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Recently bought an iPad

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by ---MAD---, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Hi there,

    I have recently purchased an iPad and wow am loving it. I have never owned the iphone nor the ipod touch so the whole app store experience is new to me. I am in need of a list of applications (whether free or paid) that are worth checking out.

    Also, does anyone know any decent websites that either review apps?

    Obviously the itunes store website itself is helpful to a certain extend with its rankings in each category however I feel it's best to find apps through word of mouth.

    For anyone who has been considering purchasing an ipad 2, I definitely recommend getting one.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    What was the reason you bought it ?
    Work ?
    What type of stuff are you trying to accomplish on it ?
     
  3. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

    Another toy in the house :D
     
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    1password
    dropbox

    They're a must.

    Beyond that if you're into podcasts/netcasts: DownCast
    And if you're into reading news: Flipboard

    Skype for iPad is out now (yay??) and beyond that it's simply a matter of what kinda genres you're looking for.. games, note taking, productivity, enterprise, business, fun apps, cool apps ?
     
  5. jadmperry

    jadmperry Well-Known Member

    For work, I think Documents to Go is key.
     
  6. rellek

    rellek Well-Known Member

    iCab Mobile is a must. Tabs, adblocker, downloads - all that stuff that Apple forgot. And I like Pages.
    Osfoora if you like Twitter... Well, hard to say which apps are useful, without knowing your preferences :)
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    +1 for sure.
     
  8. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Well-Known Member

    I would die with out dropbox on all my devices. It is a must have.
     
  9. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Congrats with a stellar device :)
     
  10. Edrondol

    Edrondol Well-Known Member

    I want one but can't justify the price.
     
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  11. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Congrats --MAD--! I love my iPad2. Here are some apps that I use -

    YPMobile (yellow pages)
    Twitter for iPad
    Kindle for iPad (for reading)
    Pages
    DropBox
    Snapseed - for photo/image editing and manipulation

    For fun -
    If you like card games, i.e. poker, canasta, rummy, etc. get the Card Shark app, which contains just about every card/poker game imaginable.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Both work and play I guess -> I am in university at the moment so I've still got time for both ;).

    Thanks for the replies everyone, I will be checking them out.

    I've already got flipboard, skype, bbcnews, bloomberg and have purchased field runners (very addictive game!)
     
  13. ChemicalKicks

    ChemicalKicks Well-Known Member

    Im waiting for the second generation Android devices coming out, they're all in and around 7inches. The screen on the iPad 2 is much larger.
     
  14. physicspirate

    physicspirate Well-Known Member

    They have this one app called "circuit" i think. It allows you to draw up a circuit board and see the theoretical operation of the board. Its really cool cause you can throw a 555 timer in it, and see the pulses coming out. It also shows the waveforms which is handy too sometimes.
     
  15. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    Line2 - turn your iPad into a VoIP phone.
    If you use it as a video player, I highly recommend a set of bluetooth stereo headphones.
     
  16. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    my only suggestion.. jailbreakme.com ;)
     
  17. kuyenmotdivad

    kuyenmotdivad Active Member

    My dad got one last week and he likes it but he's still working out how to turn it on...:)

     

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