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I’ll be making a cover for it very soon. In the meantime, I’m learning what my new iPad can do for me and what useful applications (apps) are available. The latter are emerging like fecund rabbits on super-potent fertility drugs.
For me, the iPad is a useful tool in any number of ways. I can watch YouTube videos teaching me how to do most anything in the world I want to try. Also, instead of printing tutorials, I can follow them step-by-step right on my iPad (you can do the same with your laptop, but I replaced mine with a desktop this time around which makes it not very portable).
There are a myriad number of applications available for the iPad, here are but just a few.Crafty iPad Apps
Digital scrapbooking, photography, knitting, and so on are easily accessed.
- Coolibah for digital scrapbooking (free and approved by Apple)
- Coolibah CoolCam for iPhone to iPAD photo sharing (free, currently under development)
- HandiCraft ($4.99; quilting, knitting, crochet, embroidery)
- Absolute Vintage Studio ($1.99; create vintage photos)
- MaxJournal for iPAD ($2.99; journaling)
- Fashion Sketchbook ($2.99)
- Layers Professional for iPad ($5.99; doodling, drawing, painting)
- Craft Finder on iPad from Disney’s FamilyFun (free for now)
- PhotoGene for iPad ($3.99; improve your digital photos)
- Moodboard Pro ($4.99; create beautiful mood/inspiration boards)
- Project 365 (free, improve your photography by taking a picture every day)
Cooking iPad Apps
Trying new recipes is a craft on its own. Propping my iPad on a cookbook stand makes it easy for me to follow a recipe.
Just living is a craft activity, don’t you think? We need apps for that, too. And books rank up there as a major priority for my life.
Techie toys are the best—I love them. Now I’m wondering whether buying stock in companies that make batteries for all these things is a good investment.