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5 of the best iPad apps to brighten your New Year

Some of the best iPad apps are emerging as great solutions for brands to find new business opportunities. Most iPad apps offer a more convenient and personal approach to branding and revenue generation efforts. Users prefer these apps as they can be customized as per their choice and usage. Hence, the best iPad apps are becoming an indispensable tool for upcoming markets.

Let’s take a look at 5 fresh and innovative iPad apps to brighten your New Year.


The Raleigh News & Observer – News Observer has launched its new N&O iPad app. The app will cover the latest breaking news, sports news, political affairs, picture galleries and a regular magazine that will give an in-depth view of the big news stories that are making headlines around the globe. The app content is highly iPad optimized, and will offer a comprehensive news experience to its readers. With this app you can easily customize the app sections on your iPad screen as per your preference or usage; you can save articles and easily share them in your group via Facebook, Twitter or email. The app requires iOS 6.0 or later and can be found on the App Store here.


Solve The Outbreak – This interesting app helps you track disease outbreaks, and keeps you informed of public health occurrences. The app gives you clues, to analyze the data and solve the case by turning into a disease detective. It is a fun way to learn and get educated about the rampant killer diseases. You can test your medical knowledge and put on your thinking caps. It offers tons of factual data regarding the disease and its outbreak. A great app for kids and teenagers as well as anyone who likes to explore science theories. The app is compatible with all iPad versions, requires iOS 5.1 or later and can be found on the App Store via this page.


Nick – Surely a treat for the kids; Nicklodeon’s Nick app provides a range of its content to tickle the young minds. Short videos, stories, games, complete episodes lets kids to explore the world around them in a fun and entertaining way. It’s a hilarious fun-riot for kids with unlimited original videos, animated stories and exciting games. Kids can even get all the recent images, tweets and posts from all of their favorite stars. The app requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Rich Notes – This app lets you take completely automated notes on your iPad. It’s a simple to use app with a hassle-free interface that offers full content formatting features. The app is compatible with the cloud and offers great ability to share the data around via email. It uses interesting gestures like tap, shake, pinch, swipe to perform various functions. The best thing about this app is that you do not have to subscribe to any of its features, and the app doesnt contain any adverts. Rich Notes is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. It requires iOS 6.0 or later and is optimized for iPhone 5.

Audiobooks from Audible – This app is designed keeping the iPad screen dynamics in mind and offers a remarkable experience for its users. You can get access to the app using your Amazon account and even download three hours of content over cellular connections (3G or 4G). The app even lets you transfer books to any device via a WiFi connection and easily share across your content with Facebook or Twitter. The updated version of the app has an improved navigation system and expanded capability that functions well on all models of the iPad. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Audiobooks from Audible found here and it requires iOS 5.0 or later and is optimized for iPhone 5.

To wrap it up – According to a recent sales meet for 2013 it has been confirmed that iPad is the most preferred technology partner for brands to leverage their growth with 38% of soft-goods retailers buying tablets. Thus, it is vital for brands to re-think their products and make them iPad friendly for the upcoming generation.

Guest article by Frank Johnson: Frank works for, a leading iPad app development company located in Los Angeles. He likes gardening in his spare time and also enjoys mountain-trekking with friends.

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Written by Chris Cook

Chris enjoys reading most types of news, which includes gaming for the PS3, Xbox 360, and other popular gaming devices. His passion for sports, music, and the latest technology is shown in the news he reports. While the Internet keeps everyone connected, Chris has a keen interest to view the world first hand. This aim is made more possible thanks to being able to report news online from anywhere in the world.


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