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Old 04-12-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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List your top 3 apps!

For those with iPads, what are your top 3 apps? Mine are:

NewsRack: An excellent RSS newsfeed reader
GoodReader: Great viewer for PDF files
iBooks: It has its flaws, but still a decent ebook reader app
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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iBooks but it needs to have it's brightness independent from the system brightness, plus a few other things.
Comic Reader Mobi - great app and great dev
Epicurious - made French bread w/olives and gruyere fondue with carmelized shallots for dinner today, it was awesome
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:06 PM   #4
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From playing around with my girlfriend a bit.

Goodreader--great PDF reader for 99 cents.
NY Times Editor's Choice. Format is great, nice selection of articles for a free app
Epicurious--great cookbook with a great interface. Amazed it's a free app.


Honorable Mentions

The Marvel and Comixology apps are great too if you're into comings. They look great, great interface etc.

iBooks, love the page turns and getting 2 pages in landscape orientation

Kindle App, nothing fancy but gets the job done (and I'm a Kindle owner)

Weather Channel--great free weather app

Yahoo Entertainment--ok for entertainment news, but best part are the TV listings and the Sunday Paper comic strips
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:19 PM   #5
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For weather, check out Weather HD. It's a buck but it's damn beautiful.
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Old 04-12-2010, 11:32 PM   #6
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BookShelf and iBooks need some improvements (columns and margins adj for the first, more fonts for the second). ComicZeal4 will be a very good product when not crash in each page turning.

Reader Mobi, iAnnotatePFD and GoodReader are perfect products.

However all have the same quality font rendering problem (iAnnotatePDF tries to solve it smoothing a little bit more), as all Apple products.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:54 AM   #9
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:17 AM   #10
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Brief rant - Getting content on and off the iPad is clumsy, file management is worse. Apple should try it some time, then come up with a more elegant scheme. iTunes works sometimes, and it's nice they added the ability to add files to apps through iTunes, but it gets ugly fast with a lot of files. Plus, each app has to manage it's own files. Very messy.
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GoodReader, NYT Editors Choice, and iBooks.

Brief rant - Getting content on and off the iPad is clumsy, file management is worse. Apple should try it some time, then come up with a more elegant scheme. iTunes works sometimes, and it's nice they added the ability to add files to apps through iTunes, but it gets ugly fast with a lot of files. Plus, each app has to manage it's own files. Very messy.
Yes, It seems like Apple is treating the iPad like a big iPhone as opposed to a true computing device. Hoping OS4 opens it up a little more.
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Yeah, the file management and content loading is probably my biggest gripe with the iPad currently.

iTunes just isn't designed for managing different types of content. It's great (IMO) for music and podcasts--ok for Video from the iTunes store as well.

But it needs a major redesign to work with books, PDFs, word documents and all the other file types apps on the iPad can handle. And the iPad needs a central location for this content so all apps can find a file (say a PDF) vs. having to drag it into each apps file sharing location separately etc.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:34 PM   #13
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I think I have a new fav app and that is Atomic Web Browser. It supports multiple tabs, full screen, and each tab stays active, ie you can listen to a podcast in one tab while browsing in another... Pretty sweet. Full screen mode shines on the iPad as well
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