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Check Out an iPad!

Welcome to our new iPad program!

We now have 20 iPads available for checkout at the Learning Commons/Reference desk on the first floor. Checkout is for 48 hours (no renewals). Checkout is only available for SOU faculty, students, and staff and includes a cover, carrying case, power converter and USB cord. Each iPad is preloaded with several apps (see the list to the right) for you to explore.

Questions?

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Apps

In addition to Apple's built in apps, you may want to consider the apps below.

You are welcome to download your own apps (you will need your own iTunes account), but please be aware that any apps you pay for can only be used on that specific iPad.

 

For Reading and Notes

Bluefire

Bluefire:
Needed for looking at downloaded library e-books.

ebrary

ebrary:
Needed for accessing our package of e-books through ebrary.

iBooks

iBooks:
A general reader for looking at e-books, e.g. books purchased through iTunes.

OverDrive

OverDrive:
Essential app for reading books downloaded from the Ashland Public Library.

Kindle

Kindle:
Use this app if you want to buy and read books from Amazon.com.

Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader:
This is the PDF reader from Adobe, and now allows you to highlight and notate your PDF articles.

InstaPaper

Instapaper:
Useful for saving and reading HTML articles found online.

Notability

Notability:
Great app for annotating PDFs and taking free-hand notes.

 

For Research

Ebsco

EBSCOhost:
Find articles and other resources in our Ebsco databases.

Coming Soon!

Nature:
Access our subscription to Nature through an iPad.

PubGet

PubGet:
Find academic articles freely available on the web.

OECD Factbook

OECD Factbook:
Provides access to "a global overview of today’s major economic, social and environmental indicators."

Coming Soon!

Wolfram Alpha:
Performs "dynamic computations based on a vast collection of built-in data, algorithms, and methods."

 

For Creating

Coming Soon!

Pages:
This is Apple's word processing app developed for the iPad.

Coming Soon!

Keynote:
This is Apple's presentation software developed for the iPad.

iPhoto:
This is Apple's photo editing software. You can crop, adjust brigtness and contrast, and add special effects.

Tactilis

Tactilis:
A simple drafting app.

Coming Soon!

PhotoEditor∞:
An app for manipulating and enhancing photos.

 

Tools and Productivity

Errands

Errands:
A handy app for tracking your homework and other things on your to do list.

Dropbox

Dropbox:
Once you've set up a Dropbox account, you can use this app to share files between the iPad and your other computer(s).

Evernote

Evernote:
This app helps you save and organize little bits of information. Set up an Evernote account to access it from a variety of devices including your computer.

SecureSafe

SecureSafe:
This app helps you to track your passwords.

Mendeley

Mendeley:
This app will help you create and organize citations in the style of your choice.

iBrainstorm

iBrainstorm:
Chart out your ideas with this handy app.

iTalk

iTalk:
Need to record a lecture? Try out this app.

RedLaser

RedLaser:
Want to scan a QRCode? This app will do it.

Flashcards+

Flashcards+:
Test coming up? This app can help you study.

 

Educational Videos

Ted

Ted:
Get access to great Ted talks on a wide variety of new and interesting ideas.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy:
Need to learn something quick? Access a wide variety of academic videos.

iTunesU

iTunesU:
Another excellent source of academic videos.

 

Music

Naxos

Naxos:
Access our subscription to the Naxos Music Library which contains a wide range of classical, jazz, and world music.

 

News

JPR Live

JPR Live:
Listen to our local public radio station live.

NPR

NPR:
Access national and worldwide news coverage.

CNN

CNN:
Another excellent source for news stories.

 

Alternate Browser

Chrome

Chrome:
Although the iPad comes preloaded with Safari, you may want to try out this popular alternate browser.

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