10 indispensable apps for iPad...

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    What is your opinion?
    10 indispensable apps for iPad...

    Thanks!
     
  2. GRuizMD macrumors regular

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    we have done this many times before... but let me contribute:
    ibooks
    Weatherbug
    Pandora
    IMDB
    Netflix
    NPR
    ABC
    USA Today
     
  3. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    iBooks
    Pages
    The Early Edition
    GoodReader
    Zen Bound 2 (awesome, simply and relaxing game)
    Flight Control HD
    Stumble Upon
    Urbanspoon
    Dictionary.com
    Air Video
    Twitterrific
    IMDB

    I know that's 12, and there's more I could list too. :p
     
  4. ScottNWDW macrumors 65816

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    OK, here's mine....
    01. iBooks
    02. Appigo ToDo
    03. Pocket Money
    04. McSolitaire
    05. Pages
    06. Numbers
    07. Keynote
    08. Documents to Go
    09. Bento for Pad
    10. MaxJournal

    Runners Up
    01. Sketchbook
    02. Art Studio
    03. WDW Dining
    04. The Weather Channel
    05. Star Walk
     
  5. Razeus macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  6. CristobalHuet macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  7. gswilder macrumors regular

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    Disappointed

    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.
     
  8. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I feel exactly the same way - kind of disappointed.
     
  9. sracer macrumors 604

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    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?
     
  10. joegomolski macrumors 6502

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    My apps

    Here's my list,
    AP News
    BBC
    fx
    Netwire
    Pages
    TomTom
    Skype
    Universalis
    1Password
    PageOnce
    NetFicks
    IMDb
    Converter
    Dictionary
    Evernote

    You can call this Joe's top 15 apps for the iPad.
     
  11. petvas macrumors 601

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    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:
    1. Air Video
    2. 1Password
    3. Things
    4. Feedler Pro
    5. Twitterific
    6. beejive IM
    7. Quickoffice
    8. Pinball HD
    9. Civilization
    10. Command & Conquer
     
  12. gillybean macrumors 6502a

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    1. Air Video
    2. Safari / Atomic Browser
    3. Mail
    4. Maps
    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
     
  13. btrav13 macrumors 6502

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    In No Particular Order:

    1. Chase Mobile
    2. AirVideo
    3. iBooks
    4. Kindle
    5. USA Today
    6. WSJ
    7. AppAdvice
    8. Bloomberg
    9. Pandora
    10. We Rule
     
  14. odinsride macrumors 65816

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    1. Reeder
    2. Air Video HD
    3. Maps (for checking traffic)
    4. Sketchbook Pro
    5. ABC
    6. NPR
    7. GoodReader
    8. Netflix
    9. Dropbox
    10. Dragon Dictation
     
  15. timor macrumors newbie

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    1. iBooks
    2. Sketchbook
    3. Korg iElectribe
    4. Evernote
    5. Weather HD
    6. DropBox
    7. Real Racing HD
    8. TouchGrind HD
    9. Netflix
    10. Soundhound
     
  16. drjsway macrumors 6502a

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    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.)
     
  17. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    Same here.

    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?
     
  18. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    Non Apple
    1. Netflix
    2. Pulse
    3. Early Edition
    4. iHeartRadio
    5. MobileMouse
    6. WeatherBug
    7. GoodReader
    8. UrbanSpoon
    9. SmugMug
    10. Dictionary (make sure it does not have ads like the iPhone version)
     
  19. keyofnight macrumors regular

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    Oh! I forgot! My list:

    1. Instapaper
    2. Mekentosj's Papers
    3. Twitteriffic (reluctantly—I don't have a better option)
    4. Pages
    5. iBooks
    6. Netflix (reluctantly—the UI blows)
    7. Things
    8. Wolfram|Alpha
    9. Newsrack
    10. Crosswords

    I would grab the iPad version of smartgo, but it costs too much.
     
  20. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Really like my iPad as a travel toy . . . as such, my list is below. (Not in order)

    1 iBooks
    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
    6. N.O.V.A.
    7. Scrabble
    8. Numbers
    9. Speakeasy (my favorite voice recorder)
    10. SplashID
     
  21. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    1. Netflix
    2. Atomic
    3. Kindle
    4. B&N e-reader
    5. BigOven
    6. epicurious

    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.
     
  22. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am not finding an app that manage stocks position (profits, losses,...).
    :(
     
  23. applesupergeek macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  24. melinawaugh macrumors newbie

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    There are so many but few are:

    Weather bug
    Touch Hockey
    Epicurious (recipes)
    Kindle
    Speakeasy
    Labyrinth (the lite version is still good)
    Harbor Master
    Alpine Crawler
    Gravitarium
    iBooks
    AIM...
     
  25. cryingrobot macrumors regular

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    Bloomberg does this very well.

    Some apps people have not mentioned but I think are great:

    1. Air Express
    2. Photospeak
    3. Jellycar
    4. Above mentioned Bloomberg.
     

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