In Pictures: 15 Best iPad Apps for Newbies (2012)

Got a shiny, new iPad or iPad Mini? The first thing you'll notice is that the tablet itself isn't all that exciting. It's the apps that make the iPad special. Here are 15 must-have apps.

Instapaper

Instapaper ($4) has been around for a while but never seems to get old. The app allows you to save a Web page in a superbly readable format for both multiple device access and offline access later. Offline access is especially important on the iPad, since the vast majority of iPads sold don't have cellular data capability. Apple has tried to imitate Instapaper with its Reading List feature built into iOS and Safari, but it's not as clean and manageable.

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