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#1 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -

Hi, I never own an ipad before nor any apple product (ipod/iphone/apple computer). I was given a gift for an ipad3. What are some free must have apps to get? I already downloaded facebook.

What else is there to get a newbie with zero knowledge to get started.

Thanks in advance.

#2 Posted by musicalmac (23341 posts) -
Grab FlipBoard right away, it's the best news aggregator I've found so far with a great interface. Steam would be good to grab, though I'm not sure it's universal yet. Netflix, Skype, AppShopper, Pandora, Twitter, Movies by Flixter, WatchESPN (if you have cable), Dropbox/Skydrive, TouchArcade, My Xbox Live.. Those are some good ones to start with.
#3 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -
Thanks, btw what's the best free movie converter program to convert files for ipad.
#4 Posted by musicalmac (23341 posts) -
Thanks, btw what's the best free movie converter program to convert files for ipad.anbu-black-ops
Handbrake. No contest.
#5 Posted by Avel23 (47 posts) -

Hi, I never own an ipad before nor any apple product (ipod/iphone/apple computer). I was given a gift for an ipad3. What are some free must have apps to get? I already downloaded facebook.

What else is there to get a newbie with zero knowledge to get started.

Thanks in advance.

anbu-black-ops
Download Chrome, Twitter (if you on it), Angry Birds!! These are free apps and you will surely like them. You will also find more apps on Youtube as there are lots of video concerning free apps for Ipad. Good luck chuck :))
#6 Posted by BeErBOnG29 (4387 posts) -
Add Google Drive, Find My iPhone, Pulse News to the list of apps that haven't been mentioned yet.
#8 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -

Edit: guys I am planning on buying a itunes giftcard. What paid games do you recommend? Thanks in advance.

#9 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -

I'll bump it a bit if it's alright. I am going to grab a $25 itunes card later today or maybe a $50.

can anyone recommend me some very cool games? Also some hidden gems on the app store? Like maybe puzzle or rhythm game.

So Far I am thinking of getting words w/ friends. Also which angry bird is worth getting? I am also thinking of getting Plants vs Zombies and Infinity blade2. lol, I'm really late to the party.

I want an adventure game, a puzzle game, and a mystery game. Thanks in advance.

#10 Posted by Heirren (18409 posts) -
Peggie is good if you haven't played it--great music too. Plants vs Zombies is a good choice, as well. Pinball Arcade is a great Pinball game. Personally I don't care for any games that need tactile feedback. What else do you use your iPad for?
#11 Posted by musicalmac (23341 posts) -
Go here. Look up the genres you like to play, go forth and download.
#12 Posted by anbu-black-ops (2380 posts) -

Go here. Look up the genres you like to play, go forth and download.musicalmac
Thanks for the tip. Very helpful. cause I am looking for a word searching game similar to boggle with online multiplayer support.

@Heirren: thanks.

I was gonna check the gameplay vids using youtube, but the youtube app is gone. Waah!

If you know any othercool sites, let me know. So far I added the one recommended and appshopper.