Favorite Ipad Apps of 2014- Study and Games!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

I can't live without my iPad. I have grown so dependent on this nifty piece of technology that I decide to show you guys some of my favourite apps for study and play. I chose the programs on this list because a) I have used them for more than 6 months or b) they made a lasting impression on me.

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1. Goodnotes- $7.49 (The best $7.49 I have ever spent!)

This is one for the students. I used to be completely against technology when it came to studying and always used old school pen and paper. This changed so much when I got my iPad and was introduced to Goodnotes. I am at Uni 5 days a week and now my study system is completely paperless (saving the environment and no more lost notes!) and my grades have never been better!

This is the home page where you can create different folders, shown below in the drop down menu. You can then download lectures directly into their respective folders. You can rearrange and even combine lectures to your every whim. You can also export files to PDF and email them straight from the app!

I suggest watching a Youtube tutorial of how to use Goodnotes as it can be confusing at first.

As you swipe through your lecture, you can type or draw notes directly onto the slides! You can also highlight or type in a text box using any colour on the colour wheel! I like to draw in pink as you can see. Note I always draw with my finger, never a stylus (ain't nobody got time for that!)

Fun fact: radiology is one of my favourite units! If you study, get Goodnotes. It will make your life easier.

2. Padgram- Free

Padgram is an Instagram viewing app. I wish Instagram looked like Padgram! You can simply go through your feed which is displayed on an attractive grid format, and tap the hearts once to like the photo. Everything looks so much better on Padgram. It's a crying shame you can't upload photos or check your notifications on here, otherwise I would be on it all the time. 

Bottom line: if you have Instagram, get Padgram. 

 3. Triple Town- Free then not so free.

I started playing this 2 years ago and have fond memories of my sister, my bf and I all glued to the couch playing Triple Town trying to beat each other. It's hard to describe this game but I'll try- 3 shrubs make a bush, 3 bushes make a tree, 3 trees make a hut, 3 bears make a church (I know, I know), robots destroy things and crystals are magic. 

We tired of this game within a few weeks after Yanto beat us (as usual) by making 3 floating castles. I just gave up in the end. But this game stuck with me as being a mixture of very addictive, cute and puzzling. Definitely one to try if you like puzzle games. 

Those damn bears!

4. Clash of Clans- Free

Who hasn't heard of Clash of Clans! This game deserves its reputation. It has kept my attention for 1 year and 6 months which is pretty damn impressive. In a nutshell, you defend your resources by building defences like archer towers and mortars, and attack other player's bases to steal their resources. The best thing about it is that it is very much a long term game- you simply cannot play it for hours on end because you need to wait for your army to train and your structures to upgrade. I open the game about 3-5 times a day and spend no more than 5-10 minutes on it each time. 

You can also leave your town for weeks on end without any (too) terrible consequences. I do this during exams and easily pick up again when I have time. 

This is my little town! Isn't it cute?

So these are the iPad apps that I have spent the most time on! Do you own any of these apps and what do you think of them? Also, please tell me your suggestions down below so I can find some new games! 

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