So I have filled the first page with apps. Here are my first impressions:
iBook: This should normally be on the first page with all the pre installed apps but im too lazy to sort them right now. I downloaded a book and read two chapters without problems. Since I rested the iPad comfortably I had no problems with the weight of the iPad and I didn't notice any eye strain.
Marvel Reader: a incredible experience to read comics this way. I haven't read many marvel comics until now so I have a lot of catching up to do. I hope they open up the store in some way to other publishers as well. Would be great to have only one app for every comic.
The Elements: Okay. This is the app to show off the interactive features of the iPad. I hasn't any real purpose for me but it's still interesting to see the periodic table this way.
Scrabble It's Scrabble. And needs a patch.
Shazam: Music recognition. I have it already on the iPhone and I guess I'll drop it from the iPad. It's easier to hold a phone to a speaker than a iPad.
PvZ: it's only the iPhone version since I'm uncertain if I need another copy of PvZ so short after I played through the iPhone version.
Small World: Like Risk in a fantasy setting. I yet have to play a game since they doesn't have a AI. I hope this will be added via patch. But it looks interesting.
Wired Magazine: a interactive copy of the wired magazine. It gets some hype at the moment, but frankly, I think this isn't as good as I imagined interactive magazines on the iPad. There is still a great way to go before they're were they should be. Since they use a system from adobe that allows them to publish their dead tree version with the same tools like the ipad version I don't think this will improove much. I guess I wait for a publication that's produced with the ipad in mind.
GoodReader: A .PDF reader. Nothing To see here. Move along.
Die Welt: A German daily news magazine. The app is fairly solid but it doesn't download the issue as a whole and instead load stuff as you go. Worthless for me if I choose to take the pad with me.
Adobe ideas: a free sketch program. It's okay for free but with the name Adobe behind it I would have expected some more features.
FlightControl Hd: It's flight control in Hd. I love it. And with the big screen I actually can play it together with both my kids. Worth every cent.
DropBox: does what you expect it would do.
tweetdeck: has been replaced with Twitteriffic and will be deleted once I finish this post.
IMDB: Good layout. Best way to browse through imdb so far.
zinio: it's a magazine kiosk. I checked the free issue of Macworld and it's just a better PDF. It's the same as with the Wired magazine. I would rather see some real publications for the iPad and not something that has been portet over.
Pinball HD: this becomes my new Puzzle Quest in regards to how many copies I bought for different platforms. I love the Deep table and the other two aren't bad either. Like the Mac version this allows for the iPhone to work as a wireless controller.
Civilizations Revolutions: say what you want but this is the definitive version of civ rev. It's so great that it shows that there are many more possibilities and a full iPad version of Civ5 should be something the devs should consider.
AccuWeather: A free weather app. Not as good as Weatherbug Elite but for a free app it shows a lot of information.
Brushes: I got this because the Adobe Ideas wasn't featurepacked enough. It looks to be the best paint program on the iPad at the moment.
Air Video: like on the iPhone this is the best app on the iPad. It streams xvids over the net to my iPad with live conversion. And the best? It's a universal app (build for iPhone and Ipad) and I didn't even had to pay again for the iPad version. I wish every dev would do this.
ABC Player: shows the content from ABC.com on the ipad in a nice and convenient way. But where are the first episodes of Lost season 6?!?