Screenshots: 20 apps that play to the iPad's strengths

Screenshots: 20 apps that play to the iPad's strengths

Summary: Jason Hiner has said that the Apple iPad is only good at two things but that it's really good at those two things. As a result, he's compiled a list of his 20 favorite apps for taking advantage of the iPad's strengths.

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TOPICS: Tablets, Apple, iPad, Mobility
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  • Let's face it, most of us geeks love space. The iPad itself was, in part, inspired by science fiction such as Star Trek. NASA has a strong tradition of sharing its space exploration advances and research and they've continued that tradition in multi-touch style with an excellent iPad app that lets you explore photography from satellites, see NASA's launch schedules, research historical information about missions, and watch NASA TV live.

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • I'm a big Netflix nerd. I use it a lot for watching documentaries and old TV series (like Star Trek: Voyager and the IT Crowd), so I'm thrilled that there's an iPad app. It lets me watch movies and shows (on-demand) when I'm traveling instead of getting gouged by the pay-per-view fees in hotels. As I said in my article, The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things, I'm not crazy about watching video on the iPad but Netflix is causing me to warm up to it as it makes more and more content available for streaming. My only complaint about the Netflix app is that it doesn't have iPad-specific functionality for queue management. It just takes you to the standard Netflix website and the drag-and-drop functionality in queue management doesn't work very well because the AJAX code is meant to work with a mouse. (Keep in mind that this app requires a Netflix subscription.)

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • I'm a big Netflix nerd. I use it a lot for watching documentaries and old TV series (like Star Trek: Voyager and the IT Crowd), so I'm thrilled that there's an iPad app. It lets me watch movies and shows (on-demand) when I'm traveling instead of getting gouged by the pay-per-view fees in hotels. As I said in my article, The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things, I'm not crazy about watching video on the iPad but Netflix is causing me to warm up to it as it makes more and more content available for streaming. My only complaint about the Netflix app is that it doesn't have iPad-specific functionality for queue management. It just takes you to the standard Netflix website and the drag-and-drop functionality in queue management doesn't work very well because the AJAX code is meant to work with a mouse. (Keep in mind that this app requires a Netflix subscription.)

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
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Topics: Tablets, Apple, iPad, Mobility

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