Lesson Ideas using Creativity Apps

Apple have released a series of interactive books which give educators ideas on how to use some creativity apps in their classroom. The books are free and are easy to follow, with examples for all ages and subjects.


For the link to download any of the books click here.

Time to revisit Keynote

 Video created by Ciarán McCormack in 2011

Keynote - Apple


In part 2, of our series this week, we are taking a look at Keynote. The trick to learning Keynote is to forget all those menus and drop downs that you may have learnt using Powerpoint. The buttons are simply:


Paint brush - for formatting (it's dynamic so if you text selected it will format text, picture selected it format the picture)

+ Button - allows you to add new things to a slide, media (pictures and movies), tables, charts 2D and 3D, and shapes including Text boxes for additional text!

Spanner - For all the other bells and whistles you expect, including sharing to other people and apps, hyperlinks to websites and other slide etc.


Play Button - when you have your presentation ready for display!

Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device. Built from the ground up for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, it makes creating a world-class presentation — complete with animated charts and transitions — as simple as touching and tapping. Use full-screen view to present right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Or use video mirroring to present it on an HDTV, and preview your slides and notes on your device using the presenter display. Keynote works with iCloud, so your presentations stay up to date across all your iOS devices — automatically.

Time to revisit iMovie

 Video created by Ciarán McCormack in 2011

iMovie - Apple


As part 3 of our series this week, we take a look at iMovie. 

iMovie will allow your students to put together impressive, professional looking videos demonstrating their understanding of any topic.

 Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music and sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles and transitions. And you can share share your movie with the world – right from iMovie.  

Time to revisit - Pages


Pages, the powerful word processor for Mac, has been completely redesigned for iPad. It’s the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. Documents look stunning on the bright, vivid iPad display. Use Multi-Touch gestures to lay out letters, flyers, brochures, reports, and more.    


Numbers, the powerful spreadsheet application made for the Mac, has been completely redesigned for iPad. Tap the bright Multi-Touch display to create compelling, great-looking spreadsheets in minutes. With over 250 easy-to-use functions, an intelligent keyboard, flexible tables, and eye-catching charts, all the answers are at your fingertips.  


Keynote, the powerful presentation application for Mac, has been completely redesigned for iPad. It makes creating a world-class presentation, complete with animated charts and transitions, as simple as touching and tapping.    


They've packed all the best parts of Vimeo into one app! Now you can upload, edit, manage and watch your videos right from your iPhone. Need some inspiration? Watch great videos based on your personal preferences or our curated channels.    


Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app for iPhone, iPod touch, and the amazing new iPad 2. Designed for the Multi-Touch screen, iMovie puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the stunning Marquee view. Make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music, and sound effects. Then give it the Hollywood treatment by adding a theme, titles, and transitions. And you can share your movie with the world – right from iMovie.    


GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses on your iPad. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record, or capture any performance. Then mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share.  


Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.  

The Journal

Read the latest news from TheJournal.ie on your iPhone, iPod or iPad.      

BBC News

Get the latest, breaking news from the BBC and our global network of journalists.      

Sky News

Stay informed and get the breaking news from Sky News. This application lets you read the latest feeds from the newsroom; UK and World News, Politics, Showbiz, and Business.    


The first and the only native iPhone/iPod Touch app for Moodle. mTouch is intended for student usage scenarios and no server side installation or tweaks are required. You can begin using mTouch right away.    


AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings.      

ezShare Pro

ezShare Pro is the ultimate tool for connecting to your computer. Access documents, music, photos and other files or view and control your desktop as if you were sitting in front of it.    

Converter Plus

Converter Plus is a unit converter with very extensive list of currencies and units in hundreds of categories. The list includes area, weight, energy, force, length, mass, power, pressure, speed, temperature, volume, bits and bytes and many more.    


Use ToySlate to add a little fun to your home moviemaking experience! Make your family feel like stars on the set. Feel like (and sound like) a big shot movie director!    


Start iSeismometer, leave it on your desk, then try tap somewhere. You will realize how sensitive iPhone is!      


myHomework is a simple and easy to use iPhone application that allows you to keep track of your homework, classes, projects and tests while interacting with a really cool design. myHomework’s design tends to resemble our day to day notebook, the sections are separated by colorful “sticky pads” that marks the page.    


Create an electronic storybook. Make use of the little gaps in life - on the sofa after dinner, in the back seat of the car, or on a train - to do something creative together.    

