Is the iPad cool? Certainly, however; what personalizes it and creates functionality are the apps. Honestly, narrowing this down to my favorite twelve was a chore. A self-described app-a-holic, I am always checking out the latest and greatest. The key is talking to other iPad users and finding out what they love as well as frequenting the mighty app store. My theory is if it is free try it, what do you have to lose?
Color Splash: Photo editing is a treat on iPad and color selection is a fabulous way to put an artistic spin on your photos. This app changes a color photo to black & white allowing you to select certain sections of the image to highlight with color. Imagine a black and white photo with sea green eyes enhanced: gorgeous!
Adobe Spark: Create great things from your photos on the go.
Shutterfly: One of my favorite websites turned apps brings its popular photo sharing to your iPad. Load your photos, create albums and email a link to friends and family. You can order photos and have them mailed to you or printed at a local Target in an hour for pick up. Grandma across the country can chose to order her own photos or just enjoy on the web. Reliable and reasonably priced: what’s not to love?
Social Media Sizzle:
Flipboard: Is like reading your own personal Social Media magazine, content chosen by you and edited constantly by your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Photos are prominently displayed and status updates are presented in small tidbits which are enticing and easy to read.
TweetDeck: If you are on Twitter, you need Tweetdeck! You can easily set up columns and lists using this free service. Viewing your mentions, direct messages and lists of your choice makes this the go-to Twitter app for me in most instances. You can touch a tweet to make it a favorite or to show the whole conversation that relates to this tweet.
Sprout Social: I use Sprout Social for my business Twitter account, I strongly recommend if you tweet for work that you use a separate platform. You can also set up columns, show mentions and direct messages.
Feedly: Great way to get web content on your iPad and read at your leisure. Simple, yet powerful this tool manages your reading materials and is customizable to boot.
Evernote: The beauty of Evernote is that with one account you can effortlessly sync info from your iPad, iPhone & computer! Take notes, create projects and insert photos by taking one or adding from your library. This hard working app allows you to take voice messages, tag items or cut & paste from the web. Who doesn’t want to be more organized?
Trello: My fave for organization. If you haven’t used Trello yet, open your account here. You need Trello! It’s like a whiteboard with super powers. (And it’s free!) This isn’t a sponsored post, I just truly love their product and I want you to be more productive too.
Pinterest: Inspiration to savor and save for later.
Etsy: Difference Makes Us. Find Items As Unique As You Are-Only On Etsy.
Netflix: What could be better than streaming videos on demand? Plugging in your iPad & streaming them through your TV! Netflix’s offers a ginormous list of movies to choose from for a small monthly fee. You also have the option of receiving DVD’s and streaming through your iPad using a connector kit. Forget the late fees, this service is incomparable.
These are my 12 most inspiring apps, I’m sure you have your favorites too. I’d love to know what you use and love. Yes, there is an app for that!