10 cool iPad apps you'll wish you found sooner

10 cool iPad apps you'll wish you found sooner

Summary: There are many apps for the iPad, that do just about anything you need. These apps are off the beaten path, but shouldn't be missed.

TOPICS: Apps, iPad, Mobility

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  • No, this is not an app for looking at the stars. This is a fantastic music player that presents your music as a high-res planetary display.

    Songs are moons that revolve around planets (albums) that orbit around stars (artist).

    It is stunning and especially great when viewed on a big screen.


  • If you are a weather buff there are plenty of apps to show you the forecast. This app does a stellar job showing all the various weather maps. 

    You'll know exactly where the bad weather is when you use this app.


  • If you follow your peeps on Twitter, take a look at this app which is a fascinating way to see what your Twitter friends are reading. It scrapes their tweets and presents a scrolling news magazine consisting of everything they have tweeted and shared.

    The timeline at the top of the screen is a scrolling view of all the people you follow in Twitter. Simply tap on one to see what is interesting that particular person at the moment.


Topics: Apps, iPad, Mobility

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  • Best iPad apps are Planetary and video game wise I love FlySmacker.

    Im glad planetary made this list, its truly incredible. FlySmacker just makes me laugh and is very addictive.
  • how stuff works

    the only people more ignorant than the 'how stuff works' podcasters are their readers/listeners.
  • "Musicians will wonder how they kept instruments in tune ...

    ... before finding this app."

    Only non-musicians would wonder that. Musicians use contact or plugin ones that are less susceptable to ambient noise. The contact ones don't need to be propped up at a proper reading angle either.

    I think you are making it up as you go along!
    • yup

      I suspect only the highest bidders got on the list
    • It is an outstanding tuner that will tune ...

      nothing. You have to do the tuning, just as if there was no app. I'm sure it is a great tuning fork, tuner, etc., but it actually tunes nothing.
      • Thanks, Saved Me Some Money

        Oh snap! I thought this would be perfect. No need to call in a piano tuner, just startup the app and place my iPhone on the piano and wait until it finished tuning my piano.
    • Cleartune is the way to go!

      This is a great tuner used by many professional musicians. Fits well on music stands and is as least as accurate as Korg, Peterson, and other standalone electronic devices.
  • They're alright I suppose

    These apps are alright I guess but most of them would be just fine as website bookmarks and the other 2 or 3 are covering well-tread territory. Maybe an article on 10 "original" iPad apps that couldn't be done in a browser and that I'll wish I'd have found sooner.

    The writing was competent though so kudos on that!
    Nathan A Smith
  • ????

    Random picks or bribed to get on list? I just can't tell for sure . . .
  • You're Kidding

    Out of the thousands and thousand of Ipad apps, this is the list you come up with. I believe you missed the really good ones. Go back and dig again.
    • Fill us in

      So tell us what you think are the really good ones.
  • You incompetent ____

    This is a one man idea of what is good. Everyone is entitled to his or her list. If you do not like it, move on. Oh, I forgot, the idea is to put someone down for not thinking exactly like you, right? Do you not have anything better to do? However, if you all get a kick out of it, knock yourself out.
  • (Hint to some app developer out there) re Cleartune

    Darrn. I was hoping to read that it was capable of detecting-and-displaying the dominant frequency of some audio source (again, hint-hint). I can generally handle "tweaking" that source to approach some goal, but trying to "discard and disregard" the "fuzz" and ancillary secondaries IS what makes tuning a less-than-crisp-source difficult.
  • Weather App

    This is truly the best weather ever! Thanks for sharing these fantastic apps!
    Fran Constantine
  • 10 silly apps you don't need

    I would rather suggest to change the title to "10 silly apps you don't need". Waste my time to read this article.
  • 10 apps

    Why are most of you so negative? If you don't like what he thinks are good, then move on.
    • They must have run out of stuff to watch on youtube

      So they have excess trash-something-for-no-reason energy.
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  • Most used aps to recommend

    Aside from social media apps (Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and entertainment apps (Netflix, BBC iPlayer, CTV), News app (CTV News), the most frequently used apps on my iPad are iBooks, WeatherEye HD [Canadian], Skype, What'sOn (zap2it tv listings), Pages, Panetary, Filterstorm (photography editing), 100Cameras, AppAdvice, Dropbox, Evernote, Moonlight Lite (mahjong game). There are others but those are used most.
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