In the last month, as expected, iPad apps have been popping up everywhere. And while you can always use the apps designed for iPhone, to get the full quality of the iPad experience, you'll want to get apps specifically for your iPad. Travel apps are popular for any platform and the iPad is no different. Gadling.com picked out five different apps that are inexpensive, yet useful. Let's take a look at what they chose.
1. PointInside - Planning on going shopping and don't want to spend forever standing in front of one of those huge plastic maps of the mall, trying to figure out the key? This is the app that will help you find anything you're looking for. If you're in a new mall in a new town and you can't find the store you need, just consult your app's mall map. Looking for a bathroom or an ATM? It can help with that, too. Best of all, the app is free.
2. UpNext 3D Cities - If you're planning to be in Austin, Washington D. C., Boston, New York City, or San Francisco, you might want to check out this app. It puts Google maps to shame. Simply download one of the above mentioned cities and you've got maps with 3D buildings and, according to Gadling, a "powerful search system." This is also a free app.
3. Couch Traveler HD Earth Explorer - If you can't afford a vacation this summer, this app lets you travel the world from, well, your couch. Use maps and aerial images to sight see around the world, without leaving the comfort of your own home. Oh, and you can also use it when you're traveling and searching for something to do. Pricing for this app starts at $1.99.
4. Kayak - Imagine seeing hotel deals, old searches, and airline search options all on one screen. With the free Kayak app, that's a real possibility. You'll have access to Kayak's famous multi-airline flight search system, car rentals, hotels, and more!
5. FlightTrack Pro - The most expensive of the five apps, this one is an update of the popular FlightTrack Pro for the iPhone. Manage your trip and import your itineraries from TripIt with this app, or track the exact location of your flight. Check for flight delays and check the weather at your airport. There is so much more you can do with this app while traveling, the possibilities are endless. Unfortunately, quality comes with a price but for $9.99, you can't beat it!