Top 5 iPad Productivity Apps for Back to School
Dec 14, 2013 Classroom Materials 2590 Views
If you're a student who has an iPad and are interested in some apps that you can use to stay organized throughout your school year, pay close attention here.
There are literally hundreds of back-to-school apps available for the iPad. Choosing the best apps to stay organized can be overwhelming. But don't worry.
We've found five powerful applications that can help you learn faster, keep track of your assignments and stay on top of your class. Download them ASAP to your iPad and you're ready to rock at school.
1. Graphic Calculator App - Quick Graph +
Graphic calculators can be expensive and a pain to carry with you whenever you have classes. There's always a chance of you forgetting your calculator and being forced to share it with a friend. Well... you can say goodbye to that with the QuickGraph + iPad Application.
This application transforms your iPad into a powerful graphic calculator with key features such as an equation library, multiple co-ordinate system support, and independent axis scaling and so on.
The best part... there's an in-app email function that will allow you to share your graphs and functions with your classmates. Priced at $1.99, it's the perfect replacement for your graphic calculator.
2. Periodic Table App - The Elements
Here's an app that's seriously going to break the bank. Priced at $13.99, the Elements is an application that allows you to explore the periodic table deeply. The app comprises of about 500 elements and allows you to learn more about each element with just a tap. You'll be able to learn about the element's history, see photographs relating to the element and so on.
At $13.99, it does seem expensive. But if you're really serious about getting an A with chemistry this year, this is one of the best apps you can get. Alternatively, you can also download another free periodic table application. There are some free apps but they are limited when it comes to depth of information.
CourseSmart is a powerful application that will allow you to read the full text of various textbooks for no cost at all. Their library currently contains over 7,000 textbooks. The e-textbooks are licensed for a limited period to students (about 180 days) for half the price of the original physical textbook.
It's ideal for students who're taking subjects where they're required to refer to multiple textbooks. Instead of purchasing expensive textbooks, you can use CourseSmart to browse through essential data for free and then license the e-textbook if needed.
A home-work planner and organizer are absolutely crucial for anyone that's serious about staying on top of the class throughout the year. The iHomeWork app, which is priced at $1.99, will allow you to keep track of class assignments, your daily class schedule and research essential information with Quiesta.com (integrated with the app). The app also allows you to email your assignments to friends and record grades you've received each assignment.
EssentialPIM is a Personal Information Manager that you'll find yourself using not only at school but throughout your work career as well. There is a free version as well as a pro version available EssentialPIM.
The pro version allows syncing of data with your iOS, Windows and Android devices whereas the free version allows you to keep track of your data from one device only.
The app allows you to plan your assignments, study times and so on effectively so you can be prepared and always stay on top of your class.