says: In the months since iPad's launch, Apple and developers worldwide have delivered a dizzying array of applications to make this little tablet truly useful and indispensable. This short list represents the top apps I use daily, period. No fluff, no wasted space, no hyperbole. These are truly the must-have apps every iPad owner should install on a new device. Whether you're giving an iPad to someone for Christmas, or been given one for a special holiday or birthday, this is the place to start on your iPad journey. I'm a freelance technology writer and an online marketing manager, helping serious researchers and students find and make use of the best online content found on the deep Web. My passion for all things computers/tech started when he was a teenager, working with my twin brother to set up a C64 BBS in our bedroom. That spirit of invention, exploration, and focus on interacting with and educating other technology users continues into my 40's and beyond.