There are a lot of iPad applications out there as the world falls more and more in love with the tablet – in whatever form that may be – but the iPad will always be the one to beat. (No, I’m not biased at all, what are you talking about?) And for those of you that are new to the iPad game and iPad is like your iPhone, but so much awesome-r.
For those of you that doubt the awesomeness of the iPad, here are a few apps that anyone should have on their iPad.
Flipboard is the application that got everyone on the internet talking. No, really. They did. But beyond what people are saying, for those that have 5 million feeds that they check daily and oh, about a dozen social media profiles.
Flipboard is a great way to interface everything (though as far as I can see there isn’t yet integration with Google+, Youtube or some of the more obscure or vertical social networks) – and it comes out looking like your own personal, daily digital magazine. There really isn’t much I can say badly of Flipboard that would outweigh the pros of the application.
Yes, you can install “Find My iPhone” on your iPad, and I would highly recommend it. The iPad is an expensive gadget, and you don’t want to go losing it. If you want to take it a step further, there are security applications out there, too, that can help you make sure that your phone isn’t being hacked or tapped into by outside sources (and stealing all of your passwords!).
3. Evernote for iPad
This is another one of those apps that the internet world has been a-twitter over lately – Evernote. It’s available for free for all Apple platforms – mobile (iPad & iPhone) and desktop – and is great for those of us that can never seem to remember anything.
The greatest thing about Evernote is twofold – versatility. Evernote not only has a myriad of ways to take notes in the system (including voice, image, checklist, web clips and more), but it also integrates with numerous other applications so that you “remember” exactly what you want to. Evernote is basically a second brain for all of us…and a much needed one.
Though it doesn’t come cheap – somewhere about $50 for the desktop version and $10 for the iPad version – 1Password is kind of a mash-up between Evernote and Find My iPhone, because the app has both security and oh-really-I-can’t-believe-I-forgot-that elements to it.
1Password is a place (well, an app) to keep all of your sensitive data secure – that means all your logins and passwords, as well as other data like credit card numbers. The data is also quite secure on the 1Password network. So you can keep all your ducks in a line and remember all your passwords without worrying about someone hacking into all your data and stealing your identity and going on a world tour on your dime.
These are just a few iPad apps that I think are key to getting the most out of your experience and keeping everything safe!