Over the last month, ITS staff members have been getting familiar with Apple’s iPad. Here’s a quick round-up of some of our recommendations:
Never forget anything again with the help of this free service. Evernote allows you to archive information of all types, including text, image, and audio files. Want to record your brainstorming session? This is the app for you.
Evernote offers a wide range of methods for navigating your archived information, from conventional keyword and date searching, to placing the notes on a map based on GPS information from your location at the time the information was generated.
Hello-Hello: Language on the Go!
Hello-Hello is series of language learning apps available in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Each app contains 30 full lessons developed in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). All of the lessons are contained locally on the iPad, so you won’t need Wi-Fi or 3G coverage to make use of the app. This makes it especially useful for travel.
This app will allow you to read documents stored on your Swatfiles, MobileMe iDisk accounts as well as any other WebDav server. You can also connect to both Google Docs and Dropbox.
For those unfamiliar with TEDTalks: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.”
Although not truly an application, it’s worth noting that the TED website is now fully HTML 5 compatible. This means that all of the video content on their site also viewable on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch as well as any other smart device capable of rendering HTML 5.
Netflix members can now watch streaming content on the iPad! Login with your existing account and select from over 17,000 “Watch Instantly” titles.