Documents to Go Premium is a very useful iPad app that's also compatible with your iPhone or iPod touch. It also includes a desktop application that can be used with either a PC or Mac. This app allows you to create and edit all kinds of documents in Microsoft Word format, as well as Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations. In other words, you can do just about anything with Documents To Go Premium on your iPad that you could do on your computer with Microsoft Office. With this convenient app you can now create, edit and exchange documents on the run whenever you want. It's even compatible with Google Docs, Box.net and Dropbox.
Anyone who likes to draw will appreciate the Sketchbook Pro iPad app. One of the most interesting features of the iPad is that it allows you to draw directly on the screen, either using your finger or a stylus, and Sketchbook Pro gives you all the tools to make any type of illustrations you want. You have a wide range of colors, brushes and templates to use, and you can create galleries that can be exported to a photo library or to iTunes photo sharing. You can also email the images you create. This app is great, whether you're a professional illustrator or just enjoy sketching in your free time. This was named Drawing App of the Year in 2010 by Macworld, and Wired magazine listed it as one of its 5 "must have iPad apps".
If you're a reader, the Kindle iPad app is something you'll definitely want to get. Most people have heard of Amazon's Kindle ebook reader by now, but with this app you don't even need this device to read Kindle books, as the app is compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Of course, the iPad is the most user-friendly format for reading books online, as it has a larger screen. As Kindle books become increasingly popular, more and more books are being made available in this format. Currently there are close to a million books that you can download to a Kindle or the Kindle app.
In conclusion, iPad apps allow you to get the most of this versatile device. It's almost impossible to keep up with all the apps that are available, as new ones are introduced almost every day. We've covered a few of the more popular ones currently on the market, but you'll probably find lots more you can use as well. Most iPad apps are inexpensive, and many of them allow you to perform the same tasks you can do on your laptop or desktop computer.