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Old 02-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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Favorite iPad apps

I just got my first iPad and am in the process of finding a few apps for it. I have several already such as Evernote and Tripit. I am wondering what your favorite iPad apps are? I don't want to limit this request to what I think I may want since often we don't know that we 'need' something until we see it.

My list of favorite iPad apps is small but her it goes:

Evernote
Tripit
WSJ
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:20 AM   #2
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Mint.com
Kindle
Web Albums (by Pixite) if you use Picasa and want to show your photos
Weather Channel
Schwab/BofA
Epicurious
The Economist
Photon (for viewing flash sites)
Dropbox

Enjoy! I rarely buy apps, but the Photon and Web Albums were well worth the price I paid.
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I check the App Store most popular lists periodically and download free apps all the time. I've only bought a few paid apps, just cheap I guess, though I've been tempted by Numbers since I got my iPad...

I have (* used most):
TED*
CNN
TWC
USA Today
Huffington Post (probably going to delete)
Twitter*
The Economist
Yahoo MarketDash*
Bloomberg*
Vanguard
ER (still I like the full site better)
Whole Foods Recipes
PBS
XFinity*
Google Earth
iBooks*
Solitaire*
Brain Tuner
Kindle
OpenTable
Groupon
Trivial Pursuit
a Calculator*
a free spreadsheet app
and a few meditation apps
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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For me apps have made all the difference. So far my tops are
FT
The Economist
NYTimes
I was using sudoku2 (free) but am abandoning it and back to searching for another. I'm looking forward to Kindle. This is a timely thread topic, thanks Chuckanut. Are there any apps to get rid of this odious auto-correct? I have not yet looked at any financial apps or done any account access because I have unresolved concerns about security, especially for a device with no antivirus protection and will probably be taken out of the house often.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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Michael, you can get rid of auto-correct by going to settings>general>keyboard and turning off auto-correction.

My favorite apps, or the ones I use frequently anyways (in no particular order):
Numbers
Skype
VNC Viewer
Penultimate
FlightTrack
Evernote
NY Times
Bloomberg
CNBC
Ebay
Amazon Windowshop
Deliveries
Zinio
Kindle
Google Earth
Tribune de Geneve
Facebook
WunderRadio
Apps that give me access to my financial accounts (Vanguard, Fidelity, Etrade, USAA, PenFed, Wells Fargo, etc...)
Lately, I have been using the Zillow and Realtor.com apps to hunt for new digs in the Bay Area.
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Grocery IQ- super grocery list app- can even scan an item to add to list
Zite- personalized magazine app
Google Voice- I use it for texting mostly, but also picking up our messages when traveling
Dragon Dictation- dictate anything then copy and paste to whatever
Red Laser Classic-scan UPC of an item when shopping and get pricing info from web
Easy Notes- my to do list
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Notemaster beat out Evernote for me, I forget why.

I have three checklist apps for different purposes. Remember the milk for a to-do task list. Shopshop for shopping list, and mobilist for checklists for, for example, remembering what to take on a bike ride (cell, snack, water, lock, etc).
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On a different note, while I don't have an IPad (do have a smartphone and K-Fire) I found the "app" I use the most is my local grocery market layout, which they distribute on 8x11" paper.

I scanned it for both devices and use it when shopping (it's a big store). Keeps me from walking around in circles (at least in the store ).

Sometimes, the most useful app is not an app at all...
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Thanks for the lists, I've picked up a few more apps that look promising.

I LOVE being able to deposit checks to my Schwab account with the camera and their app. And Siri is my new best friend!
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That Schwab app is truly the coolest thing ever! Why oh why don't other banks do that?
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Some games, and these are the best ones:

Big Bad Sudoku Book (not free but I play it every night; nice to have it bigger than on the iPhone)
Pocket Frogs (my favorite app on iPad and iPhone)
Swiped (just got the paid version of this one yesterday)


And then the usual:

ER Forum App
The Economist
Zillow
Facebook
The Weather Channel
various news apps like CNN (yawn)

I have the Kindle app, but prefer to read on my Kindle.

I'm going to seriously check out apps others like on this thread. I have been disappointed with my iPad and mostly use it for games. Maybe some better apps would help.
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NBC Sportstalk, excellent for quick up to date sports info for major sports
Bing News app.
Oddly enough, I dont have many apps, I have a bunch of websites saved on the screen for access instead.
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Off that point here, but Sara in SC: what's with the snake?
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Off that point here, but Sara in SC: what's with the snake?
Baby Anaconda when we were in Peru! DH wouldn't get near it! A local guy caught it near the lodge where we were staying, so thought he'd bring it by for a photo op.
It brought to mind that old "Marlin Perkins will enjoy a drink on the veranda while Jim wrestles the giant Anaconda" from Wild Kingdom.
Links to more pics to bore you on my Mototaxi Junket thread. The only other exciting one is me holding a piranha, but it is a little bitty thing, so not so impressive!
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Star Walk for iPad is awesome.

Hold the iPad up to the sky outside and it gives you an annotated map of the sky for the direction you are looking, and based on your location and time of course! Nice night viewing mode is easy on the eyes. Just fantastic and such a clever use of built-in features of the iPad such as the GPS and the gyroscope/accelerometer.

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Star Walk for iPad is awesome.

Hold the iPad up to the sky outside and it gives you an annotated map of the sky for the direction you are looking, and based on your location and time of course! Nice night viewing mode is easy on the eyes. Just fantastic and such a clever use of built-in features of the iPad such as the GPS and the gyroscope/accelerometer.

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Thanks for the info. I'm still debating whether to get an iPad or an Android tablet and Star Walk was one of the apps i wanted to know about.
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Scrabble (I can beat the computer 85% of the time)
Overdrive (download and read library books)
Flixster (great movie info app)
AllRecipies (cooking)
LogMeIn (connect with your other computers)

Be careful about using financial apps. The Cloud is not secure.
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Notemaster beat out Evernote for me, I forget why.

I have three checklist apps for different purposes. Remember the milk for a to-do task list. Shopshop for shopping list, and mobilist for checklists for, for example, remembering what to take on a bike ride (cell, snack, water, lock, etc).
Whoa, get those 15 app updates shown on your screen taken care of!
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My favorite iPad game is Super Puzzle.
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I do not have an Ipad. Apps I have seen and would want are Star Walk and Zillow and one I have seen that tells about nearby restaurants, not sure what it is called.
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