Wednesday, August 24, 2011

48 iPad Apps That College Students Love

August 23rd, 2011

While the laptop remains the tech tool of choice for most college students, many are embracing portable and innovative tablets like the iPad. Since its release in 2010, the iPad has taken the tech market by storm and become a popular, educational and fun tool for both teachers and students alike. It is increasingly infiltrating college education, with some schools even offering free iPads for enrollees.
Whether you’re a college student looking for new apps to stock your iPad or someone just curious what kind of appropriate resources are out there, start your search with these 48 great apps. Among them, students will find help with everything from keeping homework organized to finding the perfect first date spot — and just about everything in between.

Essential Tools

These apps will help turn your iPad into the ultimate productivity tool, whether you’re making a home movie, sketching out plans for a project or writing a term paper.


    Whether you need to look up the definition of a particularly troublesome word, find a suitable synonym or just play around with the English language, this application can help.

  2. Pages

    Apple’s word processing solution for the iPhone and iPad, this application will let you write papers, create newsletters and much more.

  3. Numbers

    Making spreadsheets was never fun…until you could do it on the iPad! With the help of this application, students can organize any kind of data, create graphs and even set up a budget.

  4. Things

    Have a lot to do this semester? Keep track of it all with this simple and intuitive task manager.

  5. Dragon Dictation

    If you don’t want to invest in a separate keyboard, this application — which takes dictation when you speak into the iPad — can make putting together a lengthy email or paper a whole lot easier.

  6. Kindle

    Whether you’re getting textbooks or books just for fun, you can use this Amazon application to turn your iPad into the perfect reading device.

  7. iMovie

    Edit movies and create the perfect presentation or project for your class right on your iPad.

  8. SketchBook Pro

    Students who love to draw will appreciate the numerous features here, allowing users to do everything from edit a photograph to create detailed and original handmade artwork.


These apps have got you covered when it comes to learning and studying.

  1. The Elements: A Visual Exploration

    The periodic table has never looked as glamorous as it does in this app. Amazing photos of all of the elements will make you actually want to learn more about chemistry.

  2. Rate My Professors

    Have a great professor? Stuck with a lousy one? Let other students know about your experience through this handy application version of the popular online site.

  3. Blackboard Mobile Learn

    Many of your courses may use Blackboard to manage materials, and you can easily access it on the go through your iPad or iPhone.

  4. gFlash

    With flashcard collections that run the gamut from architecture to pre-med, you’re bound to find something that will help you study.

  5. TED

    No matter what field you’re pursuing your degree in, you’re bound to find cutting-edge and thought-provoking lectures on this site’s application.

  6. iSource MLA

    Need to check and make sure you’re using appropriate MLA style? No worries, this application will ensure you never lose points on a works cited. If your classes don’t use MLA, there’s also an APA version available.

  7. Flash My Brain

    Another great flashcard application, this awesome tool will help you turn your notes into incredibly useful flashcards for studying.

  8. Textbooks

    Why lug around a backpack full of textbooks when you can just keep them all right on your iPad? This application makes it possible, with thousands of textbooks to choose from.

  9. Articles for iPad

    While Wikipedia shouldn’t be a primary source for your college research, it can prove a great starting place. Articles lets you read and discover Wikipedia articles right from your iPad, whether you need to look up the Ming Dynasty or your favorite rock star.

Taken From Online Colleges

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