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TraceyS/FL
Feb 10, 2010, 12:02 PM
I need to go thru the Apps that I know my DD will be running on her iPad and see if they are planning on an iPad "update". This knowledge will help us decide on a daily work flow for her, and if we will get by with something - or look at new solutions. I thought it might be handy if people could list any they have heard of - or are developing.

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Notebooks (http://www.alfonsschmid.com/Notebooks/Notebooks_for_iPhone.html) - need to contact, nothing listed on site. (For us, part of the functions of Notebooks can be replaced with Pages, but i'm not counting on the file system to keep things so organized, so i'm hoping that possibly Notebooks will open pages docs in pages and put them back into the Notebook. I think that is what I want for now.)

Pocket Informant (http://www.pocketinformant.com/products_info.php?p_id=pocketinformant_iphone) - plans (http://www.pocketinformant.com/Forums/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=1&showentry=214&) to blow us out of the water!

Wishlist Apps:
I've put in my request for an iPad version of Inspiration (http://www.inspiration.com/Inspiration) and Kidspriation (http://www.inspiration.com/Kidspiration). They aren't even currently iPhone/Touch Apps - but I can hope! The "mind mapping apps i've looked at so far don't seem to fit the same niche as the Inspiration does for my kids. But this BLOG (http://mindmappingsoftwareblog.com/mind-mapping-on-the-ipad-a-game-changer/) post was interesting to read and gave me some things to look at.

Will be looking at the various note taking apps that I expect to be aimed at the iPad at/around launch and what types of multimedia they might support.



WytRaven
Feb 10, 2010, 02:20 PM
Evernote will be "supporting the hell out of it".

bossxii
Feb 10, 2010, 02:23 PM
Things like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk

agkm800
Feb 10, 2010, 07:13 PM
Evernote will be "supporting the hell out of it".

I'm sure it will be. I only hope that it stays free on the iPad as well.

1appleAday
Feb 10, 2010, 07:18 PM
http://blog.omnigroup.com/2010/01/29/ipad-or-bust/

"We want to bring all five of our productivity apps to iPad: OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, OmniPlan, OmniFocus, and OmniGraphSketcher."

Niiro13
Feb 10, 2010, 07:27 PM
I'm pretty sure BeeJive is going to. Didn't hear anything about it, but it just makes sense (though even if they didn't, it's okay, cause it's already good!)

I heard from myself that Beatbox Live is going to definitely grab the iPad opportunity.

As for other applications, I think it depends on what they do. Applications like Shazam probably won't do anything because there really isn't much they can do.

vini-vidi-vici
Feb 10, 2010, 07:40 PM
I'm pretty sure BeeJive is going to. Didn't hear anything about it, but it just makes sense (though even if they didn't, it's okay, cause it's already good!)

I heard from myself that Beatbox Live is going to definitely grab the iPad opportunity.

As for other applications, I think it depends on what they do. Applications like Shazam probably won't do anything because there really isn't much they can do.

I think the opportunity for music composition is huge with the iPad. Imagine this kind of app with more screen real-estate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR1KJ5PunD4

Niiro13
Feb 10, 2010, 09:40 PM
I think the opportunity for music composition is huge with the iPad. Imagine this kind of app with more screen real-estate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR1KJ5PunD4

Oh yes, definitely!

Hopefully there will finally be a sheet music application or something.

Compile 'em all
Feb 10, 2010, 09:45 PM
Panefly for iPad looks amazing http://www.panelfly.com/ipad/

http://grab.by/2lfk

jazz1
Feb 10, 2010, 09:48 PM
Things like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntyXvLnxyXk

Wow, that demo just showed me how great magazines are going to be on the iPad. The potential for interactive stuff is really interesting. I don't know why online magazines don't offer some of this stuff on our computers already.

