LeapFrog does not offer free apps for its LeapPad 2 tablet. Apps must be purchased on cartridges or through the company's app store. None of the LeapPad 2 apps on LeapFrog's online store are free.
Paid apps for the LeapPad 2 include games, interactive ebooks, videos and educational apps. Videos come from providers such as Sesame Street, Nickelodeon and Disney. Interactive ebooks include sound effects, optional read aloud features and integrated games.
In addition to the downloadable apps created specifically for the LeapPad 2 and later models, the LeapPad 2 is compatible with cartridges created for the original LeapPad. The LeapPad 2 also has a built-in, front-facing camera capable of capturing both photos and videos. Older versions of the LeapPad lack a front-facing camera.
LeapPad tablets include parental controls, a web browser and chat client tailored specifically for safe use by children and access to LeapFrog's selection of official apps. App purchases are limited by the parental control feature, preventing children from making unauthorized purchases. Apps can still be purchased on LeapFrog's site or via cards available from third-party retailers when parental controls are enabled.
Other parental control features built into LeapPad tablets include the ability to manage Wi-Fi connectivity and limit the amount of time a child spends on the device.