Top 10 iPad Apps of 2012

It’s been a big year for iOS, as we’ve seen various apps become viral, succeed greatly, and then be forgotten about after a couple weeks when the next latest craze is discovered. The apps that tend to stay popular and keep the users interest throughout the year are the ones that Apple chose to honor with the title of best iPad apps of 2012. Let’s take a look at what made the cut.

10. Crackle

While it occasionally has some streaming problems and the repetitive ads can strain the nerves, there is no doubt that free movies and television shows are always awesome. With classic shows and movies like Seinfeld, The Fifth Element, Glory, and much more, you will learn to love this app for watching what you please on the go.

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Price:

FREE!

9. iPhoto

Apple’s famous and friendly desktop photo editing app made its way to mobile devices earlier this year to join the ranks of other great photo apps like Snapseed and Photoforge2. Its unique with the use of brushes to “paint” various effects and filters on your photos rather changing the entire picture at once. You can even create a webpage to share your photo albums with your friends and family.

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Price:

$4.99

8. Dead Trigger

From the makers of Shadowgun comes a zombie apocalypse for the ages. It takes full advantage of the amazing graphics performance and Retina display of the iPad, and the consistent updates to the storyline and challenges keeps the game engaging ever since it was first released.

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Grab it now from here. (Link)

Price:

FREE!

7. Readability

The concept of saving an interesting article for later was easy when everyone just got their news in print-form, but now with the digital age, saving a random article on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop has gotten a bit tricky. Readability helps in two ways; it stores your various news pieces and eliminates all the distractions on a webpage so you can read without worry. This is the simplest idea but definitely deserving of one of 2012’s top apps.

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Price:

FREE!

6. Spotify

One of the world’s most popular music streaming services finally released an iPad app this year to compliment its already sleek iPhone design. The multi-paged layout is pleasant to navigate and easy on the eyes. It is a pleasant little music hub for listening to the latest artists and best beats.

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Availability:

Grab it now from here. (Link)

Price:

FREE!

5. Tweetbot for iPad

Before releasing one of the best Twitter clients for Mac, the Tapbots team added to the their mobile arsenal with the Tweetbot client for iPad. It holds the same power and freedom as the iPhone client, although it comes with a price. The greatest feature, perhaps, is the ability to remember where you left off between the iPhone, iPad, and Mac clients.

Tweetbot for iPad

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Price:

$2.99

4. Photoshop Touch

Photoshop has been one of Adobe’s pride and joy desktop applications for editing pictures and creating wonderful works of graphic art. You can think of this version of Photoshop as a lite edition for tablet devices; you can do quite a bit in the area of editing pictures but it’s very limited in the ways of making the wonderful works of graphic art. There is a lot of potential for the future of Adobe programs on mobile devices.

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Availability:

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Price:

$9.99

3. Chrome

Google surprised the world when it released its Chrome browser for iOS devices soon after it starting showing up on Android smartphone and tablets alike. The ability to sync tabs across multiple devices and the unique navigational gestures made this application definite download for the internet savvy.

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Price:

FREE!

2. The Room

The incredible graphics and mysterious storyline of this app made the perfect combination for Apple to make it the number one game in the App Store for 2012. It will keep you occupied and wondering for hours on end.

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Price:

$1.99

1. Paper by FiftyThree

Along with achieving the Apple Design Award of 2012, Paper by FiftyThree was the obvious choice for number one app in the App Store. The fluidity of the brushes, custom color creations, and enormous potential for creativity are options not seen in most of the other drawing apps. The closest competitor is AutoDesk’s Sketchbook Pro but it can’t compete with the realism of the ink, pencil, and other utensils recreation made by Paper.

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Availability:

Grab it now from here. (Link)

Price:

FREE! (in-app: $6.99 for all the brushes & $1.99 for the color mixer)

Also Read: Top 10 iPhone Apps of 2012