Text Apps Designed for the iPad: TextNow and iText Pro
Your iPad can run dozens of text apps that were designed for the iPhone, but it's even better to have an app designed specifically for the iPad. TextNow is an iPhone app that's being redesigned for the iPad. Setup and operation of TextNow are very similar to those of Textfree, but with one major difference: TextNow gives you full use of the iPad screen. Figure 7 shows you how much more you can view and interact with the iPad version of TextNow.
Figure 7 TextNow provides greater utilization of the iPad screen.
Another great app you can install on your iPad is iText Pro. One unique feature of iText Pro is that you can create texting groups on the fly. With a few finger taps you can be texting groups of people all at once (see Figure 8).
Figure 8 iText Pro can send text messages to groups of people.
All the iPad apps allow you to send Rich Text messages to anyone on any cell carrier, along with providing features such as notifications.