Day 203 – My iPad App Day
Finally I found time to research my iPad, and spend some time searching for App’s, with a little help from my friends!
I had this funny feeling I wasn’t using it to the max, but when I started to dig in, I realised just how minimal I had been on the iPad!!
My first kick off was Flipboard, this is a great organiser of all your daily feed. After a few hiccups (me not the App!) I had managed to link up my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and discover Google Reader, which has sent me flying round the blog world now that I know how to ‘subscribe’. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, opening up Flipboard and discovering in a magazine format, all my feeds, tweets and FB posts!!
Actually as LinkedIn, and Facebook, don’t actually have a decent iPad app themselves, Flipboard is a must for that function. (You can use Friendly for FB but I find it freezes a lot and is not easy to work your way around, and there is no LinkedIn app at all!!!).
I have also started out with Zinio, an app for reading magazines on the iPad. So far have spent a lot of time reading my free first issue of iPhone Life, which also had a lot of App ideas featured. Basically you pay for downloads, but can choose your first magazine to try out for free.
For the kids, I downloaded Jenga HD, which has entertained them for at least 30 mins this afternoon, and they love Scrabble. (and I have to admit it is addictive on planes playing against the computer!). Numbers League is a great Maths App, using superheroes to catch the villians, my Daughter was addicted within 10 minutes and refused to let her Brother play!
I also purchased or free-downloaded, some creative and organisational App’s, as well as some more for the kids, which we haven’t had time to test out yet. More to follow I promise, over the cloudier days here while in France.
It’s late now, and the house is sleeping, and judging by the state of my eyes, I should join them in the Land of Nod. I wish that I had had the time today to try out one other App I purchased, Star Walk as I can’t wait to look at the night sky with the iPad and see lists and details of stars, planets and satellites!! May’be that’s for a late night tomorrow night!
Flipboard for iPad.
iPad | Zinio Digital Magazines and Books.
Jenga HD for iPad on the iTunes App Store.
SCRABBLE™ for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad on the iTunes App Store.
Numbers League for iPad on the iTunes App Store.
Star Walk for iPad – interactive astronomy guide for iPad on the iTunes App Store.
And a BIG ‘Thank You’ to my friends who contributed……Jules, Nathalie and Yasmina!! Keep sending the great tips for App’s!!