Top free iPad apps: Google Translate, Kino.de, Gaston

Monday, January 9th, 2012. Filed under: Apps

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(Relaxnews) – An iOS version of Google’s translation website, Google Translate, was popular with iPad users in Japan and Italy where it was the most downloaded free app over the past seven days. Elsewhere in the world a mobile version of German movie website Kino.de and a game starring French cartoon character Gaston topped the download charts. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on January 9 can be found below.
 

 

01. USA: CloudON

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01. USA: CloudON

This organizational app enables users to create and edit files into Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel or Power Point, using their iPad. Users can also organize files with Dropbox. A Dropbox account is required to use the app. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cloudon/id474025452?mt=8

02. UK: PlayItYourself 4 HD

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02. UK: PlayItYourself 4 HD

This application is designed to help with piano practice by displaying sheet music and highlights the upcoming notes for the user to play on the virtual piano included in the app. http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/playityourself-4-hd/id435368538?mt=8

03. France: Gaston n1 HD - La Superballe

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03. France: Gaston n1 HD – La Superballe

French cartoon character Gaston features in this gaming app. Players have to help Gaston bounce to great heights to collect ‘bonus balls’ and ‘magic rings’ while avoiding poisonous clouds and other hazards. http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app//id396126625?mt=8

04. Canada: Magic Deck HD Free

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04. Canada: Magic Deck HD Free

This app aids users in performing a card-based magic trick to entertain friends. http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/magic-deck-hd-free/id488691025?mt=8

05. Japan: Google Translate

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05. Japan: Google Translate

This iOS version of Google’s free online translation site ‘Google Translate’ enables users to translate words and phrases between over 60 different languages; the app also supports direct voice translation between 17 of the 60 languages. http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/google-translate/id414706506?l=en&mt=8

06. Australia: Bejeweled Blitz

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06. Australia: Bejeweled Blitz

Users of this application have to match together as many jewels of the same kind in the fastest time possible. The game can be integrated with Facebook so users can compete with their online friends to reach the top of the leader board, or challenge them to one-on-one games of Bejeweled Blitz. http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/bejeweled-blitz/id469960709?mt=8

07. Germany: Kino.de

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07. Germany: Kino.de

This iOS app is a mobile version of the popular German film website Kino.de. Users of the app can see schedules at their local movie theater, view cinema charts, watch slideshows of upcoming films and read critics’ reviews. http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/kino.de/id481183246?mt=8

08. China: 装机必备 HD

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08. China: 装机必备 HD

装机必备 can be roughly translated into English as ‘Must Install’ and alerts users to the latest and ‘hottest’ applications available on the Apple App Store. http://itunes.apple.com/cn/app//id453174501?mt=8

09. Italy: Google Traduttore

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09. Italy: Google Traduttore

This application is the Italian-language version of Google Translate. See ‘Google Translate’. http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/google-traduttore/id414706506?mt=8

10. Korea: 버즐 : 잃어버린 깃털

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10. Korea: 버즐 : 잃어버린 깃털

This application, which can be roughly translated as ‘Beojeul: The Lost Feather’, challenges users to slide different colored images of cartoon birds around the screen in order to create rows of matching pictures. http://itunes.apple.com/kr/app//id485567545?mt=8

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