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MUST HAVE applications

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by kynduvme, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. kynduvme
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    kynduvme iPF Noob

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    Hello,

    Im a new ipadder. What apps are MUST HAVES, including games. Free or otherwise.

    Thanks!

    iNAT
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    Well why don't you start off by telling us something about yourself and your interests so we can try and point you in the right direction. You and I might not agree on what is a "must have" app!
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    My personal preferences of must have:
    1.reading apps-stanza,iBooks
    2.bible app
    3. PDF/doc reader-goodreader app,Docs2Go
    4.photobucket app
    Free games app, i just install every game that interest me and delete them as soon as I'm bored with it. :)
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    I am a professional in the Internet marketing biz, a musician, and a casual "gamer" aged 32 from US and A :eek:)
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    cocktails #8 ;)
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    Updating my recommendations

    eReaders
    iBooks - Free
    Kindle - Free
    megenious (if you have kids)

    Video - Free
    ABC Player

    News - Free
    USA Today
    BBC News
    Early Edition

    Office Productivity
    Office2 HD
    Print n Share

    Games - (get the HD version of course)
    Yahtzee
    Hero of Spart 2
    Ozmos
    Pocket Legends
    Geometry Wars
    Fishing Kings
    The Settlers
    Red Alert
    N.O.V.A
    Minigore
    ParadiseQuest
    Dizzypad (if you have kids)
    WarChess
    AirAttack
    SKOB: 2
    HM2 HD
    Shark or Die
    NFS Shift
    GWars: Touch
    Elementz
    Hit N'Run
    Meteor Blitz
    CF Defense
    Zombie Infection
    Sandstorm
    Dungeon Hunter
    Sprakle
    Tap Studio
    Tune Runner
    Everlands
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    I would say for me:

    iBooks: Never thought I'd read ebooks, total traditional paper guy but iBooks is amazingly lovely to use

    Goodreader: I prefer iBooks for reading PDFs but Goodreader can download them nicely for you...and even read from them

    iCab browser: if you want a more tabbed browsing experience. I find it nicer than Safari

    Friendly Facebook: As Facebook has no real iPad app yet this works really nice.

    mBox for Hotmail: if you, like me, are still using Hotmail

    Docs to Go or Pages/Numbers: still using both but slowly moving to Numbers and Pages. Docs2Go was my fav app for the old Palm units and the iPad version works great.

    Informant HD: awesome schedule app

    Pulse: best rss reader in my mind

    Airvideo: for streaming avi's over a network. Saves on conversion and saved memeroy space on iPad

    Oplayer or CineXplayer: actually plays avi's and other formats ON the iPad without conversion. Been using this more now than Airvideo. CinXplayer is a free app like Oplayer but I find not as good. These even work better if iPad is jailbroken, has iFile and the camera connection kit.

    Angry Birds, Plants vrs Zombies, Monkey Island SE, NY times Crosswords, Flight Control are my fav games.
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    Well, it really depends!
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    Flipboard, get Flipboard. Once you see that you will appreciate what the iPad can do for Internet content.

    iCab Mobile is a tremendous tabbed browser with extensions and many improvements beyond Safari.

    Go with Kindle. You can read books on many more devices. iBooks is iPad only. Stanza is great for public domain books.
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    Since no one has recommended any music apps, I'll say iElectribe by Korg. It's almost the real deal.
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    Must have Netflix and Hulu...anything else is extra.
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    This.

    Personally, I prefer Atomic. Lightning quick, and no bloat or feature sprawl. Just a well-put together web browser. And adBlock for the win.

    Some Cydia apps that are unmissable for me:

    iXpectrum - Sinclair Spectrum emulator, or Timex to you guys across the pond. My childhood self would have probably killed to have an iPad-like device with his entire Spectrum games library pre-loaded.

    iMame4All - Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. My childhood self would probably have happily fired the Death Star at the Earth for an iPad-like device with authentic arcade emulation and all his favourite arcade games loaded.

    Just missing an Atari 2600 emulator now and my regression to a ten year old will be complete!
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    Imho

    I didn't see anybody talking about board-games - in my opinion the best kind of game on iPad - so i recommend you "FunTable" simple and funny suite of classical game like Sudoku, Checkers, Hanoi, 4-in-a-row, Memory, TicTacToe and so on! ;)
    Great also for it's affordable price!
    Any other board-game recommended?

    Thank you :D
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    LUDO is a great board game. It reminds me of the old Trouble game and Parchese.

    I also like Marble Mixer. Not so much a board game, but lots of fun for 4 players.
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    Thank you so much to those of you that took the time to recommend and describe the apps. This is very helpful to those of us that are newbys!
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    As for a Bible app, I use BibleReader by Olive Tree. Another tip is to click on your App Store button as check out Top Charts for both paid and free apps.
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    Well. One or the other for sure. But truth be told I have both and probably will not keep Hulu Plus.

    Netflix has fewer new TV shows, but they have no ads.

    Hulu Plus has fewer movies, but the big surprise to me was that it has a monthly fee which is slightly higher than Netflix, AND you get commercials too! Boo!!
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    +1 these 2 apps make my iPad complete.... I mean movies tv shows anywhere you go on a 9.7 inch screen with 10hours of battery life that's sick!!
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    ABC player
    Air Video
    Trapster
    WeatherBug
    CineXplayer
    Sportscenter XL
    Good reader
    Text +

    Games
    Heavy gunner
    Minigore HD
    Osmos HD
    Implode
    Magic Piano
    Tap Tap Radiation

    That is just a few that I constantly use.
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    Games
    Biodefense HD
    Super 7
    Uzu
    Scrabble
    Modern conflict
    Fruit ninja
    Guitar hero (iPhone app but shines when on the bigger screen for iPad)

    Random apps
    Perfect score
    Weather HD
    eBay app is excellent

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