Apple’s new iPad with its retina display is, er, well… um… “resolutionary.” But don’t take my word for it. Take industry tech review tycoon Walt Mossberg’s word for it… “It has the most spectacular display I have ever seen in a mobile device.” So now that we all know how great it is, here’s the Top 10 Must-Have iPad Retina Display Apps 2012 that shine.
This wouldn’t be a legit list if we didn’t include Infinity Blade II ($6.99). C’mon, the game has more awards than users. The God King has been defeated, an unlikely hero has emerged and now you must discover the truth behind the secrets of the Infinity Blade. The continuing journey of young Siris unfolds as you delve deeper into the world of the Deathless tyrants and their legion of Titans. Basically, slay the crap out of some bad guys.
Optimized for the new iPad, Solar Walk ($2.99) is quite possibly one of the most interesting apps available. Have you ever built a Solar system model? Cups, bowls, and papier-mache balls are in the past, because Solar Walk is a time-sensitive accurate information-packed interactive model of the Solar system and the Milky Way galaxy. And don’t forget your 3D glasses.
We all know how great it is on the desktop and now iPhoto for iPad ($4.99) is here and it’s sweet. With iPhoto for iOS, Apple brings Multi-Touch to photography in a breakthrough way. Browse, edit, and share your photos from your iPad or iPhone, like never before – all the powerful tools you need are at your fingertips. And with iCloud, you can share your experiences as stunning photo journals.
Real Racing 2 HD ($6.99 on sale for $2.99) has been a staple in the AppyHour lounge and now it’s even more intense with the iPad retina display. Are you ready for the ultimate racing experience for iOS? Optimized specifically for iPad and iPad 2, Real Racing 2 HD is a heart-pounding, visually astounding 3D racer that puts the steering wheel directly in your hands. The expansive, 10-plus hour career mode and extensive, one-of-a-kind multiplayer means the fight for first place is never over.
A New York Time’s must-have app, Evernote (free) is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
Joining Hands ($2.99) Enter the Whispering Woods and meet the Peablins. They are curious little creatures who share a common belief: hold hands with your friends and the Bogeyman won’t take you. This has worked as long as they can remember so it must be true. Join the Peablins on their quest to find all their siblings and cousins.
Do you like drawing? Then you’ll love drawing on the new iPad retina display with SketchBook Pro for iPad ($4.99). Using the same paint engine as its desktop counterpart, it delivers a complete set of sketching & painting tools through a streamlined and intuitive user interface designed exclusively for the iPad experience.
You were one of the lucky ones to get your new iPad. Good job! Now what? Go straight to the App Store and buy Apple’s game of the week Flight Control Rocket ($.99). This is a drag your retro spaceships safely (without panicking) into the larger spaceship game.
Living Earth HD – World Clock and Weather ($.99) is the absolute best and most beautiful World Clock, Weather and Alarm available. Enjoy a stunning live 3D simulation of our planet at our current moment in time with global weather, forecasts and world clock for cities around the world.
We use WordPress (Free) and it’s sweet. It’s easy to manage your WordPress blog or site from your iOS device. With WordPress for iOS, you can moderate comments, create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with ease. All you need is a WordPress.com blog or a self-hosted WordPress.org site running 2.9.2 or higher.