12 Great iPad Apps for Back to School

The Fall semester is right around the corner, so now is an excellent time to start getting organized. Here are 12 iPad apps that are perfect for the back-to-school season.

1.) Wunderlist
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Cost: Free
This is a highly-rated, free task manager app which will keep you organized through task lists that you can share, add deadlines to, prioritize, and personalize.

 

2.) Wikipanion
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Cost: Free
Access a beautiful view of Wikipedia’s content through the Wikipanion app. This app displays a table of contents to the left of each entry, multiple search methods, bookmarking capabilities, and viewing history by date.

 

3.) Dragon Dictation
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Cost: Free
Record your lecture notes with this free voice recognition application powered by Dragon Naturally Speaking. You can instantly see your text, and even dictate status messages directly to Facebook and Twitter.

 

4.) Penultimate
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Cost: .99
At .99 cents, this is the best-selling handwriting app for iPad. You can store your thoughts in named notebooks for each topic, project, or category and share single pages or full notebooks with classmates.

 

5.) Evernote
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Cost: Free
Take and organize all of your notes and sync them across all of your computers and devices with Evernote. Share notes with Facebook and Twitter friends.

 

6.) Dropbox
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Cost: Free
Store and share all your files in the cloud with the Dropbox iPad app. Upload photos, docs, videos, and other file types for convenient online access wherever you are. Dropbox will sync your files with all your devices.

 

7.) iThoughtsHD
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Cost: $9.99
This is a beautiful and feature-rich mind mapping tool for the iPad. Easily create brainstorming, concept, and project planning maps that can be exported to popular desktop applications and synced with Dropbox and Box.net.

8.) The Elements: A Visual Exploration
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Cost: $13.99
This absolutely stunning app has presents ach element in the periodic table in a rotating, 3D animated view. Users can click into each element to view more detailed info including live statistics from Wolfram Alpha.

 

9.) Wolfram Alpha
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Cost: $2.99
Calculate those tough algebra problems with this computational knowledge engine. This easy-to-use app which allows Facebook sharing of results.

 

10.) Star Walk
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Cost: $4.99
This amazing augmented reality application allows users to hold up their iPads towards the sky and move it around while it displays information about exactly what what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time. You can also see what the sky looked like at any point in the past…or in the future as well.

 

11.) Merriam-Webster Dictionary HD
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Cost: Free
Search the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary through text or voice search. This excellent app also includes an integrated thesaurus.

 

12.) Nightstand Central
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Cost: Free
Wake up on time for your classes with this free alarm clock app. Also includes current weather info so you’ll know what to wear!