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Useful Apps & Gadgets for Grad Students

Here begins my recommendations for useful iPhone/iPad apps and gadgets for grad students. Have any you’d like to add? Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comment section. Thanks!

Express Scribe Transcription – Transcription software that is compatible with a variety of audio formats and allows you to create keyboard shortcuts for faster transcription.

Mendeley – Create groups to share readings and notes with. Also automatically creates references.

AudioNote – Digital recorder and note pad all in one. Each note you take creates a link to the point in the recording so you can easily go back and listen to what was said without having to review the entire recording.

DropBox – Store all your pictures, videos, and files in one easy to access location that you can sync to all your devices. Never worry about having a jump drive on you again.

iAnnotate – Variety of ways to take notes on PDFs including handwritten.

ClamCase – Turn your iPad into a “computer” with this ingenious case that includes a full keyboard and can be used as a case or stand.

Silicone Keyboard Covers – True you can find much less expensive keyboard covers via amazon but can you find them in these awesome designs?!

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