Bytor65
Feb 11, 2010, 11:28 AM
Panefly for iPad looks amazing http://www.panelfly.com/ipad/

http://grab.by/2lfk

iPad is definitely the perfect device for comic reading. The screen is big enough that a whole page will likely fit perfectly.

mrgreen4242
Feb 11, 2010, 11:42 AM
I'm excited about comic readers on the iPad as well. Currently, I use ComicReader.mobi because of the excellent dynamic zoom feature, but this is unneeded on the iPad, so something more full featured will be nice. The social features of PanelFly look neat, but it sounds like you are limited to the comics you can (and do) buy through their store. I want to be able to read my own files as well as buy new ones in a comic app. I've got no problem paying for eComics, but lots of stuff isn't available that way and I'd like to be able consolidate all my comics in one app.

master-ceo
Feb 11, 2010, 12:29 PM
Wow, that demo just showed me how great magazines are going to be on the iPad. The potential for interactive stuff is really interesting. I don't know why online magazines don't offer some of this stuff on our computers already.

They got a sure fire way to charge you for it now.



I'm excited about comic readers on the iPad as well. Currently, I use ComicReader.mobi because of the excellent dynamic zoom feature, but this is unneeded on the iPad, so something more full featured will be nice. The social features of PanelFly look neat, but it sounds like you are limited to the comics you can (and do) buy through their store. I want to be able to read my own files as well as buy new ones in a comic app. I've got no problem paying for eComics, but lots of stuff isn't available that way and I'd like to be able consolidate all my comics in one app.

cosign

macduke
Feb 11, 2010, 11:54 PM
Panefly for iPad looks amazing http://www.panelfly.com/ipad/

http://grab.by/2lfk

That is amazing. I was thinking today about how I'd love some mag subscriptions. I need to order Print Magazine for class but want to hold off to see if they're on the iPad. Until then I will borrow. National Geographic with interactive content would be incredible.

anthonymoody
Feb 12, 2010, 09:03 AM
Well its not an official announcement, and likely won't be quick in any case, but by now we've all probably seen what the Mac product SVP from Microsoft said about Office for the iPad, yes? i.e. that they're looking at it.

TraceyS/FL
Feb 12, 2010, 09:09 AM
Well its not an official announcement, and likely won't be quick in any case, but by now we've all probably seen what the Mac product SVP from Microsoft said about Office for the iPad, yes? i.e. that they're looking at it.

I'm pleased for the iPad Platform, but I have ZERO desire for it. None. iWork has been all i need... :D

But it would be a huge boost for the iPad - and maybe those OneNote people will get their App. Which is funny, I tried to go look at that app - and wondered why there was so much TEXT on the page and not screenshots and pictures showing me how wonderful it was... i gave up. (and before anyone starts in on me - back when I worked outside the home I had my own special engineer assigned to me with a direct number for an Exchange Server problem, I was special :cool: and it never got solved!)

colmaclean
Feb 12, 2010, 11:19 AM
Crazy Faces is coming as a free upgrade if you own the iPhone version...

http://itunes.apple.com/app/crazy-face/id354596867?mt=8

My kid loves the original version, so can't wait to get this too!

Jaro65
Feb 12, 2010, 03:21 PM
That is amazing. I was thinking today about how I'd love some mag subscriptions. I need to order Print Magazine for class but want to hold off to see if they're on the iPad. Until then I will borrow. National Geographic with interactive content would be incredible.

The magazine demo was great! And the National Geographic, with many more of their photos would be indeed fantastic. This is probably the biggest change in the way the content is going to be consumed since Guttenberg. What an interesting time we live in. Lucky us!

Jaro65
Feb 14, 2010, 01:41 AM
Evernote will be "supporting the hell out of it".

