iPad Apps – Happy Holiday Shopping

In the spirit of the season, here are some iPad apps of possible interest to SLAW readers:

  • Dragon Dictation: I am excited to "train" this new version of Dragon Dictation for the iPad but have been too busy to do so. I have heard good things. I remember trying version 1 of Dragon Dictation on what I think back then was a 486 computer. One assumes this new version will work more smoothly.
Screenshot of UTL Mobile App showing catalogue record for The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research

Screenshot of UTL Mobile App showing catalogue record for The Practical Guide to Canadian Legal Research

  • UTL Mobile App: Perhaps of more interest to those in the Toronto area is the free University of Toronto mobile app, which allows for searching of the university catalogue (among other things).
  • Flipboard: Although I don’t follow Facebook or Twitter, I still found Flipboard useful and well designed (it won iPad’s App of the Year and is free). As described on iTunes:

Flipboard is a fast, beautiful way to flip through the news, photos and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader and Flickr. See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. Share articles and photos, comment on posts, and like or favorite anything. Customize your Flipboard with sections created from your favorite people, lists, groups and blogs on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Google Reader.

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  1. Hi Ted,

    I found your post about iPad apps very interesting. Actually, I already have that Flipboard app and it really helps me keep in touch with my friends online. One app that didn’t make your list that my family is really enjoying is BallFallDown by FlatPack Interactive. It is an Entertainment App that allows users to take an empty iPad screen -“board”- and construct thier own interactive game. You can make all sorts of things including pinball machines. Although probably built for kids, my husband and I have spent hours playing with this app after the kids of put up the iPad and went to bed.

    It is free in iTunes.

    Anyway thanks for the great article and keep up the great work.

    Merry Christmas,