January saw the long-awaited launch of Freeview on iOS. It's slightly confusing, because you don't watch TV on the app itself - instead, it serves as a single point from which to view everything that's available and link out to each channel's own app. But it's still a brilliantly handy offering. We explain how it works in our article How to watch free TV on iPhone.
Rest assured that it works just as well on iPad. If you're a serious musician you might find the iOS version of GarageBand a bit gimmicky although it's much more likely that you'll appreciate it as a handy portable notebook. However, it's perfect for those who can hear it all in their heads, but have no training whatsoever, and never felt confident enough to try and lay it down. Don't have a Kindle, but have an iPad instead? The Kindle app is one of the best to have when wanting to read or listen to books, magazines and newspapers on your device.
When it comes to reading apps, we're looking for a lot: a pleasant reading experience; benefits like a built-in dictionary, easy and fast navigation and search, and customisation options; and a store with a massive ebook selection, which is easy to browse from an iOS device.
Amazon's Kindle app shines on all those fronts. That's why - despite competition from no less a giant than Apple and its iBooks offering - it's still the best e-reading option in the App Store.
Looking to, er, Netflix and chill? The Netflix app allows you to watch your favourite TV shows and films on demand via the app. You'll be required to sign in using your Netflix account or create a new one. Apple's first stab at its Podcasts app didn't support playlists and didn't sync podcasts between devices, and its Now Playing screen was split in two. But since version 1. Playlists called Stations have been added, iCloud syncing ensures synchronisation between devices and the Now Playing screen is a single unit that - thank goodness - lacks the old tape-deck interface. Something of an essential if you're an Apple TV user, Remote lets you control media libraries in nearby systems from the comfort of your iOS device.
A simple and stripped-down app - even more so since the iOS 7 flat-design revolution - but it gets the job done. If you like to find and hear the latest trending music, SoundCloud is a must-have.
Through the app you can collect tracks and playlists, follow friends and artists, and discover podcasts , comedy and even the news. This app is a great way to stream your favourite artists and DJs straight to your iPad. Spotify allows you to listen to music for free with adverts, or ad-free via a Spotify Premium account, which varies in price.
This is one of the best ways to catch up on radio from across the world. There are pop-up ads, unless you buy TuneIn Radio Pro, but regardless of that, this is one of the best radio streaming apps you can find. Do you enjoy watching streams - especially in the gaming scene? Twitch is designed to accommodate for those who like watching others. You don't need an account to watch the streams, but with a Twitch account you'll be able to mark your favourites and even subscribe to the ones you feel are the best streamers.
It's easy to get used to viewing YouTube videos in Safari, and hardly a painful experience assuming you steer clear of the Justin Bieber clips , but the optimised YouTube iPad app is altogether smoother and slicker. A clever feature, for instance, lets you swipe downwards in a video you're watching to browse the rest of YouTube while the video continues in a lower-right splitscreen.congdong.bancongxanh.com/map38.php
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You'll also be able to sign into your Adobe account to share and sign files. Forgot the spelling or precise meaning of a word, or just want some synonyms? The Dictionary. Not only is it useful and blessed with a really easy-to-use interface, but it also works offline - an extremely handy app to have on your iPad. If you want an all-in-one Word and Excel reader, with the ability to create text files on your iPad, this should be your go-to app and is a worthy free download. Dropbox is a service that allows you to store your photos, documents, videos and other files securely within the cloud.
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Files are automatically backed up and can be retrieved from other devices, including your computer. You'll need a Dropbox account in order to use the application. This note- and snippet-managing service lets you type text notes and take photo notes with your device's camera. Evernote automatically uploads everything you put into it to the company's servers, where your notes are indexed for easy search and retrieval, and become available for syncing to all your devices. It's fast, smooth and highly functional.
The most popular app to view and edit spreadsheets is also optimised and available on iPad. We've included it in this roundup because it's free to use if you just want to view spreadsheets, and that's a significant benefit for many mobile workers; but bear in mind that if you want to edit or create spreadsheets, you'll need the appropriate Office subscription.
Like Excel, PowerPoint is available for iPad and iPhone use and is free to use if you just want to view documents. Consider getting an Office subscription if you want to do more with the software. Wherever you find Excel and PowerPoint, you're sure to find Word as well - and sure enough, there's an iPad-optimised version of Word now available for free with the usual limitations listed above. Whether or not you shell out for the subscription, it's worth a download for anyone who hopes to get some office work done from their tablet. Paper may be one of our favourite drawing apps ever to grace the iPad.
If we didn't put so much trust in reality, we would've sworn that the company found some way to magically turn its supply of charcoal, watercolours, markers, and inkwell pens into lines of code that, when run on an iPad, made beautiful artwork. Documents is, as the name suggests, an app for keeping your documents in one convenient place, particularly on the move. Those documents include text, audio, music files and web and email content. It's been awarded 'Editors' Choice' by Apple in more than 70 countries, and that's a fair reflection of the app's exceptional quality and usefulness.
Everyone's using Slack by now, aren't they?
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Well, possibly not. But there are certainly a lot of workplace teams out there who could benefit from it. Slack is a simple private messaging system, organised on the basis of team and then subdivided by interest- or topic-specific channel. Anyone who is a member of a channel can post and read messages on it, and invite other members of the team to join. You can leave channels, you can mute them, you can dip in and out; it's a clever and highly customisable way of organising the way various parts of your team communicate - and they can post web links, images and documents too, where applicable, and react to one another's posts with emoji and silly gifs.
The iPhone app is probably the most obvious way to stay in touch when you're out of the office, but the iPad version's more spacious interface makes it closer to the desktop experience, while remaining viewable on the go. A good tool when getting things done on the train. Snapseed might be free, but its tools and enhancements rival those of many paid-for photo apps on the iPhone and iPad.
From single-tap Auto Correct and tools for cropping and straightening to more creative options such as Retrolux, Grunge and Tilt-Shift, Snapseed is packed with features and worthy of a place on your home screen. We recommend that you give it a try, and doubt you'll be disappointed. In fact, the joy of free apps is that you can hedge your bets and try both as much as you like. Many reckon Google is still ahead, and we'd strongly recommend that you download Google Maps and test it out for yourself. What people need from a navigation app is accuracy, and we still feel that Google is more reliable.
But Apple is catching up, and is always going to feature better iOS integration. You pays your money or not, in this case ; you takes your choice. Need a basic translator?
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Google Translate does a fantastic job in translating text using its Google-knowledge-web and providing you with a reasonably accurate translation. The app also has some nifty features built in, such as real-time video translations. The delightful, free app for toddlers is designed for the curious minds. It is a portal to YouTube. For easy exploration, the videos in the app are divided into Music, Shows, Learning, and Explore. Parental control features such as timer, blocking channels, and disabling search features are available. Note: The channels and videos are subject to change due to regular updates.
Seller: Google, Inc. The interactive book app is designed for toddlers to explore pictures, personalize the story, and learn vocabulary. While the toddler explores the story, the parent can encourage literacy skills, teach vocabulary, and also own record narration. As the toddler taps the monkey, it falls off the bed. The monkey then starts twirling around the head. It is then that a song commences.
And the mommy monkey calls the doctor.
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Easy-to-use navigation is toddler-friendly. Seller: Oceanhouse Media, Inc. The app allows your toddler to play with colors, shapes, and also lets him create his own designs. The other features of the app include the provision of importing photo from camera or library, saving photo, selecting color pencil, customizing color, opacity, and brush size. The engaging app is full of surprises, witty, and quirky animations!
The app is an interactive picture book featuring 21 hand-drawn animals with great animations, and playful, musical sounds for each animal.
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