15 of My Favorite Ipad Apps

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Since many friends have asked me about my favorite Ipad Apps I went ahead and create this list to share my favorite Ipad apps that are not games. In a future post will share my favorite games. Inability for you to test an App before you buy it s something I think Apple should clearly change in the near future so they eliminate the risk of people spending there money on an app they will not use.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoPenultimate – When I am not carrying my Moleskine Ruled Notebook PocketPhotos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico (amazon affiliate link) and I want to make a quick layout by hand I am choose to use Penultimate. It can work with your hand or a Stylus for the Ipad it allows you to create multiple notebooks.

Description (from Itunes)
The best-selling handwriting app for iPad. You’ll get the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea — in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.

More info on Penultimate By Cocoa Box Design LLC

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Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoEvernote – I started this post on Evernote and then switched over to my blog. This multiple purpose tool can sync with your pc, Iphone, Blackberry, Droid, and other devices and store various types of files.

Description (from Evernote.com)
Evernote for iPad lets you make new text and audio notes, as well as view your existing Evernote content all with a swipe or tap of your finger.

More info on Evernote By Evernote

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoMindnode
– I usually use it on my Mac but when I am on the go I am able to connect and organize my ideas on the Ipad and Iphone to later synchronize or share. I use this application daily for many things from writing blog posts to organizing my presentations.

Description (from Itunes)

MindNode is a very easy and intuitive application for collecting, organizing and

outlining your thoughts and ideas as mind maps.

More info on MindNodeBy Markus Müller


Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoReeder – I use reeder to stay on track with the blogs I read daily. It brings my RSS Feeds into a very appealing format.

Description (from Itunes)
Google Reader Client.

– Syncs with Google Reader
– Browse by feed or folders
– Manage starred items, notes
– Support for shared items and friends’ shared items
– Mark as unread
– Image caching
– State saving
– Slider control for list entries:
> slide to right to toggle read/unread
< slide to left to toggle starred/unstarred

More info on Reeder for iPadBy Silvio Rizzi

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoAir Display – I am so used to having a double monitor at home but when I am on the road this application turns my ipad into a second monitor.

Description (from Itunes)

Ever wish you had an extra display for your Mac or Windows computer? There’s an app for that! With Air Display, you can use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch as a wireless display, to extend your computer desktop.

More info on Air DisplayBy Avatron Software, Inc.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoThings – This is the app I use the most on my Mac, Ipad, and Iphone. I literally manage all my tasks on this software. It synchs with all 3 so I am up to date all time on what I need to get done.

Description (from Itunes)
Things is a beautifully focused and amazingly intuitive task manager. Other todo applications either oversimplify or are too difficult to use. Things instead offers the perfect balance between ease of use and powerful features.

More info on Things for iPadBy Cultured Codec.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoRead It Later –  Allows me to read a post or website  at a later occasion. I save it on my browser and later it pops up on my ipad.

Description (from Itunes)

Read It Later lets you save webpages to read later, even without an internet connection.

More info on Read It Later Free By Idea Shower.

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Keynote –  I am able to edit my presentations, read over them, create one from scratch, or present from my Ipad.

Description (from Itunes)

Keynote, the powerful presentation application for Mac, has been completely redesigned for iPad. It makes creating a world-class presentation, complete with animated charts and transitions, as simple as touching and tapping.

More info on Keynote By Apple ®.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoTwittelator –  Before Twitter released it’s official Ipad app I bought this one and still use it. I really get value out of the topic streams that have been integrated with the application.

Description (from Itunes)

Twittelator Pad is the ultimate way to experience Twitter on your iPad. Absolutely nothing was taken for granted when redesigning Twittelator for the iPad. Every graphic and interaction

More info on Twittelator for iPad – Twitter ClientBy Big Stone Phone.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoHootsuite –  I use Hootsuite to manage the multiple accounts across various platforms and from different venues. I really enjoy that I can bring my configurations from online to the Ipad and Iphone.

Description (from Itunes)

Compose and Converse on the Go. HootSuite for iOS is the perfect social media tool for Twitter, Facebook, and Foursquare.

More info on HootSuite for TwitterBy Hootsuite Media Inc.

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Social –  I use this app as my facebook client and it is full of great functionality.  Sadly I found out that it is no longer available from the Apple Store since it was pulled by Apple.

Very glad I bought before it was pulled.

More info on Social Facebook Client for Ipad by Christian Arild Strommen

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoKayak –  I was able to land a great deal on our Disney vacation via this app. If you are booking flights or looking for options it is very user friendly and helpful.

Description (from Itunes)

KAYAK HD brings you the best travel shopping experience for iPad. Find flights with a fast, touchable, responsive UI.

More info on KAYAK HD – Flights, Hotels, Explore By kayak.com

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoPulse News – I use this to get interesting news on many subjects. It serves as aggregator of web content in a very appealing user interface.

Description (from Itunes)

Meet Pulse. A beautiful application that makes reading news fun and engaging. Pulse takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article, and you will see a clean and elegant view of the story. Sharing the story via Facebook, Twitter, Email or Instapaper is as easy as two taps. So good, the app was featured in the App Store Hall of Fame!

More info on Pulse News Reader By Alphonso Labs Inc.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoKindle –  Many books have not been released on the Ibooks Apple application so I ended up buying the kindle so I could read Latino Link: Building Brands Online with Hispanic Communities and ContentPhotos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico by @joekutchera &  Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in Your OrganizationPhotos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto Rico by @thebrandbuilder. I really like the feature that sync where you last read and no matter from what device you are reading it will take you to the last page you visited if you select the option.

Description (from Itunes)

The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 810,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.

More info on KindleBy AMZN Mobile LLC.

Photos of Raul Colon Web Developer Puerto RicoHuff Post –  I love reading the Huffington Post but there is no better experience than reading it on the Ipad. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Description (from Itunes)

The totally redesigned Huffington Post iPad app gives you up-to-the-minute news and opinion delivered in a lively easy-to-read format. It’s fast, fun, informative… and seriously addictive.

More info on Huffington Post for iPad By HuffingtonPost.com

Any other Ipad apps I missed that you find useful? Feel free to share in the comments area.


  1. Rose on April 6, 2011 at 3:38 am

    My favorite iPad app would have to be my TV Everywhere with my employer DISH Network. I love that I can go anywhere and watch all my channels and shows live. I can also access my DVR and set up recordings and watch my recordings. It is great for my kids when I am running errands they love watching their shows they would normally be watching at that time. I heard that Cablevision came out with an iPad app where you can stream 300 channels, but with theirs you are still confined to your home. Why take the mobile out of a mobile device.

  2. Ivan Cao-Berg on January 7, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I cannot survive without Wunderlist (free) and Penzu (free as well but I pay for the pro service). I use both of them for personal and professional endeavors. 

  3. Melrodz on January 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Im using Mint.com and Pandora on a daliy basis. Nature Sound and Tango at times.