Recommended apps for college students?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by ashton18, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. ashton18 macrumors regular

    ashton18

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    I usually take my laptop to class to take notes, surf the web and read/edit documents. It's not a super heavy device (rMBP 13") but it definitely adds weight to my already packed messenger bag.

    I'd like to start using my iPad a bit more and leave the laptop for the heavy work at home.

    I know the basic apps that work well cross platform (Dropbox, Evernote, Pages) but I'd like to know if any of you guys have a particular app that you just cannot live without, wether you're in college or not.

    There's a lot of apps in the Productivity/Utilities section in the app store, but I don't feel like spending $10 on each app just to try them out and realizing they won't work for me.

    I keep reading that 'Things' is a great app, but it's super expensive, and you have to buy the app on each device. I would spend that money in a heartbeat if it truly does facilitate organizing things, but I just don't see what's so different from a free app like Evernote.

    Any thoughts guys? Recommendations? Any 'hidden gems' out there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Strange Famous macrumors member

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    I'm in college, and use my iPad every day in class.

    I use Blackboard mobile to check my grades and to download the class lectures (great if your school/teachers use blackboard).

    Documents by Readdle for all my PDF viewing needs.

    PDF Converter to convert Powerpoints to PDF.

    NoteTaker HD for handwritten notes.

    iFaraday RXII stylus.

    Atomic Web Browser.

    Pages for writing papers.

    Those are my most used apps for school.
     
  3. ashton18 thread starter macrumors regular

    ashton18

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    Thanks for responding! I'm definitely going to try those apps, especially the ones by Readdle, they seem pretty good.
     
  4. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I really like goodreader and notabilty. Havent used them in a while.
     
  5. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    PDF Expert
    OneNote
    Word
    Scanner Pro

    Is what I use.
     
  7. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Zoom Notes if you want to just write directly on your screen to take notes. It is the best of its kind out there.
     
  8. Readdlemate Suspended

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    Glad you enjoy our apps! We've added Zoom Writing to PDF Expert 5

    http://vimeo.com/107074401
     

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