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Five Of The Most Recommended Apps This Week: August 12-16, 2013

Posted by Chris Kirby on August 19th, 2013

I'll bet you're sitting around wondering to yourself, "Self, I wonder what apps Powerslyde is recommending this week?" Lucky dog! We've got the answer to that very question.

Back to school is in full effect this week:

Khan Academy
iTunes U
MLB.com At Bat

Khan Academy has changed the education game forever, and now no student worth his or her salt should be without it - particularly for its in-depth math and science instruction. Likewise, iTunes U delivers a miraculous wealth of content all via a teeny-tiny app. And is there ANYONE on the planet who has not heard of Evernote? It's only the premiere cross-platform note taking app.

Finally, all students need apps for their free time, so Poshmark is there to help ladies (and occasionally gentlemen) find amazing deals on clothes, while MLB.com At Bat keeps all baseball fans in touch with their favorite teams in the home stretch of the season.

Thanks to Powerslyde, the app that recommends apps, for our list this week. What apps do you recommend? Drop us a comment below, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter. See you next week!

Khan Academy App for iPad Brings Free Education to the Masses

Posted by Carter Dotson on March 13th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: LEARN ANYTHING :: Read Review »

The non-profit Khan Academy has released an eponymous app for the iPad, which offers free educational how-to videos on many subjects. The app currently offers over 2800 videos, designed to educate in the fields of math, science, humanities, and standardized test preparation. Videos largely consist of screencasts that try to explain various topics, and go step-by-step through each topic, as explained by founder Salman Khan and others appointed by the foundation to help create content for other subjects.

The videos on iPad support AirPlay to a remote display, can be downloaded for offline access, and shared to Facebook and Twitter. The videos also offer scripts that correspond to the various points in each video, which helps with not just going back to repeat a specific part of a video, but also opens up accessibility to those with hearing-impairments. It is also possible to log in using a Facebook or Google account to synchronize progress with the Khan Academy website with videos watched. The app is available for completely free.