Top 10 iPad Apps according to Wired

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    Wired has been one of those magazines (both newsstand and online) that I really pay attention to. They don't just do fluff pieces, they can be both negative and positive depending on what the situation warrants. When they speak, I listen.

    That's why I am really stoked to see a sort of Top 10 list from them... though they don't call it that. Instead, they call it the "10 Stellar iPad apps that will blow you away" - fair enough.

    Either way I'm guessing you'll want to check them out as well, and you can do so by following this link: 10 Stellar iPad Apps That Will Blow You Away | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

    I'll bust down the entire list for you though so you can have a quick guess as to what your in for.

    • Reeder
    • Craigslist Pro
    • Etude
    • BeeJiveIM
    • Comic Zeal Comic Reader
    • iCab Mobile
    • LogMeIn Ignition
    • Simplenote
    • Air Display
    • The Guardian Eyewitness
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    The problem with these "lists" is that they are pointless.... for example:

    1. I don't read comics. I've graduated from the second grade.

    2. I don't want to read a British newspaper as my news source; furthermore why would you include Reeder (which I use for all my news) and then suggest an ADDITIONAL newspaper app, from a website that has it's own RSS feed? (Stay up to date with guardian.co.uk RSS feeds | Help | guardian.co.uk)

    3. Air Display only works on Macs....from a poll here only about 50% or so of iPad users are also Mac users.

    4. eTude is only for people that read sheet music.
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    Whilst I agree to some extent (ie. it is pointless in that doing a top ten of such a broad range of apps will automatically alienate a large number of people), I always like to check them out as a way of finding out new things, in this case apps.
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    Meh, I use AppShopper.com or App Adivce (the iPad app), these lists are usually redundant with a bunch of stupid choices.
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    The lists sometimes have a jewel I didn't know about so I think they are worth a quick perusal.
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    Exactly. Regardless of whether you find anything of use in there, other people may. In which case, it succeeds.
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    "I don't read comics. I've graduated from the second grade"
    Well people with a sense of humor love comics. Since it looks like you don't have any yes it would be a waste of time.
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    My thoughts exactly Pucknut22. Bravo.
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    Comics as in Super Hero comics or as in Calvin and Hobbes, Far Side, etc?
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    To be fair, pidegeonholing "comics" as childish is rather narrow-minded.

    Comics are a medium. Sure, some may be aimed at children. Some are aimed at teenagers. Others at adults.

    It would be like saying animation is only for kids, or videogames.
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    I will admit I haven't tried it, but I find it hard to believe that "Craigslist Pro" is a stellar app that would "blow me away"........
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    pidegeonholing "comics" as childish is rather narrow-minded.
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    deja-vu.....
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    how big is a pigeon hole?
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    a little bit bigger than a starling-hole, but a little smaller than an owl-hole.
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    Did someone call me an owlhole?
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    Re comics, there's a comic version of James Joyce's "Ulysses" in the App Store. Definitely not for children or other small-minded folk. Comics are, indeed, a medium—
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    Sorry, Reeder is garbage...close but major fail!

    They got all fancy with swiping up and down to go to the next article, or you have to use your left hand (uncomfortable), and if you try to scroll with your right thumb (as i do in safari) it almost always wants to swipe right, which goes back to the list.

    Seemed like a good idea if they would get rid of the useless left/right swipe to go back and also just make the next article like iBook where you just tap the right side of the screen for next and the left for previous!!

    I like the gray look, its a little easier on the eyes...but as with most RSS readers the navigation sucks...so once again I go back to Google Reader on safari, which also has crappy navigation, but is at least fast!
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    The Guardian Eyewitness is an app that highlights just the spectacular news photography that they publish on their website. It's a awesome app that also includes pro tips on achieving some of the techniques used in the displayed shot.

    And frankly, non-US news organizations do a far better job on reporting WORLD news than US sources. Just watch CNN or Fox News vs. BBC World News. Quite the contrast.
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    I don't believe this list - I think they made a lot of this up out of personal preference.

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