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Friday Four: Apps for Your Shiny New iPad

It seems like things have really reached a fevered pitch with the iPad ever since the iPad 2 hit the scene just a few short weeks ago. I don’t know if everyone was just on the fence waiting out the new version, but it seems like everyone I know either has one now, or has a hand-me-down iPad 1 from another geek.

With that in mind, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my favorite iPad apps of the moment. Get the full list after the break.

Penultimate – $1.99

Nothing helps me brainstorm a new project like sketching out my ideas with pen and paper. Penultimate replicates this experience with some excellent handwriting recognition combined with an unlimited number of virtual notebooks. Throw a stylus into the mix, and you have a great tool for your next meeting.

PhotoSync – $1.99 (Universal)

A friend introduced me to this little gem last week. Simply put, PhotoSync makes it easily to wirelessly transfer photos and movies to and from your iPad and other iOS devices. I use it to transfer freshly shot HD footage from my iPhone 4 to my iPad for viewing. It’s a fantastic app, especially if you hate having to sync with iTunes.

Zite – Free

Cleve introduced me to this one the other day, and I’ve been enjoying it ever since. It’s basically a glorified RSS reader that builds a virtual magazine around the content you tell the app that you like; it may not sound that cool in concept, but it’s pretty fun to just kick back and read through a few articles with it when you get a few minutes.

The Daily – Free (Subscription Required)

I know a lot of folks will be split on this one, but I’ve really enjoyed reading The Daily ever since its introduction in February. Though some argue the relevance of a digital newspaper in leue of just browsing the web, I really enjoy reading the columns and playing around with the interactive elements every day. It makes me read a larger breadth of content that I would normally look into, and it’s a great compliment to my morning cup of coffee. Go give it a shot.

What apps get the most daily taps on your iPad? Let us know in the comments below.

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  1. Cleve Persinger (Reply) on March 25th, 2011

    Good apps,Eric. Love me some Zite and Penultimate!

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