Between the iPad 2, the iPad with Retina display, and the iPad Mini, anyone shopping for an iPad now has more choice than ever. Still, you won't get the most out of your new tablet until you've populated it with some great applications. However, trawling Apple's App Store for quality apps can be a laborious task (there's an awful lot of junk in there). The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of 25 of the best apps to get you started, and they're all absolutely free. Be sure to check out '25 Free Apps for New iPad Users' once you've set up your new tablet.
Apple's iPad is the top dog of the tablet world. Yes, it's got good technical specs, a gorgeous display, and a well-designed interface, but don't forget that a great part of the device's success is the proliferation of excellent iPad apps that take advantage of the device's features. Even if you limit your budget to zero, you can still find a wealth of applications that take an already great device and allow you to do more. Here are 25 free apps that we believe should be on every new user's iPad.