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
i like much better than flipboard, pulse, etc
― moonship journey to baja, Thursday, 11 August 2011 00:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
I've only had an iPad for 4 days, but Zite is my favorite news aggregator / personal magazine so far.
― waxing gibbous (Sanpaku), Thursday, 11 August 2011 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I've tried a lot and Zite's my favourite.
― Alba, Thursday, 11 August 2011 08:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Any good Tower Defense for the iPad besides Plants vs Zombies?
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 19 September 2011 14:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
a couple dozen. i'd start with anomaly, which is an inverse tower defense
― A Fudgesicle is a frozen, ice cream-like snack. (forksclovetofu), Monday, 19 September 2011 15:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
The geodefense games are good if you like vector graphics.
― polyphonic, Monday, 19 September 2011 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Alba, Tuesday, 20 September 2011 21:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
so I got 1 of these w/ keyboard and am gonna use it as my 'primary computer' (I have a v. old laptop to use when necessary but my life involves v. little non-text content creation / programs that can't be ipaded)
onlive is...amazing? how is this even legal?
― iatee, Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
ya that program kinda weirds me out that it even exists
― A Little Princess btw (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:25 (1 year ago) Permalink
gj buying an ipad 3 weeks before the new ones come out i guess
― Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
I bought a refurbished ipad 2 for $419 because I needed a tablet right now for day-to-day stuff and I did not think that whatever money I would have saved when the price goes down a tad was worth not having an ipad now. I would have also bought a refurbished ipad 2 'when the new ones come out'.
― iatee, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
wtf at onlive desktop.when did this go live?
― little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
1) what is onlive2) what is the latest on ipad3 release/ipad2 price drop
― ⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 24 February 2012 14:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
onlive streams a windows desktop to your ipad, a desktop w/ word, powerpoint, excel and a mouse
― iatee, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:52 (1 year 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 (5 hours ago) Permalink