We've covered entertainment, news and the social experience, but the iPad can also be quite educational. Dictionary.com will give you one of the best online dictionaries without paying the high cost of an actual dictionary, which could cost upwards of $25. Along with the dictionary comes a Thesaurus and a Word of the Day. You'll also get vocal pronunciations of each word, so you can make sure you are saying it right.
Do you love to cook? Epicurious is packed with over 30,000 recipes. That's enough recipes to have three meals a day for over 27 years. And it will cost you a grand total of a download. For all the cooks out there, Epicurious is among the great apps available on the app store. Really serious about your food? Check out the (also free) Whole Foods Market Recipes.
Need a little extra space on your iPad? Want a great way to take Word documents from your PC and pull them up on your iPad? Box.net provides up to 5 gigabytes of storage for free, and personal accounts can go up to 50 gigabytes under the paid options. And while the space is nice, the sharing is its best quality. The ability to pull up your resume or an important spreadsheet on the fly makes Box.net a killer app.
If you wake up every morning ready to do some yoga or section of a quarter-hour each evening to get rock hard abs, FitnessClass is the app for you. It has a whole host of exercise routines available as either 30-day rentals or purchases, and you can preview each routine to see what you are getting for your money. For anyone that likes to mix up their routines, this is a great app to download.
What would a must-have app list be without a game? There's a ton of great gaming to be done on the iPad, but if you want to take a quick peak and a premium game without paying a buck, check out Pocket Legends. It's like World of Warcraft for the iPad, with the option of playing a warrior, mage or rogue and a world of questing waiting for you to explore. RPGs not your style? Check out Tap Tap Radiation. It is similar to the other Tap Tap music rhythm games only with a 3D twist.