Favorite iPad apps so far?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by olamm2k, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I know it's been all of about 2 hours, but I'd love some more suggestions of what to download!

    Aside from the obvious ones (NYTimes, Flight Control etc.), I'm loving Sudoku Battle (video for the non-iPad initiated: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HptsMW62q6k) and Cosmo Kid (not found a video yet - will edit if someone finds a link!).

    Anyone else got some suggestions?
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    Terra seems alright, but for 99 cents I'd take atomic, or icab...both block ads and have much better full screen options.
     
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    I love using Dropbox. It's so perfect, you'd think Apple designed it.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Finding good apps is pretty hard to find..once you've gone through all the must have lists..

    like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, PvZ, FieldRunners, etc..

    Those AAAA+ apps were easy to find..

    finding great A-, B+ apps are hard.. and there are some great ones out there..

    Find your self a site that shows new app releases, like AppShopper, and just download ALL the free ones! Fill your iPad.. then when u are bored.. go through them ..delete the ones you dont like..

    I use http://FreeBeeApps.com its VERY simple looking..and its meant to be viewed on the device, since there is a big INSTALL button on each app which takes you directly to iTUnes..

    find your own site that you like..

    my 64GB iPad is always filled ..most of the apps i have never opened up yet.. I go through them when im stuck somewhere and bored.. most get deleted...

    but you find some real awesome gems sometimes! and you got it for free!

    So here are some of my apps that "I" like.. you may not.

    Accordeon - i used to play accordion (parents made me) as a kid.. done well
    Bingo CLassic - Great Multiplayer and family game
    Touch Tanks - multiplayer Tank battle game
    Tower Maddness HD - tower defense
    Keno 4 Multi Card - True Casino KENO game.. i like Casino games
    Veg Samurai
    Little Things - look and find game - family played for hours!
    Video Poker + Perfect Play Trainer - Exact Replica of the Vegas Video Poker
    Armadillo Artie Slots - for me, best New Style VEGAS Slot machine
    MobilityWare's Solitaire - just simple and good
    SLINGO Supreme HD - damn good game.

    some you may already have, since they are amazing..

    Star Walk - star gazing
    Flight Control -
    Field Runners
    Plants Vs Zombies
    VLC or CineXPlayer - play your .AVI movies on your iPad
    SketchBook Pro - for art doodling
    Good Reader - PDF viewer
    Atomic Web - Web Browsing
    Angry Birds

    Talking Tom - if you see a little kid, show them Talking Tom.. they have a blast.. i think its pretty stupid..but kids love it.
     
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    I just got a new one Writepad...you right on it and it turns you writing into text. My favorite IPad apps

    Noteshelf
    Zinio
    WOrds with friends
    Friendly
    Evernote
    Dropbox
    MLB at bat
    Perfect Browser
    Instapaper
    App Store ( I am addicted to buying apps )
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    Is it worth upgrading to Sketchbook pro from the express version, i am really liking it and using it for some creative design ideas sketches, what is it that i am missing with the express version that the pro has?

    Maybe a dumb question but i am new to draw apps, although i like them a lot.
     
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    My favorite & most frequently used iPad apps:

    GoodReader
    TouchDraw
    Pages
    Keynote
    Penultimate
    iCab
    iTeleport
    Instapaper
    Early Edition
    iDisk & Dropbox
    Photogenie
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    epic app

    madden football is always a fun game to play, but my fav app is penultimate and pimp your screen. :)
     
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    Instapaper
    Zinio
    Macworld
    Evernote
    Bookman
    Dropbox
    Goodreader

    So far my favorites.
     
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    gquiring

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    My favs are Atomic Browser and Flipboard. Once you try Atomic you won't go back to Sarfari. Flipboard is just pure interface genius. I love the look and content.
     
