App Demo Sampler – Free, Free Trial and Ad Supported Apps for iPad Demostration


As someone who helps others learn about the iPad, I’m always looking for iPad apps to add to my demo collection. Here are a few I’ve been playing with recently. All are free, free trial or ad supported.

BrainPOP Featured Movie
Features educational animated videos. A new video every day.

PBS for iPad
Videos, programs, previews and news content from PBS.

MagCloud Magazine Reader
Shows what a magazine store might look like on the iPad. Niche topics mostly.

SoundHound
Music recognition app. Listens to music playing and identifies the song, artist and album. Compare to the similar Shazam.

NASA App HD
Multimedia content from the space agency.

Soundrop
Musical geometry. Create sound patterns with bouncing balls and drawn lines.

Amazon
App is called Windowshop. Shop Amazon from the iPad.

Apple Store
Not a native iPad app, but fast access to the Apple Store. Should be an iPad version soon.

Hmm…seems the holiday hype is beginning to influence my choices. What apps have you downloaded lately that you would recommend as examples for the iPad?


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 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. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.