Best iPad and iPhone Apps for Students 2013 – College University and High School

Best iPad and iPhone Apps for Students 2013 – College University and High School

August 17, 2019 24 By Stanley Isaacs


What’s up friends? Welcome to Epic Tutorials
Best iPhone & iPad Apps for Students in 2013. You will find links to all ten apps featured
below in the description so if you like the look of something just click the link and
it will open in the App Store for you. You will also find chapter links so feel free
to jump straight to the relevant section. Now despite what you might think, the key
to excelling in your studies is not the regular blend of alcohol, weed and those little pills
with smiley faces on them but hard work, effective planning, scheduling and time management skills
which will help you stay on top of all those classes, assignments and exams and the app
best suited to helping you do this is: iStudiez Pro which will run on your iPhone and iPad
without having to buy it twice and is also available for your Mac. This app lets you enter your semester start
and end dates, then your classes and exams which you can set to be recurring, the class
location, teacher info and all your assignments. You can even assign a partner to an assignment
if doing group work and doing so will give you detailed information on the person responsible
for your failure, for you to deal with at a later date. If you enable Sync under settings your info
will be up to date across all devices at all times, and you can even select your preferred
grading scale including percentage or fail through to high distinction depending on your
institutions preference. Once you start completing assignments, tap
the exclamation icon to mark it as done and enter your grades. If using HD-F as your grading
scale iStudiez will automatically convert your numerical value into the relevant grade.
It has a huge range of additional features making this one of the best apps for students. Next up we have the app GoodReader
And whilst billed as a super robust PDF reader by its developers, this app is so much more.
It’s one of the most powerful file management tools on the iPad allowing you to connect
to a huge range of servers including your schools mac or windows file servers over AFP
and SMB allowing to access your networked account if you have one. It also supports
FTP as well as a huge range of online services including Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive. GoodReader also features one of the best PDF
annotation tools around allowing you scribble, highlight and add text and also supports the
viewing and editing of your most used document types including word, excel, iWork and supports
the playback of audio and video files. This app even supports WI-Fi sharing which
means you can easily send files from your laptop to your iPad through your computers
browser so long as they are both connected to the same network. It does a hundred other
cool things we don’t have time to cover so make sure you don’t go back to school without
it. Keynote
Whether your in high school or university, chances are your going to have to give presentations
so instead of being the awkward mature age student attempting to read from a dozen sheets
of hand written notes, get Apples incredible Keynote app and go Steve Jobs on their arse. This app features most of the powerful desktop
features we know and love and comes with a nice range of templates. It features advanced
controls for custom builds and animation and allows you to import custom templates from
your computer. You can insert images, audio files and videos
and it offers some pretty advanced editing tools. You can even tap and hold on your presentation
which turns your innocent digit into a laser pointer allowing you to highlight all that
groundbreaking research you have done. It also has a customisable presenter view
so you can always be one step ahead of your audience and refer to your slide notes when
needed. All this app is missing is a pair of dorky runners and a turtle neck. 7 Notes Premium
Now something you might find early on in your studies is that if you get to used to typing
all your notes and essays, when it comes to exam time and your equipped with a pen, your
hand tires quickly, your writing becomes illegible and as a result and you pay for it when the
person grading it can’t read what your actually saying. Either that or you just prefer to take handwritten
notes but wish someone other than yourself could actually read it. Well check out 7Notes
Premium HD. This incredible app will convert your handwriting
to perfectly legible text. It will even work with sloppy joinedup running writing like
mine. You can have it convert on the fly or wait till you have completed your writing
and then convert it afterwards. A great way to prepare for those hand written
exams as well as create digital searchable copies of your hand written work. iThoughts HD
Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, order your thoughts or express complex relationships
in an easy to understand way, which is part of the reason it’s so popular in education.
The best app for this bar none is iThoughts HD for the iPad, or iThoughts for iPhone.
This app is bursting with powerful features but makes mind map creation easy. You can
create a mind map without leaving the keyboard. Triple tap the space bar to create a new child,
hit return three times to create a new sibling or tap the delete key three times in an empty
topic to delete. You can easily add images to your min map
or choose from the stock image library that comes with the app. Tap the info icon to add
an icon, change colour and shape, format the text and you can even hyperlink to another
mind map, email address or web page by entering a url, then just tap and hold on a topic to
load the link. One of it’s greatest features for students
is the ability to highlight the text in any of your topics then tap the Research button.
This performs a search on Google, Wikipedia or Wolfram Alpha. You can then tap and hold
on an image to add it to the topic in iThoughts, highlight text and save it as a note accessible
from the top pull down bar or tap the site title to save it as a url. iThoughts has a huge number of export and
import options and will allow you upload your maps to your Dropbox account. You can even
generate an HTML export complete with hyperlinks making this the most powerful mind mapping
app available with the iPad version offering the best experience due to the larger screen
size. Numbers
When it comes to spreadsheets, Apple’s Numbers for both iPhone and iPad offers the best blend
of functionality and ease of use and gives you access over 250 functions which is wasted
on me as the only one I ever use is SUM. It has an excellent interactive getting started
guide and like all Apple apps comes with a nice range of templates to get you started
but normally you will want to choose Blank document. Tap once anywhere on the spreadsheet to reveal
the top and side bars. You can move your spread sheet by tapping and holding the “table handle”
in the upper left or drag the column and row handles to add or remove columns and rows.
To enter data just double tap on any cell and above the keyboard select either numerical,
date or duration , text or the formula keyboard. You can also add images, additional tables,
charts and shapes making this the must have all round spreadsheet app for the iPhone or
iPad. Pages
If you want a rock solid word processor that will allow you to create epic essays, professional
resumes as well as image rich posters for school events then you can’t go past Apple’s
Pages for the iPhone and iPad. It supports iCloud sync so you can always have the latest
version across your iPhone, iPad and Mac and soon PC with Pages on the Cloud. Choose from one of the many templates or start
from scratch. Pages gives you access to all your standard formatting tools including line
spacing which is essential for APA Harvard formatting. You can add your headers and footers
under Tools>Document Setup and can easily add media including images and video, tables,
charts and shapes. If you are writing a report or essay make sure you turn word count on
under Tools>Settings in the upper right and to get more info just tap the word count
to reveal more information on character, page and paragraph count. iBooks
One of the greatest expenses for any student is those giant text books that not only cost
an arm and a leg, they also weigh a ton. This makes Apple’s very own iBooks app a must have
as you may find that some of your set texts in iBook format are significantly cheaper
than even a second hand copy. Having an iBook makes research easy as you
can use the search features to find exactly what your looking for. You can tap, hold and
drag over sections of text and either highlight them or write a note and can create your own
book marks by tapping the icon in the upper right. These can then be viewed from the table
of contents area. If you happen to have a text book created after the release of iBooks
2 then you can also view your notes as study cards by tapping the notepad icon in the status
bar. On the front of the card you will have the highlighted text and if you tap on the
card it will flip over revealing your notes. iTunes U
Finally if you want to complement your studies with additional material, one of the best
ways to do that is with Apples iTunes U app. This gives you access to thousands of free
course from the worlds leading universities including Stanford and Harvard. Use the search field to find what your looking
for then subscribe or download individual items of interest including audio, video and
PDF files.