What apps do you recommend for iPad?

wolfsburg

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Whats your Best iPad Apps

Thought id start this topic to see whats rocking your iPad at the moment .

Here's mine:

Angry Birds ( must have game .... and tons of fun )
Recklass Racing HD ( probably one of the best games iv played in ages )
Pages ( simply love this app )
Friendly facebook browser ( beats using the Facebook app for iphone )
Mahjong HD ( just like the background music )

Post yours
 

Synaesthesia

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Streamtome - watch any movie in any format, easily streamed to the iPad.
VLC - also plays many formats. Little buggy though.
Twitter - I thought this app was very cool.
Galcon - hectic strategy game.
Foosball HD - it's fun!

I'll check out that reckless racing. Sounds good.
 

wolfsburg

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dude regarding streamtome ... do you need the app for mac ? reason why im asking is because i tried out air video and that is rubbish !
Is it easy to setup Streamtome ?
 

Synaesthesia

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Yes very easy, you get the free Mac or Windows App, just choose which directories you want to share and it works instantly. It shares iTunes media automatically.
 

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dude regarding streamtome ... do you need the app for mac ? reason why im asking is because i tried out air video and that is rubbish !
Is it easy to setup Streamtome ?

I've used StreamToMe and Air Video. They both very good but I've come to use Air Video more. Why didn't you like it??
 

wolfsburg

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I've used StreamToMe and Air Video. They both very good but I've come to use Air Video more. Why didn't you like it??

its not that i didn't like it hey butfor some reason it wouldn't work . Maybe my setup was wrong but my ipad couldn't find the server
 

bwana

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Thought I'd kick some life into this thread.

My current top five ipad apps are:

Flipboard
iBooks
Infinity Blade
ShutterSnitch
Romote
 

rapidblue

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Thought I'd kick some life into this thread.

My current top five ipad apps are:

Flipboard
iBooks
Infinity Blade
ShutterSnitch
Romote

Flipboard is very pretty but I find Reeder better at reading posts from my Google Reader account :)
 

bwana

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Flipboard is very pretty but I find Reeder better at reading posts from my Google Reader account :)

Looks like they've just updated flipboard and it's integration with google reader.
 

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OK, top ten at the moment (could change tomorrow ;))

1. My Day calendar. The built-in calendar is far from perfect, this is a worthy alternative.
2. Artstudio. Best drawing program IMHO.
3. Appdeals. Shows what apps are on special, or free for a limited time. Found a whole wad of games on special for Xmas.
4. Aweditorium. Wow, I'm not much into indie music but the interface and philosophy behind the app is mindblowing, and a good show-off of what the iPad can do. Now, do if they could just do the same for classic rock...
5. MotionX. Best GPS/routing app. The GPS of the iPad is phenomenally accurate, and this just puts some icing on the cake.
6. Goodreader. I read a lot of (um, free) magazines on the ipad, and this the best way to do so.
7. Pulp. I like it because it separates your Google Reader channels into sections, and you can select only the ones you want, unlike Flipbook, which just piles them all into one heap. Overall I think it beats Flipbook hands-down on the content side, but each has some nice layout features that make it difficult to choose between the two.
8. Gourmania is flavour of the day game, just 'cos the wife's into cooking. Also We Doodle, Rage HD, and Words with Friends.
9. Friends. Makes Facebook a lot friendlier.
10. I'm using Air Video without problems. For local videos I use CineX Player, since it does subtitles the best. VLC is the worst in that department.

This really goes without saying, but I'm using Dropbox for moving files around.

Apps that are a waste of time, or just about:
1. Wordpress. it's going to take some time for the iPad to become a full-on blogging tool, and the Wordpress app isn't helping.
2. Tweetdeck, tried and rejected, using Twitter's own app.
3. Project, even now that it's free.... Mr Branson, there's no way I'm going to sit through a mind numbing 500Mb download just to read your magazine.
4. Tron. Waste of time.
5. Adobe Photoshop Express. If this is Adobe's best shot, they're going nowhere in the iPad graphic app niche.
6. I use Office HD, but I don't think it's the best there is. Want to try alternatives in the new year.

Trying out Tweetmag, great idea but very slow; OpenStreetMaps for Europe, wondering whether it was worth the 900Mb download; and hope to spend a lazy Christmas day afternoon playing Crystal Portal, looks interesting, and it's free. Happy holidays!
 

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New to the iPad scene but not to iOS

Apps I'm currently enjoying & fully optimised for the iPad;most of which are Free...

Flipboard
Twitter
Friendly for Facebook
News24 iPad Edition + CNN
AccuRadio (amazing free Internet Radio App that works great even with a slow WiFi connection)
IMDB + Flixster
AirVideo (gladly paid $3 for this excellent app & works perfect on iPad and iPhone 3GS)
ZumoCast (stream my music library & its free)
Dictionary.com + Wikipanion
VLC (FYI; very buggy on iPad)
SoundHound (latest update has unlimited music searches)
XE Currency + Dropbox
Clock Pro HD + Intellicast HD
Terra (like Opera Mini but for iPad)
ArtStudio & Photoshop Express
Supersport iPad Edition & Eurosport
Atlas of the World + Google Earth
Engadget + Mashable
NASA + Bloomberg
Zinio (read your fav mags)
Koi Pond + Smacktalk Holiday
Cupcakes XL
TopGear Cool Wall
Angry Birds Seasons HD
AppShopper + AppDeals
Pinball HD
NFS Hot Pursuit HD + Reckless Racing HD (both 99c at the moment and well worth it)
Implode XL
Zombie Infection
Family Guy Time Warped


Still waiting on a iPad version of Facebook,DSTV Guide & Seesmic to come out...
 
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wolfsburg

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Reckless racing is great fun ... just wish they would update the maps .
Friendly for facebook is rather good actually .
 

Ravilj

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Where do I find google earth for iPad? I can't seem to find it on the za store.

New to the iPad scene but not to iOS

Apps I'm currently enjoying & fully optimised for the iPad;most of which are Free...

Flipboard
Twitter
Friendly for Facebook
News24 iPad Edition + CNN
AccuRadio (amazing free Internet Radio App that works great even with a slow WiFi connection)
IMDB + Flixster
AirVideo (gladly paid $3 for this excellent app & works perfect on iPad and iPhone 3GS)
ZumoCast (stream my music library & its free)
Dictionary.com + Wikipanion
VLC (FYI; very buggy on iPad)
SoundHound (latest update has unlimited music searches)
XE Currency + Dropbox
Clock Pro HD + Intellicast HD
Terra (like Opera Mini but for iPad)
ArtStudio & Photoshop Express
Supersport iPad Edition & Eurosport
Atlas of the World + Google Earth
Engadget + Mashable
NASA + Bloomberg
Zinio (read your fav mags)
Koi Pond + Smacktalk Holiday
Cupcakes XL
TopGear Cool Wall
Angry Birds Seasons HD
AppShopper + AppDeals
Pinball HD
NFS Hot Pursuit HD + Reckless Racing HD (both 99c at the moment and well worth it)
Implode XL
Zombie Infection
Family Guy Time Warped


Still waiting on a iPad version of Facebook,DSTV Guide & Seesmic to come out...
 
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