Best iPad Apps by Category

Best iPad Communication Apps for the entier Family on iPad or iPad MiniWe knew the iPad was an amazing device before we ever laid fingertips on it! And, from the moment it arrived we could see the usefulness... We and began downloading and searching for quality Apps to suit our purposes.  The apps we've chosen are family-friendly, have quality graphics and sound, intuitive controls and a pleasant storyline.  The Apps we have recommended are thoroughly tested and are evaluated after they have been used and only if they are BEING USED. We're all about being EFFECTIVE with our time, and money too.  

iPad Apps for Children by Category:


Kids Educational Apps

All Children's Educational Apps

View ALL the educational ipad apps we recommend from over 1,500 we've evaluated.

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All Special Needs Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful in certain Special Needs environments.

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Book Apps

Reading to and reading with our children is an important area of cognitive development which can be overlooked in all the fuss of homework and schoolwork.

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Geography Apps

You gotta know where you are in the world. These apps are not Geography lessons, but more geography knowledge & exploration.

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Literacy & Language Apps

Growing your vocabulary and reading skills does not end once you're able to spell and write sentences...

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Mathematics Apps

Children's Numeracy Apps for iPad & iPad Mini changes Math's education, for good! More engaging than a class full of classmates...

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Music Apps

Children's Music Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are very important to a developing child. Sure, listening to music is great, but INTERACTING...

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Puzzle Apps

Let's face it, you've got to use your brain to put puzzles together. On iPad, puzzles are multi-dimensional workout!

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Reference Apps

Children's Reference Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are SO HELPFUL when teaching small children, they want to know NOW. iPad makes it possible to answer them...

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Science Apps

Give your child a head start! Learn physics, biology, earth science, topography, cause-and-effect, even chemistry via iPad!

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Speech Pathology Apps

iPad Family has reviewed quite a few Education Apps for children, and many of them are useful for learning to Speak or for children participating in casual or structured Speech therapy.

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Kids Creativity Apps

All Children's Creativity Apps

View ALL the creativity iPad apps we recommend from over 1,500 apps we've evaluated.

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Craft & Construction Apps

Crafts are an important part of every day at homeschool. iPad enhances creative and visual development.

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Drawing & Art Apps

Art enhances cross brain development. The ability to visualise ideas and translate that on to paper is an invaluable skill we all have.

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Music Apps

Children's Music Apps for iPad & iPad Mini are very important to a developing child. Sure, listening to music is great, but INTERACTING...

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Photography Apps

Having a multi function device has made many single function devices obsolete and has now taken over the role of 'camera' in our family.

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Sticker Book Apps

These are craft-type of iPad Apps which simulates sticking stuff onto paper - what you would probably already associate with sticker-arts and crafts.

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Video and Animation Apps

Who would've thought that making a movie, video, animation, or time lapse movie would be so easy!

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Kids Game Apps

All Children's Games Apps

View ALL the iPad GAMES apps we recommend from over 5,000 we've evaluated.

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Arcade Games

The style of arcade gaming is still alive and well, and many of the all-time great Arcade Games are available on your iPad or iPad mini. These are Recommended iPad Arcade Games.

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Battle Games

Battle Games are good for building strategic and quick thinking. In moderation they're good for the brain.

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Board Games

The Board Games now available on iPad or iPad Mini are high-quality yet retain the feel of the original cardboard physical game!

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Character Games

The most obvious feature of these games is characters with personalities. The game features characters from TV shows or movies...

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Matching Games

Matching Games for iPad and iPad mini are highly educational. It's always great to work on your memory, and with iPad it's REALLY FUN!

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Multiplayer Games

Multiplayer iPad Games Apps are fun! Playing together with someone makes games quite challenging, and fun!

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Physics Games

Instead of real-world physics it's virtual-world physics. The most popular physics-based game is Angry Birds where you fling birds...

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Platform Games

Platform Games is as 'a video game genre characterised by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles' in a variety of ways.

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Puzzle Games

Puzzle Games on iPad take the term 'puzzle' into a completely new realm. Yes, there are traditional puzzles & true mind-workouts!

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PVP (Player Versus Player) Games

iPad vs iPad, Multiplayer (PVP) Multi-iPad Games are cool. These are games you can play with 2 iPads or iPad minis

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Role Playing Games (RPG)

Role-playing games are games in which players assume the identity (ROLES) of characters within the game setting.

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Simulation Games

Build and manage a city, farm, shop or kingdom. Learn the intricacies of organisation and delegation, find out what REALLY goes on

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Space Games

Space Games are not really a genre but more of an aspect of where the game is SET. We made this up because we can - we like space!

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Strategy Games

Strategy games are good for the brain. Grampa says so, and I agree. Keeping your mind sharp and those synapses firing!

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Tower Defence Games

Stop your adversaries from crossing from one side of your screen to the other. Use the power of your towers to engage and stop the advance.

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iPad Apps for Parents & Adults by Category:


 All apps for parents & adults:

Entertainment Kids Apps

Entertain yourself or be entertained? These apps can help you BE entertained or join in the fun and MAKE entertainment!

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Note Taking Apps

Thanks to iPad, Note Taking is now a delight. Paper free notes that can be searched. Notes based on time...

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