If you do have an iPad or are planning on getting one, you should know that you are in for a wonderful world of music and eBooks-centric applications to play with. Following list shows top 8 iPad music apps and iPad ebook apps for you.
iPad music apps
The StreamToMe application lets you use your iPad to play video and music files — in a wide variety of formats without prior conversion — streamed directly over WiFi from your Mac or PC. If you connect the video-out cable for iPad, StreamToMe can play through your TV, turning your iPhone/iPod plus Mac/PC into a home.
2. Shiny Drum
Shiny Drum is a music application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad designed by OutOfTheBit and Leo Di Angilla, the creators of Vintage Drum (app featured by Apple in many countries), iBongos, iCongas, iTimbales, iPandeiro.
TabToolkit for iPad is an Apple Design Awards 2010 winner! TabToolkit is an incredibly powerful guitar tablature and music notation viewer, now with multi-track playback! An essential tool for learning and practicing music, TabToolkit includes an audio synthesis engine so you can listen to and control the audio for all tracks individually.
Create amazing beats and tunes without any musical ability using Beatwave for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Using just your finger, you'll be turning out wicked tracks for FREE that amaze your friends and family, in no time at all!
5. Pianist Pro
Pianist, the ORIGINAL iPhone piano, turns Professional in an all new iPad-only app with photo-realistic graphics and an unbelievable sound. Recommended by The New York Times, The Independent,The Daily Telegraph, and Rolling Stone Magazine, Pianist Pro was the number one music app for the iPad at release and has remained high in the charts ever since.
Pandora Radio is your own free personalized radio now available to stream music on your iPhone or iPad. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and more music like it.
SoundHound is instant music search & discovery. This free version gives you unlimited voice and text searches, unlimited lyrics, and 5 free super-fast music recognition searches every month.
Create compelling, original music on your iPad™ with PatternMusic™ MXXIV. PatternMusic was designed to inspire creativity, learning and experimentation in music enthusiasts and experts alike
iPad eBook apps
Has the nicest landscape mode and is the only app which allows in app purchasing of books.
You can also add your own content via iTunes so long as the content is in epub format. Does not allow annotations. App is free.
This is the only iPad eBook app that allows you to take annotations or notes. It also allows synching across devices. New content can be purchased via the Amazon store but not within the app itself.
Note: You cannot add old content or content purchased at other vendors unless you own a Kindle reader.
Nice interface but limited by way of content.
Not all content you purchase can be viewed in the App. There is no way to add old content or content purchased at other ebookstores. App is free.
Allows you to easily add your own content via iTunes, over the air using Bonjour or via a webserver like feedbooks or your own created calibre cloud catalog.
The LT version has an ad at the top but is free. Has autoscrolling. The paid version is $4.99.
Easy access to online catalogs including your own calibre generated cloud catalog.
No bookstore access & thus new books cannot be purchased and added without computer access. App is $1.99.
Great for reading PDFs, Word Docs, and other supported formats but does not allow interactivity.
You can add content a multiple of ways including accessing the attachments in your email box. Does not read ePubs.