Must have apps?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by elizabethjane, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. elizabethjane macrumors member

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  2. DS3, Mar 13, 2011
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    DS3 macrumors 6502a

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    Splashtop is cool, 5$ to link your computer to the ipad, you can use it around the house to view hulu and other ipad incompatible sites, videos you dont want to convert, or just use your normal pc apps with touchscreen.

    There are a lot of vnc apps that let you control it over the itnernet from anywhere, but those are generally more expensive, slower and hard to setup.. so this is cool if you just want it on your local wifi.. runs smooth and takes 30 seconds to get working.

    Oh and I like "pulse" to quickly check up on news and my favorite websites, though i havnt tried all the alternatives.
     
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    If you have a TiVo premiere get the TiVo app- it's cool
     
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  6. Mawal macrumors regular

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    in no particular order:

    Pocket Informant HD
    Awesome note
    ToDo
    2Do
    Evernote
    Remote
    Readdledocs
    Reeder
    Icab mobile


    ...these are my can't do without apps...
     
  7. h00ligan macrumors 68030

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    Not being snarky, but three todo apps? That tells me none of them are worth it/right.
     
  8. John Benitez macrumors member

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    I’d like to recommend these apps for iPad which are listed below:
    Facebook (Free)
    NetFlix ($8.99 Monthly)
    Stanza (Free)
    Words with Friends HD ($2.99)
    Pandora (FREE)
    Angry Birds ($4.99)
    Regards,
     
  9. Mawal macrumors regular

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    well, Pocket Informant gives me an inegrated to do and calendar view. I rarely edit todos on this app. This is quite unique.

    2do und ToDo are both really great. Sometimes I just happen to prefer one gui over the other.

    ...as all three sync with toodledo I'm totally free to use whatever suits me in the moment.

    I had 2do for the iphone and and when it became universal app, I loaded the ipad version as well.

    I already used todo from appigo at that time on the ipad.
     
  10. iPadLad macrumors member

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    Dropbox
    and
    Good Reader

    awesome combo!

    and you can't go wrong with iPad Games
     
  11. Surfside macrumors newbie

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    Free to-do apps

    I am new to iPhone, and I got my iPhone 4 about a month ago. I am struggling over the to-do app options that are out there. So, I have 2 questions for ALL of you: 1) what is wrong with the free to-do list apps? I'm not defending them, I just don't know what I am missing, if I choose them, instead of any of the paid apps. 2) I am getting confused with the fact that I have to "buy this app that syncs with this other app that you have to buy' , etc. Is there one app that does it all? I don't need to sync to Outlook, since I am ALL APPLE, now (finally!). I do think it is a handy idea to have my to-do list sync with iCal, but it is not necessary. Any help would be appreciated!
     
  12. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    Some apps that I would personally recommend (in no particular order):

    iBooks
    Angry Birds Seasons
    Twitter
    eBay
    Pandora
    Netflix
     
  13. jonnysods macrumors 601

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    Someone has already said it:

    Dropbox = my best friend.
    Documents To Go - if you do a lot of office type work on the road
     
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    OmniFocus - a truly well-designed to do/GTD app
    Reeder - no other RSS app is worth considering
    InstaPaper - I'd move to a cave with no internet connection if this went away
    NoteShelf - my favorite handwritten notes app
    DropBox - it's the dropbox of dropbox apps
     
  16. rspec7 macrumors member

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    For files:
    Dropbox

    For reading my RSS feeds/news:
    Flipboard

    For games:
    Plants vs Zombies

    Alternative Web Browser:
    Atomic

    For watching videos:
    VLC (my videos)
    Netflix (streaming)
     
  17. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

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    Here are the ones I've been using the most so far (got my iPad 2 last Tuesday)

    Dropbox for getting files on the device easily.

    Goodreader for reading and marking up PDFs

    Atomic Web Browser--I love tabbed browsing and the private browsing feature

    Evernote for organzing my notes from meetings etc. ( I take them in the Notes app) and synching them to all my PCs.

    Kindle App for e-books (I have a Kindle and still mainly read on it) so prefer this to iBooks or the others as it's were my books are).

    Netflix

    DirecTV if you're a member. Fast way to check the guide, set up recordings if you have a DVR etc.

    News Apps: NY Times (going to $20 a month--but Top News section will remain free), USA Today, Politico, NPR, BBC, CNN, Zite, Pulse, The Hill

    Sports Apps: ESPN ScoreCenter, NBA Courtside Game Time, March Madness

    Weather.com app

    Games: Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds, Words With Friends, whatever free solitaire app you like best etc.

    Skype--iPhone app only, but still looks good. Essential for me as I don't have any friends/family on facetime currently as like me they're all PC people.

    Marvel and Comixology for comics

    Zinio for magazines

    Pandora for streaming music

    OpenTable for making restaurant reservations if you live in a city

    Epicurious--great free cookbook

    Backgrounds--huge collection of wallpapers

    Dictonary.com
     
  18. mlfarrell, Mar 21, 2011
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    Pages, good reader, chopper 2, stick golf, Photopad/ps express, weather+, ssh terminal, teamviewer, usa today, pocket pond

    also, can someone recommend me a voice-guided GPS app that doesn't suck? I was using motion X for awhile until it made me exit highways for no reason only immediately to get back on.
     
  19. whiskeyred macrumors regular

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    app advice, zite, good reader, evernote, pages, notetaker hd, new world colony, osmos, movieslate hd, pocket call sheet, march madness, Screens, netflix, dropbox, box.net, artemis viewer, ProPrompter, Rehearsal, CodeRed, DSLR slate, Artemis remote, PocketLD, Sun seeker, - looking forward to more great filmmaking apps and final draft when it arrives.
     
  20. ChiliBlue macrumors 6502

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    My favorite is Paprika recipe manager. I also like The Daily, Zinio, Pocket Frogs and Bills.
     
  21. Matthew9559 macrumors 6502a

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    My must have apps
    -Twitter
    -IMDB
    -Kindle
    -Deliveries
    -Shazam
    -MotionX GPS
    -myAT&T
    -Evernote
    -Dropbox
    -iDisk
    -Google Search
    -Find my iPhone
    -Netflix
    -Newsrack
    -WeatherHD
    -Pages
    -Keynote
    -Goodreader
    -Pandora
    -Epicruious


    Games:
    -Plants vs Zombies
    -Angry Birds
    -Fieldrunners
    -Infinity Blade
    -Battleheart
    -RealRacing HD
     
  22. schmoopy.design macrumors regular

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    Thanks to both of you for point me in the direction of Zite. It is awesome!
     
  23. hempsta macrumors newbie

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    DiamPrice, UPAD, Bento those are mine top three :)
     
  24. leisenstein macrumors member

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    Not really. If he's like me, he spends more time entering the items than doing them. ;)
    I just enjoy organizing the things I have to do. It gives me the illusion that I have a life.
     

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