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10 Must Have iPad Apps for Students and Teachers

May 14, 2010 Shanon Woodruff, Columnist | 1 Comments

Everyone knows that to succeed in education you need all the help you can get, and what better way to find that help than through the electronic device of the decade, Apple's iPad. For those of you living in a cave, the iPad is a small tablet computer, 9.56 inches x 7.47 inches x 0.5 inches, which is poised to be the device that changes it all. And, while the reviews of the iPad have been mixed so far, there is no doubt that it has the potential to become one of the greatest assets to education that there has been since Gutenberg's invention of the printing press.

With fame such as this, it is no surprise that everyday brings more and more apps that are being created to help students successfully achieve their educational goals, further setting the iPad on a path to take over a number of functions in the world of education, including the book, the video player, and who knows even the teachers. Alright, maybe not teachers, but it has the ability to condense a number of educational tools into a convenient, easy to carry and even easier to use device. Which is why we scoured Apple's iStore to find the 10 best apps for students and teachers.

Each of these education and productivity apps offers students a platform that will help them to manage the many tasks that they encounter during the course of their studies. From taking notes to protecting their intellectual property, these 10 education iPad apps are a must have...if you are one of the lucky students who have an iPad.

GoodReader For iPad

GoodReader for iPad

Within moments of downloading GoodReader, you'll be transferring files directly from your computer over a Wi-Fi connection, from the Internet or from email attachments. It also easily integrates with MobileMe iDisk, Google Docs, Dropbox,, and other popular servers.

Speak it! Text to Speech

Introducing Speak it! 2, the most advanced text to speech solution in the App Store! Speak it is now redesigned and fully compatible with the iPad. Introductory pricing for iPad launch, download today!

WritePad for iPad

WritePad lets you take notes in your own handwriting with an iPad stylus pen or even your finger. The state-of-the-art handwriting recognition software will adapt and learn your style of writing. You can use simple gestures to select text, cut, copy, paste, and insert special characters.

NoteTaker HD

Note Taker HD

In addition to the major features added in version 5.0/5.0.5, version 5.1 has a few new features and some bug fixes: New Move to Front and Move to Back buttons, over 20 new shapes including many commonly used for flow chart diagrams, extra support for the iPad 2 camera and the Digital AV HDMI adapter, and a fix to the rotated EXIF image bug that affected the iPad 2.

Print Magic HD

Print directly from your iPad. Redesigned UI for the iPad, additional functionality, including use of the full iPad screen for higher resolution printing. Print "Copied" material from Pages & Numbers!

1Password for iPad

1Password for iPad securely stores your important information and can automatically log you into websites with a single tap. 1Password for iPad is a special edition of 1Password *just* for the iPad. If you own an iPhone or iPod touch, check out 1Password Pro—our universal app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch!

Idea Boards

A simple easy way to put your ideas somewhere. This is an introductory price of $1.99 for the 1.0 release of Idea Boards.
Idea Boards right now offers 4 unique drawing surfaces.


iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch app. IM+ will keep you connected all-in-one to Twitter, Skype Chat, Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo, MSN/Live Messenger, AIM/iChat, ICQ, MySpace and Jabber.

Browser Duo

Designed specifically for the iPad, Browser Duo takes advantage of the iPad's amazing screen size to enable multi-tasking in the browser. Users will are able to serf two web pages at the same time, side-by-side.


Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. See why millions of people worldwide use Evernote.




David Cameron Over a year ago

Great Post. Sometime students might use iPads for their personal use like playing games and watching soft/hard porn instead of accessing these above educational apps. You must implement MobiLock iPad kiosk mode functionality in every iPad to restrict them from accessing unnecessary stuff and concentrate only on study.

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