60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Jenna Cooper

Whether you are a long-time iPad user or buying an iPad for the first time, there is one thing you can probably use—app suggestions. If you want to learn about the basic apps that come preloaded on the iPad, this session is not for you. I am going to show you some of the best apps from the App Store that I have found over the years in many categories. This session is going to be fast paced, designed to expose you to a lot of new ideas and apps at once. You will walk away with a list of 60 apps and descriptions so you can explore them in depth at your own pace. Some great apps that I use almost daily include Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Netflix, Pinterest, Kindle, … but I‘m not going to cover those because you probably already know about them. I‘m also not going to cover games or photo editing apps, because there are thousands and I wouldn‘t even know where to begin. I‘m not going to cover many (or any) content-specific apps, because I want this to be helpful for everyone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the average iOS customer uses more than 100 apps. Do you?









Evernote http://appstore.com/evernote/evernote  Evernote 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. Dropbox http://appstore.com/dropbox/dropbox  Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website! Use Dropbox to save and share photos and videos in a snap or even take your work on the go. If something happens to your iPhone or iPad, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox! Wunderlist http://appstore.com/wunderlist  Wunderlist is the easiest way to manage and share your daily to-do lists. Whether you‘re planning an overseas adventure, sharing a shopping list with a loved one, or simply keeping track of your daily to-dos, Wunderlist is here to help you get things done. Features cloud sync, lists, collaboration, reminders, notes, notifications, and more. Google Drive http://appstore.com/googledrive  Get started with 5GB for free to safely keep all your stuff in one place and then access it from any device, anywhere. Store documents, pictures, or other files - even the big ones - using Google Drive and easily share them with anyone. Edit and create documents and spreadsheets, share photos, view offline, always have the latest versions of documents, and more. Mint.com http://appstore.com/mint.com  Mint.com allows you to track, budget and manage your money all in one place, so you can see where you‘re spending and where you can save. Open an account, add your bank, credit, loan and retirement accounts and Mint will automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. It‘s safe, secure and easy to keep your personal finances organized. Google Chrome http://appstore.com/chrome  Google Chrome is now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go. Search and navigate fast, open and quickly switch between an unlimited number of tabs, sign in to sync your data (open tabs, bookmarks, saved passwords, etc.), and use private browsing. CloudOn http://appstore.com/cloudon  CloudOn brings Microsoft Office to your iPad and links it to your Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts. The built-in Adobe Reader and File Viewer lets you open and view virtually any file type. CloudOn provides you the files you want and the applications you need in a single workspace. Use Office programs and rename/view/share/edit files with ease. VMware http://appstore.com/vmwareviewclient











VMware Horizon View Client makes it easy to work on your Windows virtual desktop from your iPad, giving you on the go access from any location. IMPORTANT NOTE: A VMware Horizon View virtual desktop is required to use the VMware Horizon View Client for iOS. Contact your IT department for further assistance. OnLive Desktop http://appstore.com/onlivedesktop  OnLive Desktop is a service that provides a seamless, no-compromise, instant-response cloud-based PC desktop, wherever and whenever you want it. OnLive brings to your iPad a high-performance PC experience, regardless of the content, even when interacting with fast-action media. Instantly view, edit, and create Microsoft Office files, transfer between devices, and more. Genius Scan http://appstore.com/geniusscan  Genius Scan turns your iPad into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF. The scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction, image post-processing. It allows you to build PDF documents with multiple scans. No need to keep files of papers around anymore! GoodReader http://appstore.com/goodreaderforipad  GoodReader is a robust PDF reader for iPad. The ability to mark-up PDFs opens up new doors to GoodReader users who can now use typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file. GoodReader also supports .doc, .ppt, .xls, iWork, HTML, and even audio and video files. The best part for me? Opening hyperlinks in PDFs. Skitch http://appstore.com/skitch  Skitch lets you communicate your feedback and ideas in an instant. Annotate images and documents with arrows, stamps, shapes, text, and more. Use Skitch to mark up a PDF, snap your screen, annotate a photo, or draw something new. Then, share your thoughts and ideas with friends or co-workers. Getting everything done just right has never been easier. Neu.Annotate+ ($1.99) http://appstore.com/neuannotatepdf  neu.Annotate allows you to read and annotate PDFs. Annotate with drawings, highlighting text, text notes, photos and stamps. Pull PDF files in from any application with the "Open In..." option. Annotated PDF files can be shared via email as well as exported to iTunes and Dropbox. Individual pages can also be shared in PNG and JPG formats, in addition to PDF. DocuSign Ink http://appstore.com/docusignink  DocuSign Ink allows you to sign documents and get signatures quickly and easily from your iPad or iPhone. A must-have app that will save you time and eliminate the need to print, fax or mail documents and forms for signature. Safe, secure and legally binding, sign documents and get signatures from anyone, anywhere, whether they happen to be standing right next to you or not. CardMunch http://appstore.com/cardmunch  CardMunch by LinkedIn is an app that turns your business cards into contacts, now with LinkedIn integration. Easily see LinkedIn profile information for your new contacts and connect with them in a single click. View contacts' LinkedIn profile information, mutual connections, work history, and more. Even export contacts to your iOS Address Book. iNigma http://appstore.com/3gvision/i-nigma  i-nigma QR Code, Data Matrix, and 1D Barcode Reader turns your camera into a sophisticated barcode reader. Thanks to exceptionally quick and robust scanning, it is regularly ranked as top performer in this category. Features include scanning QR and UPC codes, price comparison, share scanned codes, create codes from app, and more. Google Voice http://appstore.com/googlevoice  The Google Voice app allows you to access your Google Voice account right from your iOS device. With a Google Voice account, you can have all of your voicemails opened and transcribed in the app (no more automated phone menu), get a free phone number to use for sending/receiving text messages, make calls with your GV number, and more. Sign up at google.com/voice Remind101 http://appstore.com/remind101/remind101  Remind 101 provides a free, safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents. It is used by over 200,000 teachers, students, and parents. Message your entire class of students or parents in seconds. Teachers never see students' phone numbers. Students never see theirs. Remind101 allows for unlimited students or parents, & unlimited text messages.












