iPhone and iPad top 5 iOS apps
iPhone, iPad and iPad touch are provided a lot of great new features by iOS apps on concord more than that it lets developers provide us even better games and apps! If it is a great old app then it is updated with spectacular new functionality, or a new brand app that would never have been possible earlier, they access everything from Documents in the Cloud to AirPlay Mirroring to Twitter integration to Newsstand, to persistent location and more.
There will no doubt be a flood of them soon but for right now, right this minute, here are a list of our favorites, the ones we think are the best TiPb’s Top 5 apps that support awesome new iOS 5 features!
iWork Numbers, Pages, and Keynote (Documents in the Cloud)
Apple’s iWork productivity suite involves the Pages word processor,the Keynote presentation maker and the Numbers spreadsheet. While not as powerful as Microsoft’s ubiquitous Office suite, for lower jobs that they can change into more beautiful better laid out documents. Now, Documents in the Cloud. It only gets us knowledge that Apple is right out of the gate with iCloud support for their own apps, and that the providing of that support is pretty good. Any Pages,Numbers, or Keynote document that you initiate on your iPhone or iPad is registered on iCloud and back down to all your other devices, including eventually the iWork apps on the Mac.
There is no file system, no file management. This idea is to simply open your apps and find your documents those are waiting for you, up to date and ready for more. If modifying on all your iOS and OS X devices is more useful for you, iWork is now a powerful, simple way to do it.
Note: iWork apps are universal, so you should buy only once to use on all your iOS devices, including iPhone and iPad. Though each app is bought separately, and as well as the Mac versions need to be bought separately.
Numbers – $9.99 App Store link
Pages – $9.99 – [App Store link](mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pages/id361309726?mt=8&at=10l3Vy&ct=d_im)
Keynote – $9.99 App Store link
Magazine and newspaper apps (Newsstand)
Whereas many people hate even the presence of Newsstand on their home screens, Actually it manages several problems to very neatly solve previously associated with subscription media such as magazines and newspapers. It is just a custom folder, and magazines and newspapers are still served up as apps, but Newsstand puts them all in one place, updates automagically when new problems “come out”, and moves you to a subscription section of the App Store so that you don’t have to wade through games and novelty apps to find your periodicals.
Those magazine and newspaper apps had to update for iOS to support Newsstand, on concard many already have and many more will update shortly. If subscriptions are your thing, Newsstand, if not perfect, is certainly better.
Note: Some apps are universal, many aren’t. Check for the + symbol on a case-by-case basis.
Variable – App Store link
Real Racing 2 and Real Racing 2 HD (AirPlay Mirroring)
FireMint is always at the cutting edge of iOS gaming and iOS 5 is no different. They’ve already updated Real Racing 2 for iPhone and Real Racing 2 HD for iPad to support the new AirPlay Mirroring feature. It lets you stream your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 interface including any app or game through an Apple TV to a big screen HDTV. FireMint takes it to a whole new level they offer full on Party Play. What that means is you and up to 4 people total can each use an iPhone 4S or iPad 2 to race, multiplayer style, on the big screen. Not only is that a whole lot of fun it’s a shot across the bow of every console in the casual gaming space.
We will hope soon see all sorts of board games, shooters, and other great titles support to feature. Until then we’ll be busy playing Real Racing 2.
Note: It’s not a universal binary, so you’ll have to buy it separately for iPhone and iPad if you want it on both, but right now it’s on 40% sale so it’s as close to a no brainer as you can get.
$2.99 on sale – iPhone App Store
$3.99 on sale – iPad App Store
iQuick Tweet (Twitter Integration)
iOS 5 has built-in Twitter integration so you can rapidly tweet a photo, YouTube video, etc. iQuick Tweet smartly took that rapidity and made it the focus of a dedicated app. You launch, you type a Twitter status, you hit send, you’re done. It’s just that simple and fast.
If you want to read timelines, browse through @mentions, explore profiles, check trends, or do a lot of other stuff besides tweeting, there’s an embarrassment of full fledged Twitter clients on iOS, but if all you want to do is blast off a message, iQuick Tweet has you covered.
$0.99 – iTunes Store link
For iOS 5 users, foursquare now provides the New Radar feature, with ability to alert you when your friends are near and doing something fun even if your iPhone is in your pocket. This awesome or terrifying new feature means you don’t need to have your iPhone out and foursquare open all the time, in constant fear you might miss out on what’s happening around you. While it’s not as granular as Apple’s new Find my Friends app, if your goal is to know where the cool stuff is happening, foursquare Rader is a lot more powerful.
Free – iPhone App Store
Bonus: Instapaper (Brightness and Dictionary)
Favored as the best way to devour web articles by geeks everywhere, Instapaper proves that it’s not just the big, flashy iOS 5 features that can make a difference — the little ones matter too. Support for the built-in dictionary and native brightness controls means downloading the app is faster, and reading your saved articles is more comfortable than ever. (The UI has also received an excellent overhaul.)
Note: Instapaper is a universal app so you can buy it once and use it on all your iOS devices.
$4.99 – App Store link
Addenda: Jailbreak app
A lot of Jailbreak apps and tweaks are also being updated to support iOS 5. If Jailbreak is where your heart lies, keep your browser locked on TiPb.com/Jailbreak for all the updates.
Your favorite new iOS 5 apps?
iOS 5 is only a week old and we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface of what iOS 5 apps and games will bring to our iPhones and iPads. Did we miss any of your favorites? Did we leave any of the best new apps and updates out? Is there anything else that should have made our top 5 list?