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The Best iPad Apps Of The Week

The Best iPad Apps Of The Week

June 19, 2011
The AppAdvice iPad App Of The Week: Liike for Facebook with Chat ($0.99 & universal), released June 15 Like Is The Facebook App You've Always Wanted Currently, there's no official Facebook for iPad application - which is a shame, because of a lot of us want to access the social network from our "magical and revolutionary" devices (outside of Safari for iOS). Fortunately, Liike - a third-party developed application - can provide users with access to the service, and also features a sleek, elegant design.
In a sense, Liike feels like it is a native app from Apple to access Facebook. Everything is fast, responsive, and simple. No gaudy blue bar with a logo slapped across it all the time, just a clean and simple interface.
The app is compatible with all of Apple's iOS devices, and is available to purchase for $0.99. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts in the comments. New Releases NightCam+ HD ($0.99), released June 14 New App Promises Nighttime Photos Using An iPad 2 The iPad 2 features a rear-facing camera, but no built-in flash unit - which is problematic. Fortunately, NightCam+ HD promises to help. Features include:
  • Full resolution image capture
  • Instant preview
  • Back and Front camera support.
  • Geotaging your photos
As mentioned, the application is available to download for $0.99. Updates Angry Birds HD ($4.99), updated June 17 Angry Birds Updated: "Mine & Dine" - Cave Theme, 15 New Levels The popular iPad application, Angry Birds HD, has recently been updated. Now, users of the application can enjoy 15 new levels and a cave theme, in which gamers must delve underground to destroy those pesky pigs. The update is also available for the iPhone and iPod touch version of the application. Mr. Reeder ($3.99), updated June 13 Mr. Reader Gets A Massive Update - Adds Many Features, Fixes & Improvements If you're an avid Google Reader users, Mr. Reader is one of the better iPad clients available in the App Store. Now with this latest update, users can enjoy a variety of new features including:
  • New Service: Send to Readability
  • New Service: Create notes in Evernote
  • New Service: Send to “Send2Mac” (open article in your Mac browser)
  • Integrates with Terminology, by Agile Tortoise, to look up definitions of words when installed on your iPad
  • Remembers your preferred article view for each feed automatically
  • Tap and hold an article to jump to its feed section
  • Sydney, a new additional light theme
  • Tap and hold settings button for the option to manually delete all downloaded images for offline use
  • New setting to start the image caching for offline mode automatically
  • A running image caching for offline mode can be manually cancelled. Tap and hold the sync button.
  • Setting to place a big stamp “READ” to make already read articles easier to see (useful for the visually impaired users)
The application is currently available to download for $3.99. At Bat 11 ($14.99), updated June 13 At Bat 11 Updated - Adds Redesigned Statistics & Other Minor Improvements Good news, baseball fans: At Bat 11 has recently received an update, too. New features include:
  • Re-designed MLB.TV live statistical overlays
  • In-game MLB.TV feed switch capability
  • Enhanced Gameday Audio player
  • Accessibility improvements
  • AV Out support
  • Performance improvements
While the application is expensive, it's undoubtedly an essential app for any baseball fan. An iPhone version is also available to download. Twitterrific (free, also universal), updated June 14 Twitterrific for Twitter Updated: New Features, Improvements & Fixes Added The official Twitter app is great, but not everyone likes it. Fortunately Twitterrific is still going strong - the popular alternative has received an update, adding a variety of new features and improvements. The application is currently available to download for free in the App Store, and it's compatible with all of Apple's iOS devices. The Best iPad Apps Of The Week is published each weekend; a companion piece, The Best iPhone Apps Of The Week, is published separately.

Mentioned apps

Liike for Facebook with Chat
Liike for Facebook with Chat
Caleb Thorson
NightCam+ HD
NightCam+ HD
Maksym Tsanko
Angry Birds HD
Angry Birds HD
Chillingo Ltd
Mr. Reader
Mr. Reader
Oliver Fürniß
$4.99 At Bat 11 for iPad At Bat 11 for iPad
$4.99 At Bat 11 At Bat 11
Twitterrific for Twitter
Twitterrific for Twitter
The Iconfactory

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