Finally, last week I bought myself an iPad. I resisted long enough and was completely out of excuses not to buy a new iPad 2 in Austin :)
I wasn’t really new to the device, Marco (my partner at SOMEHOW) brought the original iPad to the office quite quickly after it was released and I played with it a lot. Owning one is different. Like a mobile phone the device is personal, and the most interesting applications for it are personal as well.
The applications I like most are the ones where my social networks organize and select the content. I don’t need newspaper applications or magazine apps. For now, those applications are still very one dimensional. How weird this might sound, they aren’t very good in filtering, yet.
– The native Twitter application, that handles hyperlinks extremely nice (free)
– Reeder, a great Google Reader application (paid) (you should also try the desktop application)
– Tweetmag, a social wall/magazine (paid)
– Zite, a social magazine (free)
– Flipboard, a social magazine (free)
These apps are all using your social “link” networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google Reader).
If you ask me, this is the future of the magazine.