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]