New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013

Name: Springpad

What is it? Springpad can help you save anything from all your devices so you can be more organized and productive. Save ideas, notes, checklists, project tasks, photos, products, movies-then Springpad enhances them with relevant suggestions so you can get what you need, when and where you need it.

Best for: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5; Requires Android 2.2 and up.

Price: FREE

Rated: 4+


  • Bookmark sites for reading later-never forget an important article or book.
  • Follow trusted experts and others to be on top of trends and useful tips.
  • Build your personal to-do list with reminder alerts.
  • Collaborate with co-workers on a project with notes, videos, links and tasks.
  • Show pictures and videos your family to collect and comment on captions.

Links: [Apple]


Name: Wonders of the Universe

What is it? Take a mind-blowing 3D tour of the Universe with Professor Brian Cox as your guide. Journey up from the smallest particles, past the moons and planets of the Solar System, out through the Oort Cloud to the Milky Way, past our local stars and out to distant galaxies before arriving, finally, at the edge of the known Universe. On the way you will encounter the likes of seething red giants, beautiful nebulae, pulsing neutron stars and confront a daunting vision of a Black Hole sucking down a hapless star, all rendered in 3D.

Best for: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Price: $5.99

Rated: 4+


  • Explore the entire Universe in 7 interlinked scales from sub-atomic to the edge of the known Universe, or take Brian’s tours
  • Two-and-a-half hours of BBC video from the Wonders TV series (requires wifi)
  • 50+ spectacular 3D models of planets, moons, galaxies and nebulae to discover
  • Over 200 interactive articles by Brian telling the story of the Universe
  • Hundreds of beautiful images from around the cosmos
  • High resolution graphics optimized for the new iPad

Link: [Apple]

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