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My Favorite Apps for the iPad

Blogsy: This gem is a must for Bloggers everywhere. It is compatible with Blogger, Wordpress, Tumblr, and more. This $4.99 app is worth every penny because of it's ease of use. What makes it even more fun is that you can draft your post offline and post it either in draft (unpublished) or scheduled. One of the best things is that you can associate multiple accounts, which is great for the majority of Bloggers who have more than one blog. It automatically saves not only the post, but in the exact spot you left off. How convenient is that?

Tweel: I tend to be on Twitter quite a bit, apparently 70 percent of the time according to Klout. So, you can imagine that seeing lists of Tweets gets a little monotonous after a while. Enter Tweel which makes it more fun to skim and read post.

TuneIn Radio: Everyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE fan of British radio. This app has allowed me to hear the dramatized version of "War and Peace," introduced me to Lord Peter Wimsy, and increased my knowledge of European football. You can use the app for free, but the $0.99 is worth it for the increased features, like recording shows, and getting rid of ads. You can save your favorite stations, share on your social networks directly from the app, and more

Google+: When Google finally released their iPad version of their social network, all the iPad users jumped up and down in unison. Now, we can do hangouts (video conferences) on it, post our content, chat and much more. The interface is very user friendly. It takes into account that you don't necessarily want to see your whole stream, so it opens where you left off. You can edit your profile on the iPad, accept or decline event invitations, share post, plus one, or just peruse and make comments on other people's posts.

Trapit: Is sort of like a news feed, but goes beyond the regular tech places. Further, it can be trained on what kind of articles you like. As a publisher, I tend to focus on book related issues. You can rate the content and block some sites from being used as sources such as spam sites or sales pages. You can also share the content on your social networks.