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Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by guklein, Jun 28, 2010.
What is your opinion?
10 indispensable apps for iPad...
we have done this many times before... but let me contribute:
The Early Edition
Zen Bound 2 (awesome, simply and relaxing game)
Flight Control HD
I know that's 12, and there's more I could list too.
OK, here's mine....
02. Appigo ToDo
03. Pocket Money
08. Documents to Go
09. Bento for Pad
02. Art Studio
03. WDW Dining
04. The Weather Channel
05. Star Walk
Just do a search. The lists are all the same. The iPad has gone stagnant on apps, especially original ones or iPhone "updates" that could be more functional give the screen real estate.
I must agree with this, unfortunately. Ever since I received my iPad, I've noticed a sharp decline in new, interesting apps. Stagnant is exactly it, there's pretty much zero action on this front, and it's a damn shame. I scour appshopper and appadvice daily for neew goodies, and every day, nothing.
I hope this is the calm before the storm.
Yes I have been disappointed by the lack of really good and innovative iPad apps. I would have thought a lot of the media outlets would have jumped on iPad specific apps. Digital magazines and newspaper pricing way too high.
I guess they expect we will just use safari most of the time.
I feel exactly the same way - kind of disappointed.
Having never owned an iPhone or iPod touch, I'm wondering...is the continual searching and downloading of apps part of the i-culture?
I have a few dozen apps on my iPad that enable me to use it for everything that I was expecting to be able to.... and a few surprises thrown in as well.
I'm too busy using my iPad for what I can currently do with it and have little time to be looking to do more with it.
So why is there this need for a steady stream of new apps?
Here's my list,
You can call this Joe's top 15 apps for the iPad.
I also agree that at the moment there is no real movement in the app scene. I hope that this will change soon and that we will see some innovative and great apps coming.
Here are my favorite iPad apps:
Command & Conquer
1. Air Video
2. Safari / Atomic Browser
5. LogMeIn Ignition - remote access to my computer
6. Stash Pro - private web browser
7. AppAdvice - app news
8. GoodReader - pdf organizer/reader
9. PointInside - mall maps
In No Particular Order:
1. Chase Mobile
5. USA Today
10. We Rule
2. Air Video HD
3. Maps (for checking traffic)
4. Sketchbook Pro
10. Dragon Dictation
3. Korg iElectribe
5. Weather HD
7. Real Racing HD
8. TouchGrind HD
Remember that the iPad has only sold three million so far. The iPhone didn't even get an app store until a year later. Once the user base increases, you'll see more developers jump on it. Right now, it's just not that profitable (especially niche apps that only appeal to a very small percentage of users.)
A lot of the software I use is a little buggy too.
I think people are trying to support iOS4 first before dealing with iPad's lowly 3.2 and old APIs. When Apple releases the developer preview of the new SDK and iOS4, we'll see more action, right?
3. Early Edition
10. Dictionary (make sure it does not have ads like the iPhone version)
Oh! I forgot! My list:
Twitteriffic (reluctantlyI don't have a better option)
Netflix (reluctantlythe UI blows)
I would grab the iPad version of smartgo, but it costs too much.
Really like my iPad as a travel toy . . . as such, my list is below. (Not in order)
2. Kindle (for the books iBooks misses)
3. PCalc. The full version is a super calculator
4. Lotus iNotes (check in at work once in a while)
5. Weather bug
9. Speakeasy (my favorite voice recorder)
4. B&N e-reader
these are really the only 6 that I am addicted to :/
Also all except for 2. is why I purchased the ipad. And yes I do realize that 3,4 are the same and 5,6 are the same. And yes I manage to use my ipad for several hours a day using just those 6 apps so whatever.
I am not finding an app that manage stocks position (profits, losses,...).
Imdb sucks big time IMHO, nothing more annoying than getting huge sized pictures of the most visited stars on start up, bunch of young talentless twunts, do we really have to suffer through this just to check the data on a film.
There are so many but few are:
Labyrinth (the lite version is still good)
Bloomberg does this very well.
Some apps people have not mentioned but I think are great:
1. Air Express
4. Above mentioned Bloomberg.