Finding free apps for iPad is not a big deal. But all of the free apps are not useful. Few free apps are gems in the app store and here are fourteen all time free iPad apps best sorted for you that you can even get in 2018.
1. Laugh & Learn Shapes & Colors Music Show for Baby
Starting with wonderful app for kids this is a free app which has a two-part game designed for children as young as six months old. As babies don’t leave your tech gadgets and wish to play with them this app works wonders with different levels. Babies are encouraged to learn about shapes and colors through interactions with engaging animations, sounds and sing along songs! Baby can tap or tilt the screen to set a learning world in motion “Let’s put on a show,” chirps the app as the five shapes wiggle and jig about on the screen, lurking above a colorful keyboard. This app is free to download from the app store for your iPad and requires iOS 7.0 and up iPad
2. Attenborough Story of life
This app is really full of adventure as it features over a thousand clips picked from Attenborough’s decades-long journey through what he refers to as the “greatest story of all…how animals and plants came to fill our Earth”.
The app is split into three sections. You’re initially urged to delve into some featured collections, but can also explore by habitat or species, unearthing everything from big-toothed sharks to tiny penguins skittering about. See them hunt, mate, eat, travel and communicate in their natural habitats; ranging from the high mountains to the deepest oceans, across deserts, forests and the polar ice caps. Clips can be saved as favorites, or grouped into custom collections to later peruse or share with friends.
Download this app all free from app store and requires iOS 8.0 and over iPad.
Boldomatic is all about smart text and pure design. Witty sayings, quotes, poetry, song lyrics or just random thoughts, create it with Boldomatic and share it with your FB or Twitter friends. Discover the curated and ever-growing catalogue of almost one million statements and join the creative writers community. Enjoy the freedom and exploration of thought, while you can choose to remain completely anonymous.: just type out your words, select a background color (or a photo), and share it with the world. Download this app all free from app store and requires iOS 9.0 and above device.
4. Chunky Comic Reader
The majority of comic-book readers on the App Store are tied to online stores, and any emphasis on quality in the actual apps isn’t always placed on the reading part. But with many more publishers embracing DRM-free downloads, having a really great reading app is essential if you’re into digital comics. The interface is smart, simple and boasts plenty of settings, including the means to eradicate animation entirely when flipping pages. It can browse and download directly from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Transporter, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Pogoplug, Mediafire and Copy, and you can copy files in and out with iTunes on your computer or download them via the built-in web browser. The app is free to download from app store and requires iOS 9.0 and above device but if you want the Pro Upgrade it costs AU$5.99.
eBay doesn’t need any introduction. The app provides access to a colossal online marketplace where you can sell and buy goods right from your iPad. You’ll find huge brands mingling with individuals attempting to offload the entire contents of their basements and attics. Something of a design playground, the iPad app is regularly reworked; but whatever eBay’s designers come up with, a large touchscreen device proves to be the best way to search. You can quickly drill down into categories, and explore individual listings, swiping between photos.
eBay notifications will let you know each time an auction ends, a customer messages or a user outbids you in an auction, all on your iPad device. If you need to keep track of things, the app offers automated notifications, and can flag searches, making it easy to see whenever new matching listings appear.
Download the app all free from app store and requires iOS 9.0 and above iPad device.
6. Fingerpaint Magic
To experience the magic of finger painting in this doodle-style art app and create amazing works of art which comes from the creators of famous ‘Meritum Paint’ app to have magical experience for the whole family to enjoy. No knowledge or experience is needed, with simple doodle style finger movements on your screen you can create true works of art! Use to edit your photos, share your art with your friends and family and create your own personalized wallpapers.
Artwork can be further enhanced using mirrors or background filters prior to export. The process is at once aesthetically pleasing, fun and relaxing. A single AU$1.49 IAP unlocks a set of premium brushes, but Fingerpaint Magic’s free incarnation has more than enough to unleash your inner artist, regardless of your skill level. Download this free app from app store that needs iOS 8.0 and above iPad.
Instapaper is the simplest way to save and store articles for reading: offline, on-the-go, anytime, anywhere, perfectly formatted. This app provides iPad-optimized text view that makes reading Internet content a clean and uncluttered experience. Instapaper also enhances the standard reading experience with features like text-to-speech, which can be controlled via the Apple Watch. Offers in 16 languages this app is for all.
Download this free app from app store at iTunes which requires 10.0 and above device.
