Okay, I'm a little confused. I haven't used an 'app' based portable Apple device since my 2nd generation iPod Touch. Now, I dunno if things have changed in regards to syncing, but am confused on what I have to do with app syncing. I downloaded all of my apps (paid for and free) straight to my iPad. I then wanted music, so when I hooked it up to my Mac, I said no to automatic Sync. I synced across my music, but it did songs I didn't want - it was then I discovered the manual check thing, so I can pick and choose what songs I want on my iPad manually - brilliant. Anyway, whilst browsing the iPad whilst it was plugged in, I clicked on the app tab, and saw a check box for 'sync apps'. I clicked it, but the bar at the bottom saying what was on my iPad removed all of my apps. I didn't like this so left it unchecked. I then figured I needed a copy of the apps on my MacBook to check the sync apps box, but once I started downloading the apps, some were huge - i.e. Infinity Blade and I just couldn't be bothered having them on my computer. I then paused all the apps that were downloading, quit iTunes and reopened it and the downloads had stopped. I then deleted the apps that had downloaded from iTunes, since i had them on my iPad anyway. So, after that long winded explanation; how does app syncing work? And would me deleting them from iTunes/cancelling the downloads/enabling and disabling sync have messed up my apps on my iPad? Do I need to re-download them? Anyway, love my iPad so far. Got my portfolio all set up and am now ready for university! Also, my iPad's speakers sound better than my 13" MacBook Pro.