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This app brings a full desktop organizer to the iPad for handling tasks, calendars, and contacts. The fully customizable views makes it easy to look at information in the way that best suits the user. It syncs with Google and other online services to keep the information up-to-date everywhere.
The Instapaper online service is outstanding at saving online articles for reading later when time is available. The iPad app interfaces fully with the Instapaper service, and is a great reader app for keeping up with interesting topics.
Zite is an app that lets the user build a news magazine from a customized list of topics that makes it very personal. The presentation on the iPad is outstanding, and it gets better over time as favorite articles can be tagged to make sure you get similar items in the future. There isn't an app as good on any platform, Zite is unique.