The best thing about the iPad is that it quite literally is like a versatile slate in your hands – your all-in-one infotainment center, right in your palms. So when you’re on your way to work, fed up of editing the latest presentations, you can use your iPad to stay updated about all the latest happenings all around the world. It doubles up quite nicely even as a newspaper, albeit without the paper – and the best part, it’s like having a library of newspapers at your fingertips. Today, we’re going to look at some of the best news apps to have on your iPad.

Flipboard: This app is surely a must have on your iPad. The coolest feature about Flipboard is that it’s like a magazine – but an extremely customizable one at that. You pick out multiple news sources and categories that you’re interested in, and the app shows you the latest news from your selections in a magazine layout. Oh, and you can even add news stories from your favorite social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. as well.

Pulse News for iPad: Pulse News is more than just a news app. It lets you keep track of not just the latest information from news websites and sources, but even keeps you updated about latest posts on the blogs you follow, and of course, all that’s happening on your social networks too. It’s a great app to have to get to know of everything happening in your little web, and the app even lets you share interesting articles directly onto your Twitter and Facebook accounts. We especially love the mosaic layout of articles – clean, simple, and easy to read through.

NYTimes for iPad: Yes, this one’s going rather niche. For all the lovers of the NY Times, this free app gives you the latest news in the Top News section. Get yourself an online subscription to NY Times and we know this is one e-paper you would love to wake up to, and even stay addicted to throughout the rest of your day as well. It’s one of the most reputed newspapers in the world, and every news article stands for quality.