iPad mini: essential apps

iPad mini: essential apps
The 7.9-inch Apple iPad mini is here. And it’s great - it’s more compact, lighter, more portable. At $329 for the basic model it is not too expensive. But what apps does it run and which are the ones you should not miss when you first hit the App Store?

Basically, the iPad mini runs the same apps that the more traditional 9.7-inch iPad runs and they look the same, only a bit smaller.

We have picked what we find essential apps, showing off all the possibilities of Apple’s new tablet. But we have skipped through some that we find evident.

Apple has itself released some of the best apps for iPad and they work perfectly well on the mini. That is why you should definitely check out the iLife suite of applications including iMovie, iPhoto and GarageBand. And if you want to use the 7.9 incher for productivity, the iWork suite with Keynote, Pages and Numbers should be your thing. For all the rest, check out the list below.

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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh



1. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012


2. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sweet little gadget.

3. serious9010

Posts: 254; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Judging from the thumb-downs you two shouldn't be satisfied with your gadget unless it's a fandroid device.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly. Why is it people can't just come to PA, and enjoy their experience. All the thumb downs unless its anti apple/pro android is for the birds. I love both platforms and can care less what folks say. +1 bro

5. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Do they provide sandpaper for your fingers? I hope so seen as Steve jobs said that any tablet smaller than 9.7" would require the user to sand their fingertips down to 1/4 the size in order to be able to use it.

6. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I love my Nexus 10 Tablet :)

7. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

I got the 32 GB version of the iPad mini -- I learned after my experience with 16GB iPad 2 to pay the extra $100 bucks since 16 GB isn't that much after a couple of videos, a couple large apps like Infinity Blade, etc. Trust me, I really think charging an extra $100 for 16 more GB is a huge rip-off, but what can I do since I need the extra capacity on my device. Unlike most people, I used the iPod Touch, iPad 2, and now iPad Mini for my hobby to make money in my spare time. I like going to casinos and taking down jackpots. I made over $10,000 with my iPod Touch (mainly due to a $10 app) and I hope to do the same with the iPad Mini. In the old days, I had to copy the information, go home and fire up my laptop and run the analyses -- and it sucked if I made a mistake in copying the information since it meant a repeat trip to the casino. Now, with the specialized software (apps) on Apple's App store -- all the analyses is done live right at the casinos. Plus every casino I've been in has fast wifi so I can confirm my analyses with specialized gaming websites. I specialize in beating known games such as video poker, wongable slots, and games with design flaws -- in casino lingo, they call me an Advantage Player. Right now I am tracking a biased roulette wheel. I have spreadsheets, word documents, databases, etc. that I can share immediately with my network. I have friends that can write code to see if the game is beatable. Just a reminder, casinos don't allow "computers" at the gaming tables. I would love to buy an android tablet since it is cheaper, but it doesn't have the necessary apps. I really like the fact the iPad mini fits inside my jacket pocket, it has a very fast processor, and has a bigger screen than phablets. The device is so light and thin!! That duo-core A5 chip is no joke -- I ran parallel tests with my iPod Touch 4G and iPad Mini and the iPad Mini is that much faster meaning I can run multiple tests, i.e. sensitivity analysis on the opportunity. Playing with Siri is fun and the "voice to text" is pretty impressive and way better than Dragon software that I have used in the past. Most people will buy the tablet for entertainment purposes, but then there's people like me who understand what a powerful tablet can do in making (more) money.

8. thelegend6657 unregistered

It should be Skype for iPad , not the iPhone version . Besides , it runs the same resolution as the ipad 2 , this article is not needed , everything is the same and still works

9. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

I am no Apple fan or fandroid.. im just neutral. what phonearena should do is that,, remove the dislike button like what facebook does.... that will stop generating hate.

10. Mohamed_Abdulkareem

Posts: 45; Member since: May 15, 2012

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