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Unless you’ve been dwelling on some sort of desert island for the last few years, you surely can’t have failed to notice the rapid rise of the iPad. The tablet computer was little heard-of among the mainstream market until just a few years back, when Apple’s iPad made its first appearance. Since then, the device has gone on to shift tens of millions of units around the world – and its popularity shows few signs of flagging. However, if you’ve just picked up an iPad for the first time having had little experience with these tablets in the past, you might be wondering just what apps you can pick up for it. There are so many to choose from that it can be a bit confusing working out which ones are most likely to be best for you. Here are a few suggestions you may wish to bear in mind.

Using your iPad as an e-reader

What you may or may not be aware of is that your iPad can make a handy e-reader in addition to all the other functions it can perform. Of course, many people buy Amazon Kindle devices with this function in mind, but your iPad can also do a fine job in this regard. There are several apps to choose from if you’re looking for reading material for your iPad. Amazon itself offers a Kindle app for iPad, which enables users to gain access to around one million e-book titles, including its bestselling books. Apple has its own e-reader app, iBooks, and although it has a narrower selection than the Kindle app, it does allow users to pay using the iTunes system which many Apple fans have become well accustomed to. Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little more lighthearted, then world-famous comics producers Marvel and DC both have their own iPad apps, so you can choose from their various titles.

Using your iPad to stay organised

One of the most important functions your iPad is likely to play is helping you to stay organised. This in itself is easier said than done, given how many of us are leading busy working lives. However, there are some useful iPad apps which can help you keep on top of things. The Evernote app enables users to access the various notes they’ve made, including voice notes and images, from the various devices they’ve stored them on. Skydrive, meanwhile, is a cloud system not unlike Sugarsync or Dropbox, allowing users to store and access Microsoft documents on the cloud.

Using your iPad for entertainment

Alternatively, there are a wide selection of apps which you can use to access your favourite TV programmes, films and various other clips. BBC’s iPlayer is perhaps the best known of these, and there’s a dedicated iPadiPlayer app. Users based outside of the UK can download the iPlayer Global Edition app for free, although there will be a monthly subscription fee. There’s also the SkyGo app, which Sky subscribers can use to watch more or less anything on Sky that their subscription package already covers. YouTube’s app is smoother and easier to use via iPad than the website, so it’s also well worth downloading.

Author Bio: Adrianna Short is a writer for thesnugg and specialises in great tips and tricks for any ios device

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