There's so much to tap into.

Be creative. Be productive. Be entertained. There are over 500,000 apps that turn your iPad into anything you want it to be.* Explore a few of our favourites here.

Made for iPad. And unlike anything else.

There’s a reason everyone loves using apps on iPad. They’re not just phone apps stretched to fill a bigger screen. They’re designed to take full advantage of all the things only iPad can do. Which is just about anything.

Designed Just for iPad

Apps on most tablets are just awkwardly scaled-up phone apps. But iPad apps are built specifically for iPad. They use every pixel and fill up the stunning Retina display to give you an incredibly immersive experience. And only iPad apps can draw on all the other amazing technologies built into iPad, like the A7 chip, accelerometer, gyroscope and compass.

One Trusted Source

The iTunes Store is the world’s largest and most trusted store for apps and entertainment. It’s easy to browse and find the apps you’re looking for. Or discover lots of great apps you weren’t looking for. Many apps appear on the App Store first, before they’re available anywhere else. And every app has been reviewed by Apple to guard against malware, so your downloads are safe and secure.

Categories and Collections

Discover new apps by browsing categories such as Business, Social Networking and Travel. Within a category — say, Travel — you’ll see sections like Best New Apps and Essentials, as well as collections like Road Trip, Apps for the Weekend and Apps for the Great Outdoors. So it’s easy to find apps for the places you go and the things you do.

Great updates. Even to updates.

Now you can let the App Store update all your apps for you. Easily find apps that are relevant to your current location. And browse categories of apps based on your child’s age.

Always Up to Date

iOS 8 keeps all your apps up to date automatically. Which means never having to worry about updating apps yourself. You can even choose to let apps refresh their content automatically in the background over Wi-Fi or cellular networks.

Apps Near Me

Wherever you find yourself — the Louvre, for instance — tap Near Me and you’ll see a list of apps you might find useful, including everything from the museum’s app to travel guides and more.

Apps for Kids

The new Kids category helps parents and teachers find age-appropriate apps for children. It’s curated by our editors, who search the App Store for the best apps in each age group — up to 11 years old.

Something for everyone. And everything.

Take detailed notes. Take care of your finances. Or take five and play a game. Whatever you want to do with your iPad, there’s an app to help you do it.

Business

iPad is ready for work. Create presentations, manage projects, monitor finances and more with these 9-to-5 apps.

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Education

Keep up with your studies or pick up a whole new subject with smart education apps.

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Entertainment

Kick back and enjoy the show. Or find countless other ways to entertain yourself. These apps offer hours of viewing pleasure.

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Family & Kids

Turn every night into family night with interactive apps that are fun for the whole house.

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Finance

Create budgets, pay bills and more with financial apps that take everything into account.

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Food & Drink

Hungry? Thirsty? A little of both? Learn new recipes, drinks and the secrets behind what makes a great meal.

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Games

The beautiful Retina display makes iPad a fantastic gaming device. Check out everything from first-person shooters to strategy games.

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Health & Fitness

Need a little motivation? Get yourself going with apps that help you plan a workout, drop pounds and tone muscles.

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Lifestyle

Find the perfect recipe for Friday night. Or see what surf conditions are like on Saturday. Whatever your passion, there’s an app for you.

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Music

The beat goes on with apps that help you discover new music or make some of your own.

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News

Stay current on breaking news and weather with apps that cover your neighborhood, your country and your world.

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Photo & Video

Take a photo, shoot a video, show it off, share it. Photo and video apps keep you ready to capture the moment, at a moment’s notice.

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Productivity

Your hands will be anything but idle with these productivity apps that help you get organized and get things done.

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Sports

Whatever your sport, there’s a full field of apps that can get you closer to the game and even help you improve your own.

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Travel

You’re going places. Or maybe you’d like to. Let iPad and these great travel apps help get you there.

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