Homeschooling iPad apps Part one: PDF reader

To start looking for a good pdf reader for the iPad I just started searching for PDF apps.  You can narrow the search down to just iPad apps and you can sort by popularity or relevance.  I chose to look for the best ratings.  There were two that I found that both had high ratings.  So far here the best free iPad pdf readers:


The free version.


Update: iBooks

Originally I did not include iBooks because it is very slow on the iPhone 3GS.  I decided to open a pdf in iBook from the internet and it was surprisingly fast on the iPad 2.  This may be due to the faster processor but it works jut as well as the other pdf readers I have mentioned.  The one drawback to iBooks is the difficulty in transferring pdf’s from the computer to the iPad.  I think the other pdf apps are easier.

Homeschool Apps Part Two

Searching for the perfect iPad homeschool apps

Well my search for good homeschooling apps for my new iPad has begun. I had a few apps that I have used before with my iPhone like Google earth and Evernote but now that I have an iPad I have actively begun looking for good iPad apps for homeschooling. I decided to only use iPad apps for now. I am being very selective initially since there are so many apps. I don’t want them to be a distraction. I also don’t want to spend a lot of money on a bunch of new apps.
For the next few weeks I will be searching out the Essential apps for homeschooling.
One of the important tools for homeschooling is a pdf reader. Now I know you can use iBooks but in my experience documents take a long time to load and iBooks is not very helpful if you need to look at a lot of PDFs. So follow the links below as I go through the different apps.
Part one: PDF reader

Part two: Pages