Browse the App Store from Your Computer
To find cool iPad apps, you can use iTunes on your computer. Apps enable you to use your iPad as a game console, a streaming Netflix player, a recipe finder, a sketchbook, and much, much more.
Click the iTunes Store link in the sidebar on the left.
Click the App Store link.
(Optional) If you want to look only for apps designed to run at the full resolution of your iPad, click the iPad tab at the top of the window.
After you have the iTunes App Store on your screen, you have a couple of options for exploring its virtual aisles. The main departments are featured in the middle of the screen, and ancillary departments appear on either side of them.
The New and Noteworthy department has 14 visible icons. These represent apps that are — what else? — new and noteworthy.
Only 14 icons are visible, but the New and Noteworthy department actually has more than that. Look to the right of the words New and Noteworthy. See the See All link? Click it to see all apps in this department on a single screen. Or, you can click and drag the scroll bar to the right to see more icons.
The What’s Hot department displays 14 icons, representing apps that are popular with other iPad users. Again, you can see more of these icons by clicking and dragging the scroll bar to the right.
The Staff Favorites department appears below the What’s Hot department and isn’t visible.
You also see display ads for five featured items between the New and Noteworthy department and the What’s Hot department (Games, Cookies, Real Racing 2, Solar Walk, and Education).
Three other departments appear to the right, under the Top Charts heading: Paid Apps; one of our favorite departments, Free Apps; and Top Grossing Apps. The number-one app in each department displays both its icon and its name; the next nine apps show text links only.
The App Store link near the top of the screen is also a drop-down list (as are most of the other department links to its left and right).