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.
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).
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???
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?
A brief description of why it's a good app for the iPad would be useful. Feels like a lazy space filler.
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"?
Please boost your click-throughs using different methods and instead present content in a usable manner... -1 for UX.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
@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