My first iPad

AlabamaSlammer

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Feb 8, 2012
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This is the first time I have ever owned a ipad or any tablet for that matter. I am wondering if some people can give me some tips and recommend some apps. I have always wanted an ipad and the display is what pushed me into getting one.
 

AlabamaSlammer

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Feb 8, 2012
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thanks for your help.... How about maybe I am new to apple products and have had the air for maybe 3 months and the iphone 4s maybe 2 weeks. Now I have an new ipad and have had it less than 8 hours. you get that?
 

brownshoelace

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Some of the free ones I use most often:

Flipboard is a great custom news feed. Beautiful layout

CNN has a great app. You can watch the channel live if you have a subscription to a cable service.

Dropbox of course for transferring files from iPhone/pc to iPad

Evernote is another great productivity app for syncing stuff between devices.

Kindle or iBooks for e-books

Hootsuite is nice for syncing social networking feeds.

Netflix if you have an account.
 
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shyam09

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for dropbox, does it download to your iPad? I am always confused about this ( i dont have an iPad yet, but planning to buy a 16 GB one). So would dropbox gives me "extra" space for stuff (non apps, etc.) or what?
 

seeharrison

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for dropbox, does it download to your iPad? I am always confused about this ( i dont have an iPad yet, but planning to buy a 16 GB one). So would dropbox gives me "extra" space for stuff (non apps, etc.) or what?
It's stored in the cloud, but you can cache stuff to your iPad by marking it as a favorite. Anything you start as a favorite will be available when you are not connected to the internet and will use local storage.