Have you seen this: http://blog.evernote.com/2010/01/27/happy-tablet-day/

Is this cool...or is this cool?! :D

They even made a reference to Newton there. :cool:

dalvin200
Feb 14, 2010, 02:37 AM
Things for iPad also coming (http://culturedcode.com/status/) - see 3/4 way down the page

Gymgenius
Feb 15, 2010, 07:05 AM
For me, it has to be the Citrix Receiver. Really looking forward to that.

bzz
Feb 17, 2010, 03:15 PM
http://roustem.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553ca70598834012877af8ad5970c-pi

http://roustem.typepad.com/.a/6a00e553ca705988340120a8acf007970b-pi

More here : http://www.switchersblog.com/2010/02/1password-and-ipad-part-1.html

:D

Julien
Feb 17, 2010, 04:27 PM
1password

More here : http://www.switchersblog.com/2010/02/1password-and-ipad-part-1.html

:D
Cool Beans, since I'm a big 1Password fan/user.

Jaro65
Feb 18, 2010, 02:13 AM
I use 1Password as well. Looking forward to the iPad version. The screenshots look great.

SchneiderMan
Feb 18, 2010, 03:09 AM
It would be nice to get adobe Photoshop

vini-vidi-vici
Feb 18, 2010, 10:50 AM
It would be nice to get adobe Photoshop

I use photoshop a lot. I plan to get an iPad. But, I have little use for photoshop on the iPad. Why? The files I work on in photoshop are huge. They'd not only fill up the memory quickly, they'd bog-down the machine. Plus, 1024 x 768 just isn't enough resolution to do anything very productive with photoshop. Photoshop often calls for a great deal of precise work (I favor a wacom pad for that), that's kind of hard with your fingers. I'll stick to doing my photoshop work on my desktop.

Maybe there is some use for an iPad optimized photoshop-like simple image editing program (so you could do some simple image editing to insert photos into some of the iWork apps) but it would look quite a bit different than photoshop. I'm sure there will be a wide array of such programs...

Juventuz
Feb 18, 2010, 03:05 PM
I'm excited about comic readers on the iPad as well. Currently, I use ComicReader.mobi because of the excellent dynamic zoom feature, but this is unneeded on the iPad, so something more full featured will be nice. The social features of PanelFly look neat, but it sounds like you are limited to the comics you can (and do) buy through their store. I want to be able to read my own files as well as buy new ones in a comic app. I've got no problem paying for eComics, but lots of stuff isn't available that way and I'd like to be able consolidate all my comics in one app.

Try ComicBookLover, it's a great Mac desktop app and they currently have a free iPhone app that sync's flawlessly with the desktop app (for transferring your cbr/cbz files). They've also announced that they'll have an iPad app as well.

G4R2
Feb 19, 2010, 02:14 PM
According to Gizmodo, it seems that Crestron will be creating a home automation app for the iPad:

Crestron is one of the biggest names behind home automation. They've already released an iPhone app, allowing you to control your "AV systems, lighting, shades, room temperatures and more" from your phone. Now that app is coming to the iPad.

Just like with the iPhone version, iPad users will be able to interact with their Crestron systems over Wi-Fi, 3G and Edge. Here's what the interface loos like on the iPhone (the iPad version should be identical).

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/02/500x_crestappipad.jpg


http://gizmodo.com/5475869/crestron-home-automation-systems-are-now-ipad-compatible

Bytor65
Feb 19, 2010, 02:20 PM
Try ComicBookLover, it's a great Mac desktop app and they currently have a free iPhone app that sync's flawlessly with the desktop app (for transferring your cbr/cbz files). They've also announced that they'll have an iPad app as well.

What are the options for getting cbr/cbz files onto an iPad if you own a PC and not a mac?

blackNBUK
Feb 19, 2010, 03:01 PM
What are the options for getting cbr/cbz files onto an iPad if you own a PC and not a mac?

ComicZeal (http://www.bitolithic.com/comiczeal) appears to be one option. I haven't used it but it supports CBRs and CBZs, and has a Windows sync client. The website doesn't say whether they are making an iPad specific client but they'd be mad not to.

