Discover and learn all about the very best apps for your new iPad with today’s AppBump featured app, AppStart for iPad.

We also have an app that allows you to create timers and reminders with just one tap, and a productivity app that allows you to capture ideas and tasks with ease.

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iPhone:

Affix – Awesome Task Manager + Email templates ($0.99 → Free, 3.5 MB): This productivity app allows you to capture ideas and tasks with ease. Create buckets, or lists, to keep all of the tasks for a given project in one place. You’re able to manage all of the tasks within a bucket with various gestures. Tasks that are starred will be pushed to Notification Center, and they can be tapped on to be marked as complete. The app also includes the ability to create, edit, and save email templates.

Affix – Awesome Task Manager + Email templates is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 24 ratings.

100+ Pushups – Getting in Shape in Six Weeks ($0.99 → Free, 12.6 MB): Work your way towards 100 pushups with this fitness app. It only takes about 15 minutes a day, three days a week to get your arms into shape. The six week program helps you safely reach your goal by doing sets of pushups with breaks in between, and an audio coach will guide you through each step of the process. The app also includes achievements for your workouts that you can share, reminders, and three difficulty levels.

100+ Pushups – Getting in Shape in Six Weeks is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 19 ratings.

Universal:

iSays HD ($0.99 → Free, 21.1 MB): A digital version of Simon Says. Simply repeat the colored patterns displayed on the screen without making a mistake to earn the highest possible score. The game includes five difficulty settings, the option to play with or without sounds, 11 sound themes, and leaderboards via Game Center.

iSays HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 197 ratings.

Snowboard Hero ($2.99 → Free, 153.5 MB): Speed down huge slopes busting out tricks and racing to the finish line in this arcade sports game. You’re able to control your character’s direction via tilt controls, and you can perform flips, spins, and grabs with taps and swipes. The game includes six unlockable characters, eight tracks with multiple runs in each, upgradable character attributes, AirPlay support, iCloud support, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Snowboard Hero is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 45 ratings.

1TapAlarm ($1.99 → Free, 17.7 MB): Set a timer or reminder with just one tap with this productivity app. Just tap any point on the wheel to set and instantly start your timer. If you need your timer to exceed one hour, you must make a full rotation. To reset the timer, tap the icon in the middle of the wheel. The app includes three slots at the top of the screen for separate timers, the ability to pause timers in landscape orientation, and loads of notification sounds to choose from.

1TapAlarm is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 85 ratings.

The Smurfs Classic Series ($0.99 → Free, 35.2 MB): Follow your favorite blue heroes on their big adventures with this interactive storybook app. You’re provided with one book free of charge, which tells the tale of one little Smurfs’ giant feat. The book can be read alone, read to you, or you can record your own voice. Each page includes interactive items and sounds. Additional books are available via in-app purchase.

The Smurfs Classic Series is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 312 ratings.

Ruberth’s Kick n’ Fly ($0.99 → Free, 4.9 MB): Kick Santa’s little helpers into the air at just the right angle to try and grab as many goodies as possible in this launching game by Donut Games. You can choose the angle and power of your shot by holding your finger on the screen and then releasing at the perfect moment. Then tap on the screen while in the air to toot and get some extra hang time. The game includes 60 levels, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Ruberth’s Kick n’ Fly is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 163 ratings.

iPad:

The Carrier: complete graphic novel ($4.99 → Free, 79.0 MB): A digital graphic novel for fans of the international action and espionage genres. The Carrier tells the story of Peter Lawson and his attempt to discover the meaning behind the mysterious briefcase handcuffed to his arm. Just swipe to view each of the 122 pages.

The Carrier: complete graphic novel is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 16 ratings.

AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) ($0.99 → Free, 13.2 MB): AppAdvice’s very own start-up guide for your new iPad. If you crack open that gift box tomorrow and start using your new iPad without at least skimming through AppStart, you’re doing it wrong. AppStart is loaded with brand new information about how best to show off your new iPad’s Retina display, how to get the most out of Apple’s native apps, which apps are must-downloads, and how to best utilize your new iPad’s upgraded hardware.

AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 1250 ratings.

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