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: