A clannie got a new iPad today, so I wrote up this list of app recommendations. It occurred to me that others might find it useful as well, so here it is.
These are all apps that I’ve loaded up and felt were worth keeping. That doesn’t necessarily mean I use them all the time, or even at all, so you’re on your own discretion as to whether you think you need them or not. I put some stars next to particularly good stuff and stuff I use all the time though.
Buddha Machine — an ambient noise app. More musical than, like, white noise.
Netflix — does Netflix streaming
*GoodReader — PDF reader, top-class. Works with Dropbox if you have an account on that, which you should.
Discover / Wikipanion — wikipedia readers. The former is prettier, the latter seems more feature-rich (though I haven’t sat down and compared them)
Penultimate / UPAD — notebook apps. Again, the former is prettier, the latter more robust.
Sketchbook Pro — drawing
NPR / PBS / BBC News — I never look at these, but having them around makes me feel like an intellectual.
Dropbox — interface to your Dropbox account. Did you get one yet?
*Evernote — cloud-based notebook
*Reeder — RSS feeds. I think this one is Google Reader-specific, may not work if you use something else.
**ComicZeal — comic book reader Games:
‘find the hidden object’ games:
Amazon: Hidden Expedition
Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials
*Escape Rosecliff Island Puzzles:
*Puzzle Quest 2
Crimson Gem Saga
Dwarf Complete — actually more of a puzzle
Sword of Fargoal
Sword and Poker 2 — and the original
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars — haven’t actually played this yet, but it got good reviews
*Frotz — an Interactive Fiction reader Board games:
Geometry Wars: Touch
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Mushihimesama Bug Panic Adventure Games:
Dragon’s Lair HD
Monkey Island Special Edition 1 & 2
**Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery LP — for serious, get this. Arcade-type:
Pinball HD Misc:
I Dig It HD
Zen Bound 2
Spider: Bryce Manor
*World of Goo