I will be starting college this fall and will be studying civil engineering. I will be living at home and currently have an iMac (see sig. below). However, since I, like most you, am a faster typer than writer and will be "mobile" while at school, I want to purchase an iPad 2 in the 16 GB WiFi trim. I plan on using it for the following things: 1. Note taking 2. Homework/assignments 3. Typing reports/essays and typing in general 4. To assist me in completing research topics thanks to the internet/Safari I have never owned an iPad before (as you could've guessed) and hope on putting it to good use, in and out of school. I am very excited for this upcoming one. I would really like to know what apps are recommended or essential for the typical college student to have. In addition, if you yourself are a college student, please let me know (if you wouldn't mind) on what you use your iPad for (tasks) and what apps you have/use.