iPad Starter Set: Collection of 70+ Apps to Celebrate 50,000 Visitors/Month to Blog


iPad Academy reached another milestone! From Nov. 1 to Dec. 1, Google reports the iPad Academy blog had 50,045 visits. Many thanks to our new and returning visitors for making this blog so popular.

To celebrate this achievement, I’m sharing a list of 70+ apps I created to help show the versatility of the iPad. I made this list as a “starter set” for those new to the iPad. Most of these apps are free. There are apps for adults and children, including apps for work, for learning and just plain fun. Every app has a live link to the app description page to make it easy for you to decide which ones you want. I’m sure you’ll find a few worthy of a spot on your iPad.

Directions for viewing the file:

On your computer, click on the iPad App Starter Set link below to open the PDF. Click on the links in the PDF to get to the app descriptions. If the PDF doesn’t open in your web browser, look in your downloads folder or wherever downloaded files are saved.

On your iPad
Tap on the iPad App Starter Set link below to open the PDF.
The document opens in Safari on your iPad.
Tap once on the document.
Look for the “Open in iBooks” button to appear in the upper right.

Tap the button and the PDF will be added to your iBooks collection on your iPad. From there, you can view the document and go directly to the links. You can also open the PDF file in another app if you wish.


iPad App Starter Set Link




About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over twenty-five years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started the iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. His iPad Academy helps others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online through a video training series. Video Message from Andy


3 thoughts on “iPad Starter Set: Collection of 70+ Apps to Celebrate 50,000 Visitors/Month to Blog

  • Andy Brovey Post author

    A few of you told me you had trouble with the link above not working. I’ve clarified the directions. Be sure to click on “iPad App Starter Set Link” at the end of the post to get to the PDF document.

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