There are over 225,000 apps designed just for the iPad, which makes finding the most essential apps for the tablet a bit of a hunt. Let us save you some time with this collection of the best iPad apps to help you get things done, stay connected, enhance your lifestyle, and more.
The Lifehacker Pack is a yearly snapshot of our favorite, must-have applications for each of our favorite platforms. This is the first (but not last) time iPad apps are featured, although many of the apps below have also been highlighted in this year'sLifehacker Pack for iPhone and iPhone App Directory. This list focuses specifically on apps that really shine on the iPad (e.g., no iPhone apps that have to be blown up 2x on the iPad).
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