iPad Applications I Love

I love using my iPad and am always looking out for applications to enhance its utility.

Here is a small list of applications that I love, which proved to be very useful or entertaining. I hope some of these help you make the most of your device as well! Enjoy.

1. Art:

Drawing Pad
Inspire Pro

2. Music:

GarageBand (Expensive but worth every cent)

3. Note taking:

Bamboo paper
NotesPlus (Paid but fully featured).

4. Book reading:

Stanza (free with access to free and paid resources)
Audiobooks free (many free (and some paid) audiobooks
British Library 19th Century Collection (if you like really old books)
Philosophers’ Notes (summaries of books)
Google Books (Access to Google’s free book collection)
Kindle (Access any Kindle Books)

5. Work processing:

QuickOffice Pro HD (It’s expensive, but a worthwhile all in one solution)
Alternatively, Apple has its own software (Keynote, and a few others… )

6. Access your PC from your iPad:

AudioGalaxy (sync all your music to your ipad over the air)
Linux lovers: iSSH

7. Games:

World of Goo
Asphalt 6 (Car racing)
Zynga Poker (Free online poker)
Words Free (Free online scrabble)
Fifa 11 HD (Soccer)

8. Movies and Music:

Vevo HD

9. News and Information:

Economist/Time (If you have a print subscription)

10. Reference:

WikiOffline (access the entire wikipedia offline – note that this will consume about 4GB of space)
Star Walk (see the night sky)
National Geographic World Atlas
Bing for iPad

11. Travel:
Fotopedia Heritage (beautiful pictures from around the world)
FlightTrack (helps you keep track of your flights with latest information)

12. Backgrounds:
Pimp your screen

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Downloaded iPhone Apps Don’t Launch!

Courtesy: gussifer | thecolorawesome.comWithout any warning, all my iPhone apps stopped working yesterday. Only the original apps like Contacts, Mail and Notes were working.

I tried syncing or restarting the phone, but neither helped.
As soon as any downloaded app launches, it would fail, and I’ll go back to the home screen. No error message. That’s it.

After doing some research, I found a way that worked to restore the phone properly. If you’re facing the same problem, hopefully these will help you as well.

This is the step by step procedure. All apps on my phone are now working perfectly:

1. Connect to a wireless network (avoid doing this on 3G, as one user said it didn’t work on 3G)

2. Go to the app store from your phone, and update any apps for whom updates are available.
In case you don’t have any updates pending, downloading a new app should do the trick as well.
3. Wait for the app to install fully.
4. Shutdown the phone (Keep power button pressed, until power-off slider shows. Then slide it to power off).
5. Power up.
6. Voila! Everything should be back in order now!

I hope this helps you. More later!

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