Tuesday, October 16 was Dictionary Day, which was developed to recognize the father of the American Dictionary, Noah Webster. In honor of the special day, we focused on all things reading this week on PadGadget.
If you regularly read on your iPad, or if you want to, then you’ll want to take a look at our essentials list. It’s filled with apps and tips that you won’t want to miss, no matter what you read, from books to newspapers to online content.
We kicked off the week with a guide on how to save web pages to read offline, which is a simple task with Safari’s offline reading feature. You can also use Instapaper, a fantastic app for reading your favorite blogs and articles wherever you are.
If you’re a fan of tech news, make sure to check out our list of the top tech news apps for the iPad, which includes apps like Tech News Tube and Techwire. Prefer reading straight news? Check out our list of the top newspaper apps in the App Store. And if you’re a musician, check out Lory’s list that covers the best apps for music news.
For those of you who love a bit of a challenge, I reviewed DK Quiz, which is a fun trivia app with questions on a wide variety of subjects. It’s a free app, with plenty of content, making it well worth the download.
Novel readers out there who are looking for great book recommendations might want to try out a social reading app, like Goodreads for iPad or Bookshout, both of which allow readers to check out what their friends are reading and share suggestions.
If you’re a parent with a reluctant reader, you won’t want to miss our guide on using the iPad to encourage kids to read. There are hundreds of amazing books for kids in the App Store, including gems like The Monster at the End of this Book and The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.
Finally, is there anything better than a glass of wine with a great book? Make sure to check out Emily’s review of Lot18 Wine for iPad, an app that provides great deals on even better wine.