It’s been almost two years since I wrote about my struggles with whether or not I should purchase the iPad.
Last August, my wife surprised me on my birthday with an iPad2. I know she was only being thoughtful but I can’t help but think that she was also tired of my whining about whether I should buy an iPad.
After the first week I got my iPad I wondered how I ever lived without one. I use it constantly and can’t remember life before it.
There are a number of Apps that I use everyday and I wanted to share with you 6 iPad Apps iLove.
I’ve written many times about my love of Nozbe and how it helps me Get Things Done (GTD). I credit my adopting of the Getting Things Done principles, as well as using Nozbe to manage my tasks, with allowing me to work, blog, and spend time with my family. The Nozbe iPad App is not simply a rewrite of the iPhone but a version specific for the iPad. I could go on and on about Nozbe but don’t take my word for it. Check Nozbe out for yourself and sign-up for a free account today.
Zite is a personalized magazine for the iPad that allows me to connect my Twitter account, Google Reader account, Delicious account, and my Pocket account (formerly Read It Later), as well as select sections for my magazine that interest me like Technology, Mac News, Social Media, and Marketing to name a few.
I have found this App so valuable because it allows me to sit down when I have time and read from these different accounts. I also enjoy Zite because it has a great user interface that allows me to share articles to Twitter, Google+, and Facebook directly from Zite.
Evernote is another tool that I’ve written about many times – quite simply, iLove Evernote. It is the center of my digital life and as a result I use it frequently on my iPad. It allows me to create and store text, photos, and voice notes and access them from all of my devices. Again, if you haven’t tried out Evernote I encourage you sign-up for a free account today.
Penultimate is my newest iPad App and is quickly becoming my favorite. I was also really excited to hear that Evernote recently acquired Penultimate. Penultimate integrates with Evernote and I can’t wait to see what these two great teams come up with next.
Penultimate is a handwriting app for the iPad that is simply brilliant. It is organized into notebooks and the app even allows you add photos to your notebooks. I really like to use this app while I’m in meetings when I need to take notes and/or outline. I also like to use this app to brainstorm an idea and now I can have all my ideas located in one place.
Hootsuite is another social media tool which iLove and it’s iPad App does not disappoint. I use Hootsuite to manage my Twitter and Facebook accounts on my iPad and I find the app to be a great extension of an already great tool. Sign-up for a free account today.
This might be a surprising App on my list of favorite iPad Apps.
Although I do read books on my iPad the reason iBooks makes this list is that I like to read all of the pdfs and eBooks that I find and receive.
I really like the iBooks interface and I think it does a great job of displaying pdfs and eBooks. I also like that while reading a pdf or eBook I can click weblinks which will take me directly to the website.
Overall, iBooks on the iPad has helped me consume the recent glut of eBooks and pdfs that seem to be everywhere. Before figuring out this technique I was overwhelmed with all the content and but after figuring out this technique I feel better able to find and read exactly the content that interests me.
Now It’s Your Turn
I would love to hear your thoughts about my selection of iPad Apps. I’m also always on the lookout for news iPad Apps and would love to hear your favorites by posting them in the comments section below.