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25 Essential iPad 2 Apps that Will Help You Graduate College Faster

Mar 10, 2011 Shanon Woodruff, Distance-Education.org Columnist | 1 Comments

You can ask anyone in the field of education right now, this is a very exciting time.  It seems like not a day goes by when there isn't a new computer, piece of software, or application that's taking education to the next level.

Leading the way in this revolution in educational technology is the iPad…well, the iPad 2 that is.  With amazing new features, like the AirPlay, Video Mirroring, and a Front and Rear Facing Camera, the new iPad 2 is poised to renovate the world of education - making classrooms, presentations, studying, and projects more efficient, exciting, and well just a whole lot more fun.

So, just in time for the release of this much anticipated piece of technological amazement, we have created our list of the top 25 education apps to help you be a better student and graduate faster. These amazing iPad 2 apps have all been specifically designed to help you be more productive - from brainstorming to printing your paper, each of these will help you make it to the finish-line just a bit faster.

Prepare yourself for success, and check out these 25 amazing iPad 2 apps for education.

iProcrastinate

iProcrastinate

iProcrastinate is the ideal task manager for anyone who doesn't want their todo list to get in the way of actually getting things done! Great for anyone who is looking for a mobile, easy-to-use task manager. (Not just for students!) Add birthdays, soccer practice and conference calls, all without missing a beat.

CalenGoo
CalenGoo


CalenGoo gives you a fast and easy way to access and modify your Google Calendar with your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad 2. It can also be used when you have no internet connection, using the cached data. Changes are saved and uploaded the next time you are connected.

Notes Plus

Notes Plus

Notes Plus for iPad 2 is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing and audio recording. It offers close-up writing mode for small text, stroke smoothing, vector shape auto-detection, palm handling, complete folder structure, PDF exporting, emailing, Google Docs uploading, and more.

MindNode

MindNode

MindNode Pro and MindNode are elegant and simple-to-use mindmapping applications for the Macintosh that help to visually:

    * Collect, classify and structure ideas.
    * Organize, study and solve problems.

Mind maps can be used for many different tasks – including to-do lists, brainstorming, holiday planning, research, writing, project management – and in many different environments – school, meetings, workspace.

iTextPad

iText Pad

iText Pad is the text editor that made "Writer's Workshop" a concept. iText Pad has just those helpful features to make you happy. iText Pad must be what you have been waiting for. It is just right - yummy! As a high-performance notebook, a real sentence making tool, an electronic book viewer, you can use it by a wide use from business to the educational front.

Pages

Pages

It’s the most beautiful word processor ever designed for a mobile device. Using just your fingers, you’re a writer one minute and a designer the next. And the documents you create — newsletters, reports, brochures, and flyers — are way beyond words.

Keynotes

Keynote

It’s the most powerful presentation app ever designed for the iPad2. And it’s the same innovative app from iWork, completely reworked for iPad and Multi-Touch. So you can do everything on iPad with a tap or drag of your finger — from creating your first slide to presenting your work.

iStudiez Pro

iStudiez Pro

A student's life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more!

Evernote

Evernote

Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad 2 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:

inShort

inShort

All you can describe inShort you can achieve in reality. To achieve the goal, you should first try to imagine it, visualize. This program will help you do this, moreover, it allows to literally draw your way to the goal — you will just pass on it. Here are a few examples in which this program can help you: You have a difficult task, you do not know where to start and how to approach it. Try to approach it with this program and you’ll find out where to…

Whiteboard Lite

Whiteboard Lite

Whiteboard is a new collaborative drawing tool that allows two iPhone or iPod 2 touch devices to create pictures together over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth peer-to-peer.

Penultimate

Penultimate

Write, sketch, imagine and remember - all from your iPad 2! Your touch creates stunning ink. Organize your ideas in beautiful notebooks, then share and collaborate with your coworkers, classmates, and friends.

