Moving at the Speed of Creativity by Wesley Fryer

iOS Apps for Productivity and Fun: The List!

In preparation for next week’s face-to-face and online workshop on December 29th, “iOS Apps for Productivity and Fun (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch)” I’ve created an accompanying handout which includes categorized lists of applications we’ll be sharing. I say “we” because my kids have agreed to assist me as workshop facilitators! These apps, linked to their respective pages in the iTunes App Store, are listed on If you have not yet registered to join us for the workshop, either face-to-face in Oklahoma City or virtually via and a backchannel, you can still register via EventBrite through December 27th. (F) indicates a free app, (C) indicates the app is commercial, i.e. not free. We won’t demonstrate ALL these apps during the six hour workshop in exhaustive detail, but we are planning to share most of them. This list is still subject to change, check the virtual handout page for the most current version.

Showcased Apps by Category


  1. EverNote (F)
  2. DropBox (F)
  3. Office HD (C – iPad only)
  4. Google (F)

Photo/Video Capture

  1. Pano (C)
  2. Action Camera (C)
  3. Pro Camera (C)
  4. Ustream Broadcaster (F)

Photo Editing

  1. Camera Bag (C)
  2. Color Splash (C)
  3. Mono Phix (C)
  4. PhotoShop Express (F)
  5. DipTic (C)
  6. Instagram (F)
  7. PhotoGene (C)

Digital Storytelling

  1. Storyrobe (F)
  2. Sonic Pics (C)
  3. StoryKit (F)
  4. Animoto (F)
  5. ReelDirector (C)


  1. AudioBoo (F)
  2. iPadio (F)
  3. Cinch (F)
  4. iTalk Recorder (F)


  1. Reeder (C)
  2. FlipBoard (F – iPad only)
  3. Fluent News Reader (F)
  4. My6Sense (F)
  5. MobileRSS for iPhone / iPod Touch (F) – MobileRSS HD for iPad (F)
  6. Google Reader Web App (F)

Media Upload

  1. PixelPipe (F)
  2. Flickr (F)
  3. TwitPict (F)
  4. BlogPress (C)
  5. WordPress (F)
  6. Tumblr (F)
  7. Posterous (F)
  8. PicPosterous (F)


  1. Bump (F)
  2. Facebook (F)
  3. Hootsuite (F)
  4. Brizzly (F)
  5. Loopt (F)


  1. Yelp (F)
  2. TripIt (F)
  3. GeoCaching (C)


  1. Kindle (F)
  2. iBooks (F)
  3. Google Books (F)
  4. eReader (F)
  5. YouVersion Bible for iPhone / iPod Touch (F) – YouVersion Bible HD for iPad (F)

Media Consumption

  1. Audible (F)
  2. Pandora (F)
  3. Flixster (F)
  4. Netflix (F)
  5. SkyFire (C)
  6. IMDb (F)
  7. Shazam (F)


  1. Words with Friends (F)
  2. Lexeme (F)
  3. Angry Birds (C)
  4. Cut the Rope (C)
  5. Fruit Ninja (C)
  6. Veggie Samurai (C – was free at one time)
  7. DoodleJump (C)
  8. JellyCar (C)
  9. Sally’s Spa (C)
  10. Oregon Trail (C)
  11. Civilization Revolution (C)
  12. Slay (F)
  13. Cooking Mama (C)
  14. touchPhysics (C)

Music & Art

  1. Brushes for iPhone / iPod Touch (C) – Brushes for iPad (C)
  2. PocketGuitar (C)
  3. iShred (C)
  4. Comic Touch (C)
  5. Ocarina (C)
  6. Jampad (C)
  7. Virtuoso Piano Free (F)
  8. Magic Piano (C)
  9. Doodle Buddy Premium (C)


  1. Air Sharing (C)
  2. Dragon Dictation (F)
  3. Team Viewer (F)
  4. Free App a Day (F)
  5. ScreenSplitter (* – see this post)

Geography, Science & Math

  1. Google Earth (F)
  2. Live Moon (F)
  3. Epicentral (F)
  4. NASA (F) – NASA HD for iPad (F)
  5. Fraction Math (C)
  6. MathSmart – First Grade (C)

Do you have some favorite apps which didn’t make our list? If so, please share them!

If you haven’t already, be sure to checkout the great list of nominated 2010 educational apps from iEAR. Hat tip to Tony Vincent for sharing this list.
Sarah on iPad Launch Day in Portland, Maine

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