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Updated by Sean Hampton-Cole on Jun 04, 2014
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My Favorite Quirky But Useful iPad Apps (2014 Edition)

These are some of my favourite apps for the iPad. I've focused on those apps which I find slightly offbeat in some way or another. Enjoy!

Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

Waze is a fun, community based mapping, traffic & navigation app. With millions of drivers from across the globe joining forces to outsmart traffic, save time, fuel money, and improve daily commuting for all


StumbleUpon is a free app that helps you discover and explore the best content on the internet. Tell us what you’re interested in and we’ll show you the perfect mix of photos, videos, entertaining articles, quotes, images, memes, travel tips and much more from around the web.

Discovr - discover music

Discover artists similar to your favorite bands with our interactive music maps.


Personalize your messages, e-mails and tweets with all kinds of special symbols and characters, which will be readable on any iPhone, iPad, Mac, and most PC applications


A Gami can be an exciting tweet or status update. It can be a fun way to tell a story. It can be a thank you message or a vacation postcard. It can be a birthday greeting, party invite or cool way to share photos. The possibilities are endless!

Living Earth - Clock & Weather

Enjoy a stunning live 3D simulation of our planet with global weather, forecasts and world clock for cities around the world. View live global cloud patterns, hurricanes and tropical storms.

9GAG - Funny pics and videos

9GAG has the best funny pics, GIFs, videos, memes, cute, wtf, geeky, cosplay photos on the web. We are your best source of happiness and awesomeness. Share anything you find interesting, get real responses from people all over the world, and discover what makes you laugh! 


Caution: This app is VERY GLITCHY! (When it works, it is awesome, though.)

Action Movie FX

ACTION MOVIE FX lets you add Hollywood FX to iPhone AND iPad movies that YOU shoot!

City Compass

City Compass gives you a clever way of seeing your nearest cities, as well as where the other big cities of the world 

Universal Counters.

Live statistics about your world.


Any-O-Meter is an easy-to-use gag program. Fool people around you into thinking your iPhone has incredible detection and measuring capabilities! 

TypeDrawing for iPad

Type a sentence, then just draw with your finger. Voila! You've now got a one of a kind, totally unique and amazing typographic work of art. 

Meme Generator Free

With Meme Generator you can create the funniest memes and share them with your friends via Facebook, Twitter and E-mail.


In just seconds turn yourself and your friends into comic heroes or villains. Star in your own comic book adventures!

Distressed FX

Creating gorgeous artwork from your photos has never been easier. With Distressed FX, simply take a photo and choose from a wide range of textured images and overlays. Transform even the most mundane photo into a work of art.

QI: Everything You Think You Know Is Wrong

The QI App is your portal into a world of interestingness. 

The Silent History

The Silent History is a groundbreaking innovation in digital fiction, the story of a generation of unusual children, told through serialization, collaboration, and exploration.

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