Apps showing at 4.34 gigs, but only 2.6 installed...?

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    Okay, so I was whining about not having enough space, but I just did a rough total of the size of all my apps and I came up with a measly 2.6 gigs.

    What I don't understand is why I'm seeing almost 4.5 gigs installed?

    Are there just a ton of apps that cache a great deal of data?

    How can I figure out this mystery, get a proper installed app list and trash the remaining even 1 gig of useless memory?

    I get if the file system isn't efficient, but it is... it's not a fat or fat32 crappy layout, Apple memory is very well distributed, so I'm confused.

    Appreciate any light that can be shed here! :)
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    I think that may include downloaded data internal to the app. I noticed this too with GoodReader: he seems to grow with the data that I drag in.
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    I have 14.2GB installed apps on the iPad. The figure includes external data stored inside the apps.
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    Okay, good. That makes sense...

    The question I've got now is how the HECK to figure out which applications are caching that much data, and how to get rid of it...???
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    When I have a screen of different applications how can I " get info" about that application. ". For instance I want to know what version number I have. If I have to open the application what is the secret then to find a version number to see what I am running.
    TIA
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    Although you're kind of hijacking my thread, I'll forgive you, because I know the answer ;0)

    In iTunes, go to "Apps" under Library and you can find the app in question, right click and check the info. It will show the version, size, etc all in one nice lil' box.

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