- Kindle - obsessively. You can't begin to imagine how liberating it feels to be able to just buy a book while you're stuck in a small room and not capable of going to the library or book store. And I could justify it because I wasn't paying for gas or coffee. That's a book every other day.
- Zite - the Board games and Doctor Who categories make it worthwhile alone. Adding in the science blogs is frosting. I've found myself looking for a comparative app for the PC. I wish Zite would just let me sync my subscription to a PC version.
- A link to Geek and Sundry - Felicia Day's Flog and Wil Wheaton's Table Top. I taught Eryn to enjoy Wil's videocast.
- Facebook and Twitter- no surprises there. Although I like Facebook better on the PC.
- Caring Bridge - I am not the only injured person I know. I have a friend with cancer and a friend with...cancer. I keep track of their progress and chemo via Caring Bridge. Invented by a Minnesotan - cool beans.
- Notes - because I added the Harvard Business Review to my Kindle downloads, and notes lets me summarize what I've learned and I can send it to my email. Only downside is my first gen iPad can be rather slow to hop back and forth.
- Calorie Counter (Fat Secret) - so I don't blow up while I'm not bicycling.
- Dragon Vale - I help Eryn keep her dragons in check. Just a click game, but it's impressive that they add new items on a regular basis.
- Scramble and Words With Friends - I find myself using them less and less. I could respond immediately when I was in bed all the time.
- Dominion - free card game based on the real card game. Obsessive! Easy way to learn strategies you don't get to explore playing with a person/s. Very easy to get 100+ games (or perhaps 177) under your belt in a very short time.
- Tigris and Euphrates - no one will play me the board game. So this is a true to the original rendition that's a lot of fun.
- Elder Sign - still a favorite. Recommended on Twitter by Felicia Day. Plays so much like the board game without all the overhead that takes hours to set up and play.
- Ascension - another card game. Less like Dominion and more like Magic the Gathering, but without the endless variety of cards. Once I learned the rules and the expansion rules, I play it all the time. I taught Eryn, who picked it up quickly, and we play over breakfast if we go out.
- Morphology - I play around with it because a friend created it. It's card packs for the game, which I received as part of their Kickstarter Morphology Jr. campaign.
- Hacienda HD - I can't tell if I really like this or not. But I've been playing it lately because it's different.
- Not: Minecraft. I know I can play it on the iPad. I just haven't chosen to do it, despite Eryn's interest in Minecraft. I don't want to dissuade her from the PC version which seems much richer. Topic of conversation over lunch with some of the developers today.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
An iPad App Overview
Been a while since I thought about what apps I'm using on a regular basis. I don't think I even had the iPhone last time, which has some apps I don't use on the iPad, like the flashlight app Kyle got me, and Draw Something, which was fun during recovery, but everyone has fallen off. Mostly I just remind Klund and Pooteewheet it's their turns, despite not caring if they actually take a turn. So what am I using on my iPad?