iPad What are your 5 most used non-Apple apps?

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  1. TheLondonFella Suspended

    TheLondonFella

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    Mine has to be:


    TuneIn Radio Pro

    Tubex (In my opinion, the best YouTube client)

    MyFitnessPal (If you need to/want to monitor your calorie/macronutrient intake, this is superb and free)

    Dropbox

    Wdgts (A collection of really handy Notification Center widgets)


    You?
     
  2. Ferc Kast macrumors regular

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    These are mine:

    Pandora

    Coda - So handy to work on my website wherever I bring my iPad, and especially with its split screen support and ability to FTP

    Twitter - My most used app in the split screen mode

    Chrome - Because of its cross platform sync :p

    MS Word - Definitely love using the iPad version
     
  3. npolly0212 macrumors 65816

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    Oh god

    OneNote - I take all of my notes in school for it while in class all day long

    Facebook - Split screen this one I get bored in class/have spare time

    Pandora - If I am not listening to my own music from the music app that comes on it, I am listening to Pandora

    Word - Use this to create study guides/Take typed notes.

    Outlook for office - Have to do everything for school through this
     
  4. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    Yeah I only just found out today how you get the full Word package (allowing you to create new documents, at least) today!

    Well handy.

    I prefer Pages, but word is the industry standard so it's handy to have ...
     
  5. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    Notability - for all my business needs

    Planner - my diary and filofax. very simple, but suits me fine.

    Dropbox - again, my dump for files between home/work

    Sidefari - allows 2 copies of Safari open side by side at same time.

    TuneIn Radio - stating the obvious :p


    As for Apple Apps, Numbers and Pages are heavily used on a daily bases in place of Word and Excel, purely because i love them on the ipad compared to the MS versions, which are what i use in work.
     
  6. TheLondonFella thread starter Suspended

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    TuneIn Radio Pro is only a few pence, and allows you to record.

    Really handy, at times.

    Going to look at Sidefari - Thanks for that ...
     
  7. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Fantastical 2
    BeWeather
    YouVersion Bible
    iHeartRadio
    Tapatalk
     
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    yegon macrumors 68020

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    Overcast, podcasts.

    The Smart Speed feature - it cuts out silences between speech - has saved me 120 hours since launch a few years ago, so extrapolating that means I must have easily clocked multiple thousand hours using it.

    Infuse, media player. Excellent, still has AC3 support and Dolby certification. Lacks PiP but have since learned that's much down to Apple.

    Alien Blue for Reddit.
     
  9. bensisko macrumors 65816

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    On which iOS device?
    In general...
    1. OneNote
    2. Sketchbook
    3. Kindle
    4. Photoshop Sketch
    5. PowerPoint
    ... But different devices have different often used apps.

    On the iPad Pro, the list above is accurate.

    On the mini...
    1. Kindle
    2. OneNote
    3. YouTube
    4. Flickr
    5. Philips Hue
    On the iPhone 6+...
    1. Starbucks
    2. Adobe Capture
    3. Philips Hue
    4. Field Trip
    5. Microsoft Health (using the Microsoft Band to track sleep)
     
  10. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    Kindle
    Chrome
    FileBrowser
    PhotoMgrPro
    Infuse
     
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    ComicGlass
    Marvin eBook Reader
    Dropbox
    Netflix
    Amazon Video
     
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    Notability
    Procreate
    Easily (Yes I use my own apps)
    Graphic
    Smarter (iKettle, that gets used a LOT)

    (One of those should really be whatever I'm currently making, but I won't count that.)
     
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    MS Office - Word, PPT, Excel (Ok, it's more than one app, but whatevs)
    OneDrive
    Dropbox
    Goodnotes
    PDF Expert/GoodReader (tie)
     
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    MS Office, Outlook, Notability, Tapatalk, narwhal.
     
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    For me it's:

    Draw Something
    Procreate
    Sketch Club
    Youtube
    SwiftKey keyboard - so happy to find that Apple finally has Swype keyboards now.
     
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    XCom
    Infinity Blade
    Chrome
    Scanner Pro
    PDF Expert
     
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    GoodNotes
    Things
    Now Then Pro
    MinuteTaker
    Spark
     
  18. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    On my iPad:
    Omnifocus
    Noteshelf
    Week Calendar
    Tweetbot
    Imiwa
    Weather Pro
    PDF Expert
     
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    Youtube
    pocket casts
    Halifax banking app
    whats'app
    Flipboard
    Instagram/facebook
     
  20. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Instapaper
    FileBrowser
    Due
    Dropbox

    But I think the app I spend the most time in is Safari, and I also use Pages, News and iBooks a lot. Oh, and Mail and Calendar. Listing only non Apple apps gives a very lopsided picture of my iPad usage. Like I couldn't come up with 5 most used non Apple apps, because after the 4 I listed, I can't think of another non Apple app I use frequently enough to make my top 5.
     
  21. AJB1971 macrumors member

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    I’ll just mention one, Mr. Reader, as I find it’s my most used app and it doesn’t seem to be that well known.

    Instead of going to the same sites everyday, to see what’s new, I use Mr. Reader to bring that content to me. I use it like a personal newspaper.

    It’s an RSS reader and allows you to view RSS feeds. You can’t subscribe to the feeds directly in Mr. Reader, instead you have to use another service to synchronise your feeds and then connect Mr. Reader to that service. I use Feedly for this, which is free.

    There are a lot of RSS readers around, but I prefer Mr.Reader as it allows you to reformat webpages so that you’re just left with the main text and photos from an article. It also offers a lot of different viewing options.

    It’s not the most user-friendly app to setup, but it’s worth spending a few hours to get it how you want it. The developer's website is useful for finding out what the various settings do -
    http://www.curioustimes.de/mrreader/
     
  22. apnance macrumors newbie

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    1. Chrome (if for nothing other than 'Request Full Desktop Site')
    2. Calcbot
    3. Netflix
    4. Spotify
    5. Stock trading app
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    6. Banking app
    7. Twitter
    8. Stitcher
    9. Excel
    10. Periscope

    11. Sketchbook
    12. KnowMe
    13. Speedtest
    14. Star Walk 2
    15. Hitman GO

    16. Tomb of the Mask
    17. Kindle (would be much higher if I didn't own a Paperwhite)
    18. Redfin
    19. Redbox
    20. Harkins theater app
     
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    1. Informant
    2. DataVault
    3. Starbucks
    4. Deliveries
    5. USAA
     
  25. itsOver9000 macrumors 6502

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    GoTasks - it's what I use for a to-do list, synced with my google account. I use this app constantly at work. It's what I use to organize and plan my days. I've been using it for a few years now -- ever since I got tired of scribbling reminders to myself on scraps of paper!

    The Weather Channel app
    Netflix
    YouTube

    Plex - I just got this app the other day but I'm sure I'll be using it a lot. HomeSharing my iTunes library to my iPad never did work very well - took forever to load the library, if would even load it - which is a major bummer. Plex seems to be so much better.

    My most used app period is Safari, though. By far.
     

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