Wednesday, July 14, 2010
For Mother's Day my husband bought me this iPad and I love it!! It is by far my favorite thing lately. But instead of writing a review about the actual iPad, I would like to say a few things about my favorite apps.
This idea came to me when my sister was here this past weekend. She has an iPhone and one afternoon we sat down and compared apps. I know that I have a few other friends out there that have iPads or iPhones and I want to share my favorite apps and then hear from you about your favorites!
The above picture is my first homepage and I thought that would be a good place to start.
Down in my system tray is my favorite and most useful app so far: Baby Geek. This app helps me keep track of my new little one's schedule and activities. My favorite part is the graphs that it creates. I can see a graph of EVERYTHING! How often he sleeps, when he sleeps, when he eats, how long he eats, etc. I have even put in the growth data for Ethan and I can compare (via a graph) Ethan and Asher's weight, length and head circumference! I can't really say enough about this program. Also, the customer service is GREAT! I had an issue an emailed the support on a Saturday. Within 4 hours I had two emails trying to help me fix it. Best $.99 I've spent in a long time!
Here are just two of the types of graphs (yes, you can email them too):
The first two rows of apps (and the rest of them that are in my system tray) come with every iPad so I'm not going to review those.
The Weather Channel
This app was free and I really like to use it for the daily and weekly forecast.
This is not really an app it is just a bookmark to an online tutorial for the iPad. It has come in pretty handy at times.
This app was also free (I don't pay for apps often) and it has a great radar display. I like it 100% better then the Weather Channel's and that is why I have two weather apps.
If you are a USAA member you can do a lot of online banking with this app. I love being able to pay my bills from my iPad. (Note: USAA is a member only insurance and banking organization for military personnel and their families.)
Pandora and eBay
These are just app versions of their online counterparts.
This ends part 1 of my iPad app reviews! I hope you have enjoyed it so far. Do you have an iPad or iPhone? What are your favorite apps? Please share!!