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Writing Apps

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Writing Prompts App
Our writing prompt generators use current events, scene elements, words, sketches, colors, genres and writing types, unleashing endless random bits of fantasy to fuel your muse. Plus, we've included our database of 600 creative writing prompts so you've got them right at your finger tips, online or off!

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Blue Sky Mindmapping
Hold that thought. It’s something most of us try to do often – especially when we are on the go – with varying degrees of success. Whether you are a GTD convert, a mindmapping pro, or one of the time-poor masses, iBlueSky could really make a difference.

We have spent a lot of time making iBlueSky easy to use, without losing functionality. We’ve tested it for: problem solving, task breakdown, risk management, SWOT analysis, brainstorming, project and event planning, screen writing and as a study aid for learning complex information.

 

Grammar Apps

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Grammar App
★ The Top Selling Grammar App in the App Store! ★
★ Featured by Apple in New and Noteworthy! ★

From Tap to Learn, Grammar app teaches grammar using an interactive book. With simple tutorials and assessments, Grammar App has an easy way to help improve your usage of English grammar. (from Onlinecollegecourses.com)

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Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
This app from Oxford comes with a hefty price, but it's incredibly useful for learning the usage of literary terms. In this dictionary, you'll find nearly 1,200 terms complete with pronunciation guides and explanations. (from Onlinecollegecourses.com)

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Grammar Up App
One of the most highly recommended grammar apps, Grammar Up makes it easy to learn grammar rules by topic. Using a multiple choice quiz system, Grammar Up shares more than 1,800 questions in 20 different grammar categories. It's a great tool for improving grammar, word selection, and vocabulary. (from onlinecollegecourses.com)

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Practice English Grammar
Practice makes perfect in this English grammar app, offering more than 500 questions and interactive grammar exercises. Users will enjoy comprehensive statistics for monitoring progress and a wide variety of questions. (from onlinecollegecourses.com)

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Cambridge English Grammar in Use Tests
Find out if you have good grammar by putting yourself to the test with this app. English Grammar in Use Tests offers more than 1,700 questions that will challenge your grammar skills. Use this app with its sister app, English Grammar in Use Activities, and you'll find 2,800 more questions to hone your skills. (from onlinecollegecourses.com)

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Grammar Girl App
Fans of Grammar Girl will enjoy this app that allows you to stay on top of the latest shows. You'll get new episodes delivered to your mobile device each week, with new "quick and dirty tips" for better writing. Users of this app can also get notified about upcoming events, and free book excerpts. (from onlinecollegecourses.com)

 

Read PDFs, Ebooks, RSS feeds - annotate, cite, and share

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GoodReader
Super-robust PDF reader with advanced reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager, text file reader and editor, audio/video player, Safari-like viewer for MS Office and iWorks files. Syncs with Google Docs, MobileMe, Dropbox and more. Create your own hierarchy of folders to save your documents into. Highly recommended for reading & annotating scholarly articles.

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Kindle
Access and read your Amazon Kindle books even if you don't have a Kindle. Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices. Delete a book when you're done and Amazon keeps your copy online for later retrieval. Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and more. Universal iOS app. Free. Android version available.

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Papers
Organize, read, annotate, and share your collection of articles and PDFs on iPhone and iPad. Highlight or use sticky notes to comment on text. Search within Papers to find articles, upload PDFs in iTunes, or import PDFs from email, Dropbox, or MobileMe. Set up library proxy settings. Universal app.

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Reeder
Read Google Reader RSS feeds on a simple and attractive interface on the iPhone or iPad. Scroll through items one-by-one, or swipe items to skip. Star items for reading later.

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Feedly
Similar to Reeder, Feedly is a fun, stylish way to read and share the content of your favorite websites, feeds, & social networks. For iOS & Android.

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Flipboard
Read content from Facebook, Google Reader, Twitter, and more in a magazine-style layout. View everyday content in an alternative way that emphasizes linked content, videos, and photos. Get interested in content that you might typically skip when browsing social media. Free.

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Instapaper
Save web pages for later offline reading, optimized for readability on your iPhone or iPod touch's screen. Featured by Apple and critically acclaimed by top blogs, newspapers, and magazines!

Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don't have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you're commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.

Need something to read? You can browse articles that your friends posted on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Or browse the Editor's Picks, curated by hand from the Instapaper community's most-saved stories.

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Pulse
Similar to Flipboard, Pulse is an elegant news reading application that incorporates colorful panning story bars and fills them with content from popular sources. Free.

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Goodreads
Discover and share books you love on Goodreads, the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations! More than 10 million members have added more than 300 million books to their shelves.

Keep track of what you want to read, review the books you've read, and organize your reading history by adding books to your shelves. Find new and interesting books by looking at what your friends are reading, and comment on their reviews. No other app combines the power and depth of the Goodreads community with an enormous catalog of books and reviews.

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