Most Promising iPad Apps
From Netflix to Scrabble, Gizmodo runs down the hot list
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2010 12:44 PM CDT
The Scrabble app promises to be a huge hit. Those lucky enough to have an iPad and an iPhone can use the smaller device as a tile rack. We know.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – You don't have your iPad yet, but the App Store is already open and promising wonders—pricey wonders. Gizmodo takes a look at the applications you won't want to go without:

  • Netflix: The streaming video player is free, but you need to shell out a monthly fee.
  • Marvel: "The iPad is like something out of a sci-fi movie. Or a comic book. Also, it is a comic book. Excelsior! Free reader, paid comics."
  • MLB: The $15 app lets you watch live baseball, and "for games you can't watch for licensing/blackout reasons, it'll basically simulate them."

  • SoundHound: Identifies music coming in through the iPad's microphone with a "seriously fast recognition engine."
  • Scrabble: "One of the apps early reviewers really flipped out about."
  • Newspapers: The New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal all "released free apps on day one"—actually, day minus-2.
  • AIM: "AOL's instant messaging app looks pretty great, especially for the price. Free."
  • Craigsphone: Interestingly, "Craiglist, the website, looks like shit. Craigslist, the iPad app, looks kind of great!"
To see the full list, click here.