08 Apr Top 10 Ipad Apps For Students
Posted at 13:51h in Blog
- Pages. The iPad’s on screen keyboard isn’t perfect for typing on, but it’s plenty good enough for most folks. As such you’ll need somewhere to type the notes. I would personally recommend Pages from Apple itself, this is a fairly full featured application (some things are missing from the desktop version, but not enough to warrant worrying about), and it’s not too expensive. $9.99 for a word processor isn’t at all bad, and you can export in Pages, Word or PDF format, via email, iTunes, any WedDAV enabled service (e.g. Box.net), or print directly to a printer you’ve set up. As a bonus, if you have an iPhone it will sync all your documents to that wirelessly, and automatically.
- GoodReader. If you get PDFs sent to you that you’re expected to read for class this will be one of your favourite applications. It’s $4.99, but you can annotate PDFs you import from email, Dropbox, Sugarsync, and any WebDAV, FTP or SFTP server as well as sync entire folders or individual files separately. I love the ability to highlight things and then take handwritten notes, or type onto a post-it note.
- Instapaper. Have you ever found that you were reading an article online and you wanted to be able to read it later? Enter Instapaper! You click on a bookmarklet in your browser bar and then when you sync Instapaper it automatically downloads it. The brilliance of this application is it also formats everything nicely, so you can read articles from as many websites as you like, but appearance wise they end up the same, adverts are stripped out, yet links and pictures and anything important is. Once synced you can read on the go anywhere you like, which is why I really adore this one.
- SimpleNote. Last week I recommended this for the iPhone and I’m recommending it again. Why? Wirelessly syncing your notes between all your devices and the internet is a great time saver, plus it’s free!
- Evernote. Another note taking application? Again for the same reasons as last week I think Evernote is wonderful, I clip websites to this for research, I copy my class notes for review, etc. You can do so much with Evernote you’d be silly not to try it. You can also use this with Evernote Peek too.
- Zite Personalized Magazine. Keeping up to date with the news can be hard, I also love Flipboard, but the beauty of Zite is that you don’t have to tell it what sources you want it to look at, just which topic areas, it also integrates with more features such as Delicious.
- Wunderlist HD. I can hear you sighing and I apologise for recommending another application from my iPhone list, but just like the other 2 syncing between devices is great, and how much more likely are you to get things done if your list plus what you need to do it are right there?
- Flight Control HD. Now it’s time for some fun! Guide the planes into land, simple enough? Once you choose the higher levels this game is much more complicated, and it becomes more and more fun as you go.
- Fruit Ninja HD. There’s also Fruit Ninja HD Lite. You’ve probably heard of it, pretend you’re a samurai and slice the fruits! Careful of the bombs though, dying is bad.