quick reviews of ipad apps

downloaded:

tweetdeck – very nice, as expected.

beejive – sucks its still iphone size. are there any other good,
mutli-protocol persistent IM apps on iPad?

GWars – cool graphics. find the control a bit awkward.

netflix – awesome

scrabble – awesome, and i wasn’t even a big scrabble fan.

pages – nice, but i’m still getting used to keyboard so haven’t used much.

ibook – selection seems so so thus far. where do i get periodicals?

Flightcontrol HD – awesome! two player VC and coop particularly good!

NYtimes Editors choice – beautiful! great way to read the Times!

Free Books – well, you do get free books, but they kind of look like crap.

RealRacing HD- really cool how you turn the ipad to turn the car.
probably worth it although i’m not a huge racing game guy.

Fieldrunners – awesome on the bigger screen.

Command & Conquer red alert – only played breifly but so far not impress.

Weatherbug – I’m not really “into” weather but looks pretty killer for
those who are.

The Elements – totally beautiful and interesting. great showpiece.

Labyrinth – so far too easy, but I suspect this will get really fun later.

Colorbook – pretty crappy drawing program for kids.

Game Table – lets you play chess & checkers. Really basic but free.

Harbor master – good flight control clone for those who can’t get enough.

Kindle – so far, just reminds me of how crappy the kindle is compared
to the ipad.

Kayak – nice, but not sure why i want this over the web version

Implode – Really fun physics games. If like me you are into physics
games, a must!

Built in apps:

Maps – particularly amazing! shows off screen and speed of ipad.

Mail – perfect, except I wish they supported gmail star feature!!

safari, calendar, itunes, app store – great, as you’d expect.
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My #1 question:  is there a way to have NYTimes (and other periodicals) downloaded and synced over night so I can read them off line in the morning???!

Update:  I put most of this info into Hunch’s iPad Applications topic.

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3 thoughts on “quick reviews of ipad apps

  1. YouBlogg says:

    how do you click on a link from a tweet on tweetdeck? i found twitterrific way better.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gary, do you own a kindle?

  3. Nicole Delope says:

    IPad is not intended to replace computer in anyway.It however does a lot of things which a computer does and surprisingly it does better and faster.Ipad is an amazing invention from apple.It has many flaws and drawbacks too.Apple should consider those things.It doesnt have camera even.I usually shop on this online shopping site for ipad when i came acros with different blogs.Do check it out for many other products.Ipad and blackberry books are both the same.Blackberry book comes with many new feature while ipad lacks sum functions.

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