I am a self-professed iPad addict. It’s true. I can’t get enough of it. I rarely take out my laptop while at home now – everything I need is on the iPad. I’ve tried various apps in the 6 months since I’ve had the iPad, and thought I’d share my favourites.
Pictureka! $1.99 – This is the most addictive game I’ve ever played. It’s different every time, people of all ages love it. Basically, it shows you a jumble of pictures and tells you to find certain things (like animals, things with hair, things in space, etc). The number of things you have to find gets greater and more difficult as you proceed. Sounds extremely simplistic, and it is, but the addictive fun factor is amazing!
Simon Says game. Free! This one brings back memories of playing with the little handheld Simon Says as a kid. It’s just like the original – four coloured buttons that light up and play a tone when pressed. You have to imitate what the machine does to keep going up in levels. Again, simple but fun.
Vevo HD. Free! Great for watching the latest music videos, and you can create your own playlist of your favourites.
Sirius satellite radio. Free for subscribers! I’m a Sirius subscriber and now I can listen to Sirius anywhere! I love this one. It’s free as long as you already have a paid subscription to Sirius.
Smule’s Glee app. Hours of fun. The app is free, but you have to pay for the songs from Glee. You can also use it with tunes from your iTunes library, though. It’s like Karaoke on steroids. The app harmonizes your voice with the Glee singers. I’ll admit, mine never sounds in harmony, but it’s fun just the same!
Star Walk. $2.99. When Steve Jobs referenced the iPad being magic, this is one of the things he was talking about. This app allows you to hold the iPad up to the sky, and it points out what constellations you are seeing. You can select a constellation and it will direct you to it. Truly magical.
GoodReader. $2.99 well-spent! This is my favourite app for reading PDFs. It allows you to highlight, add notes, replace words, and more.