20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 2

This is a continuation of last week’s 20 iPad Apps Librarians Should Download – Part 1 post where I covered apps in the areas of News and Reference & Education. Here are the remaining 9 apps that I would recommend for the iPad that fall into the categories of e-Book Readers, Productivity Tools and Social Tools. I think each of these offers functionality that would be of interest to librarians.

e-Book Readers

12.) Kindle
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Cost: Free
Access over 1,000,000* books in the Amazon Kindle Store plus over 100 newspapers and magazines with the Kindle for iPad app.

 


13.) iBooks

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Cost: Free
Download and read eBooks from Apple’s iBookstore and view all your titles on a beautiful bookshelf. Books and pdfs can be organized into Collections. Features such as highlighting, bookmarking, and note taking are all available.

 

Productivity Tools

14.) WordPress
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Cost: Free
If you have a WordPress blog, you can easily blog right from your iPad with this free app. Create or edit posts and pages, and add images or videos with this handy application.

 

15.) iWork
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Cost: $9.99 per app
The iWork productivity suite from Apple is now available for the iPad. Users can download each of the apps Keynote, Pages and Numbers for $9.99 each in order to create stunning presentations, documents, and spreadsheets.

 

16.) 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.

 

17.) Evernote
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Cost: Free
Create text, photo and audio notes that will Auto-synchronize your Mac, PC, and the Web. All notes include geo-location information for mapping and search.

 

18.) 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.

 

Social Tools

19.) Twitterific
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Cost: Free
This beautiful, award-winning Twitter client is easy to use and chock full of features. Read and compose tweets, search Twitter.com, filter message types and much more.

 

20.) Hootsuite
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Cost: Free
HootSuite will let you post status updates/tweets to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare at the same time. You can also schedule updates to post at future times, track statistics, and monitor keywords, #hashtags, and lists.