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The iPad Toolbox

Your iPad is an invaluable device for many reasons. One great example is found in the Utilities section of the App Store. Here you'll find everything from flashlights and digital sticky notes to device diagnostic tools. There are an amazing array of Utility apps, and the common factor is that they all work FOR you. In this AppList, we've done some extensive searching to find you some of these digital workers. You'll wonder what you ever did without them.

iLlumination US - Universal Flashlight

by Erik Storli
FREE

What is one thing that quite a few of us do in the dark? Drop or lose something. If you're looking for your keys or just need a path of light, iLlumination comes to your rescue. It comes on quickly, and provides you with options such as: strobe mode, morse code, and adjustable speeds. iLlumination is a universal app.

Calculator 12 in 1

by Quan Le
$0.99

Hi-Calc is a true workhorse with the large amount of options that it provides. You're given three calculating modes: Multi-line LED, advanced RPN mode, and the ability to send data from external memory. Hi-Calc supports 5 languages (English, French, German, Chinese, and Vietnamese). This bad boy has twelve calculators all wrapped up into one. That doesn't even begin to cover it all, but you'll find this calculator to be more than one could ever hope for feature-wise. HiCalc-Calculator is an iPad-only app.

Sticky Notes for iPad

by tewks
FREE

Like using Post-Its and wish that you had the option to use them on your device? Here is an app which truly creates the feeling that you're organizing your reminders, thoughts, appointments, etc. the old fashioned way. Sticky Notes for iPad also has Voice Dictation for the third-generation iPad. There are different backgrounds to post on, along with choices of colors, fonts, and text colors for your sticky notes. Wrong size? Just pinch to resize. This app gives you the ability to save print, email, or tweet your notes. Sticky Notes is an iPad-only app.

My Data Manager

by Mobidia Technology
FREE

Monitoring data on your device is something that can be very important, and My Data Manager will help you do that. Find out just how much data your apps are using, and also how much data you use each month. Set data usage alarms so that you aren't in shock when you get that monthly bill. The readouts are clean and sharp looking. My Data Manager is a universal app.

Battery Boost Magic pro

by Clear Sky Apps LTD
$0.99

The next thing that you may want to treat your device to is boosting its battery life. Battery Boost Magic App maximizes battery life and increases battery usage. The instructions are simple: let the app run in the background, and it'll automatically do a 3 step full cycle charging process. Nothing could be easier than plugging in your device and letting the app run. You'll see how much power you have for, say, using GPS Navigation. Battery Boost Magic App is a universal app.

Gyroscope Toolbox HD

by Leland J. Roys
$0.99

There's a powerful gyroscope in that iPad 2 or third-generation iPad that you're holding, so take advantage of it with Gyroscope Toolbox HD. It's like having your own virtual toolbox, and comes equipped with a certified surface level. You also get a ruler as well as hole measurement. No need for calibration either; this app does it all for you. Take steadier photos, check those floorboards at work before you install them, or hang your pictures perfectly at home. Gyroscope Toolbox HD is available for iPad 2 and the third-generation iPad.

Night Stand for iPad - Free Alarm Clock, Weather & RSS Reader

by Alarm Clock Company
FREE

Your iPad has a gorgeous screen that is put to good use with this app. Night Stand provides you with more than just an alarm clock. Extra goodies include weather forecast, date, RSS Reader, and the ability to play music from your device. You can even play images from your photo library slide show style. Night Stand is an iPad-only app.

Mag+ Reviewer

by Moving Media AB
FREE

A lot of people like to use their spacious iPad screen to read, and Mag+ Reviewer is one great way to do so. This app contains sample pages of hundreds of the world's best digital magazines. You're also given the option to create your own books, magazines, and catalogs. If you just want to sit back and browse a large selection of great magazines, then check out Mag+ Reviewer. This app is iPad-only.

iDownloader Pro - Downloads & Download Manager

by Apps2Be
$1.99

One thing that can make your device as useful as your desktop computer is the ability to download anything easily. With iDownloader Pro, you'll be able to download things such as music or videos amazingly fast. You can even download up to 50 items at once! Viewing or playing your downloads has never been so quick and convenient. There's also an option to use their Web Password Keeper along with a built-in app Web Browser. iDownloader Pro is a universal app.

Scanner Pro by Readdle

by Readdle
$6.99

Your device, as you've seen in this list, is capable of doing so many things. With the help of this last app, you'll have your own personal scanner with Scanner Pro. It's ideal for use on the go, or right in your home. Scan your checks, receipts, or documents in a couple of seconds. You can then email what you've scanned or uploaded to Evernote, Dropbox, or Google Docs. Scanner Pro scans quickly and clearly. This app is a true "digital worker" that will make you forget about scanning with anything else again. Scanner Pro is available as a universal app.