I'm pretty excited. Occupying my mind for the last few days is how exactly to help this awesome device reach it's potential. I want it to help and serve me, but I want to be careful to ensure it does not take over and become the "master" and me the "servant."
Andrew has an iPad 1, so I have some idea of what apps I like and what apps I think I'll use the most. Here are my initial thoughts about what apps I think I'll use the most. These are all free unless otherwise stated.
|Gmail--I like this better than the mail app that comes with the iPad.|
|I'm used to this LDS Scriptures app, but I heard the Gospel Library app is getting better, and that it syncs with your lds.org account so you have your markings, etc stored online. Any thoughts?|
|Mormon Chanel is really great. Conference archives, Mormon Messages, interviews and other programs that inspire and uplift.|
|TuneIn Radio--This app lets you listen to radio from all over the world. It's a great way to keep up on my languages while doing dishes!|
|TED--another great dishes app. Lectures on lots of fascinating subjects.|
|iBooks--Seems like the best ebooks app.|
|Deseret Book--It comes with a bunch of free good books ("Jesus the Christ," "Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith," etc.)|
|Audiobooks--This app offers tons of free audiobooks, again from the public domain! You can download them so you don't need to be connected to wi-fi to listen. We had a good time listening to "The Invisible Man" on a recent road trip.|
|Barefoot Atlas--My favorite kid's app. It let's you explore places all over the world and learn about people, cultures, etc. This one costs $5.|
|BYUTV--Some good programs (we do a lot of dishes); the speeches are great, but we also like the "Turning Point" program.|
|Free Books--Tons of free books from the public domain.|
|Pandora--Anyone have a great Pandora station to recommend?|