Top 10 iPad Utility Apps?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by NumeroTen, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. NumeroTen macrumors member

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    Hey guys for my website i was thinking of making a top 10 ipad apps thing... but realized its been way overdone.. so lets try something different. What are your top 10 or at least favorite utility apps on the ipad?
     
  2. stuartmeyers macrumors regular

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    I have 3 on my home screen that I use all the time.
    - System Activity Monitor for releasing memory and checking ip's, mac address, etc.
    - Cisco Speed Test for exactly what it says.
    - Dictionary.com app
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I don't have 10 but I my top utilities are:
    • iStat
    • DropBox
    • speedtest
    • logmein
    • convertbot (is this a utility?)
    • idisk
     
  4. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    My 11 in no particular order...

    GoodReader
    VNC Viewer
    1Password (good for storing secret stuff, but the integration sucks)
    DocsToGo
    Photogene
    Air Video
    iCab
    Pulse News
    WeatherProHD
    myTrains (realtime UK train timetables)
    PlaneFinderHD

    Oh, and of the original apps, Maps is superb.
     
  5. kohum macrumors newbie

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    Some of my utility apps I use all the time

    In No particular order

    - MultiMeasure
    - System Info
    - Alarm Clock
    - WiFi Photo
    - UStream Viewer
    - TuneIn Radio
     
  6. ClutchThese macrumors 65816

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    Downloads
    Air video
    Friendly
    Pandora
    Boom button
     
  7. bocomo macrumors 6502

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    Audiogalaxy
    Use your hand
    iCal (i never used it before, but my ipad is always with me so it makes sense now)
    iBooks
    Kindle reader
    Imdb
    Netflix
    Arthouse
    Snagfilms
    Pdf-notes
    Pages
    Numbers
    Dropbox
    Instapaper
    various apps from newspapers and magazines

    Appshopper is a great app too
     
  8. John Benitez macrumors member

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    Below are the top 10 iPad utility apps:
    TweetDeck(Free)
    NetNewsWire ($9.99)
    GoodReader($0.99)
    SimpleNote(Free)
    iSSH($9.99)
    BlogPress($2.99)
    Penultimate ($2.99)
    Instapaper($4.99)
    BeejiveIM ($9.99)
    Things ($19.99)
    Regards,
     
  9. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    Mocha VNC
    zTools
    Zumocast
    Media remote (for sony Blu Ray players)
    Dropbox
    Downlite
    ip Scanner (can check if anyones stealing my wifi)
    Speedtest
    Sleepover (forces my mac to wak across a network, only use it VNC client/Zumocast client cant wake it, but very handy none the less)
     
  10. palpatine macrumors 68040

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    I hadn't really thought about it before, but I am totally uninterested in the utility apps and own only a couple (alarm clock apps).

    Judging by some of the responses you have gotten, I think a lot of people don't distinguish between utility apps and other ones (like productivity apps), so maybe your idea for the page ought to be modified in some way so that it better meets the needs of visitors.

    How about a page of people's top ten free apps, top ten apps for under $5, or top ten apps that make the most of the iPad's capabilities (ones that take a novel approach to an old problem and redefine what the iPad can do, like Notes Plus).
     
  11. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Apps that I would categorise as 'utilities' are as follows:

    theVault (free) - very useful
    PlainText (free)
    Ping (free)
    Dropbox (free) - essential
    Calculator (free), but don't like the adverts, powerOneSL might be better but haven't tried it yet.

    Perhaps, as another poster has suggested you make a bit more of your website by having a top 10 for several different categories, and also by distinguishing the free from the paid-for.

    Just to get you started on some free apps in the 'photo/illustration' category:

    SketchBookX (free)
    DoodleBuddy (free)
    PS Express (free)
    Adobe Ideas (free)


    and in the 'Apps that will blow you away' category:

    BBC News (free) - obviously UK - yea I know it's just a news site but it is so well implemented that it deserves a mention.
    Saved the best until last -
    MorphWiz 6.99 UKpounds - a simply unbelievable creative music app
     

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