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Essential Apps And Accessories For Those Heading Back To School

Essential Apps And Accessories For Those Heading Back To School

August 6, 2012
Indeed, it's that time of year again. Here are some of the best apps and iOS accessories for those heading back to school this year. Also, be sure to check out our previous report for the younger students in your household. Also, be sure to check out two previous reports, iPhone Apps For College and Back To School Apps.


Amazon Student, Free, iPhone

College means spending a lot of money on textbooks. This freebie app allows you to instantly check prices so you can save as much money as possible. Simply scan a barcode to check a price.

Articles for iPad, $4.99, iPad

Also available for iPhone, Articles makes content from Wikipedia easier to read and to discover.

College Packing List, Free, iPhone

Heading to college, especially for the first time, can be a stressful time. This app makes it easy to compile, and then checkoff, all that is needed on the big moving day.

Day One – Journal, $4.99, Universal

School is an exciting time and one that should be remembered through journalizing. Ad Free Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad, $4.99, iPad

There are a number of dictionary apps available for iOS. Still, we like this one for its ease of use. Plus, it works without an Internet connection.

Documents To Go – Office Suite, $9.99, Universal

Long a favorite with the college crowd, Documents To Go gives you access to your most important Microsoft Office files. Best of all, you can also use it to edit and create new Word and Excel files. More tools are available with Documents To Go Premium Office Suite ($16.99), including the ability to edit PowerPoint documents.

GeoMaster Plus HD, $1.99, iPad

This popular atlas app includes 14 games to get you ready for that next geography test. Includes challenges on world capitals, famous monuments, and European countries, and more. Also available for iPhone.

gFlashPro – Flashcards & Tests, $3.99, Universal

Don’t get upset each time you have to study for a test. Instead, use gFlashPro and study like a pro.

Graphing Calculator, $1.99, iPhone

One of Time Magazine’s top 10 back-to-school apps for 2012, Graphing Calculator turns your iPhone into an intuitive function plotter and scientific calculator.

iFormulas, Free, iPhone

This free app includes a lot of mathematical formulas, includes those for algebra, calculus, physics, and more.

iStudiez Pro, $0.99, Universal

This impressive app helps you take charge of your busy school schedule and make it work for you.  The app includes a number of tools including the ability to track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments, and more.

The Chemical Touch, $0.99, iPhone

Simple in its design, The Chemical Touch explores the properties of elements, the standard amino acids, and the nucleobases.


Converge, $39.99

Show your gadgets some love! Converge is a docking station that shows off your electronics while they charge. Wires slip in easily, stay in place with the help of soft grips, and stay out of sight.

JAMBOX, $199

Here's the perfect way to listen to your tunes while studying or just having fun. Available in four different colors and works with the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.

Props, $4.99

This simple and useful headphone keeper is designed to keep your earbuds tethered to you, making them easily accessible when you want to return to your musical oasis. Worn around the neck, Props extends like arms to your earbuds, keeping them in place, and in the vicinity of your ears.

Rocketfish Capsule Keyboard Case For New iPad, $89.99

This impressive case includes an integrated, rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard, and a Smart Power management system that automatically turns your iPad off when the capsule is closed.

Apple Deals

Apple's back to school promo 2012

For those that need to buy a Mac, Apple is offering a special deal through Sept. 21. For each Mac purchase, customers will receive a $100 Back to School Gift Card. Additionally, a $50 gift card is coming your way if you purchase a new iPad. We at AppAdvice wish all of our student readers the best of luck this year!

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