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Old 04-13-2012, 07:48 AM
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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So the iPad is pretty convenient for watching movies on Netflix. Are there any other apps that are useful?
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:08 AM
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I love flipboard. Check it out.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:58 AM
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I mainly use Hulu Plus, Netflix and...Angry Birds!!
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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Yeah Flipboard is very good.

If you want to use your iPad for work-related stuff...e.g. taking notes during a meeting, then I like "Notes Plus". I've also heard good things about Penultimate although I haven't used it personally.

If you want to do file sharing among multiple devices (iPad, iPhone/Android, PC, etc.) then look into Dropbox.
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:21 AM
Location: New York City
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There are thousands of useful apps, however most are very specialized so it really depends on your needs. I'm a composer and use a lot of the music apps, but most people wouldn't.

Other apps I use a lot: travel, news aggregators, social media (mainly Instagram), and expense tracking.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:02 PM
Location: the Beaver State
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Dragon Dictation, I use it while in the car on long drives to make notes about various things. Observations for my travel blog, ideas for the next chapter of my novel, etc.

I use the Kindle App a lot. I also use Perfect Reader to store PDF files, usually those are scans from books such as maps or passages I want to remember while I'm trying to find a Ghost Town, old gold mine, or other hidden location.

Google Earth - for the obvious reasons. I'll "pre-load" it by looking at maps in the area I'm going to be in before I loose signal, it's been a life saver many times.

MapQuest - for the navigation, along with Google Maps. I use both, MapQuest for longer trips, Google Maps when I need to find something nearby and want to see multiple routes on how to get there.

I also use the Wordpress App for blogging on the road, and use Writers Kit coupled with Dropbox to work on my novel.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:39 AM
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I'm thinking of buying an iPad for my 9-year nephew. He's autistic but, on the spectrum, he would be considered a high functioning child. He's smart and curious but has poor social interaction skills, which has hindered his development. So I think a tablet could address some of the 3 Rs he may be missing out in a classroom setting. Should I purchase an iPad, what apps should I consider?
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:18 AM
Location: San Antonio
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+1 for Flipboard, another great app is Watch ESPN if you like sports and have Time Warner or Verizon Fios
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:48 AM
Location: Colorado
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The cooking app!

So papa, how do you like the iPad we got you? - Snotr
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