To say that I receive a large amount of inquiries as to what is installed on my iOS devices is an understatement. So, I decided to take the the plunge and give a live tour on YouTube of all the apps that are currently installed on my iPad. These apps range from casual games to serious productivity programs that can be used to demonstrate ideas for prospective clients and create content for the Web. The current line of iOS devices has revolutionized the way we think about mobile computing, and brought business class software to a platform driven by touch. Here are 10 apps currently installed on my iPad:
Perhaps the best drawing app presently available for the iPad, ArtRage is a great way to create natural-looking art on your iPad. This app has just about anything and everything you could expect from a touch-driven drawing app. A variety of tools and options can help you create something entirely original without a steep learning curve to overcome.
100 Cameras in 1
This app is the closest stand-alone app I’ve found to Instagram. In fact, it’s one of the first to offer Instagram exports, directly from the app itself. This is a universal binary app that can dramatically improve how your photos look with a single swipe. With over 100 options to choose from, you’ll be hard pressed not to find one that works for you.
For the iPad, I’ve yet to find a better stand-alone search and navigation app. Bing for the iPad is incredible, and there’s no reason why iPad owners shouldn’t have it installed if they frequently use the device for Web search and browsing.
The first thing that made me realize how revolutionary iOS was for mobile computing was the default weather app. Now, there are hundreds of them to choose from, with more coming out all the time. Currently, the app I enjoy using the most is Weather HD. It’s a gorgeous app that gives you a single beautiful moving image to represent current weather conditions in your area. It’s fun and accurate, which is what really matters.
Having the ability to update your blog on the go shouldn’t mean you have to lug around a laptop. Using the WordPress app, I can remotely log in, edit, and create posts from the road. It’s also a great way to keep up with comment moderation.
Remembering your passwords is very difficult, especially if you practice safe computing by using complex passwords that vary from site to site. 1Password is an app that allows you to store your passwords once and access them on your phone, iPad, laptop, and desktop computers.
A Monster Ate My Homework
I couldn’t make a list of iPad apps without mentioning one of my favorite games on the platform. A Monster Ate My Homework brings classic carnival ball-toss games to a 3D world filled with monsters, apples, explosives, and homework. If you’re looking for a sure way to kill an hour or two, you should definitely try this game out.
When it comes to note taking and productivity, few services provide the kind of cross-platform support found in Evernote. This app makes it easy to view previous notations (no matter where they were entered) and create new ones on the fly so important details of a meeting or conference aren’t missed or lost. Evernote is a great way to keep your world organized, no matter where you are or what platform you’re using it from.
Whether you want to doodle, sketch, or take handwritten notes, Penultimate is a great solution. It acts like a collection of virtual notebooks, which themselves can contain a variety of different lines and/or grids to help you form your information. Doing a quick mockup on Penultimate is also a great way to conceptualize during a meeting with collaborators.
Netflix has an extensive catalog of movies and television shows ready for live streaming, and the list continues to grow with time. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, and you want to kick back and kill some time between meetings or during downtime, the Netflix app certainly fits the bill.
So, what apps do you have installed on your iPad? Comments welcome.