Gizmodo’s Essential iPad Apps

Gizmodo’s Essential iPad Apps

The iPad App Store is open! Here are the best of the apps so far – the ones you’ll actually want when you finally get your iPad.

This guide will be updated multiple times this weekend, since apps are stilling flowing in by the hundred.

You might notice a few things about these apps: A lot of them are iPhone carryovers, and a lot of them cost more than you might be used to in the App Store economy. Both are valid observations! But for a first batch, these apps do look rather spectacular.

Also, check out our Essential iPhone Apps Directory.

Entertainment

Marvel Comicsis

MLB At Batcan’t

ESPN ScoreCentertoo

SoundHound

Games

Flight Control

Plants vs Zombies

FieldrunnersThe

Civilization Revolutionreally

Labyrinth 2

Uno

Geometry Wars

Smule Magic Piano

News/Social

NYT Editor’s ChoiceNew York Times

USA TodayUSA Today

WSJWall Street Journal

AP

NPR for iPad

Popular ScienceDecember

BBC

Bloomberg

StumbleUpon

Instapaper

NetNewsWire

Feeddler

Fluent News

Accuweather Cirrus

Twitteriffic

AIM

IM+

Dash Fourchecking in on your iPad

Craigsphone

Productivity/Utilities

The Elements: A Visual Explorationevery substance our world is made of

Wolfram Alpha

National Geographic World Atlas HD

Dictionary.com

Epicurious

Kayak

WikipanionAgain

IMDB

Brushes

Sketchbook Pro

Connect to PC

Bento

Voice Memos

iDisplay

Special thanks to Rosa and David.