Sunday, July 29, 2012

2 iPad StoryTelling Apps made by Elinda

My Story Creator is a fantastic storytelling app for telling your stories with cartoon images and the protagonists the cute little cartoon characters.

Special Features:

- Insert your own photo as a background anytime.
- 10 backgrounds for kids to pick and tell your story
- Many kids characters to pick as protagonists
- Speech bubbles to add to your stories
- Save your photo to your device and share it with your friends


Smiley Stories is a fantastic storytelling app for telling your stories with images from around the world and the protagonists the cute little blue smileys.

The Special Features of this app are quite similar with My Story Creator:

- Insert your own photo as a background
- 10 backgrounds from around the world to pick and tell your story
- Many blue cute Smileys to pick as protagonists
- Speech bubbles to add to your stories
- Save your photo to your device and share it with your friends


Thursday, July 5, 2012

5 Great RSS Readers Apps for your iPhone

Syndicate (free) is a news reader for Google Reader, Facebook and Twitter accounts. It shows all news feeds in one combined list organized by news source and makes it easy to sync, mark and read news items. Read/unread items will by synced for Google Reader accounts. For Facebook and Twitter the last sync position is remembered via iCloud. iPhone and iPad supported.

Reeder (2,34E) Client for Fever, Readability and Google Reader.
- Fever syncing (optional, paid web app required, see
- Readability syncing (optional, free account required, see
- Google Reader syncing (optional, free account required, see
- Support for multiple Fever or Google Reader accounts

NewsRack (3,99E) is a full-featured RSS reader for iPhone and iPad with an intuitive interface. Skim over the latest headlines on a beautiful rack of newspapers (only iPhone/iPod touch) or use the powerful classic interface to read and organize feeds.

- Synchronization with Google Reader (optional)
- Download of embedded images for offline viewing
- Organization of feeds in categories (synced with Google Reader)
- Integrated mini browser to read the original website of a news item
- Sharing via Email, Twitter, Instapaper, Facebook, ReadItLater and Delicious.
- Gorgeous slideshow mode (only on iPad)

NetNewsWire (free) is an RSS reader for iPhone — you can read news from the millions of weblogs and sites that publish RSS feeds.
Because NetNewsWire syncs with Google Reader (Google account required) — and with NetNewsWire for Macintosh and FeedDemon for Windows by NewsGator — if you read an item on your iPhone, you don’t have to read it again on your Macintosh or other computer. It’s automatically marked as read everywhere.
You can star items or send them to Instapaper to save them for later. You can email articles or post links to Twitter to share with friends.

Byline (2,39E) Read the latest news from your favorite sites and blogs, even when you’re offline. Simply use your free Google Reader account to subscribe to websites you’d like to keep track of. Byline will automatically stay in sync and bring you new content, putting thousands of RSS and Atom feeds at your fingertips. Even when you have no internet connection (such as on the tube) Byline’s offline browsing feature gives you instant access to complete web pages.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Top 10 Writing Apps For the iPad

Evernote (Free) is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Penultimate (0.79E).The original, easiest-to-use, and best-selling handwriting app for iPad. Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea -- in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.

Notability (0.79E) is optimized for the new iPad! It powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

Pages (7,99E) is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your iOS devices — automatically. And the Retina display on the new iPad makes everything you do in Pages even more brilliant.

GoodReader® (3,99E) is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad - the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in USA in 2010! Mashable describes it as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad without GoodReader.

TouchDocs (2,99E) Google Docs and Google Drive on iOS! TouchDocs is the easiest way to view, edit, and manage Google Docs and Google Drive on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

iA Writer (0.79E) The quintessential writing machine for your iPad and iPhone. iA Writer makes sure that your thoughts go into the text—and not into the program. With keyboard extension, focus mode, iCloud and Dropbox integration.

Blogsy (3,99E) is a tool designed specifically to take full advantage of the iPad’s unique touch functionality. Adding your photos and videos is as easy as dragging them from the media sidebar and dropping them into your blog post. This makes writing blog posts as easy as it should be, saving you from the hassle of jumping from app to app to manually copy/paste embed codes or links. Simply put, we think that Blogsy makes writing so easy that you will use it instead of your computer.

Bamboo Paper (Free), a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your iPad, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles. Paired with the Bamboo Stylus, it turns your iPad into the ultimate paperless communications tool for use at

Plain Text (Free) - For editing text on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. PlainText is a simple text editor with an uncomplicated, paper-like user interface. Unlike the default Notes app, PlainText allows you to create and organize your documents in folders and sync everything with

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Best Mobile Apps for Your Dropbox

This is the official Dropbox (free) mobile app which syncronizes all your data to you mobile devices. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!

Todo.txt (1.59E) - Simple, fun task manager syncs your personal todo.txt file with Dropbox.
Countless apps and sites store your todo list in their own proprietary database and file format. But you can open a todo.txt file with every text editor under the sun. Todo.txt Touch manages your todo.txt on the go and automatically syncs the file to all your computers and devices via your Dropbox account.
Future-proof your todo list and store it in a plain text file YOU control. Todo.txt Touch makes it easy to add, update and prioritize tasks, tag them with project names and contexts, search, filter, and most importantly, mark your todo's done.

