About Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

iPad App of the Week: Numerics – Dashboards to Visualize Your Numbers

Numerics iPad app

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent apps for just about any purpose. Our weekly picks for iPad App of the Week celebrate some of these, and appear here every Saturday.

This week’s pick is Numerics – Dashboards to visualize your numbers, or just Numerics from here on out in this post.

Numerics lets you visualize numbers and statistics from a wide range of web services, social networks, and business services. Here’s a little slice of its APP Store intro:

Create your own unique dashboards from hundreds of pre-designed widgets that show a mix of website analytics, social media engagement, project progress, sales funnels, customer support queues, account balances or even numbers from your spreadsheets in the cloud – everything your business needs to monitor.
Numerics makes a direct connection between you and your services. We never see your credentials or host your data.

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ZAGG Announces New Rugged Keyboard Case for iPad Air & iPad mini

ZAGG Rugged Folio iPad Keyboard Case

This week ZAGG has announced the new ZAGG Rugged Folio – a rugged and durable iPad keyboard case. ZAGG are a leading maker of iPad keyboard cases and a number of other popular iOS and mobile accessories. Their iPad keyboard cases are among the best I’ve ever used and the keyboards on those cases are always especially good.

The new Rugged Folio looks and sounds quite promising for those who need this sort of durable keyboard case in their work environment. Here’s a little of ZAGG’s intro for the Rugged Folio:

The ZAGG Rugged Folio wireless Bluetooth® keyboard features a tough polycarbonate shell and soft silicone interior that deliver unmatched protection. A unique, magnetic hinge secures the iPad at virtually any angle and converts into multi-function modes, while a lithium polymer battery provides up to two years of typing between charges.

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Deals: MagConnect iPad Seat Bolt Mount at Near 30% Off

MagConnect iPad Seat Belt Mount

Today’s featured iPad Insight Deal is on the MagConnect Seat Bolt Mount – an iPad in the car accessory. It’s on offer for 29% off – at $119.99, down from its standard price of $170.

This looks useful as long as it’s used safely while on the road. Here’s a little background on it:

The MagConnect Seat Bolt Mount will keep your iPad in the best position for easy access in your car. It can be adjusted to your preferred position, and folds away when not in use.

For those who use mobile apps to navigate while on-the-go, a Seat Bolt mount is the best tool to keep your iPad in view and keep you in the game and on track while driving.

MagConnect mounts are built of high-quality carbon fiber arms. This advanced material is surprisingly lightweight yet incredibly strong. The powerful combination of carbon fiber with carefully designed joints produces mounts that are both easy to maneuver and sturdy to use.

The mount attaches easily to your car’s existing hardware and is compatible with a wide rage of makes and models.

This one is specifically for the iPad 2,3, and 4 – though there’s also a model available for the iPad Air and iPad mini.

You can see more detail and place an order for the MagConnect Seat Bolt Mount at this iPad Insight Deals page.

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Concert Vault for iPad: Why Is this Broken App Still in the App Store?

Concert Vault for iPad

Concert Vault for iPad was once a very impressive iPad app.  I even did a glowing review of it back in March of 2013. Unfortunately, the app now does not function at all, and that’s been the case for months as far as I can tell – yet it remains in the iPad App Store and continues to offer In-App purchases for an app that is currently completely broken.

I know there are likely thousands of apps that you could say the same of, but this one that I’ve noticed, and I don’t see how the developers justify leaving it available in the App Store with a $40 per year subscription available – especially when this screenshot shows *all* that the app can do right now, show the word ‘Loading’:

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iPad Art: Waiting

Waiting iPad painting

The beautiful iPad painting shown above is titled ‘Waiting’. It is the work of another of our long-time favorite iPad artists, Woon Tien David Chong.

It’s an original iPad finger painting, done with the Procreate app.

The girl in the painting is striking and lovely, and the colors are wonderful in this one.

Woon Tien David Ching is a prolific iPad artist and you can see lots more of his excellent work at his Chaser of Light Facebook page.

If you’re keen to enjoy even more amazing iPad paintings, check out our own iPad Art section.

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iPad App of the Week: Alphabeats

Great apps are a big part of what makes for a great mobile (or even desktop) device. As iPad users, we’ve been fortunate that right from the start there have been rich pickings when it comes to great iPad apps – and we continue to be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding excellent […]

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Deals: Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Today’s featured offer at iPad Insight Deals is this Bluetooth Shower Speaker. Here’s the elevator pitch & key features list for this one: GET SHOWERED WITH MUSIC This takes singing in the shower to the next level. Get your tunes blasting and make your shower time an even better part of your day. The speaker […]

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Mobile Cloth

Thanks to Mobile Cloth, sill my favorite way to keep my iPad screen clean, for being a site sponsor again this week. Check out the great video above, done by my friend and colleague Thomas Wong, to see how effective these are.

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iPad Art: Maleficent

This stunning iPad painting of Maleficent is this week’s featured iPad art piece. It’s the work of Google+ member Franziska Nierath, who shared it to our iPad Art Google+ community. I saw the Maleficent movie just a few weeks ago with my family, and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It was hard not […]

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Deals: Enter To Win a MacBook Air

A MacBook Air is about the closest laptop relative to an iPad – especially the 11 inch model. And today our featured iPad Insight Deal offers a chance to enter to win a free one. Here’s the details on the giveaway offer: Win An 11″ MacBook Air! Whether in a classroom, office, plane, around the […]

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