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Last Updated: Mar 27, 2014 URL: http://guides.library.vu.edu.au/iPadApps Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Books to borrow or buy

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Best iPhone Apps - J.D. Biersdorfer
Nicely laid-out book describing the best apps in several different categories.

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Five-Star Apps: the best iPhone and iPad Apps for Work and Play - Glenn Fleishman
Another good resource for reviews of the best apps, by category.

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Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders - Peter Meyers
Suggests best iPad apps in categories, such as "get work done," "manipulate photos," and "outline ideas." Discusses why the iPad is different from a smartphone or laptop and what unique role it can play in your life.

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Take Control of Working with Your iPad - Joe Kissell
Focused on using the iPad for work. Covers creation of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, how to transfer files between devices, manage your calendars, take notes effectively, and print from you iPad.

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Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future-- and Locked Us In - Brian X. Chen
ISBN: 978-0-306-81960-5
Chen discusses both positive and negatives effects of being "always on" with our mobile devices. Recommended.

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iPhone Obsessed: Photo Editing Experiments with Apps - Dan Marcolina
ISBN: 0321771621
Excellent and fun book about using your iPhone to capture and edit images. Shows artwork and discusses apps used to create each piece.


How to move apps around the iPad screen

Suggest an App

Here are some recent suggestions and comments from some of our researchers:

  • AudioNote - great for conversations with supervisors
  • Keynote - for presentations, converts PPT files easily
  • W - great dictionary
  • Mendeley - useful for downloading and storing docs/journal,  can also help with bibliography
  • Pages - problem is that it automatically accepts all the track changes
  • iannotate - excellent for pdf documents, writing notes, highlighting etc.
  • Sente

Please feel free to suggest an App to be considered for inclusion in this guide. Click on Comments (below) and tell us the name of the app and a URL that will help us find it.


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    Thanks to Nicole Hennig and Remlee Green of MIT Libraries for creating a guide to Apps for Academics and for being happy to share their work with us.

    Thanks to Andy Schmulow, Law Lecturer, Victoria University, for being so enthusiastic about iPads and being prepared to share his knowledge with colleagues.


    App advice

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    This app is a companion to the web site, appadvice.com. Contains iPhone/iPad news, reviews, and guides to the best apps by function, such as flight tracker, apps to replace your camera, personal databases, Google Docs managers, and more.

    Android Tapp
    Good source of Android app reviews.

    Android Appstorm
    Another source of app reviews for Android.


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