The 15 Most Promising iPad Apps

Maybe, you don’t have your iPad yet, but the iPad App Store has been already opened. And here are the best of the apps so far—the ones you’ll actually want when you finally get your Apple iPad

Maybe, you don’t have your iPad yet, but the iPad App Store has been already opened. And here’s the list of the 15 most promising Apple iPad Apps so far — the ones you’ll actually want when you finally get your Apple iPad:

  • ABC Player: One of the first TV apps in the store, and a promising start. It’s essentially a slick interface for the ABC video content you can already stream on their website, and it’s free.
  • Netflix: The streaming video player is free, but you need to shell out a monthly fee, $9 per month.
  • Marvel: “The iPad is like something out of a sci-fi movie. Or a comic book. Also, it is a comic book. Excelsior! Free reader, paid comics.”
  • iBooks: “Apple’s ebook store, which we saw in the keynote. It’s the best thing going for iPad ebooks for now; we’ll have to wait and see how if anyone else (Amazon, B&N) can do better.”
  • MLB: The $15 app lets you watch live baseball, and “for games you can’t watch for licensing/blackout reasons, it’ll basically simulate them.”
  • ESPN ScoreCenter: “If game-specific apps aren’t your bag, ESPN ScoreCenter provides a sickeningly constant feed of sports information. Drilling down for specific game scores on your iPhone was one thing, but the columns, panes and frames here are almost too much. $5”
  • SoundHound: Identifies music coming in through the iPad’s microphone with a “seriously fast recognition engine.”
  • Newspapers: The New York Times, USA Today, BBC and the Wall Street Journal all “released free apps on day one”—actually.
  • AIM: “AOL’s instant messaging app looks pretty great, especially for the price. Free.”
  • Craigsphone: Interestingly, “Craiglist, the website, looks like shit. Craigslist, the iPad app, looks kind of great!”
  • Wikipanion: “Again, an app that presents the data of its source in a better way than its source ever could—this one for Wikipedia. Free”
  • IMDB: “The ender-of-all-movie-arguments app will now sit dormant on your iPad, on your coffee table, waiting to distract you from that movie, with that guy. (What’s his name?) Free.”
  • Ebay: “You got your iPad early, congrats! Now turn around, mark it up, and sell it to some dude in London, stat. Free.”

To see the full list, check the link. [via Gizmodo]

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