5 iPad Apps to Use in Photo Frame Mode

Want to impress family and friends? Or you simply want to feel cool with a $500 weather display? Then read on…one of the most useful iPad accessories that I have gotten my hands on is the Apple iPad Case (pictured below). Not because it looks cool or because it protects my iPad from scratches…no, that’s not why, I really like it because it allows me to prop up my iPad like a digital photo frame, which in turn allows me to use some of the Apps listed below to display all sorts of information while I’m away from the iPad.

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iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

iPad with the Apple iPad Case in Photo Frame Mode

1. My Frame

NOTE: Make sure to read the reviews of the apps prior to purchasing. I had a commenter mention that the MyFrame app was no longer supported by the developer after it was pulled from the app store.

This is probably the most feature packed Frame App for the iPad. You can add stickies, view your Twitter feed, display weather, time & date, photo slideshows, plays music, and even display birthday reminders (they are pulled from the contacts list). The App runs for $2.99 and the developer promises more features like night/day themes and other options.

iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

Screenshot of My Frame on iPad


iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

Picture of iPad running My Frame on my desk.

2. WeatherBug

Your personal weather station. While you’re on your computer and not using your iPad, why not prop up the iPad and launch the WeatherBug App to get a real-time stream of weather information for your area. This is purely an informational application of the Photo Frame concept, but a cool one at that. Imagine guests wondering what type of weather station you have installed…don’t tell them it’s an iPad…

iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

3. Banner

Having a party? Trying to send a message? Banner is an LED display that allows you to enter a message that will scroll based on the settings you specify. You can also include your Twitter credentials so that the latest Tweets are displayed. The App runs for .99 at the App Store.

iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

4. Quotes HD

Next time someone visits your home, they will leave inspired. With Quotes HD your iPad will display a series of quotes at specified intervals of time. The App also displays the current time and date. The App runs for .99 at the App Store.

iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

5. Bloomberg

Want to stay on top of the latest financial news? Then get your own Bloomberg terminal on the iPad for free. The Bloomberg App can be set to display your stocks, indeces, latest news, futures, currencies, and pretty much any piece of financial news you will need. Prop it up as a photo frame and you will never have to worry about missing anything in the market.

iPad Photo Frame Mode Apps

  • Don’t bother looking for My Frame , it started crashing so I emailed developer, he claims problems with Apple led to pulling the app, no more support, no more fixes, no refund. The itunes store is starting to look like a scammers domain much like ebay. I paid money for this if you can’t fix it you should give a refund.

    • Thanks for the update on this app, I’ll post a warning on the article to let
      other readers know. Thanks for sharing your personal experience and I’m
      sorry about what happened.

  • hey that’s really cool list!!!! thanx for sharing ..need to try few of them..

  • Sue,

    I’m glad that you find the information here valuable. I am always trying to add new how-to’s and tips as well as include reviews on apps and new features. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment or send me a message. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Sue Ward

    I have had my iPad since Day 1 and still found many good tips on this website.

    Thanks very much!

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