Sunday, July 29, 2012

2 iPad StoryTelling Apps made by Elinda

My Story Creator is a fantastic storytelling app for telling your stories with cartoon images and the protagonists the cute little cartoon characters.

Special Features:

- Insert your own photo as a background anytime.
- 10 backgrounds for kids to pick and tell your story
- Many kids characters to pick as protagonists
- Speech bubbles to add to your stories
- Save your photo to your device and share it with your friends


Smiley Stories is a fantastic storytelling app for telling your stories with images from around the world and the protagonists the cute little blue smileys.

The Special Features of this app are quite similar with My Story Creator:

- Insert your own photo as a background
- 10 backgrounds from around the world to pick and tell your story
- Many blue cute Smileys to pick as protagonists
- Speech bubbles to add to your stories
- Save your photo to your device and share it with your friends


Thursday, July 5, 2012

5 Great RSS Readers Apps for your iPhone

Syndicate (free) is a news reader for Google Reader, Facebook and Twitter accounts. It shows all news feeds in one combined list organized by news source and makes it easy to sync, mark and read news items. Read/unread items will by synced for Google Reader accounts. For Facebook and Twitter the last sync position is remembered via iCloud. iPhone and iPad supported.

Reeder (2,34E) Client for Fever, Readability and Google Reader.
- Fever syncing (optional, paid web app required, see
- Readability syncing (optional, free account required, see
- Google Reader syncing (optional, free account required, see
- Support for multiple Fever or Google Reader accounts

NewsRack (3,99E) is a full-featured RSS reader for iPhone and iPad with an intuitive interface. Skim over the latest headlines on a beautiful rack of newspapers (only iPhone/iPod touch) or use the powerful classic interface to read and organize feeds.

- Synchronization with Google Reader (optional)
- Download of embedded images for offline viewing
- Organization of feeds in categories (synced with Google Reader)
- Integrated mini browser to read the original website of a news item
- Sharing via Email, Twitter, Instapaper, Facebook, ReadItLater and Delicious.
- Gorgeous slideshow mode (only on iPad)

NetNewsWire (free) is an RSS reader for iPhone — you can read news from the millions of weblogs and sites that publish RSS feeds.
Because NetNewsWire syncs with Google Reader (Google account required) — and with NetNewsWire for Macintosh and FeedDemon for Windows by NewsGator — if you read an item on your iPhone, you don’t have to read it again on your Macintosh or other computer. It’s automatically marked as read everywhere.
You can star items or send them to Instapaper to save them for later. You can email articles or post links to Twitter to share with friends.

Byline (2,39E) Read the latest news from your favorite sites and blogs, even when you’re offline. Simply use your free Google Reader account to subscribe to websites you’d like to keep track of. Byline will automatically stay in sync and bring you new content, putting thousands of RSS and Atom feeds at your fingertips. Even when you have no internet connection (such as on the tube) Byline’s offline browsing feature gives you instant access to complete web pages.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Top 10 Writing Apps For the iPad

Evernote (Free) is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.

Penultimate (0.79E).The original, easiest-to-use, and best-selling handwriting app for iPad. Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea -- in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.

Notability (0.79E) is optimized for the new iPad! It powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way! Discover the freedom to capture ideas, share insights, and present information in one perfect place on iPad.

Pages (7,99E) is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your iOS devices — automatically. And the Retina display on the new iPad makes everything you do in Pages even more brilliant.

GoodReader® (3,99E) is the super-robust PDF reader for iPad - the #1 selling non-Apple app for iPad in USA in 2010! Mashable describes it as “a Swiss Army knife of awesome!” Reviews worldwide hail it as “essential,” “the best,” “magnificent” and “the killer app”. With GoodReader on your iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to use your iPad without GoodReader.

TouchDocs (2,99E) Google Docs and Google Drive on iOS! TouchDocs is the easiest way to view, edit, and manage Google Docs and Google Drive on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.

iA Writer (0.79E) The quintessential writing machine for your iPad and iPhone. iA Writer makes sure that your thoughts go into the text—and not into the program. With keyboard extension, focus mode, iCloud and Dropbox integration.

Blogsy (3,99E) is a tool designed specifically to take full advantage of the iPad’s unique touch functionality. Adding your photos and videos is as easy as dragging them from the media sidebar and dropping them into your blog post. This makes writing blog posts as easy as it should be, saving you from the hassle of jumping from app to app to manually copy/paste embed codes or links. Simply put, we think that Blogsy makes writing so easy that you will use it instead of your computer.

