Thursday, January 12, 2012

iPad Apps

It's been one of those days.  It's now 3:30 and I'm finally eating lunch and getting around to getting a post up today.  I had my nice little day all planned and NOTHING went according to plan. :)  We have a several dvd machines (like red box) around the area, and I always load the new movies in the two in town.  This usually takes maybe 5 min. at each store.  Today it took almost an hour between the two!  I should have just bought the heart wreath form I found yesterday, although it was smaller than I wanted. Instead, I spent a great deal of time trying to configure in my mind how to make my own while staring at styrofoam and wandering around my local craft store when they didn't have any heart wreaths at all.  I spent an insane amount of time standing in a return line at Walmart, just to return a hanger (okay, it was a $5 hanger and I really had no use for it. I'm not sure it was worth it.)  I bought a box.  Exciting, I know.  I always feel pretty lame when I have to pay money for a box, but just I didn't have one the right size.  I did get 32 certificates ready and delivered to my youngest childrens' school as part of the student achievement awards I'm in charge of.  Even those didn't go as quickly as I wanted either.  I've had 1 glass of water today, I think, and I broke down and bought a pop while I was in town starving and trying to ward off a headache.  :(  At least I got to come home to these cuties:



Pictures from 2010
They make me smile.  They're pretty goofy.  I sure love them all!

Anyhoo, the real reason for the post today, my sister, Leslie, and I both got iPads for Christmas.  So we want to know your favorite apps.  Leslie wondered if anyone had any recommendations for good educational (kids) apps.  I just want to know anything fun, helpful, whatever, that you use.  I'm pretty much a novice to all apps.  I don't even have a smart phone! Gasp!! I know, heck, I barely started texting a few months ago.  So any recommendations would be awesome.  What apps can you not live without?  Which ones do you use daily?  Which ones do your kids play/use when they steal your iPad?  Leave a comment and let us know your favorites.

9 comments:

Emily S. said...

Kim- I'll email Leslie a list. I just got a whole sheet from Andrew's speech therapist. Loving' the iPad!!

folkhaven said...

Please post Emily's list!!!! My son is just starting with speech therapy, and I could use some fresh games for him depending upon the level.

alesha said...

I don't have an ipad, but this app is for everything...your desktop, smart phone, and tablet. Evernote. It is basically an note making app that has extraordinary personalization features. Your notes are saved on your device and uploaded to the cloud online. It is free unless you need more space and then it is $5 per month or $45 per year. I use it for my work (tutoring), blogging, and personal life. You organized notes by notebooks and by tags. This gives you multiple ways to search for information. Basically my whole life is in this app...without it I would be lost! Maybe I'll do a tutorial on using it on my blog sometime. Hope you find it helpful. Feel free to email me if you have any questions!
Alesha

mjhuntsman@msn.com said...

I try to use the app "lose it". But - I am not very consistent. You log in your current weight and your goal weight. You give the deadline when you want to reach that goal weight. It calculates how many calories you can have per day. You also log in everything you eat and your exercise. When you put in your food it takes away the calories and when you exercise it puts it back. I have found it to be the best weight control app out there.

The kindle app is good for reading books. (not so great on the ipod touch) Another must is LDS Tools and Scriptures. I also like the Mormon Channel. I set it on my speakers and listen to the music quite a bit.

I have tons more apps, but those are the main ones that come to mind.
Mary Jo

PS - I am jealous!! Someday I will get an Ipad - i hope.

Anonymous said...

We recently got an iPad too and I was so confused about what good apps to get the kids of varying ages. I found this site really useful as it gives honest reviews and categorises the apps according to age etc. Really helpful. http://www.smartappsforkids.com/

Amy said...

No iPad here...boo hoo. But we're addicted to Bubble Shooter on the iPod. ;) Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

Cheryl said...

I also was not lucky enough to get an Ipad for Christmas, but cannot live without my iphone... My kids love the story books, Glow Draw, and of course Norad to track how many more days til next Christmas LOL

Me I use EEBA it is an envelope cash system tracker, StumbleUpon, Pinterest and Shopkick (see my post on this at http://myfrugalfamily-cheryl.blogspot.com/2012/01/start-saving-now-for-next-christmas-or.html

Natasha said...

I don't have an ipad but would love one! are they really as good as people say they are?

Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
Hope to see you there again tomorrow
http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/2012/01/serenity-saturday-22.html

Natasha xx

Heidi said...

I just got an iPad for Christmas...so much stinkin fun!! Here are some of my favs...
Instagram...Pandora...Cozi...Goodreads...Camera+...My Fitness Pal...Errands...Red Stamp. Now for the kiddos...
BrainPop...Paper Football...FlashtoPass Free...Stack the States...3 Little Pigs...TeachMe Kindergarten...Toontastic...Crayola LCC!
I have many more but I haven't tried them out yet!! Good luck and thanks for linking up at {Junk in their Trunk}

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