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Apps for English: Home

Reading Apps


Instapaper enables you to save articles to read later offline.

Carry a library in your pocket with Kindle

Flipboard enables you to read online content in a magazine-style layout.

Aggregate all your news in Feedly

Dictionary Apps

Note-taking and annotating apps

Notability: A flexible app that lets you take handwritten or typed notes, as well as read and annotate images and PDFs. You can record audio notes that are “synced” with your typed or hand-written ones (it lets you listen to the part of the meeting or lecture that corresponded to the time you took down particular lines or phrases) It also exports its contents to, among other options, Dropbox and iTunes. The iTunes export is especially useful, since you can just pluck your annotated files off iTunes when you plug in the iPad.

Storytelling Apps

Blooms Taxonomy iPad Apps

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Bibliography Apps

Create accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago style citations in seconds by scanning a book bar code or by typing the name of a book. Build and manage your works cited. Once done, email your citations and then export your citations to's popular bibliography management service.

Read more about the EasyBib App here.

Film-making Apps


Handy in-line translations for antiquated phrases and words are literally only a touch away, along with full study notes for every section, analyses, plot summaries, cast biographies and relationships - everything that you need to make understanding and appreciating Shakespeare attainable.


Get Macbeth app here.

Get Romeo and Juliet app here.

Get Hamlet app here.

Get Midsummer Night's Dream app here.

Get Shakespeare app free here.

Shakespeare is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare - searchable to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for. Even though it’s free it is packed with impressive features including customisation of colours and font, ability to jump to other scenes. Detailed scene breakdowns give you an overview of the scenes within each play, their locations, and the characters present in each.

Get Shakespeare Pro app here.

Shakespeare Pro™ includes all the features of the free Shakespeare app; the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and search the concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

Get iWilliam Shakespeare app here.

The essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre.