Find Recommended iPad Apps

Brown-Specific Apps 

Email / Google

Documents and Notes

  • Google Search - view and edit Google Docs
  • Penultimate - capture notes and drawings in your own handwriting
  • Flipboard - news aggregator that also ties in to Facebook and Twitter
  • PlainText - type simple text notes and store them in your DropBox account
  • EverNote - take text and audio notes, also clip content from the web
  • Office2HD - open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files and Google Docs
  • Documents To Go - open and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files
  • Pages - create attractive layouts
  • Keynote - create and deliver presentations
  • PDF Reader - read PDFs
  • Docusign Ink - sign PDF forms with your written signature


Communication / Connectivity


  • Air Sharing HD - view your iPad files wirelessly from your computer


  • Strip Designer - design a comic strip from your photos
  • Yelp - read reviews of restaurants, shops, and more
  • Maplets Lite - Maps of parks, subways, etc
  • Stanza - view and share eBooks
  • Art Authority - virtual art museum 
  • the Next Train - Offline schedules and maps of 18 different agencies, there is also a browser version.
  • MotionX GPS Drive - GPS application for iPhone and iPad (HD version), not free but inexpensive and actually works well.

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