iPads are expensive investments. Not only does the device itself cost a lot of money, but the accessories, supplies, cases, and apps really add up as well. Since there are so many apps, users can get carried away with buying them. There are apps for just about anything imaginable: entertainment, health, exercise, travel, shopping, organizing, socializing, etc.

Many applications are created just for women. Whether you’re a working professional, stay at home mom, or mom to be, here are some must have iPad apps for women:

  1. MyNetDiary

If you’re trying to manage your weight, then you will find this app to be worth every penny! It offers a variety of features and options to help you keep track of everything you eat. There is a huge database of food recommendations. You can track your water intake, exercise, and body measurements.

  1. Super Why!

Are you a mommy to a child who is learning the alphabet? Super Why! Is a collection of interactive games that help children practice their ABCs, improve their spelling, and improve their reading abilities. Some of the games are Wonder Red, Alpha Pig, and Princess Presto.

  1. Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

Are you looking for a recipe app? This one is a must-have! Epicurious is an award-winning food site. The app includes nearly 30,000 professional recipes from magazines such as Gourmet and Bon Appetit, as well as popular cookbooks and top chefs.

  1. Facebook

Facebook is the most downloaded app by women. You can keep up with all of your friends’ statuses and private messages wherever you go, as long as you have your iPad and Facebook app. If you’ve made a Facebook page for your business, you can respond to comments and questions as soon as they’re posted.

  1. Veggie Love Cookbook

If you’re a vegetarian, then this is a must-have app from Better Homes & Gardens. There are dozens of vegetarian recipes provided, ranging from snacks to polished dinners. There is a step-by-step guide showing how to make each dish, as well as a shopping list feature to help you pick out the best ingredients.

  1. Women’s Health Magazine

Don’t wait around for the new issue of Women’s Health to arrive in the mail. Just download the app and you can read it as soon as it’s available. The subscription also includes a bunch of freebies, like a 3 month fitness plan and a guide to outdoor exercising. If you’re concerned about fashion, you’ll be kept up-to-date with all of the latest looks and trends.

  1. Baby Names

If you’ve a baby on the way, then you’re probably in search of the perfect name. The Baby Names app will help you find that name. Need of a name that starts with an “N” and ends in a “L”? Just use the search tab!  You can browse through the names of different nationalities. There are also graphs available to show the popularity of each name. Once you have the perfect name picked out, you’ll be given the opportunity to share it with friends via Facebook or email.

  1. Beauty Tips

This app is from DailyGlow.com. These tips will help make you feel and look beautiful and youthful. There are hundreds of beauty tips offered from experts. You can read reviews on all of the latest beauty products, ranging from skincare to cosmetics. Looking for a new hairstyle? Just check out all of the hairstyle ideas offered in the app! You’ll also have access to groups where you can discuss all beauty topics with other women.

  1. Monthly Cycles

Keep track of your monthly cycle and fertility times with this nifty tool. It’s a personalized app that allows you to track and manage your period. If you’re trying to conceive, it will calculate your most fertile days. If you’re trying to avoid getting pregnant, it will inform you of your least fertile days. You can keep track of symptoms such as acne, headaches, bloating, cramping, and so forth.

  1. Pill Identifier 

Ever find a pill on the floor and wonder what it is? Do you want to make sure that your prescription bottles are filled properly with the right pills? The Pill Identifier app includes details and pictures of thousands of medications. You can search by drug name, color, shape, or imprint.

  1. QVC for iPad

QVC is a home shopping network for women. If you’re too busy with work or just don’t feel like sitting down and watching TV to wait on a good deal, you install this app on your iPad. It enhances the QVC experience by allowing you to search for any type of product you want: dolls, jewelry, home appliances, clothes, and more. On the program’s main screen, you can view the current item on air in real time.

The best thing about SOME of these apps is that they are free! Since these are the best of the best you can save both time and money by selecting them. You’ll have everything you could ever need on your iPad!