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18 great iPad apps for consuming content

Great iPad apps for consuming content

As a companion to Jason Hiner's article "Rethinking the iPad: A formula to make it useful if you're already savvy on a laptop and smartphone," this set of screenshots introduces 18 great apps that play to a tablet's biggest strength: consuming content.

About

Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).

15 comments
canonist49
canonist49

I agree with most of the comments! that screen shots will never replace written content

Glenn44
Glenn44

Still not sure what half these apps are - any chance you could list them and elaborate a little as to why they're on your list???


Thx.

veseloiu
veseloiu

I don't know about other people but I count 20 apps, not 18.....

Is it me or is it this reporter who have failed either their arithmetics or their basic English?

jzipper
jzipper

Get back to printing articles!!!!!   These presentations of screen shots are useless.

lee_h_shannon
lee_h_shannon

A brief description of why it's a good app for the iPad would be useful. Feels like a lazy space filler.

jgarman
jgarman

Your method of presenting information on a website is essentially unusable I'm sorry to say. In fact, it's awful... at the moment I'm using Safari on an iPad, but IE and Windows presentation is no better. Couldn't you be more "traditional"?

Bill.Wakefield
Bill.Wakefield

Please boost your click-throughs using different methods and instead present content in a usable manner... -1 for UX.

bnicholson
bnicholson

I finally got jt working by using Safari on my Mac.


Strange article: screen shots of apps (some of them I am familiar with the company, others not at all). It might have been a bit more informative to have some description why this app is a great iPad app. What does it deliver that others do not? Referring back to another article that I read and included a couple of the screen shots you listed here, but not a description of any of them, is pretty pointless.


Have a good day off.

MLamont
MLamont

I'm surprised to not see the app readability. It abandons ads to remove distractions while reading web content. Maybe also considering this abandoning of ads makes it unpopular by sites that generate necessary revenue from these ads.

babcock_john
babcock_john

The article can be viewed and the contents scrolled on the iPad (3) but it can't be scrolled on a PC running Windows 8.x. Coincidence that the article discusses iPad applications? I think not or at least I hope that this isn't true.

waytoobusyforthisnonsense
waytoobusyforthisnonsense

Really, Tech Republic??? 2nd article in two days where you can't scroll through the pictures and get.....um, er.....CONTENT - get rid of the banner at the top that is hogging up bandwidth - or make your site work....

rsayre11
rsayre11

@waytoobusyforthisnonsense I agree as well. Firefox, Chrome, IE - first picture only, even after waiting. Odd that TECH Republic can't even get a simple web page to load correctly, javascript related or not

rbedard
rbedard

@waytoobusyforthisnonsense  


I agree, I have the same problem in both IE11 and Chrome. After waiting about 5 minutes though it started working so something must have been loading in the background.

veseloiu
veseloiu

@jasonhiner @waytoobusyforthisnonsense   Don't bother fixing anything, Jason. This is a waste of time and web space. Better work on your counting skills and on writing something worthwile instead

We are ALL way too busy forTHIS nonsense