The App Store can be overwhelming.To make life easier, we’ve put together this starter list. These are the first 15 apps you should download on a new iPad. They’ve give you a sense of everything you can do with your new computer/toy.
Apple will shove iBooks down your throat, but skip it. If you're going to download an app for reading books, get the Kindle app. Amazon is more dedicated to the Kindle ecosystem than Apple is to iBooks. And if you ever stray from iOS for Android, you'll still be able to access your books.
Infinity Blade is a role playing game where you battle monsters. For some of you, that sounds awesome. For some of you that sounds unbelievably dorky. Either way, the graphics in this game are worth the $7 price of admission. They look great.
The editor of our gadget section loves this app. Here's his rave review: 'Scribblenauts may look like a children's game, but it's actually one of the most ingenious and brilliant games ever made.
In Scribblenauts, you're presented with various challenges. For each challenge, you must type in one or more words. The game brings those words to life (somehow), and helps you complete the challenge.'
It costs $2.99.
Some people in our family call the iPad the 'Scrabble Pad,' because we play so much Scrabble with the iPad. It's $10 right now, which is a little steep. EA usually has discounts, so you might want to wait.
The piano app is another one of those 'it' apps. Even if you don't play piano, there's something to hammering on the iPad and hearing a piano. It's just a neat experience, and another good one to show people when they want to play with your iPad.