Friday, July 29, 2011

My Precious!

New iPad!

I found myself at the mall by accident today and I succumbed (ahead of schedule) to the lure of the iPad 2. I'm hoping it will help with my reduced access to the Internet during the day and I'm keen to see how well it works at the gaming table. I'll find out tomorrow for an Old School Hack session at my place.

So, what apps are indispensable for gaming, writing, map making, and general geekery?

14 comments:

Trey said...

I'd like a tablet, but I think the iPad's too pricey for its function. I'm waiting to see what good competitors can do. Still, they have a great presentation, no doubt. Probably the best think currently for reading digital comics.

Limpey said...

I didn't want one until I played with one. Then the technology lust nearly overcame me, and, like that kid in China, I was ready to sell a kidney to get one.

Rob Barrett said...

We hates it, my precious, we hates the Ballewses, yes we does!

Rob Donoghue said...

Goodreader. It's a buck, and it is exactly the right thing for reading games as PDFs.

Granger44 said...

I second the plug for GoodReader. It handles large RPG book PDFs quite well and has some other nifty features that I should probably use more often.

artbraune said...

Just purchased this for my iPad - I think you will see the value: http://www.gandreas.com/iphone/dicenomicon/index.html

Tenkar said...

Goodreader and Dicenomicon are both great choices. I'll have to play with mine later tonight and check some of my less used (but still valuable) gaming apps.

During the day I use it to surf, read news and read emails.

Best thing since sliced bread ;)

JF said...

An "accident," Monsieur Monkey? I'm *sure* it was... ;)

I mentioned on Solo Nexus what I've been doing with My Precious, but I'd like to also highlight how amazing Pages has been in my gaming and non-gaming life. The on-screen keyboard works well for me. The price tag of 9.99 was so worth it! Not everyone agrees, but I love it!

And get Flipboard for reading feeds, blogs, etc.

matt jackson said...

About time! ;)

Goodreader, Dicenomicon, ArtStudio (for mapping), Pages for PDF creation, BlogPress and the Kindle App are my most used App.

I have switched almost all my blogging over to the iPad these days. Create a map in ArtStudio, slide it into Pages and do the write up, upload to Picasa using BlogPress and post to blog.

Done. Then I read something on my Kindle App. :)

Cthulhu's Librarian said...

Bamboo Paper is great for freehand drawing, and one of the line settings is graph paper. I'll add to the recommendations of Goodreader as well.

Risus Monkey said...

Thanks or all the recommendations. GoodReader proved it's worth in last night's game and I'm going to pick ip a bunch of other apps over the corse of the week.

crazybear said...

Just out of curiosity, did you get a 3g one or just the Wifi?

Jim said...

I have all my gaming PDFs in DiceBook. Especially the ones with random tables. You can roll dice right inside the document... I think its free too...

Risus Monkey said...

@crazybear: wireless only. Budget was strained as it was and I slready have an iPhone 4