Category Archives: iPad

PDF annotation on iPad: why GoodReader has replaced iAnnotate and PDF Expert

I use my iPad as my main tool to annotate research literature, as well as sorting data and commenting on draft papers or student work. I have previously sung the praise of iAnnotate in this post, as I consider it one … Continue reading

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Academic workflows revisited

It’s been a year since I wrote this post on academic workflows. The way I work has changed a bit since then – some apps have gone out, some have been added, and the relationship between some of them have … Continue reading

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Digitalising your academic literature: tablets versus e-ink

Tired of those piles of paper that are growing on your desk? More and more researchers are letting go of paper and going digital with their academic articles and literature notes. For me, one of the best things about getting … Continue reading

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Hand writing on the iPad II: Hand writing to text conversion

In my previous post on hand writing, I reviewed Notability which has been my primary app for hand writing on the iPad for some time. However, recently I revisited the other app I recommended in that post, 7NotesHD, and also … Continue reading

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Circus Ponies Notebook part II: the iPad version

Recently, I was chatting to kylera at MacRumors who pointed out that my previous post on Circus Ponies Notebooks didn’t contain much information about the iPad app. While I’m very happy with the mac version of CPN, the iPad version … Continue reading

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Mind mapping your research: Organising your ideas with iThoughtsHD and Curio

Mind mapping is a popular tool for brainstorming and organising ideas. The main advantage, for me, is that it provides a more visual and non linear way of working than if you were to just use a regular page in … Continue reading

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Academic workflows: when to use what, and how

Dellu (who has blog very similar to mine, but addressing Windows, check it out here) left me a very good question on my post about Circus Ponies Notebooks: How do you develop your workflow between Scrivener, Papers , Sente and … Continue reading

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