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
the pay version also lets you use internet explorer, with which (I think?) you could use flash stuff
― iatee, Friday, 24 February 2012 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
― iatee, Friday, 24 February 2012 15:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
ipad 3 march 7, nothing about 2 price drop
― caek, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
uh, that 1 gig per sec element is news to me; that's sick.
― little clouds of citrus spritz as i peel (forksclovetofu), Friday, 24 February 2012 16:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
― ⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 24 February 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
- iThoughts HD (for Freemind-like mindmaps)- TouchDraw (for Visio-like flowcharts and org charts)- iMockups (for Balsamiq-like screen mockups)- Notes Plus- iDesk- wireless keyboard
my workflow at work is suddenly insanely awesome.
Also picked up Notability the other day. Looks like a really good competitor to Notes Plus and Note Taker HD, but I need to play with it a bit more.
― Wub wub wub wubwubwubwub wub Pzzzzzzz WUBB wubwub (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 25 February 2012 08:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
― iatee, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 05:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Paper is really good. The simplicity makes it easy to just open and draw stuff. No pen thicknesses, no colour pickers etc. The colour tool (watercolour brush thing) is fiddly though, and the provided colours aren't labelled, so people like me draw orange grass.
― TURPS-DEFCON1.jpg (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
cloudon - onlive stripped down and easier to use
― iatee, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 03:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm after an app that scrapes out the videos from my Facebook wall and will play them in turn as a background process. Does anyone know if an app like this exists?
― Chewshabadoo, Sunday, 15 April 2012 09:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Anyone who fancies a drawing app, get Procreate. Zero lag on ipad 3, ridiculously comprehensive brush customisation, lovely interface, e.g. sliders for brush size & opacity unobtrusively right there on the screen. Sketchbook is pretty well thought out too but it has slight lag and the ui just feels slightly less friendly, although it's hardly thrown together. ArtStudio actually wins on the toolset - dodge/burn, blur, gradient fill, select tools, all missing from procreate & sketchbook, although you can kinda fake them with smudging, opacity & layer effects - but the ui is cartoony and unwieldy. iDraw has massive massive lag.
― Touché Gödel (ledge), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 10:05 (1 year ago) Permalink