April 12, 2010

Vic Mahfood

Articles for iPad [iPad Only]

COST: 99 cents
CATEGORIES: Education, Entertainment, Native, Reference
..RELEASED: 4/5/10, VERSION: 1.1 -- RATING: 4-1/2 Stars..

If you're doing research and need to delve into all sorts of interesting topics, the iPad is a good tool to use. The bigger screen, larger font and sharp display make research a delight. Articles for iPad has an integrated maps feature to learn about interesting places and historic events around your current location, or anywhere else in the world. Just enter a search term, or shake your iPad and let Articles serve you up a random entry. Some of the great features of this app are:

– Articles features a one-of-a-kind presentation of Wikipedia articles, perfectly optimized for your iPad
– A unique, chapter index control to skim through the whole article in an instant
– Find articles by title or content and select the Wikipedia language you are interested in
– Automatic spelling suggestions for your search text
– Use maps to learn more about nearby places
– Discover articles around the globe using maps
– "Surprise Me!" feature
– Tap on image previews to zoom in for more detail
– Rotate your device to see article photos in landscape and pinch to zoom in
– Easily share an article link by mail and copy photos to your Camera Roll or Pasteboard
– Pinch to increase and decrease the article text size
– Access recently viewed articles when offline
– Manage article bookmarks in folders and separate pages like in Safari
– Quickly lookup recently viewed articles by day

Education, learning and research are made simple with Articles for iPad. It's easy on the eyes and is intriguing fun to boot. It is one of the best Wikipedia viewers around and a must-have on your iPad.

Developer Quote: "Articles lets you easily read and discover Wikipedia Articles on your iPad."

--OS and Age Rating:  This app requires OS 3.2 or later. Rated 9+ for Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes.
--Tip/Tutorials: To get this app working smoothly, just double-tap (and hold) on the article to display the Chapter Index control, tap the status bar to scroll back to the search bar, pinch the article view to increase or decrease the text size and tap-and-hold a link to open an article in a new page.
--Device: iPad
--Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
--Developer Link: Sophia Teutschler
--Twitter Link: sophiestication
--Facebook Link: N/A

Visit the iTunes App Store for more details, and to download:

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