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Apple iOS: list your killer apps (ipad, iphone)

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by Citizen66, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Got fed up with trawling through the opinions thread for the odd post detailing interesting apps so felt it warranted a dedicated thread.

    The iPad is great for wandering down memory lane. Just discovered that Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson's Fighting Fantasy books are being converted to the iPhone and iPad. The first four or five have been released with more to come. I killed a couple of hours last night messing with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Not as fun as the first time around. For those that used to cheat you can still flick back to the page you were last at if you regret a decision but you can't fiddle your inventory, battle outcomes or ability scores; although you could restart the game and re-roll them if you're not happy with skill or stamina levels. Your map drawing skills are definitely needed for navigating the Maze of Zagor As I was painfully reminded after going round in circles for a good half hour. At £1.99 not the cheapest of apps but worth a punt for nostalgia or if you have kids of similar age you were the first time round.

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  2. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    everybody cheated at fighting fantasy. Nobody ever played those books honestly
  3. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    sketchbook express
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    *duplicate thread binned, thread title corrected

    Oh, and Tweetdeck is good. And Wordfeud.
  5. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Ones that I use the most (other than games and the web browser):

    Sketchbook Express
    Channel 4 News
    iBooks (Stanza used to be better...but is being abandoned by it's new owners iirc)
    Photoshop Express
  6. Ranbay

    Ranbay The same rules apply

    My folder
  7. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    Yeah Dropbox is v. useful.
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  8. Structaural

    Structaural in Chatsubo

    (all iPhone, I don't have an iPad)

    Viber (better sounding skype alternative, all platforms except blackberry)
    iTeleport (VNC client)
    FileApp (storage through itunes)
    GoodReader (for PDFs)
    Thumbjam (music)
    NanoStudio (DAW)
    iNap (wakes you when you're a mile from your GPS destination - good for long journeys)
    Motion-X GPS (probably the best tracker, running monitor, map app out there)
    GetRunning (it gets you running)
    Luminance (better and quicker and more controllable Hipster-thing camera)
    iCam (stream from Desktop cameras straight to phone with sound)
    Alien Blue (reddit client)
    Camera+ (better photo app)
    8mm (retro video camera)
    Cinema FX (good with iMovie to edit colour in video)
    AirVideo - (stream from desktop al á Plex but better, more control and subs)
    TocaDoctor (my daughter plays the hell out of this)
  9. spacemonkey

    spacemonkey I Love Noodles

    That heartrate monitor app is brilliant, great use of technology.

    Best game I've played recently is Army of Darkness, a few levels in and you're hooked.

    Livescore for footy.

    iMediashare if you have a Smart TV.
  10. nick

    nick Pleomorphic Adenomas R us

    Used most:
    Hp 17b calculator
    The times (iPad)
  11. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    The latest plex sh*ts all over airvideo from a great height.

    Loops HD (musical, lot of fun)
    Tapatalk (although urban75 doesnt work quite as well since the xenforo overlords did the update)
    Rebirth (TB303,808,909 synth, havent got a clue how it works, but it keeps me entertained)
    4od/iplayer/itv player
    Remote HD (remote control for macs and apple tv's(jailbroken ones), has a VNC client built in)
    Mocha VNC (standalone VNC client)

    I also have both national geographic and british journal of photography magazine apps, the subscriptions are less than the printed version and they're interactive.

    Im sure there's more, I just cant think of what right now.
  12. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    VLC remote gets a lot of use in our house as we've got the computer in the office feeding the TV in the front room, great for tweaking the aspect ratio or audio sync when it's a bit wonky.
    Djay on the iPad makes playing music a bit more enjoyable than the standard music player. being able to use it with a bluetooth receiver is a bonus, especially in the local. or in a Thai beach bar.
    AVPlayerHD on the iPad plays everything i've thrown at it perfectly without having to re-encode anything, HD MKV rips etc. a lot better than the old VLC player i used to use. supports video out too.
    Filterstorm is a pretty nifty photo editing program
  13. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Music creation apps:

    Korg iKaossilator
    Korg iMS-20
    Yamaha TNR-i
    Grain Science

    Midi etc control of other music kit via the iPad:

    genome MIDI sequencer
    SoundPrism Pro

    Also Modizer which is a mod/chip music player.

    Good looking weather apps:


    Above are all iPad favourites of mine though some of them may work with iPhone too, I forget.
  14. Structaural

    Structaural in Chatsubo

    There must be an update :) What I like about airvideo is you can set the quality, full res with high bandwidth, though you need a powerful streamer... but I'll take another look at Plex, its lack of audio boost was annoying but they've put that in now...

    VLC remote here as well, very useful when playing direct the computer.
  15. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Big vote for Flipboard, great app! Some other great ones:

    My Xbox Live
    Summify (although that's going now that Twitter owns it)
    Bus Checker
    Weather Doodle
    War on Terror
  16. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Sooo, sell flipboard to me then. I don't *do* a great deal of actual surfing. I mainly google for bits of info about whatever and the rest of the time forums - mainly here. I suspect flipboard isn't really for that and mainly for reading actual websites you enjoy in a magazine form, which wouldn't really work for my browsing habits. Am I correct in my assumption?
  17. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Pretty much although I'd say give it a go and plug in segments based on interest and you may find its gets more use than you first thought.;)
  18. chilango

    chilango By the many, not the few.

    I've a range of RSS feeds plugged in to my Flipboard. Some from websites, some from twitter accounts, some facebook pages, some from blogs. All made pretty and easy to navigate. Much better experience for casual reading than visiting each site seperately imo.
  19. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Just downloaded it. Does seem like it will improve the general browsing experience.
  20. Structaural

    Structaural in Chatsubo

    It's a bit small and crappy on a phone, nice on an ipad though
  21. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    I cant never get anything in time with djay (it also works out a lot of bpm's wrong!)
  22. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    It did used to be a bit clunky, but a lots been ironed out. You can also set different streaming rates according to whether you're on wifi/3g.

    myPlex also allows to you to share your media center with friends, and queue up videos using a bookmark in a web browser, so you can watch them through the plex client at a later date.
  23. Kid_Eternity

    Kid_Eternity "You might be a lord but here comes the king."

    Really is a great app, shame it's iOS only really...
  24. Citizen66

    Citizen66 splash the cistern

    Boxee allows you to queue up videos from around the net to be watched at a convenient time. Anyone tried it?

    I'm gonna give it a whirl. Would be good for queuing up documentaries etc on youtube that have been uploaded in ten minute sections to watch in one hit.
  25. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad usage breakfast sausage breakfast sa

    I only use it for upping the pitch on hour-long mixes at the gym :D Can't abide owt below 154-6 bpm (why 154-6 I'm not entirely sure), and the alternatives (Cue Play and that other one by Amidio) require hours of prep. Whereas with DJay you can just plug n play. So to speak.
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Spotify has just upgraded its iOS app to support 320kbps streaming for premium subscribers - which means you'll get awesome sound quality if you're putting your iPhone/iPad through a decent sound system. Probably not worth the bother if you're just using the stock headphones though.
  27. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    I've actually played out with DJay on the iPad. Impromptu gig at a Bar in an italian ski resort.
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  28. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Can you beat match by ear though?

    I cant :(
  29. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    I have a headphone splitter that allows me to monitor the other track, makes it easier.
  30. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    Oh yeah I've got one of those...... I just can never tell which is faster or slower...... I can't do it on proper decks either, the only time i can is by syncing when I'm playing on traktor (i cheat on a computer is what I'm trying to say).

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