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Recommended iPad Apps

Looking for an iPad app?  Here are some favorite applications which we use and recommend!

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Select the link to go to the iTunes Store, read more, and download!

Many apps were free as of this writing.

If you have further questions about these apps, or would like to talk to someone about using or borrowing an iPad at Bowdoin, please contact the IT Service Desk at 207-725-3030 or email helpdesk@bowdoin.edu.

Below are the following categories: Utilities, Reference, PDF Organization & Annotation, Note Taking, Office Productivity, Social Networking, News, Travel, eReaders, Creative, and Brainstorming & Mapping!

ScanMyDoc - QR Reader For scanning QR codes FREE
Blackboard Mobile Learn Access your courses in Blackboard on your iPad FREE
mobilEcho Secure access to your Bowdoin network, with data encryption, PDF annotation, and file organization (request access) FREE
Qualtrics Click the link to learn more about this web-based survey software

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Dictionary, thesaurus, voice search, and more FREE
WolframAlpha A knowledge generator covering a wide variety of topics
Audubon Guides A field guide to wildlife, flowers and trees
Elements App Interactive guide book to the Periodic Table. FREE

PDF Organization & Annotation
iAnnotate PDF Take notes on all your documents and manage your files right on your iPad. Great for research!
GoodReader for iPad Opens virtually any kind of document. Great for Annotating PDFs and organizing notes. Can connect to Mobil Echo, your computer and Blackboard.

Note Taking Apps
Notability Annotation, Word Processing, Handwriting, Audio Recording, Media Insertion, Library Organization, and Auto-Sync
Note Taker HD Create handwritten notes using your finger or stylus, insert images and clip art, and organize your files
Dragon Dictation Voice recognition for text, email, and social networking FREE
Penultimate Note taking and free-hand drawing in colors and stylized papers

Office Productivity
Documents To Go - Office Suite View and Edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents, View PowerPoint and other files, and download to your Windows or Mac desktop
Keynote Create and share beautiful presentations!
Pages Create letters, reports and flyers, use a variety of templates.
Numbers Create spreadsheets, design tables, charts, and graphs, analyze and organize your data.
Social Networking
Twitter Tweet and follow your friends and interests FREE
Facebook Enjoy Facebook on your iPad FREE
Skype Call, video chat and instant message your contacts FREE

Pulse News for iPad Great for collecting the news you want to read.  FREE
FlipBoard: Your Social News Magazine Create a personalized magazine from your blogs, feeds, timelines, Instagram photos, etc. Read, comment and share! FREE
CNN App for iPad Watch CNN coverage, make comments, and share FREE
NPR News Listen to your favorite NPR programs, make playlists, and follow local and national news FREE
USA TODAY for iPad Watch the latest news, reviews and weather. FREE
NYTimes for iPad Enjoy the top news for free, get full unlimited access with a digital subscription FREE
Instapaper Save web pages, blog posts, long articles, and emails to read offline later

The Weather Channel for iPad Animated weather backgrounds, customizable maps, radar, pollen reports, and more! FREE
AccuWeather Free for iPad Personalized local weather, storm tracking, and lifestyle forecasts! FREE

Stanza Read books on your iPad with a clear and easy to use reading interface, along with iTunes file sharing FREE
Kindle Read Kindle books, textbooks, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and access the Kindle store FREE
iBooks Download your favorite books from the iBookStore, and enjoy full screen interactive features, audio, video, and animation FREE
NOOK by Barnes & Noble Enjoy NOOK books, magazines, and newspapers FREE
OverDrive Media Console Download audiobooks and ebooks from your public, school, or college library

Photogene for iPad Full featured photo editor and collage maker, with multiple photo download support and sharing to a variety of destinations
iMovie Create movies from your videos, right on your iPad
GarageBand A recording studio and jam session on your iPad
iPhoto Browse and edit your photos, add effects, and create photo journals
Skitch for iPad Annotate maps, photos, screen shots, and web pages, and save to Evernote FREE

Brainstorming & Mapping
iThoughts for iPad A great way to visually organize your thoughts, lists, ideas and information, with import, export, and sync capabilities

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Aug 06, 2012