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Awesome Apps

The only app for writing that comes with the iPad—Notes—is okay for writing, well, notes. But if you need to write anything longer or more complicated—and if you use your iPad for school, you definitely will—you’ll want a more powerful writing app. Pages is one good choice, but it’s far from the only one. Here are some other suggestions:

  • Daedalus Touch—A cool word processor designed just for the iPad. It lets you create papers, but also helps you make and email PDFs and e-books. $4.99
  • iA writer—Not only does this word processor let you focus on what you’re writing—and not all the buttons and options that other word processors have—it also lets you touch the screen to perform actions (such as undoing your typing with a swipe). It’s really only for writing, though; if you need even basic formatting, you should use a different app. $0.99
  • PlainText—A very simple program that is like writing on paper. Not only does each document look like a piece of paper, you store them in folders. You can even use it to back up your documents online. Free ($1.99 to remove ads)
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