I had a go on one my boss brought in the other week, and the first thing that jumped out at me was how grotty his screen already was with smeared fingerprints.
He did show me a nifty looking Adobe app, some kind of Photoshop/painting thing, I forget what it was called but it was a bit like Brushes (which I have on my tooch).
Cant see myself ever having use for one of these (esp as a pc/netbook replacement - how do you type on it? Hold it with one hand and jab with the other? Sit it awkwardly on yr knee and type normally?).
Mind you those music apps Chris posted up top are killer, and THAT I find interesting, esp the air harp!
― property-disrespecting Moroccan handjob (Trayce), Saturday, 5 June 2010 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink
my SO wants one for bday but her nerd frenz warn her abt no flash. big deal? not? wsup ilx...
― _▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 23 July 2010 11:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
No flash, no biggie. I've been using one this week, very nice, although I can't wait for the iPhone 4 resolution screen to make it to the iPad.
― American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 23 July 2010 11:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
is she really addicted to those "shoot a gopher" banner ads? if so, you may have a problem.
― al gore vidal gore (s1ocki), Friday, 23 July 2010 13:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
does evony use flash?
― dill hai to mango aur (cozen), Friday, 23 July 2010 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
Was out today in Belgium. So we bought one today. lolz
― Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 23 July 2010 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
hahaha @ sl0cki... whackamole.
― _▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 23 July 2010 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink
I think this has been raised already - but what a pain it is to have pitchfork reviews systematically truncated on Instapaper. What is the deal? some scheme to generate further traffic?
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 9 September 2010 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
- Flipboard (for flicking through your news feeds and social menagerie like a magazine)- Reeder (for actual Google Reader news reading)- Note Taker HD (for writing notes (better with a stylus))- Pleco (for learning Chinese (okay maybe this one has niche appeal))- Wikipanion Free/Lite/whatever
― VitaweatavegemiteGrrl (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 15 April 2011 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
Zite is pretty great; good at finding me new stuff to read, not just making prettier boxes to fill with links I've already seen on Twitter as Flipboard does
― stet, Friday, 15 April 2011 23:28 (2 years ago) Permalink
― VitaweatavegemiteGrrl (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 15 April 2011 23:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
TraxPad is great for dj'ing. Very similar to Traktor.
― brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 16 April 2011 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
Mine is coming today. I've set aside about a hundred bucks to app this fucker up; could I get a handful of top ten must gets?
― forks (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 28 April 2011 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
― diamonddave85, Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
Really enjoying Korg iElectribe.
― Jeff, Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
^^me too. except how do i get what i made into garageband?
― impeccable suit shit stained underwear (thebingo), Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
Garageband, for sure. Very fun.Zite (free magazine-style rss feeder type thing)Bing (free, and surprisingly good)Cloudreaders (free comic book/PDF app)Netflix (free with subscription, works very well)Friendly (vastly prefer this to the official Facebook app)
more when I get home.
― reggaeton for the painfully alone (polyphonic), Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
cool. i really need some help loading this thing up; mostly got it to read comix, watch netflix, do work on site.
― And thusly create the illusion of babby (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 28 April 2011 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
is there an official facebook app?
― (｡◕‿◕｡) (cozen), Thursday, 28 April 2011 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink
tunein radio & the final hours of portal 2 are both good too
Friendly for Facebook sucks, I hate it. It's hella ugly and doesn't work properly. But then, neither do any of the other Facebook apps for iPad. I just started using MyPad and it's crashy as hell but looks a HELL of a lot better than Friendly. Can FB just come up with a version of their iPhone app already?!
For comics, I paid for Comic Zeal and it's awesome. a whole bunch of great features and shit looks fantastic in landscape mode.
my favorite social media tings include ShowYou - which scrapes your Facebook & Twitter feeds and displays all the videos your friends post on this gigantic scrollable wall. Just touch once to get a closer look and touch again to play. Very cool. Flipboard I like but is lacking, esp when it only goes back a few hours in my feed. Keep loading, dammit!!
For RSS things I LOVE Pulse. Killer UI makes this one the best. It limits the amount of feeds you can add which is a bit irritating, but I've got enough on there to make using it worthwhile.
― mikebee (BATTAGS), Thursday, 28 April 2011 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
Zite is full of UI bugs. Bing is not available here because Microsoft is fucked in the head.
Note Taker HD is really good for taking notes. Flipboard is worthwhile for photo streams and Instagram and stuff. tvGuide is buggy but useful (I don't know how many countries it's good for).
― it always seems to have dick smith in it (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 28 April 2011 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
― And thusly create the illusion of babby (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 April 2011 21:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
instapaper, reeder, itunes remote, eboy fixpix (try the demo first:)
― diamonddave85, Friday, 29 April 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink
crunchyroll for watching animes
― diamonddave85, Friday, 29 April 2011 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink
― but I want a bongo drum (CaptainLorax), Friday, 29 April 2011 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink
That was bad
― it always seems to have dick smith in it (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 29 April 2011 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
maven browser free today. worth a try for the side by side screen mode at least
― smh (cozen), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
I just got one. I'm pretty sure it's awesome but I have no idea what to do with it yet!
