iPad Apps


A clannie got a new iPad today, so I wrote up this list of app recommendations. It occurred to me that others might find it useful as well, so here it is.
These are all apps that I’ve loaded up and felt were worth keeping. That doesn’t necessarily mean I use them all the time, or even at all, so you’re on your own discretion as to whether you think you need them or not.  I put some stars next to particularly good stuff and stuff I use all the time though.

If you have any suggestions of excellent stuff I’ve missed, seriously post it in the comments. I’m always on the look-out for new apps. Particularly, for some unknown damn reason, find-the-hidden-object games. There’s a ton of them out there, and it is not easy to tell from the App Store page if it’s gonna be a good one or a crappy one. Why do I like those games so much? I do not friggin know.

Pandora — Pandora radio app
Buddha Machine — an ambient noise app. More musical than, like, white noise.
Netflix — does Netflix streaming
*GoodReader — PDF reader, top-class. Works with Dropbox if you have an account on that, which you should.
Discover / Wikipanion — wikipedia readers. The former is prettier, the latter seems more feature-rich (though I haven’t sat down and compared them)
Penultimate / UPAD — notebook apps. Again, the former is prettier, the latter more robust.
Sketchbook Pro — drawing
NPR / PBS / BBC News — I never look at these, but having them around makes me feel like an intellectual.
Dropbox — interface to your Dropbox account. Did you get one yet?
*Evernote — cloud-based notebook
*Reeder — RSS feeds. I think this one is Google Reader-specific, may not work if you use something else.
**ComicZeal — comic book reader

‘find the hidden object’ games:
Amazon: Hidden Expedition
Midnight Mysteries: Salem Witch Trials
*Escape Rosecliff Island

*Helsing’s Fire

*Puzzle Quest 2
Crimson Gem Saga
Dwarf Complete — actually more of a puzzle
Sword of Fargoal
Sword and Poker 2 — and the original
100 Rogues
Across Age
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars — haven’t actually played this yet, but it got good reviews
*Frotz — an Interactive Fiction reader

Board games:

Geometry Wars: Touch
Space Invaders Infinity Gene
Infinity Field
Espgaluda II
Dodonpachi Resurrection
Mushihimesama Bug Panic

Adventure Games:
Phoenix Wright
Dragon’s Lair HD
Monkey Island Special Edition 1 & 2
**Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery LP — for serious, get this.

Bit.trip beat
Pinball HD

I Dig It HD
Zen Bound 2
Spider: Bryce Manor
*World of Goo

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