Good apps for college?

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  1. triassic911
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    Hi. So yesterday I ordered a new iPad through my school. I get a $50 gift card, which is nice, so I am looking to spend it on apps that can help me with my school work, like jotting down assignment reminders, writing essays, ebook readers, all that stuff. Anybody have good recommendations?

    Also, is it worth jailbreaking? Can I put emulators on it without jailbreaking? The last iOS device I owned was an iPod Touch 2g years back so I vaguely remember how jailbreaking worked back then. Also, what emulator run at full speed?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Guru

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    I don't know what apps would be good for school, but as for whether or not it's worth jailbreaking, that depends on what you want to do with it. In my opinion, there's definitely no reason not to jailbreak. And no, you cannot use emulators on it without jailbreaking. I only have experience with the GBA emulator, and it worked great.
     
  3. chains_of_androm

    chains_of_androm GBAtemp Regular

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    A good e-reader app, something that can handle mobi, epub and what not. Note taking apps are also good, but stylus to ipad writing is not nearly as good as a lenovo with digitizer so you might want to buy some other app with that money. I would say try out the free apps first and see what you are missing, and look for paid apps with those features added on.
     
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    any iTeach apps are good for college, wolfram has also great apps for school, specially Math and Algebra
     
  5. BORTZ

    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    Ok there isnt a reason to own an Apple device without jailbreaking.

    For college, uh Evernote, and uh i cant think of anything else right now.
     
  6. triassic911
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    Wait, what? Can I jailbreak the iPod Nano???
     
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    BORTZ "I'm the captain now"

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    No but you can rockbox it which is just as good.
     
  8. Originality

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    I use AI writer and iThoughtsHD a lot for taking notes. Either a simple word processor or mind mapping software can be very useful in school. Other than that, look for office and photo editing software. They may not be strong on iOS, but short of carrying a laptop around... It'll do.

    As for eReaders, I'm still looking for one that doesn't check for DRM and otherwise works well. The two I currently use crash a lot.
     
  9. triassic911
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    I'm using the iPad now and I love it. I'm trying to find a guide to jailbreak the 3rd gen iPad specifically but cannot find one.... Is it possible to jailbreak this model?

    Edit: nvm got my iPad jailbroken.
     
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    Good job jailbreaking. I suggest using iCleaner (Cydia) every once in awhile to prevent any Exploitable data to store in your device.
    For college
    -PowerPoint like app - Keynote
    -Word like app - Pages
    -excell like app- Numbers
    ^Note those are official apps in the AppStore
     
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