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Top best free apps for iPad: Home & Office for iPad

Posted In iOS devices, iPad, Mobile - By Techtiplib on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 With 2 Comments

These are the best free apps for iPad about Home and Office:

Office Suite: CloudOn

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsA free app and online service using your Dropbox account to create, view, edit and save your office documents including Word, Excel and Powerpoint files in a familiar user interface as your desktop version of the office suite. Pretty good but a bit slow in responsiveness.

E-Book Reader


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsRead books in various formats such as ePub, PDF, eReader, CBR, CBZ and DjVu, with user settings for appearances, layouts and controls. Even better, get free books easily from Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks and other sources, and save them into your Library.


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsDownload and read books by flipping through pages with a swipe or tap, bookmark and add notes to your favorite pages. Other features include portrait and landscape modes, search functions, settings for font sizes, screen brightness, white or sepia colored pages. Supports ePub and PDF formats.


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsBest for reading Kindle books on white, black or sepia colored pages in portrait or landscape mode, with adjustable font sizes and brightness, word lookups, Google and Wikipedia links, and syncing your last page read, notes, bookmarks and highlights across devices. No in-app bookstore.

Comic Book Reader


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsA comic book reader allows you to zoom in on any panel with Guided View Technology for your reading pleasure. In a large library of comics available from the in-app store, you can download more than 500 comics for free.


Read comic files in CBR, CBZ or PDF formats in a polished interface, with support for marking a file as read or new by touching and holding a thumbnail. You can import a large collection of comic files easily from your PC using iTunes or a WebDAV client such as BitKinex or Cyberduck.

Alarm Clock

Nightstand Central Free

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsAn easy-to-use alarm clock allows for setting multiple alarms for different days with weather conditions, adjustable snooze time, alarm sounds and wallpaper displays. It works even if the device is sleeping or the screen is locked.

Notepad and Notebook


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsTake notes, ideas, pictures and recordings with your iPad, and sync them instantly to your Web, Mac or PC version. Not only can it index all your notes, Evernote recognizes the actual text within the pictures so that you can search them easily.


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsQuick and easy to add and organize notes, tasks, reminders, bookmarks, clippings, media or anything you want to remember in one place. Better still, it’s accessible and synchronized across your devices and the Web.

Bamboo Paper

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsSketch your thoughts or share your ideas with your handwritten notes with adjustable pen points and colors on this superb digital paper notebook. You can undo or redo writing, send a page image in PNG format or a notebook in PDF format via email to others.

PaperPort Notes

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsAn impressive app allows you to take notes using a keyboard, free hand or your voice, add a websnap, or even insert a PDF, Powerpoint, text or image file from your cloud storage account, and combine them into a single document that you can organize and share with your friends and family.

Dictionary and Thesaurus

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsSearch words offline with this app that includes nearly 2 million words with definitions, synonyms and antonyms. Extra features include audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search, hyperlinked words, Word and Question of the Day, and the Hot Word blog.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsType in a word to look up its definitions, example sentences, synonyms and antonyms accessible offline, or speak a word to search when you’re online. Other features include audio pronunciation, hyperlinked words, scrolling index, Word of the Day and recent searches. Ads supported.


Wikipanion for iPad

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsSearching for useful information from millions of articles in Wikipedia is made faster and easier with Wikipanion. It streamlines your browsing with table of contents, bookmark and history, in-page searching, Wiktionary lookup, font resizing and more.

Fotopedia Heritage

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsA photo encyclopedia gives you more than 25,000 high quality images of World Heritage sites with point-of-interest descriptions, slideshow, search and navigation, travel planning and other useful features.

Genealogy or Family


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsAn easy-to-use app to build and update a family tree of yours, or scour the research library by name to trace historical records with individual info, family, photos and evidence.


Genealogy or Family


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsEnter text or swipe to paste it from your clipboard and get your translation instantly from one language into another. Support for over 50 languages, Text-to-Speech, history and favorite lists, but voice recognition is excluded from the free version.

Cooking Tools

Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsSearch more than 30,000 delicious recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Self, renowned chefs and cookbooks, save or email your favorite recipes, compile and share shopping checklists based on the recipes you’ve selected. A must-have tool for kitchen lovers.


HiCalc – Calculator Free

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsA feature-rich calculator in an intuitive interface with no ads, available in Standard, String or RPN mode, supporting precision up to 31 digits with scientific functions, constants library, expression history and more.

PCalc Lite Calculator

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsA well-designed calculator with multiple undo and redo by swapping the result panel or tapping the buttons.

It comes with scientific functions, basic conversions, adjustable theme, digits and key click.

Unit and Currency Converter


free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsConvert more than 800 units across 43 different categories, and between 88 different currencies with rates updated daily. You can streamline your workflow by choosing which units to display, and in case you can’t find a ruler, it’s here as a bonus.

myConvert Lite

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsChoose a category and tap a unit to convert to other units. It’s fast, handy and easy to use, with supports for most common units, selected currencies and user defined units.

More units are available for the paid version.

XE Currency

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsA fast and efficient currency converter lets you convert every world currency on-the-go at live currency rates or the last updated rates when you work off-line. You can also view charts for the exchange rates fluctuated in the past 24 hours up to one year.

Voice Recognition

Dragon Dictation

free apps, iPad, iPad apps, mobile appsSave typing and use your voice to text or email your friends, send notes and reminders to yourself, update your Facebook status or tweet to the world, faster and quicker when you are on-the-go. Supports a multitude of global languages.

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