Bamboo Paper (Free), a seriously fun new app from Wacom, provides you with the ability to create virtual notebooks for your iPad, letting you share your ideas visually with handwritten notes, sketches or doodles. Paired with the Bamboo Stylus, it turns your iPad into the ultimate paperless communications tool for use at

Plain Text (Free) - For editing text on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. PlainText is a simple text editor with an uncomplicated, paper-like user interface. Unlike the default Notes app, PlainText allows you to create and organize your documents in folders and sync everything with

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Best Mobile Apps for Your Dropbox

This is the official Dropbox (free) mobile app which syncronizes all your data to you mobile devices. Dropbox 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 even the Dropbox website!

Todo.txt (1.59E) - Simple, fun task manager syncs your personal todo.txt file with Dropbox.
Countless apps and sites store your todo list in their own proprietary database and file format. But you can open a todo.txt file with every text editor under the sun. Todo.txt Touch manages your todo.txt on the go and automatically syncs the file to all your computers and devices via your Dropbox account.
Future-proof your todo list and store it in a plain text file YOU control. Todo.txt Touch makes it easy to add, update and prioritize tasks, tag them with project names and contexts, search, filter, and most importantly, mark your todo's done.

CamScanner  (free)  is a must-have application for your iPhone. With CamScanner, your iPhone is actually a portable scanner, with which all your paper documents, receipts, notes, whiteboard discussions can be archived anywhere at anytime. Our Smart Image cropping and Image enhancement algorithm ensures the scanned images perfectly clear and recognizable. It gives the potential of cloud storage on dropbox 

Nocs- Markdwn, Dropbox & Your Text (free) -With integration to Dropbox, Markdown, and a text editor, Nocs lets you work with your documents on any iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

PlainText (Free) For editing text on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. PlainText is a simple text editor with an uncomplicated, paper-like user interface. Unlike the default Notes app, PlainText allows you to create and organize your documents in folders and sync everything with

Learn the ABC with animals with Animals ABC

 Learn the alphabet with Animals ABC! This app is designed by experienced English language teachers of young and very young learners with coordination with their young students. The students with the guidance of their teacher picked the animals, the pictures and 'gave voice' to the letters.

This app is unique and helps our young student to actually learn how to combine the alphabet letters to create meaningful words. This stage is very important to the very first steps of learning on how to write. What is more, it helps students to develop their vocabulary awareness from an early age. It gives to students a great deal of interactivity and it offers a great sense of achievement whilst students are congratulated in each correct letter they find and then when they complete the whole word.

Here are some screenshots:

You can see this app on app store here:

or scan this code to access it:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Spot it - Kids Edition, My Free Vocabulary App for Young Learners

Well, this is a very special post. This post is actually a review for my first educational app. The app is called Spot it - Kids Edition (free) and it has been released today on app store. It is addressed to young and very young learners

Here a description of the app:

Spot it! Kids is an amazing brand new app created by experienced English teachers of young and very young learners. It provides to your child the potential to explore, discover and distinguish objects among other objects in different thematic areas. It gives a great deal of interactivity that can motivate your child or your young learner to learn everyday new vocabulary from a mobile device.

It is ideal for:

- Kindergarden kids (native and non-native speakers)

It is perfect for kindergarden kids as Spot it! Kids will help them develop their observation skills as well as their schematic knowledge on different thematic areas that come across everyday like toys, desk objects, zoo animals, tech objects and many more. What is more, it will raise learner's vocabulary as well as spelling awareness.

- Young learners (native and non-native)

This app can be a perfect tool for EFL teachers to present and practice new vocabulary with their young fellows. You can create many lesson plan to present eg desk objects using just Spot it! Kids.

- Parents

It is ideal for parents who want their children to spend their time with an educational, interactive app that motivates their kid to learn, observe and discover.

In this free Lite version you will get 4 fantastic thematic areas with toys, zoo animals, sea animals and space objects.

Some technical info:

This app is compatible for iPad, iPad 2 and the new iPad that operates with 5.0 iOS or later.

In-build: twitter and mail share

Here are some screenshots:

You can download it for free here:

or scan this code to download it:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

2 Great Free Teacher Organizers for iPad, iPhone & iPod

TeacherPal (free) is a personal organizer for the teacher. It enables the teacher to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.

Here are some screenshots:

and here is a video that shows this apps potentials:


PowerTeacher Mobile (free) works with PowerSchool, the fastest-growing, most widely used student information system, supporting more than 10 million students in all 50 states and 65 countries. PowerTeacher Mobile untethers teachers from their desktop or laptop and allows them to record scores and make observations while roaming the classroom, gymnasium, blacktop, science lab or even on a field trip.
                         Download link:

Here are some screenshots:

With a little web search I found that this app was created by Pearson Education Systems. You can have a look at their website for more info about this app and the PC based app: