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13 Beautiful Apps For Your New iPad Retina Display

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The new iPad arrived in stores this morning, along with massive lineups all over the United States.  At Apple’s flagship store in New York (which happens to be a 10 minute walk from iHospital New York City just in case you want to stop in and say hello!) Luis Zacharius, an Army sergeant, arrived at 5:00 a.m. to get his hands on the Apple’s third-generation iPad.  Luis told MacWorld, “I’ve been to all the launches, and it’s a great experience.  I like waiting outside the store, the anticipation, meeting and talking with new people.”

As we all know by know, the new iPad sports a crystal clear 2048-by-1536 resolution Retina display.  According to Apple, the new display offers viewers 44 percent greater color saturation and an astounding 3.1 million pixels in the same 9.7 inch space.  The pixels are so close together that the human eye can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance.

Many of the apps you know and love have been updated and upgraded to be viewed in the new Retina display.  Here’s 13 for you to check out today!

1.) Tweetbot – A Twitter Client with Personality – A neat application designed for viewing Twitter on your iPad.  It has a beautifully crafted interface, sounds & animation, and features like multiple timelines and smart gestures.  It costs $3.00 and you can purchase it from iTunes here

2.) ABC Player – Now you can view your favorite ABC shows on both your iPad and iPhone.  You can easily find all your favorite episodes, check schedules, pause and come back to your favorite show later and even watch with closed captioning.  If you have iCloud turned on, your ABC Player will remember what you watched and where you were in each episode across all devices.  This app is free and you can get it in iTunes here.

3.) Sketchbook Pro for iPad – An award winning application designed for digital sketching on your iPad.  It’s a professional-grade paint and drawing application that everyone will love.  The canvas size has been updated to fit the new 2048 x 1536 pixel size of the new iPad as well.  It costs $4.99 and you can purchase it in iTunes here.

4.) Solar Walk – 3D Solar System Model – This app was featured by Apple as Best Apps of 2010 and Best Apps of 2011 and it was the first app on the AppStore with real 3D TV support.  Solar Walk is a time-sensitive, accurate, information-packed interactive model of the solar system and the Milky Way.  It costs $2.99 and you can purchase it in iTunes here.

5.) Twitterific for Twitter – This app is a friendly, award-winning Twitter application that is chock full of neat features and a simple and easy to use interface.  You can easily read and compose tweets, search Twitter and filter certain messages.  It’s free and you can get it in iTunes here.

6.) IncrediBooth – This application is described a Photo Booth in your pocket.  It offers a number of different picture styles called “booths” such as the Cowboy booth, the Holidaze Booth, the Haus O’Haunt Booth, the Crown Colour Booth and the Isoblak Booth.  You can easily share these pictures to your social networks as well.  It costs $0.99 and you can get it from iTunes here.

7.) Kindle – The Kindle app allows users to read all Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDF’s on an easy-to-use interface.  There’s over a million books in the Kindle Store and hundreds of magazines and newspapers to choose from.  The app is free and you can get it from iTunes here.

8.) Evernote – This app was noted as a ‘Top 10 Must-Have App” by the New York Times.  It’s an easy-to-use system that helps you remember everything across all your devices.  You can easily stay organized, remember your ideas and improve productivity.  Evernote allows you to take notes, save photos, create to-do lists, and record voice reminders.  Get it for for free from iTunes here.

9.) Calcbot – Calculate Intelligently – Calcbot is a simple yet elegant calculator.  You’ll never lose your place in a calculation again with a live as-you-type expression view.  You can also see your past calculations in a history tape.  Who knew you’d have so much fun with a calculator? Get it for $1.99 from iTunes here.

10.) Day One (Journal/Diary) – This app is a micro-journal that makes it easy to quickly and efficiently log your thoughts and memories and have them sync and available in the Cloud and/or Dropbox.  It has a number of features including: calendar view, passcode lock, reminders, entries by year view, auto sync and more.  Get it for $1.99 from iTunes here.

11.) Flickr HD – Flickr HD turns your iPad into a simple and elegant photo frame.  It’s been highly rated by AppSafari.com, iPad.net, TUAW.com and many more as one of the best photo viewers around.  Get it from iTunes for $1.99 here.

12.) NYTimes for iPad – Now you can enjoy the New York Times anywhere with the enhanced NYTimes app for iPad including content with blogs, videos and slideshows.  You can save and sync articles across all your Apple devices and highlight and copy article text.  Get it for free from iTunes here.

13.) Skitch for iPad – Express yourself with fewer words, emails and meetings with Skitch for iPad.  Now you can easily mark up photos, screenshots and maps and share them anywhere you like.  Skitch is part of the Evernote family as well.  You know it’s going to be good!  Get it for free from iTunes here.

So there you have it, 13 beautiful apps for your new iPad Retina display.  If you’ve braved the lines, or suffered through delivery wait times, you’ll be happy to know these apps are designed just for you and your new iPad.  Head on over to iTunes now and download them all! Or a couple – it’s up to you!  Let us know how you like them in the comments below.

Did you know you can protect and enhance your iPhone, iPod and iPad with Liquid-Armor? iHospital is currently offering this cool new service for $19.99 or at an additional $9.99 when you come in to iHospital for any repair.  Drop in to one of our locations and have one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices add a solid shield of durability to your beloved iDevice today! 

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