The iPad was released to a phenomenal reception. Not only did the device spark the now-competitive tablet market, it delivered what was essentially computerized version of its little brother, the iPhone. Following the multi-million selling launch of the original iPad tablet, it only made sense for Apple to release a successor to the device in the form of the arguably barely changed iPad 2. Never the less, the iPad 2 has encapsulated consumers and its groundbreaking app store is undoubtedly one of the contributing factors of just that. So, it would make sense if we delivered a list of the top 10 best free iPad 2 apps.

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Top 10 Best Free iPad 2 Apps:

10. Skype:

While the iPad 2 application store has a variety of video conferencing-calling applications (the iPad successor features a 720-enabled front and back camera), Skype – which won’t charge you a dime for most of its useful features – arguably triumphs at the end of the day.

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last updated: Sep 28, 2011
  • Latest version: 3.5.117
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  • Key details: Compatible with iPad 2 in addition to iPhone, iPod touch, and the original iPad. The Skype app for iPad 2 requires IOS 4.0 or any further versions.

9. App Shopper:

:The app store for IOS devices are in the millions. Literally. So, what better way to keep up to date with your preferred apps via an app which delivers exactly that in the form of App Shopper. The app features several useful methods of keeping informed of sales, promotions, price cuts, etc., on apps. These include a list showcasing all top apps and their respective movements in the sales chart, as well as any price deductions for it. Additionally, App Shopper delivers a ‘Ratings & Reviews’ feature which allows users to gain access to reviews from 3rd party sites regarding a particular app – this is certainly helpful when you’re on the fence whether to purchase the app or not. Also, another way to grab a second opinion is social networking sites; the app also allows you to share any app’s information on Facebook, Twitter and indeed email so you can ask your followers and friends on their view of the app.

  • Category: Utilities
  • Last updated: September 19, 2011
  • Latest version: 1.4.2
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  • Key details: IOS 4.0 tested. Its size clocks in at 4.9 MB. The only language in the app available is English. The developer is Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. AppShopper requires IOS 3.0 or later.

8. Accu Weather:

The app store is practically littered with weather applications, a majority of which are only downloadable via a premium price. Fear not, however, as Accu Weather is the perfect app for everything and anything weather related. In addition to checking the current and forthcoming weather in any area you wish to see, Accu Weather can pinpoint one’s location which will then deliver a comprehensive, and accurate, latest weather news.

  • Category: Weather
  • Last updated: May 24, 2011
  • Latest version: 1.8.1
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 7.6 MB. Accu Weather requires IOS 3.2 or later.

7. eBay:

Why use eBay on the iPad 2’s browser when you can use the site via a specialized app? The company has optimized the website for the iPad 2 in various ways; a simplistic interface allows consumers to purchase to listed products with great ease. In addition, there are no pages for either purchasing and paying for items due to the iPad 2’s nature. Finally, the app allows users to access their ‘My eBay’ essentially making it efficient for users to monitor the status of a certain product, and various other options such as being given access to monitor their sales activity, too.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last updated: September 28, 2011
  • Latest version: 1.6.2
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 6.2 MB, as well as requiring IOS 3.2 or later.

6. Dropbox:

Dropbox is an intelligent and certainly useful app that lets you upload and subsequently download videos, documents, music and photos. After the completion of Dropbox’s installation on one’s PC, all files saved into your account with the service will be accessible from IOS devices including the iPad 2 and iPhone. Apart from downloading the files from the app, users can also share their documents, videos, as well as photos with anyone you wish via email or social networking sites. Not only that, however, users can also add their files to a “Favorites” options which ensures a more convenient and indeed swift way of viewing.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Last updated: September 13, 2011
  • Latest version: 1.4.3
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 9.7 MB. Dropbox requires IOS 3.1 or later.

5. Tweet Deck:

Tweet Deck has been a major factor regarding Twitter’s continued success. Sure, the site itself is one of the main ways to keep up to date with Tweets, trends, messages, etc.; however, clients for the social networking site has played a major role. So much so, in fact, Twitter bought Tweet Deck for $35-40 million. The app is undoubtedly the best Twitter-based application available on the iPad 2. Twitter has made sure all major features on the site are migrated over onto the app, such as sending updates seamlessly, retweeting, keeping in touch with your mentions, accessing direct messages and searching as well. Also, users can post to multiple Twitter accounts via their fingertips in seconds.

  • Category: Social Networking
  • Last updated: September 15, 2011
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 1.8 MB. Dropbox requires IOS 4 or later.

4. Easy Task:

Ah, organization. The number one necessity which makes life a whole lot easier. Writing on a piece of paper or any other desktop apps reminding you what needs to be done always entails some form of unnecessary, avoidable hassle. Easy Task for the iPad 2 will make everything a whole lot, as stated and emphasized above, easier. This personal task manager app has one of the best interfaces of its kind available on the app store which allows users to add a task needed to be completed with ease. It’s simple: there’s no better way to organize your life with Easy Task.

  • Category: Productivity
  • Last updated: March 08, 2011
  • Latest version: 1.2
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 0.3 MB. Dropbox requires IOS 4.2 or any later versions.

3. Bloomberg:

There’s currently more than an accumulative of 300,000 professionals around the world using Bloomberg in order to provide them up-to-date, accurate, detailed information regarding the current state of financial markets. So, it’s not surprising that the service has made its way onto the app store and consequently made itself available to iPad 2 users. Bloomberg gained its solid reputation for delivering the latest stock quotes, as well as news, descriptions for companies, market leaders and those who are lacking, price charts, market trend analysis, and much more. Additionally, the Bloomberg app allows users to form a list of stocks – which are fully customizable – that you wish to follow via various markets.

  • Category: Finance
  • Last updated: September 07, 2011
  • Latest version: 1.0.8
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 4.8 MB. Dropbox requires IOS 3.2 or later.

2. Speak4it:

Speak4it is one of the most different, cleverest apps available on the app store. The app lets users hit a “Push to speak” button where you can say businesses you would like to find within the United States. For example, users can say some of the following to receive directions and the location of a particular shop/business anywhere near your location or indeed in the whole of the United States: Coffee shops near me, Pizza, Steakhouses in Lincoln, Nebraska to name but just a few. Users will also be able to spot a specific path on the map and say ‘Thai food around here’ which will give you all the information you could possibly need at your disposal.

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Last updated: November 19, 2010
  • Latest version: 2.4
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 3 MB. Speak4it requires IOS 3.1 or later.

1. Kindle:

Kindle has been a great self-made product for the largest online retailer, Amazon. Its massive library of digital books were delivered an intelligent and compact device known as Kindle. The service has made its way into the iPad 2’s app store, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, with access to over 950,000 of them. Newspapers and magazine are also available via an interface which strikes similarities with the Kindle device itself. Also, a feature known as Whispersync sees to it that users can automatically sync their last page read, its notes and bookmarked associated with it which can then be continued whenever you wish.

  • Category: Books
  • Last updated: August 16, 2011
  • Latest version: 2.8.1
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  • Key details: The app’s size is 8.2 MB and it requires users to have IOS 3.0 or later.