5 iPad Apps You Need To Download

Posted on Jul 30 2010 - 2:02pm by Matt Jackson

There’s been a mass of apps to hit the marketplace for the iPad and depending on what you love most you’re bound to find something that will really float your boat. While there are new releases posted frequently, here are 5 of the current apps that you should consider installing right away.

1 – iBooks

When it comes to e-reader apps you’ve basically got a choice between Apple’s iBooks or the Amazon Kindle reader. Toe be honest iBooks lacks the depth of titles that Amazon has to offer but it’s simpler to use and offers full colour with a really rather fetching bookshelf style user interface. Both are free for the actual app and both offer paid as well as out of copyright books.

2 – Marvel Comics

If you’re a comic lover (and you really ought to be) then the Marvel Comics app is an absolute must have. The app itself is free and there are some (albeit slightly limited) older comics and graphic novels available in glorious colour. Older titles are a little over £1 each and while there are no new titles as yet, it shouldn’t be too long before these arrive too.

3 – Korg Electribe

Korg is a massive name in music generation and production, and this is there first foray into the iPad app world. It’s essentially a physical synthesizer but packaged into a convenient little app. Well worth the £5.99 cost.

4 – Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck is a very well round social networking app that is available in various formats and they’ve got it right on the money once again in producing the iPad version. You can do just about everything you would ever want to on Twitter right through this convenient interface including viewing and combining multiple accounts.

5 – Wired Magazine

It’s apt that Wired Magazine is the first to hit iPad media publication. The digital technology magazine offers a rich blend of textual, visual, and extra special app only content. It costs £2.99 an issue so it’s not cheap but if it’s your thing then you’ll really appreciate the extra effort that has clearly been put into this iPad app version of the brilliant Wired magazine.

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What would be your number 6?

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  1. gettafreebie July 31, 2010 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I 100% agree with TweetDeck being included in your list. I was a fairly late adopter of Twitter and I’ll admit I found it confusing in the beginning, Tweetdeck changed all that. Hashtags, RT’s and @’s all began to make sense very quickly.

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