10 stellar iPad apps that will blow you away

invisibleSHIELD case for iPad“The iPad is less than three months old, and already programmers have whipped up 9,000 apps for the fancy tablet. But, just as with the iPhone, there’s a problem: It’s hard to navigate the App Store for quality wares because it’s just too crowded,” Brian X. Chen reports for Wired. “Right before the iPad launched and after it came out, we rounded up some apps we found intriguing.”

After diving into this media-savvy device, we’ve added a few more apps we consider to be gems:

• Reeder
• Craigslist Pro
• Etude
• BeeJiveIM
• Comic Zeal Comic Reader
• iCab Mobile
• LogMeIn Ignition
• Simplenote
• Air Display
• The Guardian Eyewitness

Full article, with app descriptions and screenshots, here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. @NoSpamMan

    You must have missed the memo. iOS 4 for iPad is due in the “fall”. Don’t expect it until Dec 20th or so. It’ll be an early Xmas present! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  2. iOS4 is great and I can’t live without folders given I already have over 350 apps installed on my 226 visible iPad. I am currently documenting the removal of 130 so I can reorganize them on our limping iOS 3.2 without folders. But when can I order my White iPhone 4 is the burning question in my mind. I’m hoping next week after the holiday? But I’m still checking the Apple Store app several times a day just in case the add White unannounced.

  3. @NoSpamMan

    Where the hell have you been?

    Virtually every day since the WWDC 2010 keynote on June 7th, it has been repeated a dozen or more so a day.

    Cripes, I would expect that there weren’t so many ignorant people around.

  4. Thanks, mateys. Yes, I must have missed that announcement. Is it merely a resolution issue? They both have an A4 chip so I’m surprised they’ve put it off so long. Never can tell if these are purely technical reasons or business strategies.


  5. @NoSpamMan

    No kidding. I read about the iPhone 4 breakdown and they said it had virtually identical components as the iPad. Bummer they didn’t see fit to stick 512MB of RAM in the iPad.

    Where, O, where is our iPad OS 4?

    Back to the article…. there are some pretty weak additions there.
    Aside from games… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” /> … there are a slew of great tools.

    Digits Calculator
    Multi Measures HD
    Periodic Table of the Elements
    Star Walk for iPad
    Starmap HD
    Solar Walk
    WeatherBug Elite
    Atomic Web Browser
    UpNext 3D Cities
    Qvik Sketch Pro

  6. Mr. Reeee, do you really see Atomic browser useful? I’ve tried on several IE only sites and can’t seem to get Atomic and others like it to work, the site still picks it up as something other than IE and mangles the page or blocks entirely.

  7. 1• Reeder for iPad $4.99
    2• Craigslist Pro for iPad by IOCo $0.99 or CraigsPro Free for iPhone and iPad or CraigsEZList Pro for iPad by Jet Money Software for Free ?
    3• Etude – Sheet Music on Steroids $4.99
    4• BeeJiveIM for iPad $9.99
    5• Comic Zeal Comic Reader 4 $7.99
    6• iCab Mobile Web Browser $1.99
    7• LogMeIn Ignition – Remote Access to your desktop or laptop Universal $29.99
    8• Simplenote – Universal Free
    9• Air Display by Avatron Software – Universal – external display for Macs $9.99
    10• The Guardian Eyewitness only for iPad – Free

  8. @DWY Atomic Browser is great. I don’t know about IE only sites, but it works well everywhere I go with it.

    I like the Tabs and Private Browsing… PLUS I can change the interface colors.

    Gots-ta have a purple browser. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”tongue wink” style=”border:0;” />

  9. Well, that seems to be the issue, most of the “other browsers” just seem to change the theme and basically wrap Safari, but the claims are that they can mask themselves as another browser.

    I understand the concept, but on the iPad it just doesn’t seem to work.

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