You received a an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad for Christmas. Now what? First, read the informative and thorough guide right here. Next, it’s time to load some apps. The guide gives some great suggestions for must-have apps. If you’re ready for a few more, Macworld has compiled their App Gems of 2010 list including best reading and productivity apps, best media and photo apps, best games and a list of honorable mentions. Here are their picks. Click the links for further descriptions:
Best reader and productivity apps: Reeder for iPad($4.99), Flipboard (free), GoodReader for iPad ($2.99), Atomic Web Browser ($.99), SimpleNote (free), Elements ($4.99), TextExpander ($4.99), Pages ($9.99), Skype (free), and Twitteriffic (free).
Best media and photo apps: IMDB Movies & TV (free), ZumoCast (free), iMovie ($4.99), SketchBook Pro ($7.99), Hipstamatic ($1.99), Instagram (free), and Geotag Photos Pro ($3.99),
Games: Angry Birds HD ($4.99), The Incident ($1.99), Fruit Ninja (iPhone version, $.99/iPad $4.99), Plants vs. Zombies ($2.99), Osmos for iPad ($4.99), Carcassonne ($9.99), and Words With Friends HD ($2.99).
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and jailbreak, Macstories has picked their best apps for 2010. The top Cydia picks include: FullScreen for Safari, FolderEnhancer, FaceBreak, BrowserChanger, OverBoard, AirVideoEnabler, ListLauncher, MyWi 4.0, PhotoAlbums+, and Synchronicity.