Showing posts with label ipad2. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ipad2. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 4

10 best apps for the iPad2

I love these 10 Best lists! To this one, though, I'd add:

- Flipboard, free app which displays feeds from newspapers and magazines as well as your own social media feeds. I use it to view my Twitter feeds.

- Azul Media Player. Azul is $1.99 but it's the best media player I've used. I wish it could play .mkv files, but other than that it's great. (I did a review of Azul which you can see here.)

The ten apps are:
- iBooks
- Friendly for Facebook
- Pandora
- Angry Birds Free
- Skype
- Kayak
- The Weather Channel
- Movies by Flixster
- Evernote
- Netflix

For links and commentary, go on over to 10 Must-Have Free Apps for the iPad 2. Cheers!

Wednesday, July 13

Azul Media Player for iPad: 5 out of 5 stars

One of the reasons I bought my iPad 2 was to have a portable device that could play video files. Some folks listen to music when they write -- and I do that as well -- but my favorite thing is to listen to old TV shows I've watched dozens of times. I don't feel any curiosity about what will happen next, but I like the background noise.

Anyway, when I bought my iPad I was new to the apple universe but the App store was easy to navigate and I found a media player quickly. Perhaps too quickly. I'm not going to say which media player I bought, but I wasn't happy with it because it didn't play AC3 sound files. There is a file conversion program that will convert sound files into another format, but I didn't have good results.

I began to think about spending $100 for a media player I could hook up to my television but I didn't want to spend the money, and I wanted something portable, so I decided to try The App Store one more time. After reading many reviews, chose Azul.

* insert trumpet sound *

Every AVI file I have tried to play on my iPad using Azul has worked perfectly! Interestingly, even some of the converted files that the other media player had trouble with, Azul has been able to play just fine.

Azul Website
Azul on iTunes