ShowMe http://appstore.com/showmeinteractivewhiteboard  ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard allows you to use your iPad to record whiteboard tutorials and share them online. You can also discover tutorials created by other users. Features include voice recording, multiple brush colors, pause and erase, undo, importing pictures from photo library or web, unlimited video length, upload and share recordings, and more. Educreations http://appstore.com/educreationsinteractivewhiteboard  Educreations Interactive Whiteboard allows you to use your iPad to record whiteboard tutorials and share them online. You can also discover tutorials created by other users. Features include voice recording, multiple brush colors, pause and erase, undo, importing pictures from photo library or web, unlimited video length, upload and share recordings, and more. Explain Everything http://appstore.com/explaineverything  Explain Everything is a little more robust of an app than ShowMe and Educreations. It is also an interactive whiteboard that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to the canvas. You can create slides, draw in any color, add shapes & text, use a laser pointer, move/scale/lock objects, and more. It even has an advanced timeline editing view. Popplet http://appstore.com/popplet  With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime. Popplet is great for brainstorming, mindmapping, diagrams, process charts, school projects, and more. There is a lite version, but you can only make one before having to upgrade. Full version allows you to create online popplets and share them with others. Note Taker HD http://appstore.com/notetakerhd  Note Taker HD is a powerful app for writing and organizing handwritten notes, diagrams, etc. It can be used to annotate PDF files. It can shrink your writing so you can easily fit a lot of text on a page. You can read the reduced-size "ink" as if you had written those letters with a very fine pen. You can sort documents by tags, date/time, and more. You can also email, open in..., or print. Penultimate http://appstore.com/penultimate  Penultimate gives you the natural experience of writing on paper, with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea - in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa. Choose from three paper styles, import pictures for personalized paper, organize into notebooks, search through handwritten text, and more. Pages http://appstore.com/pages  Pages is the most beautiful word processor you‘ve ever seen on a mobile device. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your devices — automatically. Choose from 16 templates to get started, customize fonts and colors, import pictures, view word counts, create graphs and tables, share your work, etc. Scribble Press http://appstore.com/scribblepress/scribblepress  Scribble Press is a book creator that allows you to create and share your own stories with great drawing and writing tools – either write your own book or use one of over 50 story templates. Download your books instantly to iBooks or even order a printed copy. You can make a book about any topic and instantly publish to the gallery or share with friends anywhere in the world. Keynote http://appstore.com/keynote  Keynote makes creating a world-class presentation - complete with animated charts and transitions - as simple as touching and tapping. Highlight your data with stunning 3D bar, line, area, and pie charts, animated with new 3D chart builds. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad. Keynote works with iCloud, so presentations stay up to date on all your devices. SlideShark http://appstore.com/brainsharkinc/slideshark  SlideShark allows you to show PowerPoints from your iPad the way they were meant to be seen - with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, videos, & hyperlinks intact. From your computer, upload a PPT presentation to your SlideShark account. On the iPad, download the presentation and then tap or swipe to advance animations and slides. No internet connection required to present. Haiku Deck http://appstore.com/haikudeck  Haiku Deck is the simple and fun new way to create stunning presentations – whether you‘re pitching an idea, teaching a lesson, telling a story, or igniting a movement. Choose from a range of themes, import












