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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  • 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
  • I've been a Scrabble fan for a long time but hadn't pulled out a board in a while when the game suddenly saw a revival in recent years in digital form, including several knock-offs such as Words with Friends. My favorite way to play digital Scrabble is the Pass'n Play mode on iPad. But the iPad also has an individual learning mode, a local network mode, Party Play (where you can use an iPhone or iPod Touch as a tile rack), and a mode where you can play against a Facebook friend.

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • I've been a Scrabble fan for a long time but hadn't pulled out a board in a while when the game suddenly saw a revival in recent years in digital form, including several knock-offs such as Words with Friends. My favorite way to play digital Scrabble is the Pass'n Play mode on iPad. But the iPad also has an individual learning mode, a local network mode, Party Play (where you can use an iPhone or iPod Touch as a tile rack), and a mode where you can play against a Facebook friend.

    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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