Best apps for university administrators?

Which are the best apps for administrators?

This does presuppose that every university administrator is equipped with an iPad. Which is not necessarily the case. Anyway, if you are fortunate enough to be issued with an iPad in support of your administrative duties there are a number of key apps you will want to get hold of. Most of these are general productivity apps rather than higher education specific but nevertheless very useful in my view. So, these are my favourites:

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Evernote

One of my most used and most useful apps. I use it for note taking in most meetings and for recording all sorts of notes and clippings from web pages. It synchronises across iPad, desktop and iPhone and I really find it thoroughly indispensible.

And it’s free.

Dropbox
The simplest way to share files. Just very straightforward.

 

 

Twitter
An essential, obviously, for the tweeting administrator (although not to be used in meetings).

 

 

Pages
A straightforward but also rather feature-rich word processing app which does cope with and enable export of Word documents. Transferring files does require a little effort but worth it.

 

 


iAnnotate PDF

A really useful app which I use for most meeting papers – enables you to scribble, highlight and add typed notes to pdfs. Very handy.

 

 

Reminders

Simple, straightforward to do list with no frills.

 

 

Kindle

Er, for reading books. Occasionally even higher education related ones.

 

 

Plus a couple of others:

UKHE stats

A very handy summary of some HESA data – total student numbers in the sector, by country and by institution broken down by student type.

 

 

Zite

A really lovely app which is effectively a personalised, custom-built on-line magazine.

 

 

iTunesU

Heaps of podcasts and videos from lots of different institutions and covering many disciplines.

 

 

Are there other apps you use which are useful for the university administrator with an iPad?

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