Among the various finger-painting apps for iPad, Nebula is one of the weirdest. You draw by dragging two fingers on the screen, which results in a set of neon lines atop the background. Twisting your fingers changes the nature of the futuristic ribbon you’re creating, and subsequent taps and twists add to its length.
Using the app’s settings, you can play with the thickness and density of the lines and switch between angled and wavy compositions. The results are very abstract whatever you do, but Nebula’s a fun app for creating something visually different on your tablet. Download the app all free from app store and requires iOS 10.0 and above iPad.
9. Notes on Blindness VR
After years of eyesight deterioration, John Hull became blind in 1983. Notes on Blindness VR has six chapters taken from his journal of the time. Each is set in a specific location, marrying John’s narrative, binaural audio, and real-time 3D animation, to create an immersive experience of a ‘world beyond sight’.
Although designed as a VR experience, this app remains effective when holding an iPad in front of your face, moving the screen about to scan your surroundings. The mood shifts throughout – there’s wonder in a blind John’s discovery of the beauty of rain, disconnection when he finds things ‘disappear’ from the world when sound stops, and a harrowing section on panic.
Towards the end, John mulls he’s “starting to understand what it’s like to be blind,” and you may get a sense of what it’s like, too, from the app, which ably showcases how to craft an engaging screen-based experience beyond the confines of television. Download the app all free from app store and requires iOS 9.1 and above iPad
Adults also want to color and have fun. This app allows you do that and relives your stressful mood. On selecting an illustration, there’s a range of palettes and tools to explore. You can use pencils and markers, adjusting opacity and brush sizes, and work with subtle gradients. Colouring can be ‘freestyle’, or you can tap to select an area and ensure you don’t go over the lines while furiously scribbling. With a finger, Pigment works well, but it’s better with a stylus; with an iPad Pro and a Pencil, you’ll lob your real books in the bin. Though the app is free to download from app store there are app subscriptions with in app purchases. The app works best with iOS 9.0 and above iPad
Sandbox offers an interesting take on coloring apps. Instead of virtual paper and pens, Sandbox gives you a quirky combination of painting by numbers and old-school pixel art. Select an image and it appears in grayscale. A tap zooms you in to a grid of numbers. Select a palette color and tap relevant grid squares to start coloring things in. Tap the wrong squares and your colors remain – but the numbers stick around in zoomed view, reminding you of your ‘error’. Download the free app from app store and requires iOS 8.1 and above iPad device. The app comes with in app purchases with unlimited access.
12. Twitterrific 5
The official Twitter client may get the social network’s new toys first, but Twitterrific 5 is a better bet for the more discerning Twitter user. Browse Twitter free from the clutter of promoted tweets. Use Muffles to hide tweets containing words, phrases, people and hashtags from the timeline that you don’t want to see. Customize fonts, avatar sizes, image thumbnails and more via the theme panel. Quickly respond to tweets, change accounts or view conversation threads with a minimum of effort using gestures. Rich media support including multiple images & Twitter animated GIFs. Robust VoiceOver support means Twitterrific is fully accessible for users with vision impairments. Extensive keyboard shortcuts make Twitterrific a breeze to use with an external keyboard. Download the free app from app store and requires iOS 9.3 and over device. There are in app purchases with this app.
13. WWF Together
WWF Together invites you to spin a papercraft world and tap points of interest to learn more about endangered species. 16 creatures get fuller treatment – a navigable presentation of sorts that hangs on a key characteristic, such as a panda’s charisma, or an elephant’s intelligence. These sections are arranged as a three-by-three grid, each screen of which gives you something different, be it statistics, gorgeous photography, or a ‘facetime’ movie that gives you a chance to get up close and personal. Apps that mix charity and education can often come across as dry and worthy, but WWF Together is neither. It’s informative but charming, and emotive but fun. Download free from app store and is compatible with iOS 10.3 and over devices.
YouTube also need no introduction and this is free app which is so popular and useful. Offered in over 60 global languages this app is must for iPad. On the dynamic Home tab, you can quickly get at interesting stuff. It includes channels you subscribe to, and videos you didn’t yet finish watching; but also, it makes recommendations based on your viewing habits. The more you watch, the better they get. On selecting something to watch, the video itself sits at the top-left of the screen, allowing you to scroll through comments other viewers have left, and peruse an up-next feed. There’s also a full-screen view for a more immersive experience. Download this free app from app store and requires iOS 9.0 and above iPad to run smooth. The app also has few in app purchases as membership.
Now enjoy these fourteen popular free apps on your iPad and stay tuned here for more apps for iPad.