The iPad is quite a revolutionary device, in that it tries to change the way we do many things. There are tons of apps for doing just about anything with a few simple swipes of your fingers, but navigating through videos can still be awkward unless you’re using YouTube.
The app that we are reviewing today is called Squrl, and it tries to make browsing videos from different sources fun, intuitive, and simple. Let’s see how it fares!
Grazing’s icon gives a sneak peek into what you will experience after tapping the icon. The icon shows grass that leads into an infinite abyss, an infinite abyss of information that can be grazed or consumed at extreme detail.
Yes, Grazing is another browser for iPad in an already crowded niche, but it does have features which make it stand out from the pack. One of the best features of Grazing is that it is touch-optimized. The developer of Grazing, Thinkbitz Software, took the time to re-think how users would use a touch device to surf the web. While there is nothing wrong with the standard way of web browsing in Safari for iOS, it’s not exactly optimized for iPad. The iPad has had some gesture love with the multitasking gestures but that’s about all.
The added bonus of using Grazing as your iPad browser of choice is that ThinkBitz has included features such as sending links to Instapaper, saving a page to Evernote, and sharing a link to Facebook.
Read on to see if breaking free from the fence of Safari and browsing the open web with Grazing is right for you!
Gmail is the third largest email provider in the world. Taking into account how young the service actually is, that’s quite an achievement. In fact if you only consider the number of new registrations across the board after the launch of Gmail, the numbers would be totally different. No one can deny that Gmail is the best among the lot.
Besides being great, Google tweaks the app to perfection as and when possible. But all that’s on the web. When it comes to the iOS ecosystem, that’s a totally different story. The native Gmail client launched years after, only to be pulled down mere hours later, thanks to a bunch of bugs. It has since relaunched, but how good is the new version? Come, let’s find out.
There are so many ways to consume news if you happen to own an iPad. From a very capable standards compliant browser to feed readers, native apps straight from news outlets, RSS readers, among a bunch of other options. One vertical among them that has gotten the attention of indie developers and large media powerhouses are newsreaders that offer a mashup of content.
It’s a fun way to read articles on a snazzy newsreader. Most of them are iPad only and more of them come knocking ever so often. I personally have reviewed a couple of cool ones for our readers. The recent one that got my attention was Hitpad. Like its umpteen competitors, Hitpad also strives to present news in a compelling manner – could it persuade you to ditch Flipboard or another similar app. Is it really that compelling?
There’s just something about the iPad, isn’t there? Things tend to look so good on the iPad, I find that I rarely try to change anything. On my PC, I constantly try to find a better browser, a better reader, but on the iPad I have the tendency to use whatever has been given to me. This is why I never really tried to find a replacement for Safari on my iPad before, even though I often wasn’t satisfied with it.
This all changed when I heard about the new Dolphin Browser HD for the iPad. I’ve heard about this browser for Android, and when it came out for the iPad I simply had to try it. Find out whether it’s worth the switch?
Apps from a lot of genres have witnessed a new lease of life with the launch of iPod Touch and the iPhone. Founder of the famous online music streaming service Pandora even admitted that the company is still alive, thanks to iOS devices.
In the same vein, the iPad is vitalising content companies. Particularly magazines, e-books, and blogs. News and feed readers of various sizes and form have popped up in the past few months and we have reviewed quite a lot of them. Feedly promises to be a news and feed reader with a twist. Let’s see how refreshing the experience actually is.
Sharing in 140 characters or less is the name of the Twitter game. The platform simply exists and the users make it whatever they want it to be. We’ve seen a wide variety of uses as Twitter’s popularity has increased, from breaking news to sharing pictures of your dog (and everything in between). It’s safe to say that we are still discovering ways to utilize Twitter.
I’ve been a Twitter user for couple years and I’ll admit that I’ve had moments in the past were I wasn’t sure I really understood what Twitter should be used for. I was always looking for what it should be used for. I just went with it and continued on in my semi-active, mostly observational state. After a while I began to notice how much less I was using my RSS reader and instead going to Twitter for some Web reading. I was following people that interested me and they shared a lot of links to things I found interesting as well.
You may have heard the argument that Twitter is going to kill the RSS reader. Now, while I don’t think that is necessarily true, I do think that it can fill a need for a lot of people. Tweed is an iPad application that brings us a step closer and attempts to cut out the fluff and just deliver those links. Can it replace my RSS reader? Let’s find out!
If you’ve dabbled in web development before, you know it’s a pretty involved activity; using the browser, a development application, an image editor, references, and more. It’s hard to imagine how this could be transferred on to an iPad, where you work in single window apps exclusively.
If you’re expecting the experience of Coda you should turn back now, but if you want the ability to fix a critical error or add something for a client on the go, Gusto might be the perfect app for you!
It’s funny to look at the Web of today, and think back to it being a purely textual experience at its inception. Inline images came soon after, but today we’re so used to the wizbang of AJAX not to mention the stunning array of beauty that CSS offers. And once video hit the Web, there was really no turning back. Today sites like YouTube and Vimeo are among the most heavily trafficked sites on the Net.
But there’s a conflict between the video of the Web at large, and access to it via the mobile devices we’re using more and more. The bottom line is, they’re hampered by the limited bandwidth caps imposed by carriers and the reliance on a connection to the Internet in general. The iPad is arguably one of the best mediums for watching video – mobile or otherwise – but it doesn’t have a consistent connection to the Internet.
Enter Roadshow from Fetch Softworks. At its core, Roadshow is an app to cache local copies of videos from the Web. Pretty simple premise, right? It is, and Roadshow does a great job not complicating that. It’s simple and intuitive to use. And while it does have some inherent limitations, it also offers the potential for a solution to a fairly common problem: creating an Instapaper-style queue for video content.