Azul Media Player ($1.99) - Hidden in the Travel apps section is this helpful tool for downloading videos on the road (hence, the travel categorization). Azul eliminates the need to sync to the computer, as you can download videos for later viewing over the hotel or coffee shop WiFi. The multitude of file formats bump Azul to the top of the list for these types of applications, as all the usual suspects (.mpeg, .m4v, .wmv) are fairly represented. In addition, a streaming (i.e. no download needed) feature is in beta and could make this app a must-have in 2012.
Photon Flash Web Browser ($3.99) - Users still want their Flash, and developers are finding ways to get it to them. Using cloud virtualization, Photon allows you to view some Flash content including the popular gaming site, Kongregate. Many swear by this while also complaining that Apple doesn't allow Flash on its native Safari browser. I tend to get by knowing that Flash won't be an option when using an iPad, but if you'd rather not be constricted, Photon or its competitor Skyfire should do the trick.
Looking for some freebies? Check out The Best Free iPad Apps of 2011.