English majors should all have iPads just for the large number of apps that can serve them in their studies. Being an English major you may be expecting to carry around a lot of books but with the iPad you can carry around a lot fewer than you would without one. You can get a lot of other neat tools in the form of apps too. Here are 5 must-have iPad apps for English majors to show you what the iPad can do for you.
As an English major you are sure to be doing more than your fair share of writing and the Dragon Dictation iPad app can help. This app is one of the best for you to just talk and have your iPad do the typing for you. It does make some mistakes, as you would expect, but it can save you a lot of the time that you would spend typing up all those papers. This is a helpful app for whenever you don’t want your stream of consciousness to be impeded by any shortcomings in your typing abilities.
Forvo is a pronunciation dictionary. As an English major you are going to be reading all kinds of texts and from time to time you are going to come across words that you do not know how to pronounce. Now you never need to wonder or bother to turn to a physical pronunciation dictionary as this app can give you all the pronunciations that you need. It can even give you pronunciations of words in different languages or just English words with different accents.
You know that you are going to need at least one app that will give you access to a wide range of books and this means that you have to have the iBooks iPad app. You can see all of the books that you have collected in your personal library and then select one to peruse with a simple tap. You can bookmark any sections you want to return to and you can leave notes next to any passages that you wish to as well. This is a straightforward app that you will be using all the time.
Just in case the iBooks app didn’t have enough of a selection for you, you can ensure that your library is complete with the 23,469 Books iPad app. This app clearly has 23,469 books to offer you that include many of the classics and other similarly important works. For Shakespeare, Victorian novels, and so much more you must have this iPad app.
This iPad app gives you access not only to Dictionary.com but also to Thesauarus.com. You can get almost 1,000,000 definitions using this app and you don’t even have to be connected to the internet to do it.