Just got iPad, need recommendations

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  1. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

    lilcosco08

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I'm in love.
    4 straight hours of browsing and gaming while listening to music.
    78% battery

    Anyways I got a $25 iTunes card
    I would appreciate any recommendations you can give me :D
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    What kinds of apps are you looking for? You need to narrow it down, just a bit.
     
  3. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My bad

    Games, entertainment, utilities, education, etc
     
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    Oh man where to start...besides making a snide comment about the countless threads on this topics.

    Games:
    - AirAttack HD
    - Chopper 2
    - Fieldrunners HD
    - Flight Controld HD
    - Infinity Blade
    - Mod Conflict
    - Plants vs. Zombies!!!!!!!
    - Rage HD
    - Angry Birds!!!!!!!!
    - Cut the Rope!!!!!!
    - Fruit Ninja
    - Osmos HD!!!!!!
    - Zen Bound 2

    Utilities/Misc
    - AIM
    - dJay
    - FunnyPics (good for a cheap laugh)
    - AirDisplay (makes iPad 2nd monitor)
    - iWork apps
    - BBC
    - WSJ

    And there's my top apps. A lot I know but I give you options. Enjoy, sir. You will love this device! :D
     
  5. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So far I've bought
    Angry birds
    Madden 2011
    Cut the rope
    Anonyma
    Geometry wars
    Super monkey ball 2 HD
    Sonic 4 ep 1
    And splashtop remote

    Thanks!
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    If you're a student try Notes Plus App. I find it very useful for meetings.
    Other than that I can recommend GoodReader, AppShopper (free), FlipBoard (news, twitter, facebook) or Pulse (I use both).
     
  7. Jack97 macrumors regular

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    Well, there are lots of great apps, but here are some of the best, most addictive iPad apps in my opinion:

    Plants vs Zombies HD (can't recommend this enough) £5.99
    Osmos HD £3.99
    Cut the rope HD £1.19
    Angry Birds HD (again, an amazing app)
    Pages would be a useful app to have £5.99
    iBooks (which is of course free)
    And fruit ninja HD (one of the most addictive apps you will ever buy) £3.99
    And I haven't bought it, but it looks quite good: World of Goo for iPad. £5.99
     
  8. Sweeperdk macrumors regular

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    I have to recommend "World of Goo". Possibly the most addictive game I have played on the iPad. Absolutely awesome.

    Thumb Jam gets a vote too, if you're even slightly into creating music.

    Osfoora HD for your twitter needs.
     
  9. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    Add :

    Pinturas
    Mediafly
    NPR
    USA Today
    Textie
    Words with Friends
    eBuddy
    This Day

    And whatever app your online brokerage uses. (TD Ameritrade ect...)
     
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    You must buy plants vs zombies I would pay 50 dollars for this app. But I see it's on sale now for 7 dollars original price is 10. I can't recommend this app enough
     
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    Games:

    Plants Vs Zombies
    Cut the Rope HD
    Infinity Blade
    Fruit Ninja HD
    Samurai HD
    Reckless Racing HD
    Home Run Battle
    Flight Ctrl HD

    Apps

    Yahoo Entertainment ( it's your constant updated TV guide, you will use it )
    Fast PDF
    Comic Zeal 4
    Weather HD
    Flipboard
    Dropbox
    VLC
    SoundHound
    ABC Player
    Night Stand HD
    Deliveries ( If you do a lot of online ordering )
    AIM
    Bump ( if you have an iPhone and take pics with it )
    Find iPhone
    Kayak HD

    :p Whew! That should get you started.
     
  14. MrWillie macrumors 65816

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    While VLC works great on the Mac, it did nothing on the iPad. I get a wmv file via email, and on the iPad VLC player just shuts down. (Which is a good thing 99% of the time;) ). I then have to go to the Mac and VLC plays it. (unfortunately ).

    Any advice?

    ABC app ? Come on, other than Ulgy Betty, there is no decent content.
     
  15. JayMysterio macrumors 6502

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    Initially VLC didn't work properly for me either. Believe it or not, I deleted it, then reloaded & it's worked perfectly since.

    When I am bored I've watched V. For awhile it did carry 'The Gates' which got somewhat decent at the end when it was too late. The also had one episode of their best sitcom in sometime online as well, 'Better Off Ted'. That alone made the app worth it. For a free app, it's not a burden to put on the iPad.
     
  16. wyneken macrumors regular

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    For education you could probably use a word processor, so get Pages if you've still got $10 to spend.
     
  17. jdcell100 macrumors regular

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    You should be buying plants vs zombies right now!!!
     
  18. Dragoro macrumors 6502

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    Zombie smash hd (absolutely addictive and a blast)
    Aralon hd (great and really big rpg)
    Flipboard (turns your facebook, twitter, and google reader feeds into a book).
     
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  20. lilcosco08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for all the suggestions

    I ran out of money in about 20 minutes :p
     
  21. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Hahaha it'll happen, there's always payday ;)
     
  22. iPhoneCollector macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to know whether I schools buy the angry birds game for iPhone and press the 2x button or get the HD version?
    By the way spider the secret of Bryce manor is pretty nice.
     
  23. adnoh macrumors 6502a

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    Don't be a cheapskate!

    Buy the full phat version.
     
  24. Andy0568 macrumors regular

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    Flipboard and/or Pulse. Tried these and instantly "got" what the iPad is all about
     
  25. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

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    Try OPlayer. I find it's a better universal player than VLC on the iPad.
     

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