3D Gallery Lite

Walk through virtual galleries on your iPhone and iPod touch and include your own pictures!      

Kid Genius

Kid Genius turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a convenient teaching tool for your preschoolers complete with vibrant graphics and sound.      

Apple Keynote Remote

With Keynote Remote, you can control your Keynote slide presentation on your Mac from your iPod touch or iPhone.      


Control iTunes and Apple TV using your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad over your Wi-Fi network. Choose playlists, songs, and albums as if you were right in front of your computer or Apple TV.    

PS Express

Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. Enjoy having your photo and video library right in your hand — without wasting your device's valuable storage space.    

Adobe Ideas

Adobe® Ideas is your digital sketchbook, letting you capture and explore ideas anywhere you go.      

Word Lens

Instantly translate printed words from one language to another with your built-in video camera, in real time! PLEASE NOTE: Language packs must be purchased from within the app. Use Word Lens on vacation, business travel, and just for fun.    

Virtuoso Piano

Be the maestro with Virtuoso Piano Free, a new iPod touch, iPhone and iPad instrument. Learn and play the piano anytime and anywhere.      

Shakespeare in Bits Lite

Struggling with Shakespeare? Let Shakespeare In Bits help with this all-new fully-animated study edition of Romeo and Juliet featuring Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen.    


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

FIS Training

This is the iPhone/iPod App version of our FIS Professional Development Course for Teachers. This App has been designed in such a way that corresponds to the complete production cycle of making a film in a classroom environment. It has been designed to introduce the medium of film into the School Curriculum.  


eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received. Developed for smartphones and laptops, eClicker leverages the hardware already in the hands of many students providing a low cost polling solution for the classroom. All you need to get started is the eClicker Host app running on an iOS device, a Wi-Fi network, and students with internet-enabled devices to participate.  

Google Translate

Translate words and phrases between more than 50 languages using Google Translate for iOS. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations.    

Puppet Pals

Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time! Simply pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.    


Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.    


Bump™ makes sharing with people as simple as bumping two phones together. Just pick what you want to send, then hold your phones and gently bump hands with another Bump user.    


Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what’s happening around the world. Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter app for iPhone.    

The Elements

If you think you've seen the periodic table, think again. The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you've never seen before.    

Star Walk

Star Walk enables you to point your iPad at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time.    
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iThoughtsHD (mindmapping) - CMS


This is, by far, one of my favourite apps at the moment. I have always personally struggled to write essays, and when I take notes I usually look back over them wondering what I was referring to. Mind maps have been incredibly useful to me to help structure my thinking and allowing me to flesh out those random thoughts that pop into my head from time to time. 


For those of you already familiar with Mind Maps they are useful in education, brainstorming, thinking, meeting, planning, problem solving, communications and note taking etc. It is often used for students with different learning styles to assist in their learning. 


This app gives the user the potential to use them in many ways. From presenting using mind maps, to sharing them in cloud services, and also email them to yourself (which lays the mind map out in a very easy to understand layout, so much so I actually surprised myself that I took such diligent notes!) I will be honest and say I dived straight into the app without looking at any help menu's or tutorials and found the basics straight forward enough, however, some thing were not so intuitive. They are still very easy to do and once I watched the video above I felt like a pro using the app. Rather than recreate the video, here it is for your own benefit!

Puppet Workshop

Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids - Lite - Sebastian Bachorzewski


A fun and colourful app that will have your student/child exploring their creative side. Make sock and glove puppets, and save them to your camera roll to be used in other apps later for storytelling!


This app is designed to ensure there are no banner ads, data collection or social media links so it can be used in safety and without distraction.

The Spell Bot

Spell Bot - Walsall Academy


An app designed to help your students improve spellings. This could be used by primary schools, students with special ed needs, or even older students learning new languages.


As a teacher you can quickly create a test, using the simple interface. The design is not distracting. It's quick and easy to use, with immediate feedback to the student.

My Script Memo

MyScript Memo - Vision Objects


If you were impressed by the recent demo of MyScript Calculator this may be of interest to you. From the same team, this app will convert your handwriting into text, for you to send as an email, SMS, or simply to use in any other app.


You can import pictures from your camera roll and annotate to then export as an image again to be used in another app.


