Top apps that anyone with an ipad should get?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Kaiwho, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Kaiwho macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    What are the best apps that anyone with an ipad should get? I just got an ipad and don't know what are the best ipad apps.

  2. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    What sort of things do you like?

    There's the usual crowd: -

    Angry birds

    Without knowing what you like its difficult to recommend anything.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    As starters if you want to actually work on your iPad.

    Uber Racing
    NASA (Free)
    Tunein Radio Pro

    For entertainment.
  4. ElCidRo, Apr 7, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012

    ElCidRo macrumors regular

    Aug 29, 2010
    Paper - seriously, best app ever
    iBooks, iTunes U, TED, the poetry app, Evernote, Flipboard, Google Earth, Calcbot, iPhoto, Numbers, Brian Cox's Wonders of the universe, Angry Birds Space
  5. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Just to add choice to the mix, I use Amazon Kindle as the books aren't locked into iOS then. I prefer the iBooks app (number of pages left in chapter feature) but at least Kindle works on most platforms.
  6. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Tweetbot - I think its better than the Twitter app
    Angry Birds - you have 4 versions to choose from!
    Words With Friends
    Draw Something

    Check to see if your banking institution(s) has an iPad app, a lot of them do.

    Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head, I don't have my iPad with me at the moment.
  7. SweetDove macrumors regular

    Mar 25, 2012
    I think it depends on what you do...

    As a student I have keynote and pages (which is kinda like Microsoft office)
    I also have a note taking app called notability and then Things which is like a check list/to do list. I also loved istudies which was like a course work check list/ calendar.

    But, there are lots of other fun things I like too. Draw something is always fun, and I like pulse (which is a tapping musical game, but nothing like rockband. It's very aesthetic and more ambient.)

    There is also iSleep + iHome which I use an alarm clock. It's neat cause you can wake up to music and it'll update you with news if you want, and it tracks your hours per night and gives you an average of how much sleep you get. Though sometimes I guess you might not want to know!
  8. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    iCab Browser to upload and download files and many other features.
    GoodReader for files and PDF's.
    Talkatone to make phone calls via Google voice.
    Pages and numbers.
    iPhoto great for fixing pics.
    Airvideo for streaming any type of movie with on the fly converting.
    DropBox for the almighty cloud.
    Splashtop to access to your desktop computer.
    Flipboard for all your news needs.
    FileBrowser to conect to your Time Capsule or other drives on your network, it also works great as a great place to keep all sort of files.
    Airport Utility if you have an Apple router.
    Wolfram Alpha there is nothing it does not know.
    Craigslist Pro if you like CL and or sell on it.
    Weather HD an amazing looking weather app.
    Those are some of my most useful apps.
  9. shyam09 macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2010
    what the differnece between that and air playit
    obviously air playit is free, but doesn't it provide pretty much the same features?
  10. VenusianSky macrumors 65816


    Aug 28, 2008
    I just got my first ipad, so i am a bit new to what is out there. So far I like Star Walk, Brian Cox Wonders of the Universe, CNN, GarageBand, Animoog, Sketchbook, Paper, real racing 2, and sky gamblers.
  11. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I don't really know what and if there is much of a difference.
    Air video does have a free version too but it limits you to 4 videos or folders.
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    One difference I did notice is that AirVideo has subtitle support, while Aitplayit doesn't appear to. Important to me, since I always use subtitles with my videos, but if you don't use subtitles, then it doesn't matter.
  13. seadragon Contributor

    Mar 10, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    The Remote app from Apple is a must have too. You can control your Apple TV and iTunes with it. I use it all the time.
  14. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2011
    Tapatalk for the quickest and smoothest ad free browsing for Mac Rumor forums.

    You gotta be crazy not to be using it.

    Sent from my Transformer using Tapatalk.
  15. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
    TuneIn radio is my most used app. If you listen to digital radio, get it.
  16. ru4real macrumors member

    May 19, 2010
    Why would I pay $5 to browse forums when I can do that perfectly well with the built in browser? IMO you have to be crazy to be using it.
  17. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 19, 2011
    I use text free to do just what it says - free texting to any number, incoming and outgoing. You can also switch between devices (ie. Between your iPad and whatever phone you use) during a conversation, kinda like with iMessage.
  18. LaurenAJb macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2012
    Depends what your into but I love,,

    Plants vs. Zombies


    Angry birds - any of them
  19. dmccloud macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Anchorage, AK
    Tweet Deck
    Weather Channel
    CNN/MSNBC/other news apps
    Kindle for iPad
  20. ayres macrumors regular

    Sep 27, 2010
    i'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet, but the NPR app is absolutely a MUST! (and it's free!!!)

    when i'm on kitchen duty after dinner, i love to stream some of the days stories that look interesting. and the app's interface is really awesome. and it locates nearby stations and streams live.

    the new york times app is really nice too, but recently, i started using the safari browser for nytimes, and i'm really appreciating having the full website effect.

    ultimately, you'll be surprised just how good the browser is for internet... including macrumors!
  21. DS3 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2011
    If anyone listens to a lot of podcasts and uses iTunes to manage them, switching to downcast is a huge improvement.

    Never have to sync them over, choose what to download and what just to stream to save space, playlists, awesome gesture control, universal app, cloud sync between your iphone/iPad, etc.
  22. Eddie Bombay macrumors 6502

    Aug 27, 2011
    Built-in data compression! You also have tons of forums you visit at the tip of your hands. You can also sync all your forum accounts across different mobile devices.

    Like it says in the description, "It's one of those applications that you didn't know you needed until you had it and then you couldn't do without it."

    I used to think the same until I tried it out in Beta many moons ago and then got hooked.

    Guess 1 million iOS users and I are crazy! :(

    I bought the 3 dollar version.
  23. LadyX macrumors 68020


    Mar 4, 2012
    Living Earth
    Pulse News
    Plants vs. Zombies
    Flight Control

    ** I highly recommend downloading AppStart for iPad (2012 Edition), it's free for a limited time. It's basically an iPad starter guide which shows all the essential apps.

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