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jrtdot
Jun 18, 2012, 12:05 AM
Hey there! I just purchased a new iPad and included was a $50 go for app store. Just curious to those users who frequently pay for apps. What are the ones definitely worth the price?



dukebound85
Jun 18, 2012, 12:06 AM
for the ipad, I recently got air display and it is quite nice for a secondary display for your laptop if you have one

-TYLER
Jun 18, 2012, 12:20 AM
What type of apps, any games? Real racing 2 HD is by far the best racing game and it looks great.

gorskiegangsta
Jun 18, 2012, 12:23 AM
GarageBand!!! ($4.99)

Also:
HiCalc Calculator Pro ($0.99)
iPhoto ($4.99)
Phone Drive ($0.99)
Fruit Ninja HD ($0.99)
Blueprint3D HD ($2.99)
Real Racing 2 HD ($1.99)

kylera
Jun 18, 2012, 12:25 AM
If you are going to visit Macrumors's forums often, I recommend Tapatalk.

jrtdot
Jun 18, 2012, 12:28 AM
Yeah I'm looking at a broad view here so suggest apps you purchased, liked and believed to be well worth the price!

doboy
Jun 18, 2012, 01:06 AM
Goodreader.

takeshi74
Jun 18, 2012, 10:04 AM
What are the ones definitely worth the price?
No such thing. Worth is always highly subjective regardless of topic and it's no different with apps. No app is every universally worth it. Read up on the apps that sound interesting to you. It's up to you to determine which apps are worth it to you. Have you looked at any of the "best apps" lists in the iPad Apps subforum? Have you looked at the apps that Gizmodo features from time to time?

Wediafom
Jun 18, 2012, 12:17 PM
If you're an iOS gamer like me, then get-
Galaxy on fire 2 HD $9.99
The Bard's Tale $5.99
FIFA soccer 12 HD $9.99
SF4 volt $6.99

Also not a game but I recommend Trivia: brain trainer. Expand your knowledge with thousands of quizzes from Science, History, geography....

skywalkerr69
Jun 18, 2012, 12:37 PM
No such thing. Worth is always highly subjective regardless of topic and it's no different with apps. No app is every universally worth it. Read up on the apps that sound interesting to you. It's up to you to determine which apps are worth it to you. Have you looked at any of the "best apps" lists in the iPad Apps subforum? Have you looked at the apps that Gizmodo features from time to time?

give the guy some ideas

BFizzzle
Jun 18, 2012, 01:19 PM
must have apps for me


Downloads HD.
iPhoto
garageband
numbers (i use it for work so depends on what you do.
pages isnt bad either
Notability :) gorgeous retina display, and cool features such as drop box integration, and the ability to add voice memos with in you not page


those are all of my "productivity" apps i can think of.

if you like games,

machinarium. favorite ipad game so far. adventure.
modern combat 3 is surprisingly a fun FPS, the online play is fun too. Im a hardcore halo 3 fan and never thought id be playing a console quality game with legit online play via my ipad, but they pulled it off. The touch screen controls can be a little weird at first but after 30 mins of so of playing its no sweat.

If you like w.o.w. Order and chaos online is damn fun.
world of goo, is an amazing game.
superbrothers, sword and sorcery ep is right up there with machinarium. same style kinda. but the audio on it is way good, plus the 8bit graphics are beautiful and creative.
Peggle must have.
GTA III -enough said
Max Payne ""
lego harry potter << can be a bit redundant. but its way fun, i grew up with legos, and love HP. i wish they had the batman ones
egg vs chicken 2 addicting, beautiful animations.
sonic racing is free actually and reminds me of mario kart!, fun, and has online play :)
Fastball 2 & 3 really fun timing much like the impossible game.

-TYLER
Jun 18, 2012, 03:27 PM
must have apps for me


Downloads HD.
iPhoto
garageband
numbers (i use it for work so depends on what you do.
pages isnt bad either
Notability :) gorgeous retina display, and cool features such as drop box integration, and the ability to add voice memos with in you not page


those are all of my "productivity" apps i can think of.

if you like games,

machinarium. favorite ipad game so far. adventure.
modern combat 3 is surprisingly a fun FPS, the online play is fun too. Im a hardcore halo 3 fan and never thought id be playing a console quality game with legit online play via my ipad, but they pulled it off. The touch screen controls can be a little weird at first but after 30 mins of so of playing its no sweat.

If you like w.o.w. Order and chaos online is damn fun.
world of goo, is an amazing game.
superbrothers, sword and sorcery ep is right up there with machinarium. same style kinda. but the audio on it is way good, plus the 8bit graphics are beautiful and creative.
Peggle must have.
GTA III -enough said
Max Payne ""
lego hairy potter << can be a bit redundant. but its way fun, i grew up with legos, and love HP. i wish they had the batman ones
egg vs chicken 2 addicting, beautiful animations.
sonic racing is free actually and reminds me of mario kart!, fun, and has online play :)
Fastball 2 & 3 really fun timing much like the impossible game.