CamScanner  (free)  is a must-have application for your iPhone. With CamScanner, your iPhone is actually a portable scanner, with which all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions can be archived anywhere at anytime. Our Smart Image cropping and Image enhancement algorithm ensures the scanned images perfectly clear and recognizable. It gives the potential of cloud storage on dropbox 

Nocs- Markdwn, Dropbox & Your Text (free) -With integration to Dropbox, Markdown, and a text editor, Nocs lets you work with your documents on any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

PlainText (Free) For editing text on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. PlainText is a simple text editor with an uncomplicated, paper-like user interface. Unlike the default Notes app, PlainText allows you to create and organize your documents in folders and sync everything with

Learn the ABC with animals with Animals ABC

 Learn the alphabet with Animals ABC! This app is designed by experienced English language teachers of young and very young learners with coordination with their young students. The students with the guidance of their teacher picked the animals, the pictures and 'gave voice' to the letters.

This app is unique and helps our young student to actually learn how to combine the alphabet letters to create meaningful words. This stage is very important to the very first steps of learning on how to write. What is more, it helps students to develop their vocabulary awareness from an early age. It gives to students a great deal of interactivity and it offers a great sense of achievement whilst students are congratulated in each correct letter they find and then when they complete the whole word.

Here are some screenshots:

You can see this app on app store here:

or scan this code to access it:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spot it - Kids Edition, My Free Vocabulary App for Young Learners

Well, this is a very special post. This post is actually a review for my first educational app. The app is called Spot it - Kids Edition (free) and it has been released today on app store. It is addressed to young and very young learners

Here a description of the app:

Spot it! Kids is an amazing brand new app created by experienced English teachers of young and very young learners. It provides to your child the potential to explore, discover and distinguish objects among other objects in different thematic areas. It gives a great deal of interactivity that can motivate your child or your young learner to learn everyday new vocabulary from a mobile device.

It is ideal for:

- Kindergarden kids (native and non-native speakers)

It is perfect for kindergarden kids as Spot it! Kids will help them develop their observation skills as well as their schematic knowledge on different thematic areas that come across everyday like toys, desk objects, zoo animals, tech objects and many more. What is more, it will raise learner's vocabulary as well as spelling awareness.

- Young learners (native and non-native)

This app can be a perfect tool for EFL teachers to present and practice new vocabulary with their young fellows. You can create many lesson plan to present eg desk objects using just Spot it! Kids.

- Parents

It is ideal for parents who want their children to spend their time with an educational, interactive app that motivates their kid to learn, observe and discover.

In this free Lite version you will get 4 fantastic thematic areas with toys, zoo animals, sea animals and space objects.

Some technical info:

This app is compatible for iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad that operates with 5.0 iOS or later.

In-build: twitter and mail share

Here are some screenshots:

You can download it for free here:

or scan this code to download it:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2 Great Free Teacher Organizers for iPad, iPhone & iPod

TeacherPal (free) is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.

Here are some screenshots:

and here is a video that shows this apps potentials:


PowerTeacher Mobile (free) works with PowerSchool, the fastest-growing, most widely used student information system, supporting more than 10 million students in all 50 states and 65 countries. PowerTeacher Mobile untethers teachers from their desktop or laptop and allows them to record scores and make observations while roaming the classroom, gymnasium, blacktop, science lab or even on a field trip.
                         Download link:

Here are some screenshots:

With a little web search I found that this app was created by Pearson Education Systems. You can have a look at their website for more info about this app and the PC based app:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Top 12 iPad & iPhone Broswer Apps

If you are looking for something different from Safari to broswe the internet on your tablet or iphone, here are some alternatives.  Some of them are really efficient for using with students as they can play flash content and support webpages that Safari cannot. Below, you can also find browsers that may support instant sharing of websites via email,  video download on the mobile device, bookmarking, social media intergration and many more features. You can see the prices of each application  at the end of the post via the virtual iphone. 

Atomic Web Browser is the most advanced and customizable fullscreen web browser to date. Experience desktop features including Adblock, Tabs, MultiTouch Gestures, User Agent Switcher, Passcode Lock, Facebook/Twitter integration, Save Page, Downloads, and much more.

Mercury is the the most advanced and elegant web browser for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The rich feature set includes themes, downloading, printing, fullscreen browsing, file sharing, adblock, tabs, multi touch geatures, user agent switcher, private browsing, passcode lock, save page, Facebook/Twitter integration and a lot more.

 Opera - Get the world's most popular mobile browser for your iOS device, and start tracking your savings today. Keep Opera Mini handy on your iOS device, especially for those times you are on a slow network, away from Wi-Fi or when data roaming. Opera's cloud-assisted technology compresses data by up to 90% before downloading, so page loads are lightning fast.

 Skyfire allows you to watch Flash videos that otherwise don’t work on iPhone.
- Enjoy videos from sites like South Park, The Daily Show, Justin TV, and more. 
- More than 200,000 websites supported and new ones added daily. Twitter, Email, Instapaper, PinBoard, Read It Later, Tumbler, and more.

