Dangerous Duty of Delight Study Guide

October 23, 2011

This post has been moved to my new theology blog.

Essential iPad Apps–October 2011

October 11, 2011

Another friend of mine just got an iPad, so I figured it was time to update my list of essential iPad apps. If you have an others to recommend, leave a comment and I might try it out and add it to the list!

  • AppShopper [FREE]–lets you put apps on a wish list and alerts you when they go on sale. Great way to save money. It’s also the easiest way to e-mail or tweet links to apps.
  • Flipboard [FREE]–presents your Facebook, Twitter, and Google Reader content like a magazine, making it very fun to browse and read.
  • iBooks [FREE]–the best-looking and most fun to use ebook reader out there.
  • YouVersion [FREE]–has more free downloadable Bible translations than any other app, with every reading plan imaginable. Allows you to share notes publicly and follow others.
  • DropBox [FREE]–the easiest free way to sync documents between multiple computers and mobile devices. Syncs a designated folder automatically, so it’s literally zero steps to transfer files.
  • The Weather Channel for iPad [FREE]–the most extensive weather app.
  • Wikipanion [FREE]–iPad app for browsing Wikipedia and other MediaWiki wikis. If you use a Wikia wiki for video games or TV shows, it’s a must-have.
  • Facebook [FREE]–just released yesterday as of this writing. Smoother and more reliable than third-party Facebook clients.
  • Twitter [FREE]–again, more reliable than third-party Twitter clients, and has a nice column view.
  • Pandora [FREE]–listen to free personalized streaming music
  • Flixster [FREE]–my favorite app for movie showtimes and tickets
  • Helsing’s Fire Lite [FREE]–my favorite puzzle game on the iPad, with a very innovative light dynamic. The lite version only has iPhone graphics, but there is an HD paid version.
  • GoodReader [$4.99]–if you only buy one iPad app, buy this one. Full file system, viewing of PDF, image, and Office documents, access to FTP and DropBox servers. Essential for file management.
  • TypeLink [FREE or $5/yr]–obligatory plug for my app. Take notes and organize them using hyperlinks. Access your data on any device or on the web. Free for a basic account, $5/yr for an unlimited account.