Most overrated and underrated iPad apps?

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  1. mobi1

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    What are your recommendation for most over & under rated iPad apps?

    Mine will be:

    Overrated -

    Notes Plus - buggy and very laggy handwriting. Noteshelf, Notetaker HD, UPAD are all better.

    iWork - the lack of cloud support makes them almost unusable in spite of having best features.

    Underrated -

    Simplenote (I love its live sharing feature)
    Springpad (far better than Evernote with offline support)
    Transit map - (excellent for browsing maps of similar images)
    Idea Sketch - free mind map (alternative to iThoughts HD)
    Cloudreaders - best for PDF reading
    Neu.Draw - better than some paid apps
     
  2. Artur Szczur

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    Actualy, iWork (or at least Pages cause I own only this one for now) has cloud support, i've just today sent my document to box.net. You just need to go to "share and print" and "share to webDav" or sth like that :)
     
  3. Tim SPRACKLEN

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    I agree with that too - for sure, Pages has cloud support - use it all the time.

    Under-rated app - the free NASA app.

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  4. RedCoil

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    I agree with Tim that the NASA app is underrated, by my vote goes to Pulse. I like to stay well informed and having tons of news sources complied in one place is great.

    For most overrated I would say iFile. I bought it after jailbreaking and wish I could get my money back. The iPad's incoherent file structure makes it basically useless, IMO.
     
  5. SingingSabre

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    I tried Pulse, Red, and it just didn't do it for me. I tried it again and again and just stuck with Flipboard. I just felt bombarded with information with Pulse.

    My most underrated app so far would probably be either iBooks, Flipboard, or GameForCats. The last is just so fantastic to get my girlfriend's fuzzballs to leave me alone (mild allergy).
     
  6. mobi1

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    Yes, Pages does open box.net documents but it is not seamless cloud integration. You can't directly open and save the file on box.net. You need to import/export.
     
  7. Artur Szczur

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    I get your point, but it's not a big deal for me anyway. I guess iCloud is going to offer seamless sync, as far as I remember the presentation. ;)

    Another vote for Notes Plus as an overrated app here. Used to use it and love it but after following your advice I downloaded UPAD and changed my mind. ;)
    Infinity Blade is also a bit overrated, I did manage to reach level 100 but that's it. It simply gets boring...

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  8. Kaykaykay

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    Of course you should use whatever app you prefer, but I'm puzzled by the "bombarded" comment. Pulse lets you choose how many sources you want, so wouldn't you just choose fewer sources if you felt overwhelmed?
     
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    agree,flipboard is one of the best.
     
  10. bdegrande

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    Overrated - Circus Ponies Notebook. I love the Mac app, but the iOS app is buggy and even if it weren't, should be a $10 app, not $30.

    Underrated - Underscore Notify - great notes app, does everything, even handwriting recognition with an in-app purchase.

    iThoughts HD - terrific mind mapping app.

    Writing Kit - writing app which has the best support of Markdown I have seen, plus a research mode with a built in browser.

    TuneIn Radio Pro - best radio app I have seen.
     

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