EU iPad owners - What apps have you downloaded?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Elise, May 25, 2010.

  1. Elise macrumors 6502

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    So those of us who will finally acquire our shiny new iPad on Friday, what apps have you downloaded, both freebies and bought? What would you recommend?

    My list is looking rather pathetic and I need some inspiration! :)

    At the moment I have:-

    Free
    BBC News
    Citrix Receiver
    Marvel Comics
    iBooks
    We Rule

    Bought
    Scrabble
     
  2. ollybutch macrumors member

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    I havent got mine yet, but the ones I have ready and waiting are...

    Block Classic
    GQ Magazine
    Marvel
    News Rack,
    10 Pin Shuffle
    Asphalt 5 HD
    Dictionary.com
    Flight Control HD
    iBooks
    Jumbo Calculator
    Let's Golf
    MixxMuse
    NOVA
    Pinball HD
    Plants vs Zombies
    StumbleUpon
    Time Magazine (the ipad issue.)
    Twitterific
    We Rule
    The Weather Channel
    Words with Friends
    Worms HD

    That should keep me busy for a while!!
     
  3. smr macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is even more pathetic - just The Elements so far :eek:

    I have been ripping a load of DVDs though (now ripped to fit the iPad screen rather than my iPhone).
     
  4. Tulipone macrumors 6502

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    Having a US iTunes acct, I have numbers, pages and keynote. If I was to go again I would probably go for office HD.

    I decided Mobileme was too expensive and use Dropbox as a file drop. Now thinking that I may want to use remote wipe should I ever lose it.

    I have not really found a good app for basic photo editing. I also wanted to make postcards to email while away. I have postcard, but never actually sent a card.

    Thinking that I would be able to send prints directly to my wifi printer, I have print n share. It only works when shared through a printer and I hope for more when OS4 comes out.

    Mahjong HD seems to be a good demo, alongside Pinball HD but my game of the moment is HotelMogel Hd.

    Tried loads of others, not many of them get used. IBooks is good if you plan to convert PDFs, books are pretty expensive. I thought it would be paperback prices rather than hardback first editions.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Tulipone macrumors 6502

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    Reading through my last, it sounds very negative. I love the iPad to bits and use it loads. The apps pages etc are good - and the keyboard is fine for most stuff. Whilst it is impressive, remember it is only the start of the story.
     
  6. Elise thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys - that's very helpful!

    Oooh Tulipone I love those hotel management style games - I must check that out! :)
     
  7. ollybutch macrumors member

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    Ohh this is a bad topic for me to get involved in, I saw the recommendation for Hotel Mogul HD, liked the look of it, bought it, then in the 'more apps' section I saw Farm Frenzy 2 HD, the first one on iPhone was brilliant so I bought it and there are bound to be more recommendations to come.... my poor debit card
     
  8. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a bit lucky here. I have had use of my wifes iPad for the last three weeks until my 3G model comes on Friday. I have started collecting apps as I can reset her iPad when mine comes and load them onto mine.

    First thing I did was jailbreak it (5 minute job) the first app I installed when it was jail broken was backgrounder. This lets you run apps in the background aka OS4.

    Other normally obtained apps are

    Twitterific - Best Twitter client so far in my opinion
    1Password - A stable must for any Apple owner
    Airvideo - Streams videos over your wifi network perfectly. Amazing
    Goodreader - Where iBooks falls down. Store a collection of PDF's
    Sketchbook - Bit pricey but best sketching app I have seen. Made by Autodesk
    Simplenote - Great notetaker app
    Newsrack - Great RSS feed reader that does twitter too
    Words with Friends HD - Multiplayer networked Scrabble..Fantastic
    Bento - Because I use their database on the Mac and iPhone
    Kindle - Well you have to. It's free
    Cloudreaders - A good alternative PDF reader
    Stickyboard - Great for brainstorming ideas
    Fight Control HD - Because I was addicted to it on the iPhone
    Shazam and Soundhound - Both great for identifying those obscure songs you hear
    Weather Bug - Best weather forecast I have seen
    BejiveIM - IM client for Yahoo MSN etc etc.
    Atomic Web - Better than Safari
    Dropbox - Shouldnt need any explanation.
    Calculator - Because Apple forgot to add it in.
    MotionX GPS HD - For those with a 3G model. The best GPS app going.

