I've been tasked for setting up my older friend's iPad with useful apps, and while I have some ideas, I also don't have an iPad myself.... Please advise! [more inside]
posted by Aubergine
on Apr 19, 2013 -
I use an app on my iPhone and iPad called AppShopper to keep a list of iOS apps I'd like to buy. It tracks them and sends a push notification when their price changes (or when there's an update to the app). Is there another app like that out there that tracks movies, music and TV shows (and maybe apps) on the iTunes Store? If there's no app, is there a website that does this?
posted by jroybal
on Mar 30, 2013 -
I recently started using Onlive Plus and like it a lot. But I'm stuck on one thing. Once I have downloaded and edited a Dropbox file in Onlive, how do I get the file back to Dropbox?
The Onlive FAQ says, "After you edit a file, save it and upload it to Dropbox," but I can't figure out how to accomplish the upload from within Onlive. And my google-fu is failing me.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Short Attention Sp
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I work for a small literary magazine. The incoming managing editor wants us to have a magazine app for tablets that appears on those virtual magazine racks. Is this a good idea, and if so what's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Feb 1, 2013 -
I am looking for a drag and drop photo app for the ipad. Something that will let me import to ipad via drag and dropping while allowing me view and share photos on my ipad without having to sync through Iphoto.
posted by citybuddha
on Jan 3, 2013 -
What iPad app(s) will record a chess game and email the resulting PGN file to two email addresses? (Bonus points if we don't have to enter the email address anew each time.)
posted by Soliloquy
on Nov 30, 2012 -
My father is 91, speaks English and an avid TV-viewer. He had never been into word games or games like Sudoku or board games. He used to play golf till his early eighties. .From the mini- metal state test
he has moderate dementia and we are hoping that together with the Aricept
that he is on, some 'engaging' apps ( as someone put it ) might stave off deterioration of his cognitive functions. [more inside]
posted by kryptos
on Nov 17, 2012 -
Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn
on Oct 8, 2012 -
I'm going to Kyoto for a two-day visit in November, but with only an iPod Touch 4 in my jacket pocket as I'd like to avoid bringing a heavy guidebook/backpack as I walk around exploring all day. What PDFs/docs/apps/downloads can help make my visit amazing, or at least easier? [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Can I transfer apps bought from the App Store to another person/Apple ID? [more inside]
posted by mnsc
on Sep 5, 2012 -
I'm trying to figure out if a iPad is what I'm looking for to help me reduce my physical books, particularly cookbooks and printed (from the internet) recipes. I want to know first whether iPad is the way to go for my specific needs (details within) and then, if an iPad is what I want, which generation iPad & apps would help me do what I want. Or maybe there is a better solution? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Friends, mefites, global citizens, recommend me your apps for the iPad. [more inside]
posted by b33j
on May 19, 2012 -
Are there any mobile apps that support community/collaborative remix? Apps that go beyond your own social network (i.e. Facebook/Twitter sharing), but post to their own public community. There are thousands of sites like that on the web, but the only ones I can find on iOS are Mixel
and Make Pixel Art
, and that seems crazy
posted by waxpancake
on May 9, 2012 -
Best iPad educational apps to help a 5 year old catch up before kindergarten? She needs help with basic English, ABCs, numbers. [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy
on Apr 22, 2012 -
What is the best solution for blogging with an iPad? Is anyone actually doing this? I'd like to be able to travel with just an ipad and a bluetooth keyboard instead of my laptop. What I need: CC photo search and image resizing, the ability to easily add links, and upload to a wordpress blog to which I'm a contributor. Blogsy looks pretty good. What say you Metafilterers? Doable? Pipe dream? Be honest.
posted by letstrythis
on Mar 17, 2012 -
I can't be the only person on Metafilter who's succumbed to temptation and gotten their new iPad today. So now that I have it, what apps will make it extra awesome? [more inside]
posted by psycheslamp
on Mar 16, 2012 -
Frequently I notice that iPhone/iPad apps initially go on sale initially at a reduced price. Moog's Animoog app, for example, debuted for a limited time at $0.99 and now costs $30. Obviously this is a strategy to get buzz and positive reviews. However, I'm bummed for missing this deal. Are there any websites that give the reader a heads up on killer apps that have just come out and which are being offered for practically nothing?
posted by prunes
on Jan 29, 2012 -
What are iOS apps like Snapseed
, but for video — to add basic effects and color correct videos shot with iPad, iPhone? VideoFX Live
doesn't do the job because it only allows shooting new videos, not edit existing.
