New Pieces of Tech Like the iPad 2 are Useful for your Education

If I told you there were new apps available to make your life as a student easier would you be interested? I thought you would be.  More companies and developers are building software with the purpose of enhancing the educational experience. Apple has been developing software and products to further education, and the iPad 2 is the latest device to join the educational software movement. There are numerous applications set for release aimed towards easing the stress on students and assisting them with their studies.  Head on down below to see some of the best educational apps available for your tablet today.

5 Apps on the Apple App Store for Students

(No specific order)

Numbers: Originally designed for use on the Mac, it has been completely redesigned to function on your iPad 2 while still producing high quality material. Users can create professional looking spreadsheets in a matter of minutes. The app includes 250 options. With impressive, professional looking charts and a keyboard that is simple to use, you are on your way to creating presentation quality spreadsheets.

Springpad:  An electronic personal assistant—need I say more? How many times have you been out someplace and had a thought you didn’t want to forget only to forget it soon after? With the Springpad app you can jot down notes and save ideas that you want to remember. For all of those important meetings, you can create a note, make it a task and set an alarm to remind you. Springpad is definitely a useful tool for students.

Gray’s Anatomy: Literally—this app is actually the entire Gray’s Anatomy book first published in 1858 by Henry Gray. The book is considered by many as one of the most significant medical books of all time, and it’s reached iconic status. The iPad 2 version was enhanced to provide the highest resolution images conceivable. Medical students will be sure to check for this app and put it use.

Shakespeare Pro: English majors and fans of literature will surely be pleased with this app. It is free of charge to download and contains the complete collection of works done by Shakespeare. 41 plays, 154 sonnets, and 6 poems each in its entirety. A useful feature that is included in the app allows users to type in a word or phrase and a listing of works it was found in will come up.

Dropbox: The contents of your Dropbox folder can be viewed directly from your iPad 2. You can even stream movies and videos through it. Students can add projects into Dropbox from their computers and view them, make edits, and email them all while they are on the go.


This post was from a guest author for  Lindsey loves to stay on top of the newest software and writes on behalf of Colorado Technical University.


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