Thank you for those games, only had my iPad for like two weeks never heard of most of those. Just don't really like the FPS on the iPad, and other games you can recommend?

dancj
Jun 18, 2012, 03:51 PM
Before you pay money for anything, get yourself AppShopper. Most (non Apple) apps go up and down in price - some quite regularly.

If you like the look of an app check it out in AppShopper. If you look at the app history it'll show whether the app often drops much lower than the current price - or even goes free. If you're nt buying the app now you can tick the "I Want This" box and AppShopper will email/alert you when it comes down in price.

As a rule of the thumb though, If you're patient you'll rarely need to pay more than $1 for an app. The occasional one might push you up to $3.

That $50 should last you years!

BFizzzle
Jun 18, 2012, 04:02 PM
Thank you for those games, only had my iPad for like two weeks never heard of most of those. Just don't really like the FPS on the iPad, and other games you can recommend?

no problemo hommie

if you havent played swordigo. do it now!! its my favorite action/adventure game on the ipad and i cant believe i forgot to mention it in my above post. Its a side scroll that feels just like zelda.

if you like RPGS
dungeon hunter HD 1 & 2 reallllly good action RPGS. both games
aralon: sword and shadow really good RPG reminds me of Elder scrolls, pretty in depth.
dink smallwood a classic, action rpg ported over from the PC. really witty and funny storyline. must have for sure.
Final Fantasy III its a port of the nintendo DS remake. They did a good job on this as well.
Chaos Rings 1&2 squar enix made these. just like a ffX+ syle.
zenonia 1-4 zelda over the top rpg stlye. I havent played the 4th one but the others were stellar.

i really like the xmen arcade port for the ipad.
Contre Jour
super stickman golf really fun, and has multiplayer as well. cant remeber if its online.
sky gamblers not bad, online play. you prolly have heard of this one already. it was demoed at the ipad 3 keynote
marvel vs capcom 2 port from the dreamcast. if you like fighting game. controls can be annoying, but they are customize-able and you get used to them.
Soul Calibur same thing, another dreamcast port. classic fighting game.

thats about all i can think of off the top of my head at work. ill let ya know if i can think of any others when im not doing other things.

Unkei
Jun 18, 2012, 07:06 PM
Hey there! I just purchased a new iPad and included was a $50 go for app store. Just curious to those users who frequently pay for apps. What are the ones definitely worth the price?

Pages for word processing
Pixelmator for more in depth photo work

Unkei

Che Castro
Jun 18, 2012, 10:42 PM
Air video
Downloads
Tapatalk HD

tehBrad
Jun 18, 2012, 10:47 PM
kingdom rush is one of my favs!

shyam09
Jun 18, 2012, 10:58 PM
i like iAnnotate (for PDF annotations etc.)

dukeblue91
Jun 19, 2012, 09:30 AM
Here are a couple that I find indispensable:

GoodReader,
Pages,
Numbers,
iPhoto,
AirVideo,
Splashtop,
Wolfram Alpha.

And most important and free DropBox cloud service.

h1r0ll3r
Jun 19, 2012, 10:19 AM
Sketchbook Pro or some other drawing app. Great way to be creative and kill an hour or two whenever needed.

BFizzzle
Jun 19, 2012, 10:36 AM
Sketchbook Pro or some other drawing app. Great way to be creative and kill an hour or two whenever needed.

sketchbook ink is the new one and es mas bueno :)

nohaver
Jun 19, 2012, 10:48 AM
No such thing. Worth is always highly subjective regardless of topic and it's no different with apps. No app is every universally worth it. Read up on the apps that sound interesting to you. It's up to you to determine which apps are worth it to you. Have you looked at any of the "best apps" lists in the iPad Apps subforum? Have you looked at the apps that Gizmodo features from time to time?


You could make this argument about anything. -1000 for not supporting the community of members and being a turd.

nohaver
Jun 19, 2012, 10:59 AM
My suggestions:

iPhoto
NBA Jam

Free
Cut the Rope Experiments
NBA Game Time ( go spurs :( )
Pocket
Songza
MyMedia

elaniemay
Jun 19, 2012, 11:46 AM
I really like Plants v. Zombies. Other games that either my husband or I play are Madcoaster, Paper Monsters, Jetpack Joyride, Fancy Pants, Swordigo, World of Goo, DH Reloaded, Osmosis HD, Little Things, Pawn'd, Words w/Friends, and Where's My Water.

Aside from games, I use Penultimate, Pages, Facebook, iLoader2, iBooks, Flipboard, Alien Blue, Tapatalk, Snapseed, Camera+, PixIromatic, Retouch, I Heart Etsy, Ebay, Talkatone, iRewardchart,Comicbook (awesome fun photo app), FrameMagic, iMovie, Money, Iris, and My Kids' Health.

Garageband seems cool, but I never use it. Blogsy was great but has been really buggy lately. Flickr crashes a lot. I have Notability but prefer Penultimate. I have a ton of photography apps, so you can PM if you wanna know more about those :)

Hope I helped!

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Before you pay money for anything, get yourself AppShopper. Most (non Apple) apps go up and down in price - some quite regularly.

