The top free iPad applications by country* for the week, by number of downloads, recorded on November 8.


1. USA
Maxim HD (lifestyle)

Popular "lad's mag" Maxim comes to the iPad with this free app. The digital magazine features articles on the more outrageous and bizarre aspects of popular topics as well as a number of bikinied models.

2. UK
LIFE for iPad (photography)

Explore the world in images with LIFE magazine's up to the minute news photos and large digital archive. Users can also share their favorite LIFE photos with friends via Facebook and twitter.

iTranslate for iPad (reference)

With translation tools for over 50 languages users of iTranslate can copy and paste text, translate single words or even set the application to instantly translate while typing.

4. Canada
Maxim HD (lifestyle)
See "Maxim HD"

5. Japan
jubeat plus (games)
A music themed game for the iPad.

6. Australia
Empire Story (games)

Create your own empire complete with coliseums, temples and roads. Users can invite Facebook friends to be their neighbors and trade the fruits of their empire with friends.

7. Germany
ENDI Tank Battle HD (games)

Battle toy tanks with this arcade orientated app. Players have to complete over 30 missions in which they will encounter enemies of varying strengths in a number of landscapes.

8. China
ENDI Tank Battle HD (games)

See "ENDI Tank Battle HD"

9. Italy
LIFE for iPad (photography)
See "Life for iPad"

10. Korea
???? for iPad (news)
This app, "????," which roughly translated as "Daily News," provides users with breaking news from a combination of Korea's biggest newspapers and TV stations.

*The countries listed are those markets in which the most iOS devices have been sold worldwide. The list of top ten countries is based on AdMob's April 2010 estimate of the worldwide iOS User Distribution.