Chris Croft's Personal Blog

April 3, 2011

My favourite iPad apps

Filed under: Gadgets, Lists, Music — chriscroft @ 10:25 am

I’ve been using my iPad for a months now and have sorted the gimmicky apps from the really useful ones. So I hope the following is useful

I use Calengoo for my google diary and my google jobs to do lists – using makes it easy to view these on my desk PC, my laptop, my phone, my wife’s computer, internet cafes, etc

I love the mind map software Ithoughts, and icardsort (free)

IMDB is good for “What film was that actor in?”

I use AlarmClock, and TVGuide works really well

Also birthdaysPro (free) tells me who is coming up

I don’t have much time to play games, but one that I actually paid for and like is Super 7 HD
Also Harbourmaster is fun – and free
I bought Angry Birds but, unlike the rest of the world it seems, it doesn’t do much for me

BBCNews I use mosst days

FileMagnet is good for any files or photos you want password protected

Movies is good for seeing what’s on locally and viewing trailers,

and Loopseque is a fun free music thing, thou not as awesome as GarageBand which is brilliant value and very easy to use !

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Recommended by others but not explored by me yet:

Dropbox is an obvious.

Plane finder HD and ship finder HD are good for giving live info on planes and shipping, comes up on a map and you can tap the planes / ships to find info. Quite amazing.

Auto trader and parkers guide are good if you’re interested in cars.

The paid-for F1 app is meant to be amazing, you can actually see the cars going round the track in real time with onfo on lap times etc, but I think it’s about £18

and lots of retailer apps like Argos, B&Q, Amazon

eBay for iPad is also a good one.

For facebook I use the Friendly app as I find it best. Twitter is also a must!

For travel planning I find Kayak HD on the iPad the best

Sky+ app is a must if you have iPad and or iPhone, it’s brilliant if you forgot to set something to tape.

I’ve also got Skype but haven’t used it too much yet on the iPad

As there is no alarm clock with the iPad I downloaded nightstand for using as a clock.

For security I’ve got Find my iPad, which when set up can locate all your iPad/iPhone devices at any time they are on. It also allows a remote lock and or wipe function if your device is lost.

For fun, goskywatch is a good one for the planets and stars and uses the movement of the iPad to identify which planet you’re looking at, defiantly worth a try, you’ll be amazed.

Flixster gets a lot of use for the cinema listings

Loads of games, my better half loves angry birds and where’s wally HD. I like kingdoms live game which I have found addictive made for iPhone but can also work on iPad. Also game called bejewelled blitz2 which has an app and you can also play through facebook. Geared is a great game.

Wunderadio is good for radio.

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