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Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by cinghiale » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:18 am

I just made the jump and bought an ipad. And, with that, comes the world of apps. I would like to poll the forum: Which apps have you found to be the most essential, useful, fun, and/or innovative? I'm looking for both financial and non-financial suggestions.
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Jake46 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:24 am

Zite
Pageonce
Yelp
Dropbox
Camera+
MLB.com
FlightTrack

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Go Blue 99 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:45 am

Flipboard and Zite.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by hillman » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:58 am

+1,000 for DropBox

It makes it so easy to get .pdfs and other documents onto the iPad for later viewing. Also, you can 'star' specific items so they'll download and be available when you're not connected to the internet (and will help with space issues).

YouTube - the latest version is great.
Kindle - if you're in the amazon ecosystem with books
Audible - if you purchase audiobooks through them, they have a recently revamped app that is great. Unfortunately, you cannot purchase the audiobooks through the app, but you can download and listen to any previously purchased books and I believe you can search for books.
Mint - so-so app but is very convenient.

Enjoy the iPad, it can be a really useful tool or a cool toy.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by lwfitzge » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:03 am

google maps
GPS Drive
ScanBizCards
mint.com
dropbox
uberconference (teleconferencing)
freshbooks (cloud accounting)
yelp
evernote
brewster (aggregates all of your social media and contacts in one place, gmail,FB, linkedin, twitter etc)

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by chaz » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:48 pm

Kindle. Good to read books on the iPad.
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by linguini » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:56 pm

Overdrive, kindle, at bat...

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Jazztonight » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:45 pm

iReal Book for jazz musicians (lead sheets for 1200+ songs!)
Tabata Pro (for exercising; you can set the number of cycles, have music playing, etc. Works for me.)
Notes
Real Solitaire
Wikipanion
Flipboard (I don't use it as much as I thought I would; I just go online for my news and features)
Notability
Netflix
Gmail - that's what I use the most
Cat Toys - (the $0.99 version is worth it if you have a cat; but you can never tell with cats)
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Sally » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:52 pm

My favorites (besides the bank, brokerage, and bill payment apps):

WHEN TRAVELING: Navigon, AroundMe, GoodFood, & Realtor.com
GAMES: Letterpress & DerbyFree
SEARCH: Chrome & DuckDuckGo
MUSIC: Shazam
ENTERTAINMENT/MOVIES: Flixster
and

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by speedbump101 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:45 pm

-Zinio
-Press Reader (Newspapers)
-Hootsuite (twitter)
-Flipboard
-Alien Blue (Reddit)
-Urban Spoon
-Open Table
-Evernote
-NPR
-Kindle App
-Chrome (Browser)
-Dropbox

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Kevin21 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:50 pm

Are there any good portfolio analysis apps (better/more accurate than vanguards)? Wouldn't mind paying a few dollars for a good one.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by tigerman3 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:23 pm

Netflix
Flipboard
Kindle for Ipad
Mint

I have found myself wishing that this forum had an app like Early-Retirement Forum. Is anything like this in the works, perchance?

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Dougroseville » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:20 pm

Orchestra - A cross platform "To Do" app (I use it on my laptop and iPad)
Evernote - For saving snippets of text from a website, URLs, or manually created notes (easy to tag or group by folders - easy to search)
Dropbox - Cloud storage with local storage of favorites
TouchBlur - A little app to blur selected parts of an image (e.g., account number)
Chrome - A better browser and easy to share bookmarks from other computers (too bad you can't change the default from Safari)

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by jmk » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:23 pm

Dropbox
Evernote

Both of these allow easy transfer between ipad and various machines.
I use Evernote to record "universal" bookmarks too.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by YODA 16 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:18 am

Stumbleupon
Longform
Zite
Pocket
Brainstormer
Mindtools HD
oflow
iRecorder
Pandora
Flipboard
Ted

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by climber2020 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:32 am

Super Stickman Golf and Super Stickman Golf 2.

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Post by aquifer » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:46 am

Evernote - I save everything to Evernote, articles, fund statements, prospectuses, receipts, EN syncs nicely across devices
Kindle - much better selection than Apple's iBooks IMO. Syncs perfectly with my iPhone
Flipboard - I use Flipboard to broaden my horizons and view articles that I wouldn't normally see in my Twitter feed
Tweetbot - I don't tweet, but I use Twitter to follow some areas of interest and for quick news snippets, sort of like an RSS feed
Numbers - I have a few things I track using spreadsheets, and it syncs nicely with my iPhone so I have constant access
Vanguard's app - it's not perfect but it's getting better
Safari - built in app, used mostly to access the Bogleheads forum
Downcast - a podcast app. I enjoy TED talks and a few other podcasts

