Saturday, April 30, 2011

iPad Apps I Use All the Time

At some point, I may get around to explaining why each of these apps is important to me. In the meantime, I want to provide at least a basic list of the apps I use on a regular basis. I have installed and used more than 300 apps over the past year, and the majority of them have been a good experience. A few have been great, and I've listed them below:

  1. Instapaper (lets you store reading content from numerous sources - incuding Flipboard and SkyGrid) 
  2. Boxcar (push notifications from email and apps - almost turns your iPad into a Blackberry)  
  3. Evernote (syncs notes, web clippings, etc. with phone, Mac computer, etc.)
  4. Flipboard (like having a fully stocked magazine rack for the iPad that includes content from your Facebook friends, Twitter follows, Google Reader, TechCrunch, Hacker News, Harvard Business Review, you name it - go into settings and add the Instapaper / Read Later integration - a huge plus!)
  5. Kindle (the Kindle app for the iPad)
  6. SkyGrid (news from many sources - based on your search terms; automatically integrated with Instapaper)
  7. Wikipanion
  8. Netflix
  9. Rdio (music player - not free, but worth every penny of the monthly subscription; the music discovery resources here are amazing - including new releases, top charts, recommendations, and recent activity)
  10. Dropbox (syncs all kinds of files among iPad, phone, computer and lets you share them with others)
  11. Goodreader (best app for reading / storing and annotating PDFs; at this point nearly every user manual I ever expect to need is stored here; works for presentations as well)
  12. MyNetDiary HD (tracks food, exercise, blood pressure, etc.)
  13. Eywitness ("best of" collection of photos from the Guardian) 
  14. Google Maps

Let me know what you think!


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