TiPb Picks of the Week
Every week a few of us from team TiPb will bring you our current favorite, most fun and useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they’re iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch related, they’re fair game.
To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow on after the break!
MyPad+ - @iMuggle
I've tried a lot of Facebook replacement apps for iPad. So far, my favorite has been MyPad+. If you use the official Twitter for iPad client, you should feel right at home. I personally like Twitter for iPad so MyPad+ suits me well.
Friended and Friendly always seemed to be missing a lot of timeline information. I haven't experienced that with MyPad+ yet. I'd really like a Facebook app with notifications but I guess we can't have everything we want.
For now, MyPad+ is definitely my favorite. What about you guys?
Writing Kit - @reneritchie
Writing Kit is a text editor for iPad. But not just. It's a markdown text editor for iPad. But not just. It supports Text Expander, CloudApp, Evernote, Facebook, Posterous, Tumblr, Instapaper, and Twitter. But not just. It has a built-in outliner. But not just. It supports fonts and pinch-to-change font size. But not just. It lets you tap margins to move backwards or forwards one character at a time, or double tap for one word at a time. But not just.
It also has a built in web browser and power searcher so you can quickly jump back and forth to look up information and write up content.
And support for DropBox is coming soon.
Yeah. Just. Yeah.
[$4.99 - iTunes link]
Tweetlogix for Twitter - @andrewwray
I've been playing around with a few different Twitter apps recently and finally landed on Tweetlogix as my go-to Twitter client for the iPhone. The app has so many features that are missing from other popular Twitter apps that I've stopped looking for the "best Twitter app" altogether at this point. Tweetlogix is polished, extremely snappy and takes up very little system resources (RAM) despite everything it can do. When testing against some of the other popular Twitter apps, I discovered the memory footprint of Tweetlogix is roughly half of apps like Tweetbot and Twitter for iPhone, which is great for power users and those who like heavy multi-tasking.
One awesome feature I find myself using on a daily basis is the 'Now Playing' option, which tweets what track the iPod app is currently playing and includes an iTunes link for anyone interested in checking out the tunes you're into. This is particularly useful for me whenever I'm listening to my favorite podcasts for the week.
The app also features light and dark themes, inline image previews, customizable tap-and-hold actions for links and so much more. The feature list is so long, I'd need an entire article by itself to go over everything it can do. If you're looking for a low-priced and feature-heavy Twitter app that's also extremely responsive and well thought out, check out Tweetlogix -- you won't be disappointed! (Thanks for the recommendation Brad!)
[$1.99 - iTunes link]
Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad – @chrisoldroyd
This week’s pick is a remote desktop application that is simply brilliant. You install a small bit of software on your PC or Mac and then install the app on your iPad. When you run the app on your iPad, it scans your network, finds the machine running the software and you can then take control. The app works simply but perfectly. You can control screen scrolling, window scrolling and left and right mouse clicks all with gestures. The most impressive part is the speed. You can even play Flash games on your iPad using this app connected to your PC. It is one of my most used iPad applications. I just leave my laptop in the office and do any PC tasks on my iPad when at home. You can also connect remotely over 3G or even 4G. I just love this app!
[$4.99 - iTunes Link]
Easy Release - @llofte
As a photographer, I need permission to use photos of my clients online, so I have them sign a model release - on my iPad. Easy Release is a great app that is pre-bundled with industry standard release forms but also allows you to add your own. When I have a photo shoot, I just enter the client's basic information and Easy Release does the rest. It displays the custom release for the client to read, they "tap to agree", then sign the release directly on the iPad. I even have my clients sign with a Ten One Design Pogo Sketch so that the process feels more traditional. After the signature is obtained, Easy release emails a PDF version to me and my client. Perfect.
[$9.99 - iTunes link]
Labelbox - @lollerscates (Reader's Choice)
While there are plenty of apps to tweak photos, Labelbox is unique. This app allows you to add a variety of preset labels to give your photos an artistic, creative flair. It’s simple to use and there’s even a screen dedicated to step-by-step directions.
[Free, with in-app purchases - iTunes link]
You’re part of the team as well, so we will be choosing one reader to make a submission each week! Just look for the announcement on [twitter](http://www.twitter.com/llofte] or our Facebook page each weekend for a chance to be picked! In the meantime, jump into the comments and let us know your pick of the week!