Once you have purchased your iPad, the next step to enhance its functionality and fun is to find new apps to download and install from the App Store. In this tutorial, we will show you the basics of finding apps and navigating your way through the App Store (aka iTunes Store), by using the search functionality, the featured categories, and more.
Here's an easy way to find apps you might like to download, free or not:
If you already know the application's name from having read or heard about it, just tap inside the "Search" text field shown in the top right corner of the screen - this search field will be available in nearly all pages of the App Store.
Once you are inside the search field, the iPad's keyboard will popup: start typing the name of the app you want to see, and your iPad will AutoComplete from a list of application names currently available in the App Store. As soon as you see the name of the app you were looking for, no need to keep typing: tap on the app name inside the dropdown menu, and your iPad will bring you to that page inside the store, from where you can read reviews, buy the app, etc.
If you are browsing the web, and find a blog or website that talks about an iPad app in particular, they may include a link to the App Store - this link will work only if you are browsing the web from your iPad; otherwise, that link may work if you have iTunes installed on your computer - in which case Apple will even let you purchase an iPad app from your computer, and then synchronize it to your iPad when you next plug it in!