My Four Favorite Retina Apps For iPad

There’s no arguing that the new iPad features the best screen in the tablet market. This is because of its insane high screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 with a pixel density of 264 pixels per inch. So now that you have all 3.1 million pixels in your hands, how are you going to use them? With apps of course! Below, I have created a list of my top four Retina enabled iPad apps.

1. TweetBot

If you’re looking for the the best Twitter client, look no further. Tapbot’s latest application: Tweetbot for iPad. Tweetbot features the most features of all of today’s iOS Twitter clients including Favstar integration, YouTube previews (no more Rick Rolls!) and other helpful features, which make the Twitter experience more enjoyable.

Tweetbot also takes advantage of the new iPad’s Retina display by offering top of the line graphics and stunning animations. Coming in at only $2.99, Tweetbot is a must have for any Twitter power user who owns a new iPad.

2. Real Racing 2 

Real Racing 2 is by far my favorite iOS game. Once I heard it was updated for the new iPad’s Retina display and A5X chip, I couldn’t have been happier. With Real Racing 2, you can race through tons of different racetracks in the world’s most exotic super cars. Not only is Real Racing 2 fun, it also brings some of the best graphics I’ve ever seen in an iOS powered game. While the game is moderately expensive at $9.99, I think it’s worth it for anyone who loves racing.

3. EverNote

While this app may not be the most exciting on the list, it’s definitely the most useful. I use EverNote every day in class to take efficient notes and have them synced between iOS, Mac and Windows Phone devices. The iPad app, however, is definitely the best out of the bunch. This is because EverNote takes advantage of the iPad’s Retina display by providing stellar graphics and extremely clear text, making it the best note taking app for iPad.

4. iMovie/iPhoto/Garageband

While these apps may seem like a no-brainer, I still had to mention them in this roundup. This is because the iLife apps make the iPad quite useful by adding video, audio and photo editing to the iPad. While these apps are definitely limited, casual users may use these apps to make their iPads Mac replacements. Power users, on the other hand, may wind up using these apps on-the-go when Macs aren’t readily available.

My favorite app out of the iLife for iPad trio would have to be GarageBand. This is because anyone can make music without any prior experience by using Apple’s built-in autoplay features. Want to use your own instruments? You can by using Apple’s camera connection kit to connect mics and other accessories to plug in guitars, basses, etc.

Thanks for taking a look at my top four Retina enabled apps for iPad. If you use or have used any of these apps in the past, let us know how you like them in the comments section below this post!

Andrew is a geek, Apple enthusiast, blogger and coffee lover from Chicago.