There are many Home Screen apps which are available on the iPad screen but the most common 13 apps are; Calendar, Contacts, Notes, Maps, Videos, YouTube, iTunes, App Store, Settings, iBooks, Facetime and PhotoBooth, Camera and Game Center.

Let us have a look on each of these:


The Calendar app shares information with other calendars, such as:

  1. Apple’s iCal and MobileMe
  2. Microsoft Entourage (Mac)
  3. Microsoft Outlook personal information managers
  4. Microsoft Exchange.


The Contacts app syncs with:

  1. Apple’s MobileMe
  2. Mac OS X Address Book
  3. Yahoo Address Book
  4. GooglevContacts
  5. Microsoft Outlook
  6. Microsoft Exchange
  7. Windows Address Book.


Notes app is a free and easy-to-use tool, replacing the paper notepad and can be taken anywhere along with the iPad .


The Maps app of Google is a valuable app as it supports Street View in in full-screen.


To plays videos, such as:

  1. Movies
  2. TV shows
  3. Video podcasts
  4. Videos bought on iTunes
  5. Your own collection.


It provides a direct and full-screen interface with YouTube and its vast collection of videos which can be searched or browsed in the categories.


Direct access to iTunes store from where you can search for stuff, such as:

  1. All kind of media
  2. Music
  3. Audiobooks
  4. Musical videos
  5. TV shows
  6. Movies
  7. Any other which can be downloaded.

App Store

It connects iPad with World famous Apple App Store where hundreds of thousands of apps are available.


It revolves around simple core settings for all iPad activities.


It is an online bookstore of Apple where you may read hundreds of thousands of ibooks, some are free while others are paid.

FaceTime and Photobooth

FaceTime is an app by Apple for videoconferencing. It uses:

  1. Front-facing camera to show your smiling face
  2. Rear-facing camera allows you to show the people calling you.

Photo Booth applies a number of visual filters to check the current video image.


The Camera app is developed to focus on the rear-facing camera on the iPad.

Game Center

It is a light front end for games on the iPad.

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