Numbers

Numbers

Numbers, the powerful spreadsheet application made for the Mac, has been completely redesigned for iPad. Tap the bright Multi-Touch display to create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets in minutes. With over 250 easy-to-use functions, an intelligent keyboard, flexible tables, and eye-catching charts, all the answers are at your fingertips.

ChartPad

ChartPad

Finally, an easy way to create gorgeous charts on your iPad 2! An image is worth a 1000 words - even more if it's a chart:

▪ Quickly plot data right on your iPad, show it fullscreen
▪ Choose between bar, line, and pie charts, and a variety of themes
▪ Email charts to anyone you like

SpringPad

Springpad

Springpad gives you a place to quickly and easily save anything you want to remember. Take a note, create a task, scan a product barcode and look up the book your friend mentioned. The best part is that no matter where you are, Springpad is there with you to make sure you don't forget something worth remembering. Just think it and Spring it, and it'll be there for you when you need it.

Documents 2 Free

Documents 2 Free

The ultimate All-In-One Mobile Office Suite for the iPhone. 8 Premium Apps in One. Most essential productivity & business apps in one easy to use, high quality package. Transfer documents to/from your iPhone via WiFi, Google, or Email. Edit & View many types of documents on the fly. A powerful, top value, must have app for any iPhone.

Read It Later

Read It Later

It's been called "a DVR for the web" by the New York Times, Business Week, Time, TechCrunch and more.

When you come across an article or a webpage you'd like to read but can't at that time, save it to your Read It Later list on your iPad 2. You can then read it whenever you have a moment, whether it's on the couch, during your commute, on the plane, train, or practically anywhere. This allows you to eliminate the cluttering of bookmarks and inboxes with links that are merely of a one-time interest. It's like a staging area for bookmarks.

Speak it! Text to Speech

Speak it! Text to Speech

One of the things that you might notice about the iPad 2 is that whilst the screen is extremely large and makes reading things extremely easy, you still might not be able to be bothered to read a lot of things. The iPad has a lot going for it, it has many things that app developers can use to their advantage and one of the iPad apps that takes a couple of these things is the Speak It!

Memory Stick

Memory Stick Free

Apple iPad is a great digital entertainment device. It can be used to do all kinds of things but lets not forget what’s inside it. Beneath the surface it all, Apple iPad has got a large flash memory. That means you can technically use it as your portable flash drive. Memory Stick is an application that enables you to do just that. It lets you copy your files to your iPad and between your computer and iPad pretty easily.

Print Magic

Print Magic

Imagine being able to print out a map with directions to the big meeting, or printing out a copy of an important email, all directly from your iPad 2, iPhone or iPod Touch. Took a great photo at the birthday party? Print out copies for everyone right away without having to sync back to your computer first!

Dropbox

Dropbox

All the contents of your Dropbox are available for viewing. You can even stream music and movies in your Dropbox straight to your iPad 2. Upload photos from your iPad and email its public link to a friend in less than a minute.  Yes! Any file in your Dropbox!

iBrainstorm

iBrainstorm

Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind. From iPhone to iPad with just a flick of the finger, iBrainstorm has set the bar and has redefined the very nature of collaboration. 
Think it. Share it. Love it!

TeamViewer

TeamViewer

With the TeamViewer app for Apple iOS and for Android you are able to access remote computers from everywhere. It allows you to give spontaneous support as well as having permanent access to unattended computers.

Grays Anatomy Student Edition

Grays Anatomy Student Edition

'Gray's Anatomy', the renowned classic anatomical book by Henry Gray was first published in 1858 and is considered by many to be one of the most iconic and significant medical books of all time. Gray's Anatomy is now available on the iPad 2 using the highest resolution images possible. (This version of Gray's Anatomy has been enhanced and specifically built for iOS)

Shakespeare Pro

Shakespeare pro

Shakespeare is a free iPad 2 app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

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Comments:

Rudyonroad Over a year ago

I want an ipad2! These apps only make the itch stronger.

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