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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fergal1982, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Fergal1982

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    So I picked up my iPad this afternoon. Loving it so far. Got some fantastic apps for it so far (such as BeejiveIM, and Reeder).

    The only real niggle I've found is the lack of "mark all as read" for the mail app. its a royal pain.

    So, for those who have an iPad, what apps do you consider part of your 'essential' collection?
     
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  2. SimonD

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    Not iPad specifically but I use mBox Mail as my email client... however obviously as I am on ignore by you you won't see this... oh well never mind, perhaps someone else can suggest mBox Mail to you instead.
     
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  3. Gingerdave

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    Not strictly iPad only but on my phone (all free unless stated):

    DC comics reader - there is a marvel one too
    Evernote
    Dropbox
    ibooks - can be used to read your PDF versions of cert books as well as make notes on them and make them searchable
    flight cotrol (59p on the phone, there is a HD version for the iPad not sure of the cost) - very addictive game.
    Angry Birds (as above)
    Twitteriffic
    IMDB (for those "wait I have seen him in something, oh Christ what is it....." moments)

    Cant think of any more off the top of my head right now.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Perhaps use mBox Mail instead? :biggrin
     
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  5. LukeP

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    Could. Not. Live without these apps now (and I don't actually own anything Apple...). Saves so much twatting around with USB drives etc just to keep the shopping list handy.
     
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  7. Phoenix
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    DropBox
    GoodReader (**** that built in ibook ****)
    iDisk
    Reeder (THE BOMB DOT COM!!!!.. ahem)
    Pandora (multi tasking would be nice though, i just use it on the iphone instead haha)
    Evernote
    Things
    Adobe Ideas (oh yes)
    Penultimate (not as good as above)
    Hulu plus... damn wheres my bloody invite.. :)
    Netflix... probably not much use for you..
    Citrix Reciever
    Wyse PocketCloud
    GotoMeeting
    Webex


    Edit: and I have no idea why i quoted you haha
     
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  8. rockstar6181

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    out of intrest do IT Ebooks look any good on the Ipad - I have a vast amount of them and have thought about getting an Ereader - the Ipad if it can do the job as well as the others will more than likely be my choice.
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    the iPad has the best support of any e-reader i know for crazy PDFs with graphs and images and stuff
    being its, you know, a computer! :)

    just dont expect to convert them to ePub and get all the nice shineys
    the Kindle has native PDF support now, but it didn't always, so i can't compare to that specifically as I have not used one since..
     
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  10. Fergal1982

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    Do you convert your PDf's to epub format to view them, or do you use a different app?
     
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  11. Phoenix
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    goodreader
    best damn pdf reader out there
    can create custom bookmarks, it has a mode that auto scrolls the test so if your on a treadmill or something it scrolls for you, lots of cool stuff
     
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  12. Gingerdave

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    Can be opened in iBooks, when grabbed from either a web link or email, an option appears top right saying open in iBooks, click that and iBooks opens with a new tab for PDF's.

    Already have all of my MS press books in there - really useful for carrying round.
     
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