iPad Apps

For once I do not write anything related to Oracle Database Technologies and Security. After I’ve been asked from time to time, what I’ve installed on my iPad or what I could recommend, it is time to put things together again. It is not an “All-time best IOS App list” nor is the list exhaustive. It is just a personal experience at time of writing. Some App’s are just for the iPad and some are for the iPhone as well. For the price I can not make any statements. But I try to rate them at least with free, costs or free/costs. Where free/pay means that there are two version available.

My must haves

App’s which I regularly use.

iTunes Link Costs Comment
AroundMe free Information what’s around me e.g Restaurants, Bars etc.
Evernote free Collect and access your links, notes etc on the iPad and sync it with your Max
Facebook free Official FaceBook App. There are others around but it’s a good one to start with
Flipboard free My favorite to read news, twitter, etc
iBooks free Must have for eBook’s, PDF etc
Instapaper free Collect web links and read them later
PCalc RPN free/costs My RPN calculator and replacement for HP 48sx
Remote free Remote from Apple for Apple TV and iTunes
Schweizer Fernsehen free Information, news, TV program etc from the swiss broadcasting service
Swiss Phone free Swiss phone book
Twitter free Twitter client
free/costs eVersion of Tagesanzeiger newspaper


Serious App’s for business. Ok in some cases I just though I need them for work…

iTunes Link Costs Comment
Numbers costs Apple’s spreadsheet app
Oracle free Oracle News App
Oracle Magazine free Oracle Magazine
Keynote costs Apple’s presentation app
GoodReader costs read and update all kind of documents, access dropbox, iCloud and WebDAV
OmniFocus costs Task manager with iPhone and Mac synchronisation
OmniGraffle costs Diagramming, charting, and visualization software for iOS
OmniGraphSketscher costs More drawing
Pages costs Apple’s word processing app
Quickoffice Pro HD costs App to view and edit Office documents. With WebDAV and DropBox access
Swiss Map Mobile costs Maps of Switzerland. I mean real maps not just funny pictures but expensive…
iOf free App for the Swiss army. Coordinates, regulations, SNORDA etc
Dropbox free Access and view documents on your dropbox account
Penultimate cost Notes and sketches
Reeder for iPad cost Newsreader for iPad and iPhone
iKeePass costs Password management storing the passwords in a keepass database
Textastic costs Text editor with syntax highlighting for differen languages (C, perl, sql etc)
WordPress costs iOS App to view and edit wordpress posts, pages etc
F5 BIG-IP Edge Client free Open a VPN over F5 VPN Gateways


Ok, these App’s are somehow just gadgets 🙂

iTunes Link Costs Comment
Evri for iPad free Something similar to Flipboard
FastFinga free/costs Write with your fingers
Find My Friends free Localize your friends…
IMDb Movie free Need to know anything about a movie or actor?
Find My iPhone free missing your iPhone? Here’s the app to look for it…
Google Earth free Google earth for the iPad
iBrainstrom free as the name implies
iCircuit cost Must have for an electrical engineer. App to draw and simulate circuits
iPhoto cost iPhoto for the iPad. Haven’t used it that much sofa
iWeather costs Nice weather app
Jumpidoo free Simple game from swiss rail service. Helpful if you are traveling with children 😉
SBB Memory free Another game from swiss rail service. Helpful if you are traveling with children 😉
NASA App HD free Pictures from outer space
Radios free Swiss and other internet radios
Skype for iPad free Skype what else….
Wikihood for iPad free/costs Wikipedia based travel guide
Wikipanion for iPad free/costs Wikipedia for the iPad
ZüriPlan free Maps from Zürich, City maps, history maps etc

The others

I have them but in most cases I do not really use the often 🙂

iTunes Link Costs Comment
Activity Monitor Touch free/costs Monitor resources on the iPad
Air Display costs Use your iPad as second monitor for your MacBook Pro
Bambo Paper fee Notes
Booking.com free Booking through booking.com
BlickTV for the iPad free Blick TV
Currency free Currency converter
Dictionary free/costs English / German dictionary
Google Search free Google App’s and Search
Google Translate free Interface to Google translate
iA Writer costs Cool way to write on iPad
Nespresso free Simple app to order Nespresso capsule
Kindle free Kindle Reader
On AIR free TV Schedules
Photogene costs Photo editing similar to iPhoto
Rezepte costs Collection of recipes
Schweizer Spezialitäten costs Swiss recipes
Swiss Info free Swiss news portal
Teletext costs Swiss Teletext
TomTom costs Tom Tom Navigator for iPhone and iPad
Zattoo free Watch TV on your iPad
20 Minuten free News portal for 20 Minutes

There are a few app’s more but run out of time….

Feel free to drop me a line about your favorite apps for the iPad