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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by tnbug, Feb 9, 2011.

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    I find lots of good free apps on apple store can
    you download and save to your pc and synch with the ipad later?
    Thanks.
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    Good to know this.
    Again thanks.
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    MMM.
    Lots of good free app ?

    I found out, that most of them are pure junk.
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    I will sometimes download the iPhone ones that go on sale (aka was $0.99 or higher but free today) in the event I might get an iPhone this summer.....
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    The ones YOU have tried are "pure junk."
    I have found a lot of good free ones to. Just takes searching and trying them out to find the decent ones.
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    Yes you can. I did this before I got my iPad, and also download iPhone stuff when I see it go on sale (as in free for a day or so) just in case I get an iPhone in the next few months.
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    that is a really good idea
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    iPad Apps, iPhone Apps, Deals and Discovery at App Shopper - Popular Recent Changes for iOS is a good site.
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    Well, yes, most are junk. But there are so many many many free apps that there are still a lot of very good ones.

    A few examples:

    Evernote
    USA Today
    PCalc Lite
    SoundHound
    DropBox
    Pandora

    YMMV
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    Some of my favorite free ones are We Rule, Twitter, Friendly, Pocket Legends, EBay, Craigslist, so there are lots of good free ones with the bad.
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    I Too have quite a few I downloaded , run them, and enjoyed . Question for good application, is whether I still used that application after a month.
    The main App, I use all the time are the News Magazines. I got many nice app for taking Notes. They I really nice, but after a short play I just stash them away in some forgotten Folder, and that's it.
    So. What is a good free app. One you downloaded a month ago, and still using.
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    I'm not quite that strict with my definition. I suppose it is a general impression of several things, or a balance between them. These are the ones the pop to mind.

    Usefulness: Even if I don't have a use for it myself I can see where it would fit someone else's needs well.

    Quality: it doesn't crash, a well thought out UI, and to some degree 'not ugly'.

    Features: If it has a great feature, even if I would use it rarely, I generally want it just incase. Lots of good reference apps make my list this way.

    And then of course, just like you, anything that I really use is pretty much on the list. Even if that use is limited to once or twice a week. All the ones I actually listed are in that category.
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    As others have said, heck yeah. You can just pick and choose what apps you want synced. I have a few apps that I don't care for but figure if a good update comes out, I'll sync them back in and just leave them on the desktop iTunes in the meantime.
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    Many free apps are a free demo like iPocket Draw light. I wish all developers would market their apps this way. It's interesting to have the option of a free trial.
    Other free apps are a magazine issue or a book. Those are interesting too.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF(which is also a free app!):)
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
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    I don't have too many free apps for iPhone\iPod, as I don't use my iPod Touch (1st gen) for much more than music occasionally. I mainly use my iPad, but numerous apps work on both devices by design, not just the pixel doubling trick....

    Remote
    Google Earth
    DropBox
    IMDb movies DB
    Netflix
    Pandora
    Zillow Real Estate
    Realtor.com
    LightBike

    But I have bought a few I like for the iPod (and that my kids wanted to play with):

    Plants vs Zombies $2.99
    Pocket God $.0.99
    Angry Birds $.0.99
    Sketches (think it was $1.99$)
    Crazy Snowboard $.0.99 (My kid bought this on accident, thankfully it works for both iPhone\iPad)
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    If you put your wish list into App Shopper (free) you can get alerted to price changes and updates. Granted, you have to be patient.

    I think GoodReader is the only app I ever paid full price for.
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    I just hope they don't make an App that totals up what you spent on Apps.... :D

    I'm easily over 100-150$ with my iPad. But I can share the same apps with my wife's iPad as I have the same iTunes account set up on both for purchases...
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    Maybe but if you look at the cost of Office, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and others, those tiny apps are a real good deal! No, they're not complete but if you choose well they do what you need without having to lug the kitchen sink with you. I've been a Photoshop user for many years and there must be 75% of the application I hardly ever used...

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    Only regret App was Scrabble. $9.99 and I never play it, rather play 'Words with friends' free version against strangers who like to cheat :D
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