TIME Populist for iPad: More Pop Culture Lists Than You Can Imagine

If you have an iPad and enjoy “best of” and lists of all kinds, you definitely should take a look at the new free app from TIME Inc.’s entertainment group. The app covers the broad categories of movies, books, music, TV and games. But, dig deeper into the app and you’ll find lists that may surprise you.

Its Ultimate List of Movies Lists, for example, has list categories such as “Top 10 Blockbuster Bombs,” “Top 10 CIA Movies,” and “Top 10 Disney Controversies.” Among the book lists is a category that topped my reading list this past summer “Top 10 Post-Apocalyptic Novels.”

Drilling down to a specific item provides more information about it as well as links to related media and options to buy the title. A movie, for example, may have associated video clips on YouTube, links to buy from Amazon or iTunes and an option to watch the movie on Netflix (if available). You can also offer your own opinion on whether a selection for the list belongs there (“obviously” vs. “no way”). You can share what you find in the lists via Facebook, Twitter or email.

The dozens of lists in the TIME Populist app can keep you amused for hours. TIME recommends, by the way, that this content heavy app is best used over a WiFi connection. The only minor disappointment for me is that the Games category does not include more than two “Top” lists. It would have been great to see game lists like best iPhone racing games, best PC world simulations, best games on the web, best multiplayer games, etc. You can find this free app for the iPad in the iTunes App Store at:

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