The amount of applications available on Apple’s app store is staggering to say the least. VOICEABLE has compiled a list of the top 10 best iPad apps of 2011.

10. eBay

Optimized solely for the iPad, the eBay application specializes everything specifically for the platform and what it entails such as the user interface, as well as the following features:

  • Alert feature delivered instantly for bids, etc.
  • Barcode scanner support
  • Function to search products listed

9. Jamie’s Recipes

Why opt for a recipe book when Jamie’s Recipes for the iPad would more than suffice? Key features for the app made by the chef include:

  • Free taster pack of recipes
  • 20 minute meal feature
  • Build personal library of recipes

8. Facebook

Facebook has become a phenomenon and has changed the face of the Internet and social media forever. Key additions for the iPad application based on the social networking service are:

  • Play games
  • Zoom in on photos
  • Update one’s status

7. Dolphin Browser HD

Striking similarities to Safari, Dolphin features a host of extras that can prove to be useful for all types of users. The app entails:

  • Webzine inclusion
  • Bookmarks bar
  • Speed dial feature to visit websites via one touch

6. AccuWeather

AccuWeather ensures that user’s location is pinpointed to deliver detailed, accurate and updated information relating to your local weather information and news. Features for the app are:

  • Support for iCloud
  • Global locations included
  • Various weather views

5. Bloomberg

Bloomberg for the iPad brings news, stock quotes, company descriptions and much more to your Apple device, as well as the following:

  • Market leaders/laggers
  • Price charts
  • Updated market trends analysis

4. Dictionary

Bringing over the free service on, the iPad application features over 2 million words, definitions, synonyms and antonym, as well as:

  • Audio pronunciation support
  • Voice-to-text search function
  • Suggestions regarding spelling

3. Kindle

Kindle is one of the best efficient book readers available on the iPad, and due to the screen resolution and touch controls of the tablet, it’s a hugely effective application too with features including:

  • Test before buying
  • Dictionary function is built-in
  • Synronisation applies to eBooks

2. PaperDesk

PaperDesk is a virtual notebook that was made solely for the iPad, with features for the useful application consisting of the following:

  • PDF files can be imported
  • Email feature included
  • Pages can be bookmarked

1. Dropbox

A leader in its market, Dropbox features efficient cloud storage for user’s files such as documents, photos, videos, in addition to:

  • Download any file uploaded into one’s Dropbox account
  • Save email attachments
  • Share photos and documents with friends and family