Recommended iPad apps

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About this article

This article provides an overview of university-standard applications for all iPad users. The applications described in this article have been tested by faculty, staff, and students at the WSU and found to be of good general use across all courses and many aspects of daily employment. They can be downloaded on the Apple App Store. It is intended for all members of the campus community.

Audience Polling

Top Hat

From iTunes: "Over 200,000 students just like you use Top Hat to engage and interact with their professors and lectures. Now, you can take classroom engagement to the next level with our completely redesigned iPhone application.

"Use Top Hat to find your Top Hat course, enroll, answer questions, participate in discussions and tournaments and much more.

"Say goodbye to your clicker for good and download Top Hat for your phone today."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on Top Hat, see the Top Hat article.

Calculators

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Calculator Pro

From iTunes: "Calculator Pro for iPad is designed for everyone looking for simplicity and functionality. The app features calculators sporting elegant interface that won't leave anyone indifferent. Users who want to make basic calculations will definitely enjoy the standard option while math gurus will find it very handy to use a scientific mode."

See the Full iTunes description.

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MyScript Calculator

From iTunes: "With MyScript Calculator, perform mathematical operations naturally using your handwriting.

"Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time. The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …)."

See the Full iTunes description.

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PCalc Lite

From iTunes: "PCalc Lite is a fully functional and free taste of our very popular scientific calculator. It includes an optional RPN mode, multiple undo and redo, unit conversions and constants, as well as two stylish themes and our highly praised design. A great choice for your new iPad!"

See the Full iTunes description.

D2L

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D2L Assignment Grader

From iTunes: "Desire2Learn Assignment Grader helps you get your grading done quickly from anywhere. Grade assignments right from your iPad. Draw, markup, highlight, underline, and add inline comments anywhere in the assignment. Instantly upload your grades and rubrics with your learning management system. Go offline and synchronize your work later."

Assignment Grader is designed for faculty use.

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on D2L Assignment Grader, see the Using the Assignment Grader tablet application article.

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D2L Binder

From iTunes: "Take charge of your learning experience! Desire2Learn Binder is a powerful and intuitive document reader that enables you to interact with PDF, Microsoft Office files, HTML, and much more – right on your Apple iPad. Whenever, wherever."

Binder is designed for student use.

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on D2L Binder, see the Using the Binder tablet application article.

eBook Readers

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CourseSmart eTextbooks

From iTunes: "The CourseSmart eTextbooks app is a perfect complement to a CourseSmart eTextbook subscription. Students can benefit from the advantages of mobile learning--leaving their backpacks and laptops behind."

See the Full iTunes description.

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iBooks

From iTunes: "iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on iBooks, see the Using the iBooks App article.

Microsoft Office

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Microsoft Excel

From iTunes: "Now your Excel spreadsheets look great on the iPad. When you edit or create spreadsheets, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Excel for iPad has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time."

See the Full iTunes description.

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Microsoft PowerPoint

From iTunes: "Now your PowerPoint presentations look great on the iPad. When you edit or create documents, you can be confident that they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. PowerPoint for iPad has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on PowerPoint, see the Using the PowerPoint App article.

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Microsoft Word

From iTunes: "Now your Word documents look great on the iPad. When you edit or create documents, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Word for iPad has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on Microsoft Word on iPads, see the Using the Word App article.

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OneDrive for Business

From iTunes: "OneDrive for Business (formerly SkyDrive Pro) is cloud storage for organizations and their employees. Upload, browse, and share files across all of your devices. Access your most recently used files. Easily edit files on your iPhone and iPad and select important files to access when you’re offline. The OneDrive for Business app interoperates with both Office Mobile for iPhone and Office Web Apps on the iPad for rich editing on these devices. Plus you get the security and tools that SharePoint offers to help you be more productive at work."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on OneDrive for Business, see the Microsoft OneDrive for Business article.

Note Taking

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Evernote

From iTunes: "Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders--and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on Evernote, see the Evernote article.

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Notability

From iTunes: "Welcome to Notability, a powerful note-taker on iPad and iPhone: sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, record a lecture, jot travel notes, or teach a class. With iCloud support, your notes always travel with you!"

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on Notability, see the Notability article.

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OneNote

From iTunes: "Harness the immense potential of your thoughts and discoveries with OneNote, your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can capture that flash of genius, that moment of inspiration, or that list of errands that’s too important to forget. Whether you’re at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!"

See the Full iTunes description.

Reference Materials

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CNN

From iTunes: "Stay informed with the latest headlines and original stories from around the globe. Follow up-to-the-minute reporting with breaking news alerts and live video. Lead the conversation by sharing today’s news and dig deeper into the stories that matter most to you."

See the Full iTunes description.

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Dictionary.com

From iTunes: "Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. WORKS OFFLINE - no Internet connection needed when searching words."

See the Full iTunes description.

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Google Earth

From iTunes: "Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Search for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. Visit the Earth Gallery to find exciting maps such as real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, hiking trails, city tours, and more. Integrated Google Maps Street View allows you to explore the world at street level."

See the Full iTunes description.

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lynda.com

From iTunes: "Pick up your lessons where you left off for a continuous learning experience. Log in to watch expert-taught courses in photography, graphic design, business training, web and interactive design, 3D animation, audio, and much more."

See the Full iTunes description.

For more information on the lynda.com application, see the Lynda on the iPad article and the Using the lynda App article.

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Wikipedia Mobile

From iTunes: "Official Wikipedia App for iOS. Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 32 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled. The app has been rewritten from scratch and is better than ever before."

See the Full iTunes description.

Study Aids

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Flashcards+

From iTunes: "Flashcards+ is a fast, fun, and free way to review your flashcards, or access millions of existing flashcard decks."

See the Full iTunes description.

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Quizlet

From iTunes: "The official Quizlet app is here! It's a free, fun, and a beautifully simple way to study on your iPhone and iPad.

"Seamless syncing means all your Quizlet study sets are ready to use. Or search Quizlet's database of over 35 million study sets to find content already created."

For more information on using Quizlet, take a look at the Quizlet article.

See the Full iTunes description.

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ShowMe

From iTunes: "Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard!

"ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!"

See the Full iTunes description.

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Skype

From iTunes: "Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand."

See the Full iTunes description.

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Total Recall

From iTunes: "Total Recall is the simple and elegant solution to mind mapping on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You will instantly create beautiful mind maps and share them with colleagues and friends."

See the Full iTunes description.

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