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iPad Apps for Faculty and Students

With much thanks to Terrye Conroy, the Assistant Director of Legal Research Instruction for the Law School’s Legal Research, Analysis & Writing program, here are some useful iPad and Android applications, as well as resource sites on iPad apps for teaching, scholarship and productivity. Please note that many “free” apps are limited and require an upgrade to maximize their use.

Blogs and CALI Presentations

Guides for Apps

Apps for Legal Research

Apps for Presenting

  • 2Screens: A document manager and viewer application, which also has an integrated web browser and whiteboard.
  • ShowMe & Educreations: Free apps that allow you to create whiteboard video lessons and tutorials.

Apps for Productivity/Scholarship

  • Box (free): Another cloud based app that allows you to backup, sync & share in the cloud.
  • DropBox (free): A cloud based app that allows you to backup, sync and share your files over all your computers. Dropbox has an Apple, PC and Android version as well. You can also login to Dropbox via a browser and access your files as well on their cloud site.
  • Evernote: Evernote is an all encompassing application. It allows you to save notes, files, web pages, images and allows you to sync them on all your computers and devices. It also allows you to share your files and collaborate with other users. It has versions for Apple IOS, Android, Windows and MAC OS.
  • Flashcards*: a free, easy-to-use studying application with material for any class or standardized test. You can also create and share your own flashcards.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Personal.
  • Notability: A powerful Apple iOS app that allows users to create notes, presentations, annotate documents, record audio, fill out application forms and more.
  • Pocket: An Apple iOS/Android/Kindle Fire app that allows you to store web articles, videos, images and more to view later or offline.
  • Scanner Pro: Turn your iPhone into a portable scanner. Scan documents etc. into PDF files.
  • VPN Unlimited: Safeguard your online activity using VPN software.
  • TrialPad (not free): TrialPad is an easy-to-use iPad app to organize, annotate, and present evidence.

Annotation Applications

These applications allow you to annotate existing documents, including writing comments, highlight text and other features.

  • Adobe Reader (free)
  • GoodReader: A PDF annotation application
  • iAnnotate: Another PDF annotation application that allows you to markup and share PDFs as well.

Other Teaching with Technology Resources

Concept Mapping

These are applications for structuring, presenting, and sharing digital information.

Polling/Survey Apps

Screen Capture

  • Snagit (not free), from Techsmith


  • Camtasia (not free), from Techsmith
  • Jing (free), from Techsmith


  • Voicethread: Online conversations with multimedia (basic is free)