Remember keeping a cassette recorder nearby just in case you needed to record a new riff or idea? How things have changed. Now, you can plug your guitar into an iPad and use a variety of apps to search for tabs, get lessons, record, change amp and effect models, and still have the convenience of carrying it around with you.

The iPad has plenty of advantages versus the iPhone platform—chiefly, the larger screen size. Developers making apps for the iPad have a lot more real estate to work with and the good developers make the most of it, giving you a better overall experience.

In honor of our recently-released Premier Guitar iPad app, here is our guide to some of the best guitar-specific apps out there today:
Logic's Guitar Recording Toolbox
Guitar Tuner
Guitarist's Reference