The entire AppAdvice team would like to welcome you to AppStart, our just-launched iPad app that provides the everyday user with the means to turn their new device into a powerful tech tool.
AppStart is meant to help you get the most out of your iPad by not only filtering through the over 50,000 iPad apps out there but by also providing you with step-by-step instructions on how to fully utilize the apps themselves.
AppStart consists of four scrolling pages packed with tons of content to help the non-techies out there get the most out of their iPads. It starts off with the basics, offering up the top 10 apps you absolutely have to download before doing anything else, and then progresses into more advanced topics like how to replace your laptop with your iPad or how to print with no strings attached.
Each article was carefully crafted by our AppAdvice team to ensure that even the most basic user is able to follow along. Articles feature tons of screenshots so you know exactly what to look for, detailed instructions, fun tips, and app icons and direct links to mentioned apps so you can easily find and download them from the App Store.
We also designed the app’s interface to be dead simple and as clear as possible to anyone using it, allowing you to go at your own pace and read only what applies to you. Tapping on any of the lead images will bring up an article in full-screen. Swiping up and down will allow you to quickly scroll through entire articles, and swiping from left to right — as you would when unlocking your iPad — allows you to go back to the main page. It’s just that easy. The app also saves the last page you were on, so you can leave at any time and come right back to what you were previously reading.
AppStart is available immediately for $.99. We truly hope you enjoy it, because we definitely enjoyed putting it together.
We also have a big surprise for our dedicated AppAdvice readers. In the true spirit of the holidays, we will be giving away 3,000 copies of AppStart! Yes, you read that right. You’re eyes aren’t deceiving you. We want to make sure that you and your family members can enjoy your iPads as much as we do, and we figured the only way to do that is to get AppStart in your hands as soon as possible.
Details on how to nab yourself a copy will be coming up very shortly in a entirely separate article so we can keep things straight and make sure everyone has a chance to get AppStart. Since we are gifting the 3,000 copies, the giveaway will only be open to our U.S. readers. Although the App Store rules changed regarding promo codes being used internationally, the same can’t be said for gifting.