How should I use my iPad at university?
January 20, 2012 6:08 PM Subscribe
How can I best use my iPad at university (and avoid buying a new laptop)?
posted by robcorr to computers & internet (13 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I'm changing careers, and returning to university to do a Master of Teaching.
Last time I was a student I lugged a laptop around with me, but lately I haven't needed a portable workstation, and I love my iPad 2. I have an iMac at home. If I need to, I will buy a new laptop—but will the iPad do the job?
- Is GoodReader still the best for PDFs, or should I look into something like Papers?
- Should I use Pages for note-taking, or should I learn Markdown and use a lightweight text editor?
- Is iCal good enough, or do I need to shell out for OmniFocus? ($40 seems steep in the app market...)
- What about Evernote or other "clippings" apps?
And do you have any other general tips for using an iPad in this way?