Best iPad Apps for College/University Students

LadyX

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As a student, what apps do you think are the best and most effective/essential?
 

jojoba

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PDF Expert or iAnnotate for reading and annotating research articles.

Evernote and Circus Ponies notebooks for taking notes, Notability for hand written notes. All these apps take audio notes, too.

Various academic publishers also have apps available, but this will depend on your field of study.

There's also Mendeley and Pages, which I have personally but I find I don't use them that much.

Dropbox for syncing.
 

palpatine

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1. Evernote (writing, notes, storage, everything?)
2. Dropbox (backup, storage, sharing)
3. Note Taker HD (or any number of other handwriting apps)
4. Pages (or some other word processing app)
5. Keynote (presentations)
6. iAnnotate (or some other PDF reader)


I am a graduate student, and these are the apps I use on an hourly/daily basis. Here are some links to some more detailed information about using the iPad in university.

http://www.princeton.edu/~cmayo/writingipad.html
http://www.princeton.edu/~cmayo/evernoteresearch.html
http://www.princeton.edu/~cmayo/handwriting.html
 

MortalDays

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Does any of these apps has the capability to rest your palm on the screen when note taking?

I am waiting for Adonit Jot Touch or iPen 2 to come out for the resting your palm and pressure sensitivity features.
 

Ruffian829

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I'm in my last year of law school... on a daily basis I use:

-Notability for taking notes in class. I LOVE this app. I'm also starting to use it for a lot of PDF annotation and reading.

-Dropbox for syncing between my macbook and ipad, for backing up notability, etc.

-Pocket informant: I think it is great with the new updates, sync through toodledo.

-Awesome Note: I use this less now that PI has a "note" section

-Pages: word processor

and some other law based apps.

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Does any of these apps has the capability to rest your palm on the screen when note taking?

I am waiting for Adonit Jot Touch or iPen 2 to come out for the resting your palm and pressure sensitivity features.
Notability does
 

billnye97

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Notability is a huge one for me. I also use GoodReader and the Kno app for my textbooks. I also have Coursesmart app for textbooks but I prefer Kno.
 

cowscrtacher

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GummiBuddies for late night texting

Get the <a href="http://www.gummicube.com">Gummibuddies</a> for a fun way to text your buddies!!
 

AnthonySmith

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I use most of the noted above, but I also use iStudiez Pro. I love it. It helps me keep track of assignments and my classes and grades. They use their own cloud which is awesome because I sync it with my iPhone, iPad and Mac.
 

LadyX

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Are there any iPad apps that gives full citations in Chicago, MLA and APA style formats? Please don't recommend EasyBib as it's limited to scanning book barcodes and typing the name of a book. I want other ways to get citations besides barcode scanning and searching for a book title. I want an app that is able to provide citations of online articles such as scholarly/journal articles, web pages, etc.
 

TC03

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iAnnotate is the best app for making annotations, MUCH better than GoodReader or PDF Expert.
 

NoStopN

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ESPN Fantasy Football for the iPad, was just released the day of NFL kickoff this year... every student needs it. Not even jokin'...
Just a little off topic but, does the iPad version show the "smack talk board" for each game? The iPhone app doesn't have it & using Safari requires Flash.
 

dfelix

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Heard good things about iStudiez pro. Definitely Evernote & Dropbox though.
 

zunex

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I use Evernote for note-taking. It's an incredible app for saving your ideas into paper. This baby has rescued me in a lot of situation. For ebook reading, I use iBooks, which is incredible too. Notice that it costs you nothing download these two.

Just one more thing is that I don't like working with PDFs in iBooks - which I found it is quite inconvenient. I used GoodReader before but recently switch to PDF Max - my new discovery on App Store. The free version of this PDF Max app has basic tools that you could find in GoodReader ($4.99).