My 5 top iPad apps...

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on Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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Do you own an iPad? If so, you should be familiar with the saying: "There's an App for that!" Well, what are the TOP 5 apps you use on a regular basis and regard as "essential" in your life on a day-to-day basis?

There really is an app for that. If you don't beleive that Apple genuinely trademarked this catchphrase, check this article out here and here.

So which apps live on your iOS-clad device and burn the non-expandible gigs available on it?

There are a few apps that I use on a daily basis and cannot live without. Here they are:

1. Perfect RSS

This is an RSS Reader application which I subscribe to all my Google Reader RSS feeds through. A great application which allows you to simply plug-in to your Google feed and free yourself to read your RSS streamed content anywhere and at any time. Find it here.

Price: US $1.99

2. Notebook+

Ever wanted to annotate or take notes and/or make sketches and then save them to come back to later on? Notebook+ allows you to do this! It stores your notes/pages in a similar fashion to what iBooks and Newsstand does, so the interface will be somewhat familiar. I would recommend a stylus though (for writting) as a finger isn't "precise" enough an instrument. Find it on iTunes here.

Price: US $4.99

3. Facebook

Obviously this is one of the most popular apps, but if I have to be honest, I use this all the time. Having the freedom to sit on the couch, lay in bed or be anywhere in the house and see what's happening without having to reach for a laptop computer or sit down infront of a my desktop makes it easier than ever! A definite must if you haven't already gotten this app. Grab it here.

Price: FREE, gratis and for nothing!

4. Jamie's Recipes

One of my other hobbies (amongst my tech ones) is cooking and food. I'm a BIG foodie and this was actually one of the first apps I downloaded when I got my iPad. Not only does it come with fantastic instructional video's showcasing technique, you get recipe packs at VERY reasonable prices. The interface and how the app has been laid out is fantastic and I HIGHLY recommend this to any foodie out there! Check it out here.

Price: FREE - But you pay for recipe packs and related content (at very reasonable prices!)

 5. Extraction: Project Outbreak

This is a game I downloaded over the last weekend actually and I haven't been able to put it down! The cool thing is, the UI has been designed such that you can quite literally play with only 1 finger. The plot revolves around a failed government experiment on POW soldiers gone wrong with them being infected (in a Zombie-like fashion). You go in, kick ass and take names with bullets and a bad attitude. There are a number of game modes which include Extermination, Rescue, Repair and Escort. Highly recommended! Go grab it here.

Price: FREE - You can buy additional in-game credits if you're in a hurry to upgrade your character and equipment. Or accumilate it by being patient and playing missions.

NOTE - Some/most of the above apps will only be available from the US iTunes store.

I'm a Digital Account Manager for a Cape Town based Digital Marketing company. My life revolves around (and is dictated to by) technology and it's use.


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RIC007GP Tuesday, 27 March 2012


I was interested to see whether we would have a meeting of minds in respect of our top 5 iPad apps, but it seems not. I have decided to reply to your post with one of my own. Interesting to see that human nature is happily at work on iPad users as well.

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AlcorZA Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Re: Interesting

Haha! Yes indeed... well, I guess we will all have our favorites. I guess that's always the interesting bit... each person will have an array of apps on their devices which effectively personalise the experience on that device to it's owner. I'll look out for your post so I can see what you are using because perhaps there's something there I haven't come across yet that I might find useful or cool :-)

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