Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

Summary: There aren't many apps in the HP TouchPad App Catalog, but there are some gems for productivity and entertainment.

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  • I listen to audio on the TouchPad a lot, and I especially like finding new radio stations from around the world that capture my fancy. TuneIn is a free app that makes it simple to find radio stations by type or genre of music played, and fully supports user station presets for future use. TuneIn is my favorite way to listen to live talk radio on the TouchPad. Free

  • Sometimes you want to listen to music to set a particular mood, and Moodagent is a great app that scans your music library on the TouchPad and then builds a playlist to match your current mood. It is does this by using some preset criteria to match each song in the library, and then building a playlist based on a seed song that you give it by tapping on the screen. The diferent criteria can be manually adjusted to further refine the playlist to match your desires. Free.

  • I am a big sports fan, and always craving the latest news about my favorite teams. CBS Sports has produced this app for the TouchPad that covers virtually every major sport, and makes it simple to get the latest news, standings and schedules for them all. It presents all of this information in a beautiful interface that is optimized for the TouchPad screen. Free

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  • RE: Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

    Each day I go to the HP Apps Store, there are more apps than the previous day. It seems it won't be long until the Touchpads app catalog is robust. A few are webOS versions of IOS apps, which bodes well for the future growth of apps. The author didn't list Box.net which is a huge deal. It provides 50GB of cloud storage for your docs, pictures, music , and videos--for free!! Very cool!! With the bext operating system on the planet, its looking more and more like the HP Touchpad will get traction in the marketplace. An over air update is due in a couple of weeks to fix some eary performance issues.
    Detfan
  • RE: Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

    Where does one find the HP TouchPad App Catalog?
    rcajuly59
  • TuneIn

    I use TuneIn virtually everyday on my Pre - best app ever!

    Last December, while traveling on a Sunday - up I-75 through Tennesse, Kentucky and Ohio - I was able to listen to the team's radio broadcast from start to finish.
    MAKsystems
  • RE: Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

    The irony of a Cool TouchPad apps article that lists a non-available app to install alongside my Kindle and HP Movie Store apps is so heavy I'll need an acetylene torch to cut my way out of here. Is this platform capable of delivering apps?

    It isn't moodagent's fault but I have a hard time using a music player that when the phone rings and I reach over to pop up the music controls in the notification bar and I can't actually pause the music...

    I also have a hard time using a Wordpress app that when I flick over to the email app to check an email and the Hp TouchPad reboots ... I lose my Wordpress work.

    On the upside the Hp TouchPad makes the best sounding iPod I've ever heard. Of course a 1.6 pounds and 9.7" screen it's the Osborne One of iPods. ;-)
    scotty1024
    • RE: Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

      @scotty1024 Wow... Just to balance the record, your experience is not common. I have not had my touchpad reboot, Wordpress seems to work pretty well. Granted the Kindle reader isn't operational yet, but the screens clarity will make this a nice backlit e-reader, I have enjoyed reading my news on this device.

      I am not sure why you would be having problems with your music controls I have not experienced that.

      What I have experienced:

      1. Beautiful display.
      2. Exceptional interface.
      3. Multitasking with email, web browsing, calendar, map, etc.
      4. An ever expanding app catalog.
      5. Longer than expected battery life.

      Sure it is a little rough around the edges and I have had to develop some work arounds, but the work arounds are there and generally are a part of set-up so they only have to be done once.

      I look forward to the updates to come but am extremely happy with the HP TouchPad.
      constantlyamazed
  • RE: Cool Apps for the HP TouchPad

    Oh, no, did I miss our appointment? :-)
    patrick.moorhead
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