoo Entertainment

Yahoo has a pretty nice application for checking out what’s on TV, entertainment news and watching the latest headlines. Plus it’s very well designed.

Netflix
Netflix

Netflix makes it easy to manage your queue right from the couch with the Netflix app. You can even watch movies and TV shows instantly! Now I just have to figure out how to get the picture on my TV.

FeeddlerRSS
FeeddlerRSS

Google Reader isn’t exactly optimized for the iPad, but FeedlerRSS is. It’s the best free feed reader that I know of and syncs directly with your Google Reader account.

Doodle Buddy
Doodle Buddy

Let your creativity come out and play with Doodle Buddy. You get a blank screen where you can draw, paint, glitter, smudge, and stamp whatever you want. You can also import pictures from your picture library and doctor them up. Once finished, save or email your masterpieces to friends.

Toy Story
Toy Story

Disney has made a few interactive books for the iPad, but Toy Story is the only free one. You can read along, have it read to you, record audio, paint, listen to music, and play games. It’s really nice and your kids will love it.

PCalc Lite
PCalc Lite

Not sure why the iPad doesn’t come with a calculator, but PCalc Lite is a good alternative with big buttons and plenty of calculator functions.

ABC Player
ABC Player

Why aren’t other networks jumping on the iPad bandwagon? ABC is and they are doing a great job. You can watch all your favorite ABC shows anywhere you’re connected to the internet. Now, about getting that to my TV…

Betty Crocker Cookbook
Betty Crocker Cookbook

It’s a cookbook that has beautiful, and yummy, pictures. It’s organized by type of meal or ingredient or you can click the “surprise me” button and see what it suggests. Put your iPad on a stand in the kitchen and you’re all set!

Those are some of the best free iPad applications I’ve found so far.

These applications are free for now, but I can’t guarantee they’ll be free forever so go download them now if you want them.

What have you found? What should I be downloading?

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