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10 Apple iPad apps to enjoy this summer

My iPad is an essential travel companion and there are some apps that come in handy during certain times of the year. I enjoy using these 10 apps during the summer season.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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My iPad is an essential travel companion and there are some apps that come in handy during certain times of the year. I enjoy using these 10 apps during the summer season. Flipboard is a joy to use for reading news and social feeds in a magazine layout.

Check out my full ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer post for more details on the 10 apps I use on my iPad.

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Baseball is an American pastime and as you travel around the country it is good to use MLB At Bat to follow your local team.

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The folks at Rovio regularly update their Angry Birds Seasons game and this year they added an element of water.

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One of the features of Evernote is geotagging your notes and it looks great on the iPad.

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I no longer have cable TV so use the iPad ABC Player to catch up on shows I missed.

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My family and friends use Facebook to communicate and share photos so I find it essential on the iPad.

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I have used my iPad to replace magazines and now subscribe to magazines using the Newstand feature on the iPad.

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While I use Tripit Pro for itinerary management, I also like using Kayak. Kayak works better for making plans and also looks fabulous on the Apple iPad.

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I just recently discovered IA Writer and am enjoying the focused writing experience on my iPad, especially when combined with a ZAGG Bluetooth keyboard.

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It is important to backup your content and while I have many different cloud accounts, my preferred solution is Skydrive from Microsoft.

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