A wonderful present for this holiday season that you have to pay absolutely nothing for is the iFixit Repair Manual for the iPad. Though it’s going to be a little hard to gift-wrap an application, this will walk you through fixing everything from your camera to your car. It provides step-by-step detailed information, and pictures to show you you’re on the right track to repairing whatever is broken. Don’t you love an application that has both form and function?
All the information for these walk through guides are already available online, but this app makes things more portable and easily accessible. If you’d like the alternative, you can try and peck through things on your smart phone, lug out your laptop or run back and forth between PC and whatever it is you’re fixing. For some of us, fixing anything can be extremely stressful, for fear of making things worse, but this app will help you through every step of the way. Unfortunately you do need to be connected to the internet for the app to work. That said, I wouldn’t mind paying for a version that lets me download individual manuals.