Watch what version of iOS the app has been designed for. If you haven’t been keeping your iPad updated then you may not be able to download new apps. It’s a double edge sword so be careful when updating that your apps will still work with the new iOS.
I’m sure I have more tips, but I rather not burden you with too many when you are just getting started. I have just two tricks to share which are listed below.
Trick #1: Consider iPhone apps for your iPad. The iPhone and iPod have been around a lot longer than the iPad; therefore, the list of available apps is much larger. Don’t discount them, they will run on your iPad. The iPad will display a 2x button on screen so you can stretch the app to fill the screen. Keep in mind, that the quality may appear a little grainy.
Trick #2: Take a screen shot of the app for future reference. I indicated that you should note the developer when sharing apps with others, why not make your life easier and e-mail a screen shot to yourself, or to your peers? To take a screen shot, hold in the power button then press the home button on the face of the iPad.
I’d like to close with what one see’s at the bottom of the App Store window.
If you aren’t signed in you’ll have to do that in order to download apps. If you’re signed in and your account doesn’t have a credit card associated with it, then you will use the Redeem button to enter iTunes card or volume purchasing licenses. The bottom of the screen offers several other options such as Featured Apps, Top Charts and Categories. The Education category has a lot to offer but you may be surprised to find useful apps in other categories such as: Books, Health & fitness, News, Productivity and Reference. There are 21 categories to choose from. If you have purchased apps you can review your purchases through the App Store and if you have multiple iOS devices, using the same Apple ID, you can download those purchases again and again through the ‘Purchased’ button. This is helpful for those who manage iPad carts at school. To close, you aren’t forced to download updates of your apps, instead you can click the ‘Updates’ button and review what has been changed and download updates one by one, or all at once.
I hope these tips and tricks will help you save time. Sorry for the late posting of this ‘App of the Week’. I will be leaving this post up during the holiday break, so visit back January 5th for my next article.
If you have any apps which you would like to share with me, and have featured online, please e-mail Rosecrans@tccsa.net