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Howie » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:50 pm

Goodreader

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by SpringMan » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:18 pm

I am using the latest iPod Touch which is too small for reading apps. I use the following:
Music
Mail
PoolBreakLite
TED
Podcasts
Battery
Stocks
Gas Buddy
Fotopedia (National Parks, Heritage, Wild Friends)
Explore Flicker
Weather Channel
Google Earth
Best Wishes, SpringMan

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by BerkeleyChris » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:22 pm

asana
dropbox
mint
pandora
siriusxm

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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:28 pm

Vanguard has an iPad app.
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by ClaireTN » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:28 pm

One I haven't seen mentioned yet is Slideshark. It's the best app for saving and presenting PowerPoint slides that I have found. It saves your presentations in the cloud and locally. It lets you annotate slides as you present and also has a "laser pointer" feature. Really great app.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by fatlittlepig » Sun May 26, 2013 5:23 pm

oplayer HD is nice for playing "downloaded" movies from the Internet, plays .avi files beautifully
I am partial to mercury browser
wiki offline allows you to download the entire Wikipedia database for offline viewing, if you traveling out of country think of having Wikipedia at all times regardless of network availability
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Sun May 26, 2013 6:51 pm

Check out Cubby for automatically synchronized cloud access to your computer files.
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by JSMill » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:32 pm

+1 for Zite and Dropbox

Netflix
Scrabble
Vanguard
Yelp
Wikipedia

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by maxim81 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:41 pm

Mint
Personal Capital
Kindle
Flipboard

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by Gleevec » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:55 pm

Dropbox
Kindle
Evernote
WSJ
TWC
Amazon Video
Netflix
ESPN3

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by SpringMan » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:02 pm

I just purchased a B&N Nook HD+ which is a 9" tablet running Android Ice Cream Sandwich with a B&N skin. Could not resist the lower price of $149 for 16GB, $179 for 32GB. My wife has a paperwhite Kindle and she mentioned to my son she would like a gift certificate for e-books. He gave her a B&N gift certificate rather than an Amazon one. Used the gift certificate toward the Nook HD+. So far I am impressed, B&N has opened up access to Google Play. Nook HD+ has no camera but has micro SD card slot for up to 64GB. I added a 32GB card for additional storage. Many Google Play apps are not supported but Google Play will tell you that before you download. Default browser is Chrome. Kindle app works with all Amazon e-book purchases. I still have a week and a half to return it but so far it is a keeper.
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by lhl12 » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:07 pm

Airlines - AA, Delta and United
Banks - B of A, Chase, Citi
Investments - Vanguard, Fidelity
Calculators - PowerOne FE, Calc 12-E
Feedly
Pocket Informant
Skype
Good Notes
Financial Times, WSJ, Washington Post
The Economist
Bloomberg
BBC news

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by robertalpert » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:42 pm

Have been using an Ipad for past few months. But one of my pet peaves is not being able to create a hyperlink within an email. Am I missing something obvious?

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by wageoghe » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:11 pm

Why not just copy the link from the browser and paste into your mail message?

If you don't know how to do that...

1. Press and hold in the URL box in the browser (Safari or Chrome)
2. Wait for a small menu to pop up. It should say Select | Select All | Paste
3. Choose Select All
4. Now you should see a menu that says Cut | Copy | Paste | Define
5. Choose Copy. Your link is now copied.
6. Press and hold in your email message.
7. Wait for the menu to pop up. It should say Select | Select All | Paste
8. Choose Paste. Now your link is in your email message.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by robertalpert » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:47 pm

wageoghe wrote:Why not just copy the link from the browser and paste into your mail message?


Yes, I can copy and paste the text of the link, but it does not result in hyperlink format.

The recipient will need to re-copy and re-paste link into the browser address field. It is not a "touchable" hyperlink.

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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by shmidds » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:09 pm

News360

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Post by WhyNotUs » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:54 pm

Zite
Scrabble
Cyclemeter (if you ride a must have)
Docusign Ink
Property Evaluator (instant analysis with photos and a professional report ready to email in minutes.)
StarWalk
Google Earth
Spyglass
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Re: Best/Favorite ipad Apps

Post by wageoghe » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:47 am

robertalpert wrote:
wageoghe wrote:Why not just copy the link from the browser and paste into your mail message?


Yes, I can copy and paste the text of the link, but it does not result in hyperlink format.

The recipient will need to re-copy and re-paste link into the browser address field. It is not a "touchable" hyperlink.
That's strange. I just copied and pasted a link into an email and sent it to myself. I was able to touch on the link and go to the page. I am using an iPhone 5 with iOS 7.

I did google the issue and saw that others are having the same problem. What model iPad and what version of iOS are you using?

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