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iPad and iPhone Apps for Long Plane Trip  by HoppinBill

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HoppinBill says: I recently took a trip to England from the US. 12 hours from first take off to final destination (not including the 3 hour delay in Atlanta... bah!) and my iPhone and iPad were awesome. They kept me entertained and informed the whole way. These are the apps that I enjoyed and used the most.
HoppinBill's picks
  1. Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks
    Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks Before leaving I purchased a few books that I wanted to take with me. I spent some time reading both on the plane and in the airport when my flight was delayed. If you enjoy reading, this is a must have. Of course iBooks is also on my iPad, and I also loaded some classics on there, though I didn't actually read any of those. At this point, iBooks doesn't have quite enough books in its store for me to consider it totally useful. At least, not of the ones that I want. So I use iBooks for free classics and such and Kindle for purchased books.
  2. Videos | Photoshop CS4 New Feature Tutorials
    Videos | Photoshop CS4 New Feature Tutorials I guess they don't have the standard iPad Video app in here yet, but that's what this should be. Don't know anything about Photoshop, I'm afraid. lol. Anyway, I loaded up the whole 4th season of Dexter (the serial killer show on Showtime, not the kids cartoon) and watched a few while others were trying to watch some horrible in flight movie that I didn't want to see.
  3. Find My iPhone
    Find My iPhone I didn't end up needing this, but I put the MobileMe app on both my iPhone and iPad in case I left one of them somewhere and wasn't sure where.
  4. Osmos for iPad
    Osmos for iPad A nice relaxing, almost Zen, game for sitting on a plane. Also doesn't require a lot of movement. You don't have lots of space on a plane, so you don't want any games that require major gyrations or motions that might bother your neighbor who may be trying to sleep.
  5. Angry Birds
    Angry Birds Another good game for killing time. Lots of levels and it is challenging without quite becoming frustrating. Also doesn't require a lot of movement. You don't have lots of space on a plane, so you don't want any games that require major gyrations or motions that might bother your neighbor who may be trying to sleep.
  6. 10 Pin Shuffle™ Bowling
    10 Pin Shuffle™ Bowling I put this on both my iPad and iPhone on the off chance that my seat neighbor was bored and wanted to play. The iPad and iPhone apps are capable of playing together via BlueTooth so it would be perfect if you had the right person next to you or were travelling with someone. Alas, the people I sat next to were all sleepers (could have been because they were both late night flights across the ocean lol).
Discussion

sharakarasic

Sharakarasic

Thanks @HoppinBill! Great list! Here are my favorites for a long car ride: http://www.appolicious.com/curated-apps/893-iphone-apps-for-a-long-plane-or-car-ride

Reply to comment Posted July 21, 2010