Share your favorite iPad apps
Which iPad apps are your favorite so far?
(As well all know, the iPad can also run existing iPhone apps. I’m thinking of ones that are specifically updated for iPad to take advantage of its larger display, etc.)[ Edited: 30 January 2012 09:22 PM by Laurie Fleming ]
My favorite iPad apps so far are:
- GoodReader - PDF reader, MobileMe and Dropbox access
- Instapaper Pro - The iPad’s big screen makes for a much nicer reading experience
- BBC News - The Beeb knows how to make a great news app
- NPR - Nice interface, access to lots of NPR content
- Words HD - Words with Friends so so much better on the iPad screen
- TWC Max+ - The Weather Channel app for the iPad
My office has a community iPad that we are evaluating because we’ll be paying a third party to develop an app for one of our pubs (and it’s fun to play with). I would say we all feel that the NPR app is the nicest news app so far, but it’s NPR news so it’s not really a newspaper replacement. Really clean and simple. Reading comic books with the Marvel Comics app was really cool; especially since they have old classics available (Spiderman #1 for instance). GoodReader did a nice job of sucking in PDFs from various sources and made reading them fast and easy (though you couldn’t read them as spreads, though the PDF might have to be setup that way, I’m not sure).
More later as we test/play with it.
Less is More (more or less).
- Twitter: Twitterrific (also my favorite on iPhone; Tweetie is excellent too but not updated for iPad)
- Instant Messaging: IM+ has a decent release, but needs metacontacts and auto away. Can’t wait to see Beejive for iPad
- RSS: Still using the mobile web version of Google Reader, and liking it.
- Media: Pandora and Netflix. Looking forward to iPhone OS 4 so I can stream music in the background.
- Games: Enigmo and Aki Mahjong. I wasn’t into Enigmo before, but it’s a lot of fun to play by touch on iPad.
- Office: I bought all three iWork apps and they are nice ??but I haven’t had much opportunity to use them yet.
I’m surprised that there isn’t an updated Facebook client, but the standard desktop website works quite well on the iPad’s large screen.
With Opera Mini now approved for iPhone, I wonder if it will be released for iPad too. I like Safari just fine but it’s always nice to have a couple options.
I have two favorites. The first is Astroware’s Solitaire. It is a beautiful app that just flows. Every time I play it I think how great it must be for anyone who has impaired use of their hands. Anyone who can point with one finger can play this game.
The other is WolframAlpha. The iPad version is just awesome and with new $1.99 price anyone can afford it. The amount of information provided is great. I am still learning how to properly ask questions though.
In addition to those two, I am also enjoying NPR for iPad.
Computing with Bifocals—for those who remember life before there was color.
This is a completely biased report but I like the iPad app I published! It’s a sketching and drawing tool that is really easy to use and uses natural shading to make it easy to draw ideas or artwork. I know there are others but this is my favorite!!
I also like the following:
- GoodReader PDF viewer
- Keynote by Apple
I’m completely biased, but my own app is my favorite, though not yet optimized for the iPad. (free test sample available via Private Message, no purchase required)
I just came across this threat and would like to share my favourite iPad app which is the Monopol art magazine app. As a complete contemporary art junky, I am so happy that I found this. Great video interviews, interesting articles and much more.
By the way I am in love with my iPad, it was my best buy in 2010!
sure u guys feel the same, no?
A couple that take advantage of the iPad’s large screen as an audio interface
I would have to say Zite, it is awesome. I understand it’s in trouble with some publishers right now. I hope they can overcome their troubles and not be neutered like the Time Warner app. I would have recommended that one also except they cut out all of the decent stations on the threat of litigation.
Love iBooks, have imported most of my collection.
For gaming I enjoy lets golf hd, my brother and I go head to head on that over bluetooth. Let us not forget those angry birds!
There are so many great apps out there, the iPad truly is a magical device.
NASA App HD
ComicStrip - CS
Color Splash for iPad
GoSkyWatch Planetarium - the astronomy star guide
More good iPad Apps - http://www.mybestappsforipad.com
Parking Aid - this is more of a iPhone app but it will show you where you parked your car via GPS!!
3D drum kit - I could spend hours on this
Tap Tap Revenge 4 :-D They come handy on those boring & long days.
I just bought an iPad 2 and I’m loving learning how to use it (I’ve been a PC user). The AppStore is excellent. I have just downloaded a new app called Gridloch. It’s actually very addictive. I originally bought it for the kids but it turns out I really enjoy playing it myself!
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.
Get in the cave!
One of my favorites recently has been Reeder, an RSS reader which syncs feeds to Google Reader.
My favourite apps are: Learning Heroes Kids Coloring Book- learn and fun in one (it’s free app : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lh-kids-coloring-book/id440493175?mt=8&ls=1)
and Recent Photos- sharing photos with friends ( it’s free app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recent-photos/id411897119)