Top 10 iPad apps (plus a sneak preview of a cool app)

Top 10 iPad apps (plus a sneak preview of a cool app)

Summary: These apps are the most-used apps on my iPad. They include writer's tools, research tools, and even remote access utilities. There is a bonus sneak peek at an app not yet available.

TOPICS: Telcos, CXO, iPad, Mobility

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  • Flipboard takes the news magazine metaphor and adds social networking to the mix to make a useful app. It is a good way to follow online news sources, and an outstanding method to track my Twitter and Facebook friends.

    Free in the App Store

  • Idea Bucket is an attractive app that is designed to help the user make decisions based on a set of defined criteria. The criteria can be tailored to fit the particular objective, with each one weighted individually to indicate the importance relative to the other factors. Idea Bucket uses all the information at hand to indicate the best option of all those available, and clearly shows why it chose what it did.

    $9.99 in the App Store

  • Sometimes only a Windows PC will do, and OnLive Desktop presents a remote desktop on the iPad screen for access to Mcrosoft Office apps. The desktop interface works well by touch and since these are the full Office apps there are no compromises. It is a fast, easy way to work with Office documents on the iPad. 

    See the full review on ZDNet Mobile News

    Free in the App Store

Topics: Telcos, CXO, iPad, Mobility

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  • RE: Top 10 iPad apps (plus a sneak preview of a cool app)

    The free version of Onlive is not available for download in the Philippines.
  • RE: Top 10 iPad apps (plus a sneak preview of a cool app)

    Flipbook has been skipping random Facebook and Twitter posts. Odd indeed.
  • RE: Top 10 iPad apps (plus a sneak preview of a cool app)

    Download not available in Malaysia?
  • Who's the app developer for Panes?

    Tried a search for some info on this new Panes app on the "interwebs" and couldn't find anything, looks like a great app though.
    • Who's the app developer for Panes? Inglorious Apps!

      @mbonasso Panes is a port of Glimpse for the HP Touchpad by Inglorious Apps. You can read a review of Glimpse here:
  • not in Canada

    onlive desktop not available in Canada
  • Panes looks to bring some Android/WM/WP like functionality to iOS

    I don't want to start a silly war here, but such facilities are one of the key differences between iOS and other portable OSs. Widget/gadget/live icons/tiles of various sizes are a feature of Android and WM/WP.<br><br>However, it also opens up the possibility that the OS gets heavily used as Panes may end up doing a lot of work, which may well lead to GUI jumpiness. There is a reason Apple chose not to allow it directly, besides wanting a simple paradigm for users.<br><br>I dare say that most users of Panes would probably understand if things got a bit shaky if they load it up too much, as it is more likely a tool for power users, who would understand that the iPad is not a PC (of any OS persuasion).
  • Weather Live is also providing a widget space

    Interesting phenomena. Perhaps it is multiple platform developers who are seeing ways to Androidise iOS.

    One day someone may just make a single app that takes over the whole display all the time and provides a counter-culture widget ecosystem for other developers to plug into!

    Sort of like Parallels for iOS!
  • RE: Top 10 iPad apps (plus a sneak preview of a cool app)

    I really like the look of the onLive Desktop, but sadly its not available in Australia.