19 great iOS apps for "learning your own damn way"

As we mentioned in our post How to drive your own learning and when to ride the “school” bus, sometimes you need to take your learning into your own hands. So, to go hand-in-hand with issue 01 of our iPad magazine (the issue focused on “Learning your own damn way“), here’s a list of iOS apps* (and some web apps) for your self-learning journey. We’ve organized them by Learn, Study, Share, and Track.

ReadItFor.me – Effective and engaging book summaries website
iTunes U – Free courses from higher ed iOS app
Study at OU – Part-time ed at Open U iOS app
Khan Academy – Learn tonnes for free iOS app
TED – 20-min talks that rock your world iOS app
Udemy – Top dog for online courses iOS app
Lynda.com – Online training for members iOS app
Scribd – World’s largest online library iOS app
Duolingo – Learn a language quickly iOS app
Flashcards – Flashcards synced with Mac iOS app
Evernote Peek – Learn with your iPad smartcover iOS app
Meetup – Learn locally in groups iOS app
Learnist – Share what you know iOS app
Snapguide – How-to guides by you iOS app
Prezi – Present with engaging style iOS app web app
ShowMe – Interactive iPad whiteboard iOS app
InClass – Organize your learning iOS app
Evernote – Capture and search everything iOS app
MindMeister – Map your thoughts and notes iOS app web app

*Each link should take you to the app available for your country. We apologize if this doesn’t work for some countries.

Which of these are your favourites? Did we miss any that you find useful?


Brad Kynoch

Founder & CEO, indie magazine editor, mobile app & website builder, blogger, entrepreneur

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