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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  • Like Netflix, Hulu can stream video content from the major studios to your iPad. While Netflix leans more toward movies, Hulu leans more toward TV shows. The two have some overlapping content, but not a lot. You need a Hulu Plus membership ($9.99/month) to get the content, which includes a lot more back titles and not just the most current stuff, which you can get for free at Hulu.com (although it won't work on iPad because it uses Flash).

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • Like Netflix, Hulu can stream video content from the major studios to your iPad. While Netflix leans more toward movies, Hulu leans more toward TV shows. The two have some overlapping content, but not a lot. You need a Hulu Plus membership ($9.99/month) to get the content, which includes a lot more back titles and not just the most current stuff, which you can get for free at Hulu.com (although it won't work on iPad because it uses Flash).

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • This famous iPad/iPhone game (now available on Android as well) is highly addictive, even if it is silly and vapid. I'm not going to try to explain it here if you don't know anything about it, just know that it's a very simple game to play but actually involves some minimal strategy that makes it pretty fun. I don't play it that much, but I definitely use it to distract my four year old for up to 20-30 minutes at a time. She's now better at it than anyone in the family.

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things

Topics: Tablets, Apple, iPad, Mobility

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