pictures, create charts and graphs, create numbered/bulleted lists, crop and reposition images, format font and color, select slide layouts, share, and more. Khan Academy http://appstore.com/khanacademy  Khan Academy is a library of over 3,500 videos covering K-12 math, science topics such as biology, chemistry, and physics, and even reaches into the humanities with playlists on finance and history. Each video is a digestible chunk, approximately 10 minutes long, and especially purposed for viewing on the computer and iPad. Wolfram Alpha http://appstore.com/wolframalpha  With WolframAlpha, you can find out how much vitamin C is in a bowl of ice cream. Learn what European country has the fourth largest population of children. Compute solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations. Finally crack that crossword puzzle. WolframAlpha delivers insight and understanding into any facet of your life. Dictionary.com http://appstore.com/dictionary.com  Dictionary.com is a top rated app with content from dictionary.com and thesaurus.com. It works offline – no internet connection is needed to search for words. Includes daily content such as word of the day and hot word of the day. Additional features include audio pronunciation, example sentences, word origin & history, voice search, translator, favorite words, and more. Google Search http://appstore.com/googlesearch  Why in the world would you need an app just for Google searching? This app does so much more. When you open it, it gives you weather and traffic conditions and updates on your favorite sports teams and breaking news. Perform voice searches. Best part? Google Goggles (used to be a separate app) lets you snap a picture and find more information about whatever it is. SODOKU Wikipanion for iPad http://appstore.com/wikipanion  With Wikipanion, accessing Wikipedia has never been faster and easier. It is designed for easy navigation and display of Wikipedia entries. Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date and bookmarking that bookmarks individual entries and also individual sections within an entry. It also features table of contents for searches and advertisement-free browsing. Google Earth http://appstore.com/googleearth  With Google Earth, you can fly to far corners of the planet. Navigate the world with a swipe of a finger, two fingers to adjust your view to see mountainous terrain, show the Panoramio layer and browse the millions of geo-located photos from around the world, use the Location feature to fly to your current location, & search for cities, places, and business around the globe. AroundMe http://appstore.com/aroundme  AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. How many times have you found yourself in need of finding the closest gas station? AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, movie theater, restaurant, supermarket, taxi, etc. and see how far away each is from you. Barefoot World Atlas http://appstore.com/barefootworldatlas  Barefoot World Atlas is an interactive 3D globe that invites children to explore the regions and countries of the world, discovering hundreds of fascinating features and immersing themselves in the rich wonders of our planet. Explore continents, oceans, environments, wildlife, landmarks, natural features, people's way of life, and famous buildings. Convertible http://appstore.com/convertible  Convertible is powerful and converts just about anything. Standard conversions include length, mass, area, currency, energy, power, pressure, temperature, data, time, etc. It also features hundreds of nonstandard units such as length of blood cells, height of Empire State building, mass of Saturn, speed of Usain Bolt, etc. Units are also categorized for quick access. Calculator http://appstore.com/calculatorforipad  Calculator for iPad combines the normal and scientific calculator for free! The iPad doesn't have a calculator by default. Features include advanced mathematical/scientific buttons, basic calculation buttons, calculate with degrees or radials, percent button, memory buttons, button sound, and invisible backspace button. You can even copy/paste from/in the calculator. My Script Calculator http://appstore.com/myscriptcalculator