    Thats it so far.
     
  9. h3nry macrumors member

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    Thank you OP, I was sat there this morning thinking... ummmm I wish there was a thread that told me what was good out there...

    Well this evening (before this thread) I spent 2 hrs trawling every iPad app on iTunes (uk store)

    Bought up loads in preparation... damn you excitement £90+ dropped in less than 30 mins!

    Roll on Friday :)

    Oh, to mention but a few;
    - Things
    - Real Racing
    - Bento
    - Scrabble
    - 1Password (already use pro) this is a must for anyone!
    - SketchBook
    - log me in ignition
    - urbanspoon
    - epicurious
    - iBooks
    - Shazam
    - Magic Piano
    - Adobe Ideas (free!)
    - WebEX
    ... and much more...
     
  10. Elise thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Vacation Mogul looks pretty good too! :eek:


    *slowly puts the plastic down*


    henry I was looking at Things - it's twelve flippin quid - is it that good!!?
     
  11. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Be careful of Vacation Mogul. It looks like it's been done for the iPhone. Although it will run on the iPad it might not be so good. I quite like the look of Hotel Mogul HD though.
     
  12. Tinnitusdoc macrumors member

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    After a unpleasant experience with an us bay seller I bought mine three weeks ago on German eBay. It's almost in non stop use (work and private) and for me it's not magical - it's extremely enjoyable and useful at the same time

    Use some apps and downloaded many more... (is there something like an iPad app addiction ??) feel free to ask for some more in depth comments

    My all time favorite is air video (lets me stream all my videos to iPhone an iPad over wifi and 3G)

    For the kids:
    Harbour master HD
    Colour draw (loved by my three year old)
    5 in 1 kids pack
    Magic piano (my ten year old plays Tschaikowsky:rolleyes:)
    Pinball HD
    Bebbled
    Hangman
    I hear ewe (animal sounds)
    plus lots of free stuff

    For fun:
    Eye tv (live tv and digital VCR if you have an elgato stick)
    Transfer (transfers photos from iPhone or iMac over wifi)
    Pocket pond
    Bowls HD (err... My significant other is into meditation....)
    Bigger words and banner HD
    Scrabble
    Speedtest and speediest HD
    Die Welt (German newspaper) time magazine, ny times early edition
    Wikipanion
    App advice

    Productivity:
    Todo (syncs with my iCal)
    Bento and pages (not really good)
    Good reader
    Camera for iPad (uses the iPhone camera remotely)
    Drawing pad (use it like a notepad for easy diagrams by hand)
    Sundry notes
    Corkulous (like a cork board)

    I tried a remote client jump desktop and didn't find it useful for me.
     
  13. Louis- macrumors newbie

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    Is the Pages app available in the UK?

    Just, I don't think I've seen any of you guys mention it!
     
  14. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Not yet. Probably Friday.
     
  15. Louis- macrumors newbie

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    Ah :) Cheers mate!
     
  16. Tulipone macrumors 6502

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    I have pages - i have used it several times to show the dtp capabilities on the test piece, just not use it properly myself yet. I have found that if I need to turn on the computer for the shared printing, I may as well type on a full size keyboard.

    Consider Office HD as a combined effort until that gem is sorted.

    Chris
     
  17. Onlineal macrumors newbie

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  18. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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  19. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    Pages, Numbers and Keynote are all now available on UK iTunes.
     
  20. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    I can find pages and Keynote, but Numbers doesn't show up with a search. Odd.
     
  21. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Not an app, but an accessory that is a must. A good microfibre cloth.
    Screen cleans very easy, but needs it often.
     
  22. Crosbie macrumors 6502a

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    I clicked through to the Apple page on the app store (more iPad apps by...) to find 'em all after getting iBooks.
     
  23. THFourteen macrumors 6502a

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    i recommend battle for wesnoth HD for those who like turn based strategy.
    also Broken Sword directors cut HD is out according to touch arcade \o/

    IM+ Lite is free and supports all the protocols i need (MSN, google and facebook), its got a few ads but nothing intrusive.

    oh and i am using the kindle app rather than ibooks because of the iphone-sync function which lets me continue reading on the tube.
     
  24. Boblister macrumors 6502a

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    Found it. Strange that they have not indexed it so it appears in a search like Pages and Keynote.
     

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