You just got a new iPad, and want some help on how to use it. Or maybe you’ve had an iPad for awhile but you want to know helpful shortcuts so you can be faster and more productive.
Here are our top 5 apps you can get on your iPad to help you use your iPad better and take advantage of all it can do.
This app goes over the very basics on how to use your iPad, including a section called “iPad 101” and another on the first 10 apps anyone should download. It also talks about email, news, finances, the cloud, and lots of other helpful topics. And offers app advice–in fact it was created by the AppAdvice folks, who review apps regularly on their site. Plus it looks gorgeous.
Tips & Tricks — iPad Secrets, $0.99
14 chapters on different aspects of the iPad, including Shortcuts, Troubleshooting, Typing, Battery, Maps, Music, and Be Generous. No advice on specific apps, just straightforward instructions, and ideas too.
Secrets for iPad, $0.99
This app contains 129 “secrets” for doing various things on your iPad. Read them straight through to learn a ton, or search the secrets when you need to know how to do something specific.
Take Control of Your iPad, $15
This is not actually an app, it’s an ebook that can be loaded into your iBooks app and referenced at any time. It is extremely well-written and researched, and has tons of links and detailed info. And with 188 pages, it’s the most in-depth guide.