If you like the look of an app check it out in AppShopper. If you look at the app history it'll show whether the app often drops much lower than the current price - or even goes free. If you're nt buying the app now you can tick the "I Want This" box and AppShopper will email/alert you when it comes down in price.

As a rule of the thumb though, If you're patient you'll rarely need to pay more than $1 for an app. The occasional one might push you up to $3.

That $50 should last you years!

Completely forgot about this! I use the hell out of AppShopper and rarely pay much, if anything, for my apps. Good recommendation :)

RossMc
Jun 19, 2012, 12:56 PM
Downcast (If you download podcasts)
Pages
GoodReader
Bike Baron
Fragger HD
World Of Goo
Plants vs Zombies
Contre Jour

mlmwalt
Jun 19, 2012, 12:59 PM
Productivity:
Pages
Numbers
Keynote
iPhoto

Fun:
Infinity Blade II
Epoch.
Rage HD
Tiger Woods Golf
HBO Go (free with your HBO subscription)
Hulu+ (have to pay a subscription fee)

As some of the other people have said, if you're patient you can get most apps at a discount, except the :apple: branded apps. They're never discounted.

jrtdot
Jun 19, 2012, 03:08 PM
So it seems like a consensus on some of the apple based apps especially Pages. I may be bringing this to school so I would assume this might be a no brainier especially since it is also compatible with word which is good. Thanks for the input, anyone else can freely put their two cents in I'm always game to look into new or undiscovered apps,

dancj
Jun 20, 2012, 04:39 PM
if you havent played swordigo. do it now!! its my favorite action/adventure game on the ipad and i cant believe i forgot to mention it in my above post. Its a side scroll that feels just like zelda.
I'm 80% of the way through this right now and loving it.

jlc1978
Jun 20, 2012, 04:45 PM
So it seems like a consensus on some of the apple based apps especially Pages. I may be bringing this to school so I would assume this might be a no brainier especially since it is also compatible with word which is good. Thanks for the input, anyone else can freely put their two cents in I'm always game to look into new or undiscovered apps,

If you are looking for an iPad version of Pages or Word you will be sorely disappointed. Pages lacks many features needed to produce reasonable documents. It is good for entering text and moving it to a desktop program for formatting but not for producing final copy, IMHO.
Keynote is very nice, OTOH.

tugger
Jun 20, 2012, 04:56 PM
Goodreader.
+1 .. worth it at twice the price.

-TYLER
Jun 20, 2012, 10:48 PM
Asphalt 7, just came out today it is only .99

jojoba
Jun 21, 2012, 05:15 AM
My favourite paid ones are

iAnnotate (PDF reading and annotation)
Notability (note taking, especially hand written and audio notes)
Backgammon HD (best backgammon app I've found)
iPhoto
Star Chart (FUN app)
123D Sculpt (FUN app)
Circus Ponies Notebook (writing notes, I really like the interface and you can sync it with your mac)

jdcell100
Jun 21, 2012, 06:09 AM
Magic jack great app. For free calls I use it all the time fom my iPad

MonkeySee....
Jun 21, 2012, 06:14 AM
iPhoto is a must just for the Journal feature. Helped me out massively with the canning of "Gallery" on MobileMe.

If you're interested in Space, "Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe" is a beautiful App on the Retina screen.

BFizzzle
Jun 21, 2012, 10:25 AM
I'm 80% of the way through this right now and loving it.

its great, i cant wait for a sequel.

AppleInLVX
Dec 5, 2012, 10:43 AM
Surprized no one mentioned Kingdom Rush for games. This little addictive app has paid for itself many, many, many times over.

EDIT: My apologies. It WAS mentioned, so just let me add my recommendations.

jojoba
Dec 5, 2012, 11:21 AM
For me,

Notability
Sente
iAnnotate
Backgammon
Pages
iThoughtsHD
and probably OmniFocus, too.

caligurl
Dec 6, 2012, 06:45 AM
If you are going to visit Macrumors's forums often, I recommend Tapatalk.

which one? i just looked and see there are 2 available... a tapatalk universal and a new tapatalk HD (that is a lot more expensive)

thanx

mac jones
Dec 6, 2012, 03:13 PM
Generally speaking, most of the apps are great values in comparison to their
OS X or Windows counterparts (Android doesn't even rate :D )

That said, just use the reviews in iTunes like you would any other online shopping megastore. I use these reviews constantly (i'm really a review addict).

Unlike movie reviews (which are worthless), app reviews aren't all that subjective; although I said "most apps are good values", a lot of them are total junk and don't work correctly, or are rip-offs. Here's where the reviews can come in handy.

nutmac
Dec 6, 2012, 03:48 PM
which one? i just looked and see there are 2 available... a tapatalk universal and a new tapatalk HD (that is a lot more expensive)

Neither. I have both and they can provide quicker access to supported forums when it works, but they break frequently. And both have pretty funky UI.

Ashwood11
Dec 6, 2012, 04:58 PM
For me…

Pages
Numbers

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Dec 6, 2012, 05:07 PM
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