posted by vladimirfrolov
on Jan 27, 2012 -
I am a high school science teacher teaching five classes in three classrooms and my desk is in a fourth. I'd love to cut down on the amount of paper I have to schlep from room to room. Is there an iPad app available that would let me take attendance (and set absent as the default) and record hall passes, discipline, and parental contact?
posted by a22lamia
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Looking for a user friendly way to let people sign up for an email newsletter at a live event. Other than forcing them to enter their emails right into the right website, how can I simplify the current process of a person writing their email down, and a different person writing it into a spread sheet, and then someone else uploading the emails into the newsletter system? Is there an iPad app for this? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I just received an iPad2 as a gift. I'm excited but clueless. Help me make the most of it and figure out basic matters of care and feeding. Some specific questions inside about apps, accessories, virtues, limitations inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog
on Oct 11, 2011 -
My father is 78 and is housebound after 16 years of suffering from the after-effects of several strokes. I showed him my iPad and he was entranced so we are going to get him a top of the line iPad. What are the best apps that we can put on the iPad for him? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Sep 22, 2011 -
My New Yorker Ipad app is crashing and closing within 20 seconds of opening an issue. I wrote new yorker tech support and they sent these instructions but they don't work:
Please try resetting your app using the following instructions.
1. From the iPad home screen, tap twice on the home button and the apps
that are running on your device will appear along the bottom row.
2. Hold down the icons until they "shake".
3. Tap on the red circle to reset your application. This does not delete
4. Double tap the home button again to return to all of your apps.
5. Open the app and allow for your library to update. All of your issues
should now be available for download.
I think they addressed the wrong problem. I've rewrote them but because of the holiday there is no reply. Any suggestions of what to try next? I'd like to be able to read what I've paid for
posted by Xurando
on Jul 4, 2011 -
I am a PC Windows/Word/Scrivener user with Dropbox and Google account; I want to write lengthy prose on the move (at cafes, hotels etc.) using my new WiFi iPad 2 with Apple keyboard and keep my text safely synced/compatible/accessible back at home. What apps, accounts do I need? [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron
on Jun 19, 2011 -
What apps would a 50-year old Chinese or Vietnamese person have on their iPad?
I'm thinking of getting my parents iPads, since I've really enjoyed mine, think that it'd be simple enough for them to use, and easy enough to do technical support for. They aren't that technically savvy and don't speak English well so I'd like to get them started first on some easy to use apps where they could get content such as foreign news, music, and television shows. [more inside]
posted by ajackson
on Jun 18, 2011 -
Very happy owner of a new Ipad2 (with 3g). Are you an Ipad user/owner? What are your absolute favorite apps? And why? I have looked at a lot of prior threads asking for best apps for particular purposes, including this one
about best apps for gifting, but I'm actually just interested in finding out the apps MeFi people love the most.
posted by bearwife
on May 17, 2011 -
Pimp my iPad! I'm going to be using an iPad for business trips in the near future. Can you help me find all the best apps for wandering through a strange city? [more inside]
posted by chatongriffes
on Feb 24, 2011 -
Dementia and the iPad: I've just purchased an iPad for my parents. My mother will take to it instantly, but my father has fairly advanced dementia. I want to load the device with apps he may find engaging. Research has revealed a few lists, but I'd love some suggestions based on actual experience.
posted by aladfar
on Dec 17, 2010 -
What is the most cost effective way to have tons of music (piracy is not an option)? At the least I want something that lets me listen to music on my iPad offline because it is a WiFi only model. [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Nov 24, 2010 -
What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate
on Nov 14, 2010 -
iPad as Hitchiker's Guide: I've got a couple weeks of travel coming up and I want to carry as little as possible. To wit, I want to bring my iPad as my portable Internet Device and I was wondering what apps would make it the perfect travel companion. Which apps have saved your life enroute? What do you wish you had? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Oct 7, 2010 -
I'm looking for iPad app suggestions for and older lady who is new to computers in general and has never used an iPad. What kind of apps are key for everyday iPad use, and what would make someone hesitant to use an iPad pick it up and say "Wow, this is fun (and easy)"? More thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jul 16, 2010 -
What technology and/or software is used to create animated interactive storybooks for the iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch) platform? Me and a friend of mine would like to convert one his illustrated children's stories into an iPad app by adding (minimal) animation and interaction to the existing drawings. [more inside]
posted by dinkyday
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Can I use an iPad for something I haven't purchased? Specifically, do the ebook apps only work on content I've bought or obtained through either Amazon or the iBookstore? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on May 5, 2010 -
Can you advise me on creating my research tool? Do you know a way to turn outilnes into interactive menus on the Web? How about on a mobile device ? Is there an app that is for iPhone apps what Dreamweaver is for Web sites? [more inside]
posted by jimmymcvee
on Apr 21, 2010 -