This blog post (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/04/24/view-cbr-files-on-your-iphone/) lists a few other options.

vini-vidi-vici
Feb 19, 2010, 04:22 PM
According to Gizmodo, it seems that Crestron will be creating a home automation app for the iPad:

Crestron is one of the biggest names behind home automation. They've already released an iPhone app, allowing you to control your "AV systems, lighting, shades, room temperatures and more" from your phone. Now that app is coming to the iPad.

Just like with the iPhone version, iPad users will be able to interact with their Crestron systems over Wi-Fi, 3G and Edge. Here's what the interface loos like on the iPhone (the iPad version should be identical).

http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2010/02/500x_crestappipad.jpg




http://gizmodo.com/5475869/crestron-home-automation-systems-are-now-ipad-compatible

uhhh... I hope they don't just scale-up the graphics like shown on this mock-up. They'd be completely missing the point of the iPad. The bigger screen isn't there to simply allow bigger buttons, it's there to make this a more capable device, and richer experience.

Jaro65
Feb 19, 2010, 05:37 PM
uhhh... I hope they don't just scale-up the graphics like shown on this mock-up. They'd be completely missing the point of the iPad. The bigger screen isn't there to simply allow bigger buttons, it's there to make this a more capable device, and richer experience.

Exactly! I would very much expect them to put a little more thought into this than just scale things up. Maybe on an iPad version you'll be able to see the floorplan of your house/condo and then jump into a specific room in order to control your devices in there. The user-control experience should be much nicer on an iPad, as compared to an iPhone/iPod Touch.

oneeach
Feb 19, 2010, 06:34 PM
iMindmap (http://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/products/imindmap/iphone) was just announced today for the iPhone (free) with an iPad version in the works (price unknown).

johndango
Feb 28, 2010, 06:24 AM
It would be nice to get adobe Photoshop

I want Adobe Illustrator. Or some sort of decent drawing program. Too much to hope for though probably.

GoKyu
Feb 28, 2010, 07:19 AM
I could probably see Adobe updating their Photoshop Mobile app for the iPad. Maybe change the UI a bit, but you definitely won't get in depth features.

Lovin' the 1Password on the iPad too...talk about easy web surfing...

boss1
Feb 28, 2010, 07:58 AM
I want Adobe Illustrator. Or some sort of decent drawing program. Too much to hope for though probably.

Given the state of corporate relationships, Adobe will likely create the full suite of Photo Shop, Illustrator etc , making it revolutionary experience on the iPad.



Out of spite they will also code the whole thing in Flash, then make a press release for it that ends with "Pending Approval by Apple"

boss1
Feb 28, 2010, 08:15 AM
I use 1Password as well. Looking forward to the iPad version. The screenshots look great.

I prefer Wallet (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=297540008&mt=8) , because of the great desktop counterpart and it's tie back to mobile me.


Initial thoughts for an iPad app wish list:
Navigon (it would be nice if they made an iPad car dock)
Omnifocus
Things;
or ToDo if they get their act together with a desktop app
Checkbook
Sling Player
Skype
Facebook
Lots of Games


If current Mac OS X developers jump on board I would like to see:
Together
Omnioutliner (already announced)
FileChute (FTP utility)
HotPlan
Journler
FirstEdge
MS Office for iPad


If Apple keeps porting over apps:
iWeb

melman101
Feb 28, 2010, 08:39 AM
I use ComicZeal on iPhone right now, and that app is great.

I also would love iWeb on iPad :-).

As a developer, I am hoping to make a universal binary for my two apps, Local LTD and the MedMem suite of Apps. I am still working on the family edition of MedMem for iPhone, hopefully I'll finish that this week.

Then I'll go back to working on my Local LTD for the iPad. So far it's looking awesome, and will be a free upgrade to anyone who owns the iPhone version. That's the benefit of the universal binary ;-).

GoKyu
Feb 28, 2010, 08:41 AM
I sent a suggestion to Acrylic Software to see if they might port Times (http://www.acrylicapps.com/times/) over to the iPad...I think that would be a HUGE win in terms of RSS reader with the type of UI it already uses.