My iPad App must have list

Im still an iPad 1 user- I havent made the leap to the second generation for a number of reasons – but mainly the fact that my iPad 1 is barely a year old. Anyway in response to numerous recent discussions about favourite iPad Apps here is my shortlist…


RTE NEWSNOW €FREE RTÉ News Now for iPad has all the latest news, business, sport and entertainment stories from The iPad app features live video streaming as well as on demand video clips and podcasts from RTE’s top news and current affairs programmes.

SkyNews €FREE (limited offer) ky News for iPad – free for a limited period Sky News for iPad is a completely new way to put Breaking News in your hands, allowing you to decide what you watch and how you watch it. A world of live events, expert analysis and amazing graphics – all designed specifically for iPad . Key Features: 
Timeline: Follow the day’s news live as it unfolds and unravel key moments from the last 24 hours 
Top Stories: Keep track of the day’s biggest stories, prioritised by importance 
Live TV: Watch Sky News TV streaming live in full screen 
Full video functionality is currently only available in the UK and Ireland 

Adobe Ideas : €4.99 Adobe® Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go.

Nasa HD €FREE Come explore with NASA. Now on your iPad.
• Thousands of images from NASA IOTD, APOD and
• On demand NASA Videos from around the agency
• Live Streaming of NASA TV
• Current NASA Mission Information
• Launch Information & Countdown clocks
• Current Visible Passes for the International Space Station (ISS)
• ISS and Earth Orbiting Satellite Tracker and more…

GoogleEarth €FREE Hold the world in the palm of your hand. With Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, you can fly to far corners of the planet with just the swipe of a finger. Explore the same global satellite and aerial imagery available in the desktop version of Google Earth, including high-resolution imagery for over half of the world’s population and a third of the world’s land mass.


AirVideo: €2.39 Enjoy your entire video collection everywhere! *
Get more of your video library on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Air Video is a great solution to watch your AVI, DivX, MKV and other videos.

DSLR Slate €7.99 DSLR Slate is the perfect companion for the DSLR Filmmaker. As a Universal App, DSLR Slate runs natively on iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed for all needs from student to hollywood, DSLR Slate will be just as useful as the traditional film slate, if not more. “Slating” shots has become standard practice on set and helps streamline shot logging.

Pocket Call Sheet €5.49 P.C.S. is the ONLY iPAD NATIVE Call Sheet application available on the App Store.

Dropbox €FREE Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.


Angry Birds HD: €3.99 The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the green pigs who stole the Birds’ eggs. Use the unique destructive powers of the Angry Birds to lay waste to the pigs’ fortified castles. Angry Birds features hours of gameplay, challenging physics-based castle demolition, and lots of replay value. Each of the 240 levels requires logic, skill, and brute force to crush the enemy.


Aweditorium:  FREE Aweditorium reimagines what a music experience feels like on iPad. It takes all of the disparate content surrounding an artist — beautiful photography, lyrics, high definition video, interviews — and ties it all together into a fun, intimate experience on a multi-touch display.

VEVO HD FREE Your iPad entertainment options just got a whole lot more exciting now that VEVO for iPad has arrived. VEVO’s free high-quality music & entertainment programming experience is now available within a gorgeous new app we built just for you and our favorite magical tablet.

DJAY €15.99 Ready to rock your next party? Introducing djay, algoriddim’s award-winning and highly acclaimed DJ software.djay transforms your iPad into a full–fledged DJ system and seamlessly integrates with your iPod library, giving you direct access to all your favorite tracks and playlists. A hyper–realistic touchscreen interface and ultra low–latency converge to offer you a true professional mixing experience, all with your own music. You can perform live, record mixes on–the–go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist from your iPod library auto–magically!

GarageBand €3.99 GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses on your iPad. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record, or capture any performance. Then mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share.


Bento : €3.99 Organize contacts, track projects, plan events, and manage things – all in one easy to use iPad personal database! Bento for iPad is one of the top iPad apps and the most popular personal database for iPad. Use it standalone or synchronize with Bento 4 for Mac, sold separately.


Flipboard €FREE Named Apple’s iPad App of the Year and one of TIME’s top 50 innovations of 2010, Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Flickr and Instagram. See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read.

Taptu: €FREE Taptu is a social news feed reader that puts all of the stuff you’re into in one beautiful little app. Taptu lets you add your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the content from your favorite web sites and blogs (via RSS feeds or Twitter) and transforms them into gorgeous visual streams. Found a news article or stream you like? Share with friends…

News.Me €FREE to install but in App subscription required. is a different kind of social news experience that shows you not just what your friends are sharing, but what they are reading as well. Have some friends with impeccable taste in music? Find out about new artists from the same places they do. Curious what Steven Johnson or Nicholas Kristof has been reading lately? Browse through their streams and find out.

ZITE: €FREE Zite is a personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite gives you personalized news, articles, blogs, videos and other content from a variety of both mainstream and niche publications and sites. Zite can personalize by syncing with your Twitter or Google Reader account or on its own.


MagCloud €FREE HP’s MagCloud is the web’s first print-on-demand magazine service. With the MagCloud app, you can discover, buy, download, and view the best new magazines in a gorgeous full-color digital format that looks great and is as easy to use.

Zinio €FREE Zinio is the world’s premier high fidelity mobile reading experience, with the best magazines from around the world, in pure digital form. Zinio lets you read and share articles from top titles, buy digital subscriptions or single issues, and manage your library on multiple devices. Read what you like!

Kindle: €FREE The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 900,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.

The IrishTimes ePaper €FREE to install but in App subscription required Read The Irish Times in true printed format, enhanced with the latest digital tools. Flip pages, pan and zoom in to view any page, article or photo in stunning clarity. Link to your existing epaper account to download the paper wherever you are. New subscribers can choose from a range of options, from €1.90 for a single edition to an annual subscription of €160.

This list is far from exhaustive but these are some (not all) of my favourite Apps on the iPad1 – All to the best of my knowledge will run on iPad2 with no issues. 


About vjmentor
Innovation Lead, RTÉ | VJ & MoJo (Mobile Journalism) Trainer -Circom Regional | Photographer | HDSLR shooter| Views are strictly personal, not those of my employer.

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