10 iPad apps for back to school

10 iPad apps for back to school

Summary: The summer is almost over and for students that means it will be soon time to get back to school. Those carrying iPads back to to the hallowed halls of academia should look at these apps.

TOPICS: Mobility, Apps, iPad

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  • 10 iPad apps for back to school

    Back to School 2013

    What to buy a new college student

    What to buy a new college student

    It's that time of year again -- but what tools, gadgets and apps are useful or necessary for starting college?

    If you are a student with an iPad or are about to send one back to school these apps will go a long way to help keep on top of things once the school year starts. There are apps that help keep track of a busy class schedule and help prevent assignments from falling through the cracks.

    There is an app that can replace those expensive graphing calculators, and another that makes learning elements a thing of joy. One of the apps helps get rid of big, heavy textbooks and put them right inside the iPad.

    Some of the apps are free and most just a few bucks so no breaking the bank.

  • Quick Graph+: Your Scientific Graphing Calculator

    This app puts a full graphing calculator inside the iPad. It has an equation editor that makes it as easy as can be to get the information in the calculator and then solve them with full 2D and 3D graphing.

    Commonly used equations can be stored for retrieval and graphics can be saved to the photo library on the iPad.

    From the developer:


    - Unlimited graphs.

    - VGA Output.

    - 2D - 3D equation plotting.

    - Library for commonly used equations.

    - Wireframe and solid visualization.

    - Support for cartesian, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems.

    - Pinch to zoom.

    - Drag to rotate - move.

    - Swipe to delete equations from the equation list.

    - Shake to reset view to original state, or to clear entry fields.

    - Double tap to change visualization modes.

    - Enhanced 2D mode for great hi-res graphics.

    - Adaptive 2D algorithms.

    - Enhanced 3D mode with better graphics.

    - In-app email so you can share graphics and equations.

    - Save to photo library.

    - Copy to clipboard.

    - Enhanced equation visualization.

    - Hyperbolic and Inverse functions.

    - Special functions such as Min, Max, if.

    - Interactive expression evaluation.

    - Implicit graphs and inequalities.

    - 2D tracing.

    - 2D independent axis scaling.

    - Labels and notes for library entries

    - Roots and Intersections

    - Value Table

    - Turn graphs on/off.

    Price: $1.99

    Download: From the iTunes Store

  • The Elements: A Visual Exploration

    Every student has to study the periodic table at some point, and The Elements is a fantastic way to do so. The table is presented in an animated fashion that presents lots of information about each element when tapped.

    This app is one of the best on the iPad and shouldn't be missed.

    From the publisher:

    Go to each element's second page and you find a fascinating story about the element, surrounded by carefully photographed objects representing it. Every one of these objects, well over 500 in total, is a freely rotatable, live object that you can examine from all sides and pinch zoom to see in unprecedented detail.

    Touch the element name at the top of the page and you can see that element’s name in over a dozen different languages. Choose one and you’ll find that the entire book, stories, captions and all, switches to that language: The Elements includes both the full English original text and over a dozen full translations.

    Pinch-zoom or tap any object to bring it up full screen, where you can split into a pair of stereo 3D images. Using inexpensive 3D glasses you can see all 500 objects pop off the screen in 3D, and you can spin the objects, in 3D, with the touch of a finger. You can’t get much more virtually real than that.

    Price: $13.99

    Download: From the iTunes Store

Topics: Mobility, Apps, iPad

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  • MagicalPad can be a great addition to your list

    My I suggest MagicalPad, it is flexible app for school that does outlining, mind mapping and of course note taking. great way to organize your thoughts or take structured notes for exams.
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