A lot of friends are getting iPads and asking me what my favorite apps are. I use my iPad for 3 main things:
- Web Browsing
Here are my favorite apps for each of these uses.
Atomic Web Browser - This browser has a tone of features that utilize the additional iPad screen size better than the built-in browser.
Kindle - By far my most-used app. I was worried that the iPad screen would be less comfortable than the eInk on my Kindle DX, but to my pleasant surprise, I can read for many hours on the iPad without a problem. Given that Kindle on the iPad is so much faster than the DX, I don’t have any reason to use my DX anymore. I love reading Kindle books on my iPad.
GoodReader - Great for reading PDFs. And it syncs with DropBox. Just drop a PDF file into your DropBox and then open it with GoodReader on your iPad. Best way to transfer/read PDFs.
WordBook XL - I think this is the best English dictionary app for the iPad. It’s based on WordNet and the UI is good. I tried a bunch of other dictionary apps before this one, and liked this one the best.
Construction - The best game I’ve played on the iPad. The objective is to build structures out of a limited set of materials. Challenging and fun.
SuperJuicyHD - A fun puzzle/action game that involves popping bubbles.
Mirror’s Edge - A fun side-scrolling action game from EA that uses touch-screen gestures in a creative way.
Rush Hour - A great sliding-block puzzle game.