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    Kindle/iBooks- makes reading on the iPad glorious
    Flipboard- I make flipboards for all my favorite websites, turns any website into a magazine for ya!
    Reeder- RSS has never been so good. Period.
    iCabMobile- No reason to use Safari after this. Looks just as good, but more features.
    Twitter- Since Tweetie, I have loved the developers coding style, and its no wonder that this iPad app is incredible.
    CNN,PULSE,USA TODAY,SLATE, ENGADGET- All great consumption apps
    Cool Hunting- Designer savvy
    Architizer- I really love this app, great looking architecture from all around the world

    Thats just a few from my first page. I enjoy many of the music apps, such as morphwiz, garage band, Minisynth,Ims-20,M3000 HD.

    Its really incredible what the iPad can do.
     
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    From my home screen, the apps I use almost everyday:

    Atomic Web
    AirVideo
    Zite (incredible custom magazine)
    Pulse
    Flipboard
    USA Today
    Discover (awesome wikipedia app)
    GarageBand
    Star Walk
    Weather HD
    Words For Friends HD
    Friendly
    Penultimate

    I have lots of other apps that I enjoy but those are the heavy use ones.
     
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    Zite
    Flipboard
    Evernote
    TomorrowHD
    Pages
    Discover
    StumbleUpon
    Infinity Blade
    Deadspace
    PicaHD (I like the themes)
    Appshopper


    I know they're a bit generic but I like them a lot, and I like the flipboard has a reddit reader though it's frontpage only and very limited... the magazine layout does greatly enhance that experience though. Zite... I use it every day. It's like stumbleupon but in a magazine format and it's also great for browsing.
     
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    Im going to have to try out PenUltimate.. looks quite interesting..
     
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    testcard

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    TuneIn Radio
    Zite
    iCab
    BBC iPlayer
     
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    netdog

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    MLB At Bat '11. After all, it's opening day today.
     
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    Fliesen

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    PULSE News

    Nuff said.
     
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    steadysignal

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    Do you like this app? I was thinking of buying it today but the iTunes reviews hit it pretty hard (albeit, the negatives are regarding the fresh $15 purchased required for each device you use MLB on)...
     
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    I love flipboard, especially how it handles twitter feeds. I've heard a lot of people ranking zite above it, but so far flipboard seems to be more customizable whereas site is all curated sections.

    My current favorite to do app is Manage, which lets you write tasks with your stylus as well as type them in, and supports subtasks. It's not perfect yet, but for me the stylus input is worth more than the bells and whistles on other to do apps.

    AppShopper is great, tells you when apps you've got your eye on go on sale and you can see everything that's currently having a free day.

    Although honestly, if you're talking about what's probably logged the most hours in my iPad so far, I'd have to give the award to Pocket Frogs.
     
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    News apps are my favorites

    WSJ, NYT, Times UK, etc...
     
  21. macrumors 68030

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    Dropbox, Netflix, and Documents to Go. What a gang of great apps!
     
  22. macrumors 68030

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    In alphabetical order...

    My Top 3 Free:
    • Dropbox: Indispensable.
    • Wunderlist: A beautiful todo app with web syncing. It maybe too simplistic for some, but that's what I like about it.
    • Zite: IMO, the best aggregated news app.

    My Top 3 Paid:
    • Articles: Fast, feature-packed Wikipedia client. Some usability quirks, but innovative UI nevertheless.
    • GarageBand: This is actually my kid's favorite app, but it's a great diversion.
    • Reeder: Gesture-based RSS/Google Reader client. It's missing few features (e.g., ability to manage feeds), but it's super fast and it just works.
     
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    I just found another and I absolutely love it!

    Zite

    What a great freaking app! I have been using it and playing with it since I downloaded it a few days ago.
     
  24. macrumors regular

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    Love this too. Shame the devs are getting pressure by the press to remove their content though.
     
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    testcard

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    I love it too but I'm not sure how much longer it'll be around in its current form. There seem to be some major issues over copyright relating to some of its feeds.
     

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