MyScript Calculator allows you to perform mathematical operations using your handwriting – just write the mathematical expression on the screen and then let the app perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time. Supports basic operations, powers/exponents, brackets, trig, inverse trig, logarithms, constants, etc. iFixIt http://appstore.com/ifixit  iFixIt is a free repair manual with thousands of how-to guides make it easy to repair your stuff. Fix your own things with step-by-step repair instructions. Explore inside thousands of devices - before you take yours apart. Need more detail on a step? Zoom into high resolution images to see all the fine details. Parts Store: buy parts and tools right in the app. Very cool! Google Translate http://appstore.com/googletranslate  Google Translate allows you to translate spoken words (17 languages), translate text phrases (64 languages), and listen to translations (24 languages) spoken out loud. Display translations in full screen, star favorites for quick access even when you're offline, access translation history, and spell out non-Latin script languages so you can read them phonetically. Dragon Dictation http://appstore.com/dragondictation  Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to speak and instantly see your text or email messages. It‘s up to 5x faster than typing. When you‘re on -the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between. Find speaking/formatting tips at http://sedcclint.com/?p=133 Socrative http://appstore.com/socrative (teacher and student version)  Socrative brings smart clickers, student response, and ease of use to a whole new level. Engage the entire class with educational exercises and games while capturing student results in real-time. Socrative will aggregate and grade your pre-made activities and then email an Excel report to you! Create a library of activities and share them with your colleagues. YouTube http://appstore.com/youtube  YouTube for iOS allows you to watch the world‘s videos and keep up with your favorite channels. Sign in to access your subscriptions, playlists, uploads, and more. Enjoy YouTube's vast video catalog, find videos and channels with voice search and query auto complete, subscribe to channels, read comments, browse related videos, enable subtitles, share, and more. TED http://appstore.com/tedconferences/ted  TED presents riveting talks from the world's most fascinating people for free. On the iPad, the entire library is at your fingertips. Watch TED Talks in high or low res format, play them on your device or send to your home entertainment system via AirPlay, curate your own play list, watch them later, tell us how much time you have and let us guide you to a delightful play list. Pulse http://appstore.com/pulse  Pulse lets you choose and share the topics you care about, from thousands of top news sources, your favorite blogs, and social networks all in one seamless, fluid experience. See all your content in one place, load the news stories you open so you can read them offline, save favorite stories and sync them with Read It Later, Evernote, Reader, and more. Zite http://appstore.com/zite  Zite is an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read. It is a free personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it. Zite delivers all the great news, articles, blogs, and videos you want – and helps you discover new stuff that you'll love. Flipboard http://appstore.com/flipboard  Flipboard is another personalized magazine. It is the most popular way to catch up on the news you care about, discover amazing things from around the world, or stay connected to the people closest to you. Now with Flipboard 2.0, you can save and collect the things you love into your own magazines like ― Trips I want to take‖ or ―Dream Homes.‖ Feedly http://appstore.com/feedly  Feedly is a better way to organize, read, and share the content of your favorite blogs, news sites, and YouTube channels via RSS. If you are a Google Reader user (it's going away), install Feedly before July 1st and migrate seamlessly from Google Reader to the new platform. You can also sync with Twitter and Facebook to share articles with friends.











OverDrive http://appstore.com/overdrivemediaconsole  With OverDrive, you can download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your iPad. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‗Get Books‘ feature in the app to find a library near you. Once the lending period is over, the books are automatically returned so you won't have to pay any overdue fees. Wi-Fi Finder http://appstore.com/wi-fifinder  Wi-Fi Finder allows you to quickly find free or paid Wi-Fi hotspots when you travel. Download all of the locations offline, so you know how to stay connected when you are on the road. Using GPS, it will tell you where the closest Wi-Fi is, what the place's phone number is, and directions on how to get there. You can also filter by location type (restaurant, cafe, hotel, etc.). iMovie http://appstore.com/imovie  iMovie allows you to make beautiful HD movies anywhere. Designed for the multi-touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music, & sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles and transitions. You can share your movie with the world – right from iMovie. GarageBand http://appstore.com/garageband  GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of instruments and a recording studio. Use multi-touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses. They sound and play like the real thing. Enjoy a full range of smart instruments that make you sound like a pro , even if you‘ve never played a note before. You can mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share. IMDb http://appstore.com/imdb/imdb  IMDb is the world‘s largest collection of movie, TV, and celebrity info. They aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, parental guides, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia, and much more. You can also look up movie showtimes at theaters near you, upcoming movies, and more. SoundHound http://appstore.com/soundhound  SoundHound is a music recognition app. It recognizes singing and humming, offers live lyrics (see lyrics in real time with the music), brings you free song streams, plays your iPod music with LiveLyrics, allows you to share via Facebook or Twitter, provides links to songs in iTunes, links to YouTube videos, and launches Pandora stations. Pandora Radio http://appstore.com/pandoraradio  Pandora Radio is a free personalized radio that only plays music you love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, or classical composers, and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar music. Add variety to your stations at any time. Give songs thumbs up or down, and Pandora learns your preferences and tailors the songs you hear. gMusic http://appstore.com/iis/gmusic  gMusic (Google Music app) allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device. Sign up at play.google.com/music, sync your music collection from iTunes or folders on your computer, and listen to them on your device. Discovr Apps http://appstore.com/filtersquadptyltd/discovr  Discovr Apps makes it easy to discover new apps for iPad. Search for an app that you like and see how the apps you choose are connected in a massive, never-ending map of the App Store. Get great recommendations for other apps to download. When you find an app you like, read the app descriptions, check out the screenshots and ratings, or buy it directly from the App Store. AppsGoneFree http://appstore.com/appsgonefree  Apps Gone Free finds only the apps worth owning. Every day hundreds of apps reduce their price to free for a limited time to try to stimulate excitement. Find 5-15 of these great apps each day with Apps Gone Free without spending a dime. Unlike other apps, Apps Gone Free offers no paid listings - these are expert-picked top-ranked apps, for free!

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