Mobile games for are all well and good, but you likely didn't spend hundreds of dollars on an iPhone just so you could play the games. The truth is, as we spend more and more time away from our computers, developers come up with more apps that allow us to run our lives from devices like the iPad. Check out our round-up of 40 of the best iPad apps over on Tom's Guide.
Apple once promoted the iPad as a device that created an industry. As competitors scramble to make a dent in Apple's overwhelming dominance of the tablet industry, it's clear the gadget that Steve Jobs personally pushed still reigns supreme.
One of the reasons behind the iPad's success is the variety of software available through the App Store. Even if you limit your budget to zero, you can still find great apps that exemplify the iPad's touch-driven functionality. Here are 40 free iPad apps we think you should try out.