― \(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 12:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Spread cream cheese on it.
― Jeff, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 12:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm get some of these apps. Any other new ones?
― \(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 12:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
netlfix if you have a subscription to it
― Latham Green, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 13:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
i'll post a list for you shortly e. I've gone from trepidation to obsessed with this lil gadget; it's my go to for everything and it took about a month.
― When Zeester Met Koffie (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 13:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
also you can get soem free books if you get the kindle app
Yeah got the kindle app already :)
― \(^o\) (/o^)/ (ENBB), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 13:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
dont get "matching animals" it sucks! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-can-match-animals-vocal/id393993415?mt=8
― Latham Green, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 13:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
re. games, I have been playing the wazoooooooo out of Puzzle Quest 2 on this puppy
re. work, simplenote + notational velocity + dropbox, as someone mentioned on this board somewhere, is great. & really Dropbox is great since it gives the iPad a file system, even if you can't really manipulate that file system on the iPad itself.
I am still looking for a good way to keep about 10,000 papers + books organized on this thing, though, since that was the main reason I bought it & yet have not figured out how to do this well.
― Euler, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
Off-topic re:apps, but I really wish I could charge this thing via the USB bus on my desktop machine.
― what made my hamburger disappear (WmC), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 14:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
mine charges off my usb bus (mb pro) but it takes a long time, like 5+ hours
― Euler, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 14:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
Okay, for starters there's a bunch of subscription services that are worth getting on for ipad access.
The ones I use are Netflix and Hulu Plus. Both stream easily and well.
Magazines and newspapers where subscription translates to free download: New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Wired, New Yorker, Economist. This'll take care of you for the foreseeable future for reading.
CloudReaders is a free comic reader that doubles as a good pdf viewer.
Dragon offers a dictation service that's kind of astonishing; it's free but requires connection to the web. You can export dictation as a text document and mail it. No good for multiple voices but surprisingly on point for a single voice.
Dropbox and Twitter work fine on iPad and you wanna get the apps if you use those services.
Flipboard is good to use for magazine style reading for blogs and facebook.
Display Link is a free service that requires a download to your PC but then allows you to use your pad as a second monitor.
Skype is like thirty bucks for the year and then your pad is an all purpose phone as long as you're in wifi range. it's VERY handy.
Crosswords is like ten bucks and gives you access to dozens of papers daily.
Crunchyroll is a free Japanese TV streaming service
If you haven't already, get Find iPhone; you can use a PC to find the pad wherever it is geographically
PS Express is free and fine for the most basic cropping/redeye camera work
Games I will Recommend: Dungeon Raid, Cut the Rope, NatlCapitls, Zarik, Infinity Blade, iCut, Stupid Zombie, Paper Train, Colorbind, 7 Words, Smack Gugi, The Heist, Enso Dot, Zentomino, MoxieMost of these are free or cheap.
― When Zeester Met Koffie (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
We just got one of these.
The British Museum has a pretty amazing free app with tons of scanned 19th Century books, including some with awesome illustrations.
It's all too much for me ATM -- the iPad in general.
― hated old moniker, too tired to think of a clever new one (Hurting 2), Monday, 13 June 2011 01:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
ipad owners: do any of you read long documents, e.g. ebooks on these things? how much worse is it than e.g. kindle for that? what is the current thinking on whether these things will get hi-res iphone type displays?
― caek, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 11:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
The current retina display is great for comics magazines newspaper books... I dont notice any strain but i have admittedly kinda given up
― generous doler out of lollies (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 12:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
I use the Kindle app all the time and it's better than the Kindle in every way except the display quality. Thinking on Retina display is that it's probably summer 2012, but they just bumped the MBA in under a year, so who knows?
― stet, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 13:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
There is some eyestrain when you read on the ipad just like there is when you read on a computer monitor, so it probably makes more sense for articles and short stories than for books.
― polyphonic, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 17:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've read at least six books on the iPad, most in the Kindle app, but a few in Stanza too.I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who gets eyestrain from reading from an lcd monitor but otherwise it's a perfectly good way to read books.
― treefell, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've read a bunch of articles & it's been good for that because I can send the marked up articles right to editors (these are referee reports). I haven't read any books on it yet.
― Euler, Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
I read my knitting patterns on it. Also articles. I am going to read books on'em in due time. I love it. No problems whatsoever with eye strain
― Nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 20 July 2011 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
pdfs euler? what app do you use to mark them up?
― caek, Sunday, 24 July 2011 13:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
GoodReader. It's ok & someone could do better, but this works for now. The markups are embedded in the doc so people on other machines can read them, which is obviously crucial.