Ever wanted to display a webpage on a TV, projector or monitor from your iPad or iPhone? Or wished Safari could show you the article you're reading without ads and other annoying page elements? Webout lets you do that with minimal settings to configure and ease-of-use in mind. Plug in your VGA adapter any time to activate the screen mirroring or tap on the action button to choose a way to get your web 'out'. Webout can also find HTML5 videos on many webpages, and stream them on to your Apple TV (2nd Gen). Requires 4.2, a device that supports multitasking and the latest OS version on your Apple TV. The Apple TV can also   only show certain types of h264 content, as described on the Tech Specs page for the device on

Knowtilus Pro is an elegant, versatile and innovative Web Browser and Text Editor suite packed with all the tools you'll need while browsing, reading, writing, sharing and (re)searching the Web in your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. It's the first iOS App with a built in human-like Interactive Digital Assistant that reads aloud web pages and your documents with 52 amazing voices.

Switch lets different people browse the web on a single iPad while keeping their own history, bookmarks and tabs.
Ever got frustrated because your friend's sites are open in every tab in Safari? Switch is for you! Each person who uses your iPad gets their own user account, so each time you open Switch everything is just how you left it.
There's even a Guest account for people borrowing iPad for a quick surf. When your friends log out of Switch, or just lock the screen, their browsing history is cleared so they can safely surf without worrying about privacy.
Switch is an app like any other and so can't provide password protection for other apps -- just the tabs, bookmarks and history in its own browser. If you want to keep your Facebook or Gmail sessions private, for example, you'll need to make sure you access these only from within Switch.

Puffin Web Browser is a wicked fast web browser. With the help of cloud servers, Puffin Web Browser brings the desktop web browsing experience to tablets and smartphones. It renders the full versions of web pages quickly and reliably. It also supports Flash with excellent performance on iPads and iPhones.

ScudWeb for iPhone is a web browser with sleek interface where you can download and play unlimited videos hassle free.

Watch any missing and unfamiliar video formats on a webpage right on your mobile phone. Stream and download infinite mobile videos at a beaming speed as you browse internet using ScudWeb. 

- Multi-tab browsing interface – Surf the web faster than ever
- Private Browsing – Discreet surfing making it fully confidential 
- Offline Browsing - Convenient to go back through already-browsed web pages 
- Download videos and play them right on your phone
- Instantly Email Mobile Videos to friends
- Retains browsing and downloading history unless you delete it
- Sleek interface with intuitive web browsing
- Bookmark pages as you Browse for quicker access to web pages
- Select from themes - Enjoy browsing by personalizing the look of ScudWeb

Dolphin Sonar – Dolphin listens and lets you use your voice to search on the Internet, share on your favorite social networks, bookmark your favorite website, navigate and more.
*Currently Dolphin Sonar only supports English.
- Webzine - Fast loading, without ads; Webzine simplifies the way you read your favorite news, blogs and websites. 
-  Gesture - Let your inner artist out and create a personal symbol to access the websites you use the most.
- One-click share via Twitter/Facebook - Taking the work out of being social.
- Speed Dial - Visit you favorite sites on the go with one touch.
- Tabbed browsing - No need to toggle between screens, tabbed browsing lets you open and switch between pages fast as lightening.
- SideBars - Make the best of mobile interface via Dolphin SideBar.
- MenuBar - The fastest way to customize, share and find information.

Photon Flash Player Browser for iPhone 
-  Flash browsing support
- Fully featured powerful browser
- Bookmarks support
- Print web pages using AirPrint.
- More innovative features to come

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

7 Worthy Storytelling Apps

The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on.

“Story Wheel” is an educational game that improves your child’s cognitive abilities. Players record a story by spinning the wheel to get a picture, and then narrate a portion of the story. When done, you can listen to your story with beautifully animated pictures.

Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family.Photos can be added from the camera, your photo-album, or downloaded directly from your Facebook account. You can apply filters to photos, and change the layout of the page to fit your needs. You can even paint on the photos, or draw your own sketches from scratch.Text balloons can be positioned, sized, and rotated freely on the page. You can alter colors, font, text-size. You can even give the balloons color gradients for additional impact.

Create multi-celled cartoons straight from your iPhone, iPodTouch and iPad! Are you ever bored on a train and think of an awesome joke? Wouldn’t it be great to quickly make a cartoon and email it to a friend or post it to Twitter or Facebook? With Cartoon Studio you can! With additional art packs available for downloading (and more packs to be added) there is no excuse to not start creating cartoons now!

Puppet Stage is your interactive theater. Choose from a dozen backgrounds, 25 characters, and a dozen vehicles. Fun for all ages; providing great fun with adorable graphics. Puppet Stage is made for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! 
Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later. 
This app is as fun as your own creativity. Act out a story of Pirates on the high seas, fight as scary monsters, or play the part of a Wild West bandit on the loose. You can even combine any characters however you want!

Making cartoons with Toontastic is as easy as putting on a puppet show - simply press the record button, move your characters onscreen, and tell your stories through play! Once you’re done, Toontastic will play back your animation and voice as a cartoon for you to share with friends and family around the world.