Here are the best iPad apps for communicating and networking. Let the app downloading begin.
E-mail iPad Apps
1) QuickVoice2Text Email ($2.99): Tired of typing into your iPad? Get this app and you can dictate your e-mails, instead.
2) FileMagnet ($4.99): This app makes it easy to copy files from your computer to your iPad. It works with the iPad’s Mail program to let you quickly save attachments.
3) NotePrinter ($4.99): Use NotePrinter to send your notes and e-mails to a Wi-Fi-enabled printer without additional software.
4) AltaMail ($4.99): Use this to collect e-mail from various accounts into a single inbox, then print them.
5) MarkdownMail ($3.99): With this app, you can compose and send HTML e-mails, using elements like bold text, italics, and bulleted lists.
6) DeepFish ($.99): DeepFish has one purpose: searching your IMAP-based e-mail account. It offers a simple interface and powerful features.
The QuickVoice Pro iPad app
7) Email Themes Backgrounds ($.99): Give a little flair to your messages. With the backgrounds included here, including a Halloween assortment, your messages will look like they were printed on stationery.
8) Smart Group ($1.99): Manage groups in your address book directly from your iPhone. Tap to e-mail or SMS all group members at once.
9) Artificial 3G ($.99): No Internet connection? No problem. With Artificial 3G, you can send e-mail with attachments using your iPhone’s 3G when your iPad doesn’t have an Internet connection.
10) Group Email ($3.99): Use this to send e-mail with attachments to single contacts, group, or a handpicked set of contacts.
11) Dragon Dictation (Free): The world’s best voice recognition software is free on the iPad. Speak your e-mails instead of typing them.
12) Multiple Email Signatures Pro ($.99): Create signatures for the different groups you need to contact. This app lets you make detailed sigs with pictures.
13) Alive Text ($1.99): With this time-saver you can store and share frequently used messages or even sentences.
14) Penultimate ($3.99): Typing on the iPad is no fun, so write as you normally would. This app lets you take and save handwritten notes, then share them over e-mail.
15) Email Editor with Emoticons ($.99): Give a little graphical pizzazz to your messages. This app includes 1,700 animated emoticons.
Chat iPad Apps
16) Rooms ($1.99): Rooms provides you with access to every IRC network in the world. Enter a nickname and start chatting.
17) Facebook Chat+ ($.99): This simple, good-looking program lets you talk to your friends on Facebook Chat. Check out the animated smileys.
18) TextPlus (Free): This app offers free and unlimited texting to anyone in the U.S. and Canada, even if they’re not running the app.
19) Facebook Chat Pro ($1.99): Do more while you’re chatting, like watch movies, browse the Net, and play music.
20) IM+ Pro ($9.99): This giant all-in-one app works with GTalk, Yahoo, MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace, Skype, and many more.
21) LimeChat ($4.99): This fully-featured IRC client allows you to chat on the go in the same way you do on the desktop
22) Colloquy ($1.99): Built on the Chat Core framework, this app supports push notifications, common IRC commands, and landscape mode.
23) Chat App Lite (Free): This multi-user Bluetooth-enabled chat app has a fun, multi-colored interface that makes it clear who in the group is talking.
24) Assistive Chat ($24.99): This communication tool is meant for people who have difficulty with speech. It’s designed to be simple and efficient, needing fewer taps to type a message.
25) OneTeam for Gtalk ($.99): Keep in contact with friends and coworkers. This messaging client works with GTalk/Gmail accounts.
26) United MSN ($2.99): This is a business grade MSN Messenger client that lets you keep in touch over Wi-Fi or 3G.
27) Idle Chat Gold XL ($.99): This chat app places you in a chat room with other users based on their location and age.
28) G-Whizz Pro ($4.99): This app lets you access 18 Google mobile sites, and also access Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. It includes Google Talk notifications.
29) BeejiveIM ($9.99): The top instant messenger program for the iPad, this supports nearly every IM protocol.
30) Air Gtalk HD (Free): This app for Google Talk lets you contact your coworkers any time you like.
Texting/SMS/MMS iPad Apps
The iTim iPad app
31) iTim ($.99): Hurry to get this all-in-one MMS/SMS app for only $.99, far less than the $9.99 standard price.
32) TextNow (Free): Free for a limited time, this app gives you your own phone number and lets you forward calls and receive voicemail with your number.
33) iTextSpeed ($.99): Not a text app, but a learning game. This app teaches you to text faster and charts your progress.
34) Free Texting and Free SMS ($1.99): This app, as you can guess, lets you text for free, and even position your iPad in landscape mode so you can get a bigger keyboard.
35) iPushIt ($.99): Do you still pay for SMS or MMS? Cut your bills down by using this app to text for free.
36) Jelly SMS ($4.99): Use this to send free or low-coast international text messages from your iPad.
37) Smart Group ($1.99): Use this to manage contact groups. With just a tap you can text the whole group at once.
38) My-Cool-SMS ($1.99): Send international text messages. This app offers low rates that will have you saving on your phone bill.
39) TextExpander ($4.99): This time-saving app lets you type out notes by using short abbreviations that expand into long snippets. Then, send your notes using copy and paste.
40) TXTcrypt (Free): Start passing secret notes. With this app, you can password-encrypt text messages, which can then be read only by someone who knows the password.
Social Networking iPad Apps
41) Twitter (Free): Find out what’s going on right now, anywhere in the world, with the official Twitter iPad app.
42) Friendly ($.99): Use this app to chat on Facebook, and also view photos or view and respond to events.
43) TwitBird Pro ($2.99): This Twitter client uses in-app badges to show you the number of unread tweets, and works in landscape mode.
The Twitter iPad app
44) Chattero for Facebook ($1.99): Engage in real-time Facebook chat using iChat-style speech bubbles.
45) AIM for iPad (Free): The classic chat client has added social networking tools, including Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter integration.
46) Gowalla (Free): Explore the world around you. This app gives users a graphical way to find local hot spots and share them.
47) GetGlue (Free) Check-in and rate movies, TV shows, music, and books. Then, see what your friends have recommended.
48) Tweet (Free): This customizable Twitter clients lets you change the color to whatever you prefer, and lets power users view up to 16 columns at once.
49) Loopt Pulse (Free): Use this app to browse photos and maps, then share your discoveries with your friends.
50) QQ (Free): This instant messenger lets users keep in touch with old friends, while simultaneous making new ones.