― Euler, Sunday, 24 July 2011 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's not the most attractive or minimal design you've ever seen
― that's not kewell (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 8 June 2012 12:17 (11 months ago) Permalink
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/uplink/id522659218?mt=8 <- i don't have an ipad but the orignal was awesome so i presume this is too :D
― DG, Friday, 8 June 2012 15:32 (11 months ago) Permalink
If anyone is interested in really attractive iPad digital magazines, check out the German magazine Done or the Japanese magazine Katachi.
― Darin, Friday, 8 June 2012 16:00 (11 months ago) Permalink
suddenly the ipad is usefull
― The Cheerfull Turtle (Latham Green), Monday, 16 July 2012 16:32 (10 months ago) Permalink
played w/one of those in a store the other week. the stick is a bit too loose, but it's otherwise p. good. Paperboy was spot on, and I died in the usual locations.
― stet, Monday, 16 July 2012 16:39 (10 months ago) Permalink
ios 6.1 has killed a load of adobe-based magazine apps (they crash on opening if there's no data connection). fast company and gq中国 have issued app fixes so far.
― walloreinhart (Autumn Almanac), Friday, 1 February 2013 22:12 (3 months ago) Permalink
in other news, i just bought this -- http://readdle.com/products/scannerpro/ -- so we'll see how that goes
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― Chewshabadoo, Friday, 8 February 2013 17:16 (3 months ago) Permalink
is anyone subscribed to wired via newsstand? will i need a wired account to subscribe or can i just do it via the app w/o an account like what i did with the magazine?
― markers, Sunday, 7 April 2013 18:54 (1 month ago) Permalink
you can just do it via the app w/o an account like what you did with the magazine
― Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 7 April 2013 21:01 (1 month ago) Permalink
it's independent of everything, and you don't even need to give condé nast your email address etc. if you don't want to
― Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 7 April 2013 21:02 (1 month ago) Permalink
― maura, Sunday, 7 April 2013 21:49 (1 month ago) Permalink
of course the excellent maura magazine maintains superb quality without being half a gig per issue
― Let's Make Laugh II (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 7 April 2013 22:52 (1 month ago) Permalink
it slices it dices it juliennes
― I offer about as much diversity as a saltine cracker. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 8 April 2013 06:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
let's talk about pdf management. at this point i haven't started doing heavy pdf reading on my ipad, but at some point soon i'll want to be able to read some books and academic articles and stuff. right now i just shoved a few of them into ibooks, but that doesn't seem like a good long term solution. is dedicated pdf app + dropbox the way to go? or is there a better way? this is going to be a mess, isn't it?
for what it's worth, i don't think someone who's just going to read a few pdfs needs some sort of system, but i anticipate using this for open access books and academic articles mostly. at least that's what i know i'll use it for now. i'm not in academia but if the people who are and who do this kind of crazy pdf management stuff can shed any light on the situation it'd be appreciated.
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:45 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
as far as the app portion of the system goes i guess there's pdf expert, iannotate, good reader, other stuff? i'd like the best in class app, really.
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:46 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
one of the reasons that spotify's cool for music is because you no longer really have to manage a music library. and although shit like this exists -- http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/browzine/47955 -- i'm still going to have to manage a pdf library for a while it seems. some philosophy books from re.press, some stuff from open humanities press, journal articles from that open access journal, dissertations and shit people post to their personal sites.
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:48 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
one last thing: it seems to me like something involving dropbox or something like dropbox would be ideal because you don't want to just import a bunch of pdfs into an ios app a la ibooks and then have them stuck in there. how would you go about getting all that shit out? you'd probably have to sync with itunes or email everything out, which is just shitty. the goal is to make shit portable enough that whatever app i'm using at the time is interacting with the files but not holding onto them
― markers, Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:51 AM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― markers, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:12 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
I just tried this to see if it worked. Using Google Drive, I dragged and dropped a file into my Drive on my work PC. Then I opened Drive on my phone and opened the PDF and it worked perfectly. So that might be a good workflow.
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 19:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
ok dope. thank you.
― markers, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
still thinking about what direction i'm going to take, and i've at least eliminated goodreader as an option. my guess is that my final setup will be either iannotate or pdf expert and dropbox. something like that. once i get this set up i don't want to have to change it for a while.
― markers, Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:17 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
went with iannotate
― markers, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 03:41 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
markers: I use Papers --- http://www.papersapp.com/papers/. It’s excellent.
― Allen (etaeoe), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 21:23 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
I'm using the official Youtube app on my iPad, and I've no big complaints except for one huge annoying 'bug'. When I go to my favourites, it will only go back as far as the last 80 faves or so. After that it just stops, is unable to scroll any further. I've 500 something faves, but I just can't access them through this app.
Does anyone use an alternative Youtube app that's good? And might nog have this bug?
― Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:36 (44 minutes ago) Permalink