New iPad arrived...Tips on what to do first?

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  1. 3DWS

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    Thanks this information/links is also a great help for me!
     
  2. seanbrecke

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    Some good apps to have in my opinion

    1) all apple apps - keynote, pages, numbers, iMovie, GarageBand, ibooks all of them are just amazing.
    2) drawing/editing apps - if you want these, - I love skitch, snapseed, art set procreate
    3) writing apps - notability, ia writer is great for SA's.
    btw, iBooks has many tutorials on ios5, iPad, how to use it to study, and even at work!
    Some other cool apps are solar walk, wolfram alpha.

    You might just want to get the basics, I.e. flashlight, USB disk, nice clock, maybe a calculator, and some social. Media apps if you want.

    Hope my 2 year experiences helps!
     
  3. mikespe

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    Hey Thank You! That's an awesome list! One question though. What makes the Apple Word processing etc apps better than say Docs to go? It would be cheaper to get docs to go & still do the same thing...or do the apple apps do more? As for USB Disk did you mean the camera kit because I have that on the way? I'll check out the other apps & books you mentioned. Thank You!
     
  4. JustinOhio

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned CloudOn yet! It does docs, spreadsheets and power points, all from your dropbox account... Runs just like ms office, and it's free!
     
  5. mikespe

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    I checked out CloudON...It looked pretty cool! A coworker also suggested Logmein and that one is cool! Now I can help my Mom with her computer while I am living an hour away! I also got GuitarToolkit 2.0 which is awesome...bit pricey but it does so much!

    What are some more must have or just Too Cool apps to get? Thanks again!
     
  6. seanbrecke

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    Reasons ( in my opinion) why apple apps are better than others. Ok, not in everywhere, but still
    The iWork has iCloud built in, it's really easy to transfer files, they automatically come in, save etc.
    The interface is amazing, I use it for school ALL the time. You can do things so much easier than most apps.

    About the USB disk, I meant something to transfer files easier. When you plug it in, in the apps tab, in file sharing if you get the app USB disk, you can transfer files onto your iPad ALOT easier.
     
  7. sjleworthy

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    I certainly wouldn't jailbreak.. No need.

    Essential app - Amplitube. Best guitar fx available.
     
  8. seanbrecke

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    AGREE COMPLETELY
    I broke mine as soon as I got it and it crashed like crazy,
    I restored it then, when I found out 1 month ago, it was upgraded, I tried again, after that it crashed EVEN MORE!
    Completely recommend not Jailbreaking your iPad.
     
  9. michali

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    This is one reason why I love this forum! I had never heard of CloudOn! How brilliant it is! My favorite apps otherwise are:
    Quick office
    Photogene, very good for editing photos
    PhotomgrPro, good for creating albums
    ZeroPc where you can access all your cloud accounts from one app
    Slashtop to access computer
    AVPlayer HD to play videos
    iBooks
    IM Pro
    Skype
    YouTube
    Oh dear, the list goes on and on! I used to be into Angry Birds but not at the moment.
    Enjoy your iPad, it is the most wonderful device!
     
  10. JustinOhio

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    Sweet! Glad I could hip you to it!
     

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