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15 Great Free iPad Apps for Professional Development

With the advance of mobile technology into our life, the notion of professional development has been radically reshaped.To grow professionally is no longer limited to a certain geographic setting with a predefined set of resources, we can now learn wherever we are and on the go. No more boundaries and this is certainly one of the biggest advantages in embracing this kind of technology.

To expand this professional development notion to your iPad , I have compiled a list of some of the best free apps that you as a teacher and educator, can install on your iOS device. The list is not exhaustive and there might be other important apps not mentioned here but the ones below are a great stepping stone into the world of self learning. Check them out.

1- Twitter

This is Twitter official app that lets you follow your interests, instant updates from your friends, and many more.

2- Skype

This is a free app that lets you call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free or call other numbers with low rates.

3-  Google Voice

This app allows you to send free text messages to US phones and make international calls at very low rates. It actually accesses your Google Voice account right from your iPad.

4- Hey Tell

This is an awesome iOS app that lets users  instantly talk with friends and family. It does not require any account.

5- Flipboard

This app allows you  to create a personalized magazine out of eveything being shared with you.

6- Zite

This is a free personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter every time you use it.

7- Diigo

This is an awesome social bookmarking app that lets you bookmark, annotate, add notes, images and make screenshots from any web page.

8- Google Search

This app lest you search the web faster and easier. It is the official Google app .

9- Genius Scan

Genius Scanenables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF.

10- iTalk Recorder

iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. You can record and email your recordings directly from iTalk

11- Discover Apps

This is an interactive map of the App Store that makes it easy for you to discover new apps from your iPad

12- AppMiner

AppMiner lets you browse more of the top apps, gives you a better search, finds price drops, lets you customize your categories and much more.


This is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file you save to your Dropbox is accessible from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and Dropbox website.

14-  Evernote

This is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. It lets you save your ideas, take notes, capture photos, create to-do-lists, record voice reminders and many more.

15- iBook Author

Read this post I have written before to learn more about this app.

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