Did you know that just by owning an iPad you have access to all sorts of free stuff? And we’re not just talking about free apps. In today’s blog post, ZUGU CASE would like to share with you some of the amazing (and free!) benefits of owning an Apple iPad.
Straight out of the box, your iPad comes with a bunch of free apps. Despite their awesome potential, not everyone gets to know these apps and, consequently, reap the vast benefits of these apps. Some of Apple’s best and most recently added free apps include iWork, iMovie, Garage Band, Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.
Do you love reading? Have you heard of Project Gutenberg? If not, you should. Project Gutenberg is a volunteer-powered movement to digitize and distribute public domain books for free. As of June 2018, Project Gutenberg has added over 57,000 items in its collection of free eBooks. Pretty cool, right? What’s even cooler, though, is that many of these are available through iBooks. And if you are thinking that all you are going to see is smut, romance novels, pulp fiction, and other books that are often being given away outside bookstores, think again. When you download iBooks, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find an array of literary classics like Grimm’s Fairy Tales, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Pride and Prejudice, and more.
Did you know that with an iPad, you can score free movies? And it’s not illegal! The easiest and perhaps most popular way of doing this is through the app, Crackle. Unlike services like Hulu and Netflix that charge monthly fees, Crackle offers streaming movies for absolutely free. As is the case with iBooks and Project Gutenberg; not all the movie titles are old C-list movies. You’ll find some classics and recent movie hits on Crackle.
Free radio is nothing new. However, what is relatively new is free custom radio stations. The most popular example of this type of service is Pandora Radio. The Pandora iPad app allows you to create your own radio station based on a selected song or artist. Similar services are available through iTunes Radio, which is basically Apple’s version of internet radio. The same can be said for Slacker Radio and iHeartRadio. Both of these are free, and although you may get asked to purchase the paid, advertisement-free version, this isn’t necessary. None of these free apps are so advertisement-heavy that you feel required to dish out the money.
The rise of the freemium model has made the world of iPad gaming plentiful and mighty entertaining. This model basically makes games free to download and play but will offer ample opportunities for in-app purchases. While some games may be annoyingly pushy with their in-app purchases, this is not always the case. For example, games like Temple Run, Hearthstone, Draw Something Free, Words With Friends, Candy Crush, and Sonic Dash can all be thoroughly enjoyed without making a single purchase.
Apps are a big reason why Apple devices have become so popular and likable. The Apple app store is so vast that one of the big downsides is that it’s easy to lose some truly great apps in the sea of endless possibility. All the apps are conveniently arranged in categories like social networking, music, sports, travel, financial, entertainment, health and fitness, education, and much more. To truly take advantage of being an iPad owner, explore the wonders of the app store. Evernote, Dropbox, Khan Academy, and Mint Personal Finance, for example, are all great iPad apps that require no payment to enjoy.
Don’t Forget To Protect Your iPad
As pioneers of one of the best iPad cases on the market, we’d be remiss to not mention the importance of protecting your iPad with a durable iPad case. ZUGU iPad cases are not just durable and protective, but they are also sleek and highly functional. For example, our magnetic iPad case features a smart cover with Sleep/Wake functionality, a stand that can be adjusted to a number of angles, and a magnetic function that allows you to attach your iPad to nearly any metal surface. Learn more about our iPad cases and shop ZUGU CASE for functional and stylish protection for your iPad tablet.