Starter Apps

A list of Apps to get you started on your mobile journey and that no iPad should be without!

App Focus/Use Comments
Pages Pages
This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are.
Share your work by exporting it as a Pages document, Microsoft Word, or PDF file and sending it via Mail or copy via WebDav. Files can also be edited on your iCloud acount online!
Keynote Keynote
Keynote is the most powerful presentation app complete with animated charts and transitions.
Use video mirroring to display any presentation on an external display or projector; navigate slides, view presenter notes, and use the laser pointer. Files can also be edited on your iCloud acount online!
Numbers Numbers
Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device.
Numbers includes support for Multi-Touch gestures and Smart Zoom so you can create powerful spreadsheets using just your fingers. Files can also be edited on your iCloud acount online!
iMovie iMovie
Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips.
Choose from a selection of eight unique themes, each with its own set of titles, transitions and music.
iBooks iBooks
The iPad's ebook reader with features like search, highlighting, note making and book marking. (May need to be downloaded and installed separately.)
Books can be imported from the host (connected) computer or created by a number of other Apps. iBooks can also import PDF documents.
GarageBand GarageBand
GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go.
Use your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch to play or record live over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth with up to three of your friends.
Book Creator for iPad Book Creator for iPad
The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad. Publish and read them in the iBooks app.
Now has the ability to import video and music, and record speech within the app.
Creative Book Builder Creative Book Builder
Creative Book Builder enables everyone to create, edit and publish ebooks in a few minutes. All published ebooks can be read by any ePub reader including iBooks.
Latest update includes the ability to design the cover and generate QR codes.
Puppet Pals HD Puppet Pals HD
Develops creative thinking. Good for developing other people's perspectives and thinking. Pupils can record their own voices and sounds in real time as they move the characters on stage.
Purchase the Director's Pass to get all the extra scenes and characters. Cut out extra characters from the Camera Roll or import transparent PNG files via iTunes.
Strip Designer Strip Designer
Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words.
Once you have finished your masterpiece you can save it to your photo album or export it as a PDF file.
Explain Everything Explain Everything
Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations.
Explain Everything records on-screen drawing, annotation, object movement and captures audio via the iPad microphone.
YSpellosaur Spellosaur
Unlike other apps that are limited to a set of fixed words, with Spellosaur you enter the words you want to learn - this can be your weekly spelling list, or just a set of words that you have been struggling to learn.
Each time you enter a new word list your prior words are saved for future review - so you can track how many words you have learned and keep practicing them if you like.
Ω Recorder Ω Recorder
Good quality recording app which allows 5 free recordings before making an in-app purchase.
Each recording is tagged and sorted by date. This app does not provide editing tools.
Popplet Popplet
With Popplet you can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in realtime.
You can also use the Popplet to create online popplets, which can be shared with and edited by other Popplet users, both on the web at popplet.com and on their iPads.
Fotobabble Fotobabble
Fotobabble lets you capture moments in real-time and share with your audience via email.
Although this is an iPod/iPhone App, it can be used on an iPad using the x2 feature.
TypeDrawing for iPad TypeDrawing for iPad
TypeDrawing is perfect for creating typography art and even unique watermarks on your photos. Type a sentence, then just draw with your finger.
You can choose from a number of fonts and various controls (size, spacing, and rotation).
WordFoto WordFoto
WordFoto is an app that turns photos and words into amazing typographic works of art.
Although this is an iPod/iPhone App, it can be used on an iPad using the x2 feature.
Doodlecast for Kids Doodlecast for Kids
Doodlecast is a drawing app that records your voice as you draw.The app records the entire drawing process along with audio from the microphone to create videos up to three minutes long.
The App comes with more than 20 drawing prompts – simple questions designed to give kids a starting point.
QR Reader for iPhone QR Reader for iPhone
The most simple & easy QR Reader. Auto-detect scanning, simply hold and point.
Although this is an iPod/iPhone App, it can be used on an iPad using the x2 feature.
Easy QR Pro Easy QR Pro
Easy QR is a tool for you to generate and scan QR code. You can generate QR code from your contact list or any information you input.
Air print support for QR code and scan history allowing you to print your QR codes directly from your iPod/iPad.
Hairy Letters Hairy Letters
Letter formation and practising letter sounds. Capital letters and letter names. CVC words and then progresses to longer words.
Really fun for the children with a cute character to keep them on track. The character shows them how to write the letter. There are games for each letter sound.