The iPad is a highly desired and coveted device that includes some really cool features like the retina display, mobility, light weight, 4G, etc. With the many apps available on the Apple App Store, it becomes a worth while device to have. It’s a one stop shop for users owing to its apps. Apps can help users check information about the weather, play games, read the news, or work on the go. Apps help the user unlock the complete potential of the iPad.
Digital Analog presents 10 iPad apps that you should consider downloading. Tell us if you like them or share your favourite apps with us:
Flipboard is an iPad application that converts your social media feed and other websites into a virtual magazine that you can flip through and read conveniently. It presents the user with a very nice, clean and easy-to-use interface to browse through the information. The user interface has been designed for intuitive flipping through content. You can catagorize and segregate data easily and read a particular genre of information. This app, created by Flipboard, Inc., is free on the Apple iStore and also available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
Infinity Blade is an action-role playing game that delivers console-like graphics on the iOS platform. It effectively utilizes the iPad‘s powerful graphic processor with its rich animation and is one of the first games to use Unreal Engine 3. The story of the game revolves around a warrior who ventures in a castle and confronts enemies along the way until he finally faces off with the ultimate opponent, God King. This game was developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games.
Garage Band is an app made by Apple Inc. that provides the user a digital audio workstation to create music using a variety of instruments like drums, guitars, pianos, synthesizers to create a tune of their own. The app includes sound effects and over 250 professional loops to back the user-created songs; it also features a music sequencer with which the user can record and playback music. The tracks that are recorded can be directly shared on SoundCloud, Facebook and YouTube. This app is available on iTunes and it’s a must-have for budding music composers and record producers.
Angry Birds has become a part of everyone’s iPad, iPhone and other digital devices owing to its sheer simplicity of game play and the endless hours of enjoyment it provides the user. The game continues to remain in the top lists of apps; the latest version, Angry Birds Space, set the cash registers ringing with over 10 million downloads since its launch. The latest installment of the game adds new and innovative game environments by setting the action in space.
Zombie Highway is a highly addictive game on the iOS platform that clings on to you (like the zombies from the game). The objective of the game is to survive in a zombie-infested world. As you drive on the lonely streets of this post-apocalyptic world, zombies keep jumping on to your car and you have to take them down either by driving the car close to the obstacles, so the zombies get bumped off, or by shooting them with a gun. Users can also make road kill out of the zombies by crashing into them. The game play is fairly simple making the game even more fun.
Aweditorium is a great way to discover new music on the iPad. The interface of Aweditorium is a treat for the eyes and the music, a treat for the ears. It contains a collage of images of bands and musicians; the user needs to tap the screen to select an artist. He gets an all round experience of the selected musician/ band as he can read interviews, lyrics and learn interesting facts. The app makes new music easily accessible and promotes upcoming talent.
The iPad is a boon for avid readers who can use it as a e-book reader with the Kindle app. The app gives users access to Amazon’s rich library of more than a million books and other reading material like newspapers, magazines, etc. The light weight of the iPad makes it ideal for bookworms on holidays or business trips. Added to this is Amazon’s Whispersync technology that serves as a bookmark and begins a new reading session from the last read page not only on the iPad, but also on smartphone, iPhone, etc.
Evernote is one of the most handy apps on the iPad. Users can take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders. These files can be accessed anywhere, anytime by the user on any of their devices, hence making them more productive because of the ease of mobility. Evernote is very simple to use and can be downloaded free on Apple‘s App Store. The app has won many awards, on account of being popular and functional, namely TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Awards and the Webbys.
Finding the right app for your iPad can sometimes be onerous. With the amount of apps on the iPad, users can find it difficult to find an app that will cater to them. The solution: an iPad app to help users choose iPad apps. AppGrooves is one of the many apps available that finds out the best apps for users from the App Store. It uses a voting system that understands the tastes of the user and suggests apps accordingly. A special algorithm also recommends similar apps to the ones the user has downloaded and also other apps that like-minded people have downloaded. Users can also see what apps their friends have downloaded using the Facebook log-in to the app.