The app supports a number of different languages, and converts the text using MyScripts online servers (you can convert from your device by upgrading)

What will you be doing in 2013? A look back at the apps that were catching your eye this year

With every New Year, people set challenges and resolutions for themselves, some are quickly broken and others are life changing! Looking back at what you were interested in on here, here is a quick and easy guide to the apps that caught your attention this year and links to their demos! (Simply click on each logo to be directed to their demo!)


Create and Present

The most popular apps that featured on this site focussed on your need to create and present content. This apps can be used by any teacher, regardless of subject. By far the most popular of these (and some would say an indication of what teachers are looking to do in the New Year) was iBooks Author, this is a fantastic app for those with a Mac, to create the most interactive books for iPad, iPod and iTouch devices. Second most popular in this category was Explain Everything, which puts your Interactive White Board into the palm of your hand. You can use it as your whiteboard and record lessons to be shared with students later or to be reused again. In third place, was Apple's Keynote app which allows you to create slick presentations on the go. Those without Mac's were also looking to create books on their iPads as our 4th most popular app in this category was Book Creator, allowing you to create those impressive books straight from your iPad to be shared with your students.


To get the video tutorial for each of these simply click on each of the respective app logos. 

iBooks AuthorExplain EverythingKeynoteBook Creator







Irish Apps

An interesting trend to see this year was that apps/demos that followed the Irish curriculum were picked up, not only by our Irish viewers but quite strongly by American colleges and high schools. Shakespeare in Bits, which is a fantastic and well-valued app, tops the list of Irish apps that you were looking at. Second place, goes to not an App but a series of Books from NUI Galway. The books which were launched this year, show how by using iBooks Author teachers can create their own content in an engaging and informative way. These books proved quite popular, particularly with our American visitors! Thirdly was our recent demo of Mocks.ie, which proved very popular considering how recent this demo has been and the time of year! We can expect this app to gain in popularity again over the coming few months!


Click on each image to be directed to their video demo:







A recent addition that we added to our demos was that of the inbuilt accessibility features of the iPad as well as review Special Education apps. These inbuilt features are useful for everyone, as shown by using the Speech selection feature to get your iPad to help with your learning/teaching of languages. In 2013, we will be adding more of these types of demos to show you how to make the most of your iPad and to customise it to get it to help your own individual learning styles.


Speech Selection 

Now WhatAssistive Touch






Finally, here are a couple of predictions for what will be hot for 2013! Teachers will continue to look for apps that allow them to create and present in more effective, engaging and (dare we say it) entertaining ways. Apps that allow teachers to share files with students will become more popular (eg Dropbox, Box, Evernote).  Teachers may start using the likes of iTunes U, to become course managers and have their classes subscribed to by their students on their own devices. Needless to say, 2013 will be an exciting year for everyone involved, and we look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Happy New Year to everyone!

Thomas Creighton. 

Merry Christmas

With the Christmas season well and truly in full swing now, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has stopped by to check out this site over the past year. We hope you will have a wonderful holiday, and just to say thanks and to get you in the mood here are a few free apps/books for you to download and have fun with.


We will be back shortly after Christmas with plenty more tutorials so keep checking back! In the meantime feel free to add me on Twitter for updates on free apps, news, and general chat!


These festive apps should keep you amused for a while, until we return! 






ElfYourself by OfficeMax - Magic Mirror LLC This App allows you to "Elf" yourself to personalise some video. You can add up to 5 pictures of either yourself or family/friends and then share away.



The Snowman and The Snowdog - Channel 4The Snowman and the Snowdog game sees you take flight with the characters, looking to collect various items as you pass through the levels of the game, before making your flight to the North Pole.



Pocket Snow Storm! A Virtual Reality Blizzard! (White Christmas Edition!) - Robert Bennett If it doesn't get to snow where you are (here's hoping) but you still want a White Xmas, this app allows you to make it snow anywhere! Take a snapshot and share with friends.


Where is Santa Lite - Santa Tracker - Super Kiddo Studio If every Parcel company in the world allows you to track your delivery, so can Santa. Keeps an up to date location tracker on Santa on the big night, but be careful to get to bed early so that you can help him keep to his schedule!



iTunes - 12 Days of Christmas - iTunesFrom 26 December – 6 January, you can download one free gift every day—songs, apps, books, films and more—when you get the iTunes 12 Days of Christmas app. Each day's gift will only be available for download for 24 hours, so get Apple's 12 Days of Christmas app to make sure you don’t miss out! 



A Christmas Carol - Charles DickensWho doesn't love a Classic book at Christmas. The iBookstore is packed with classics from yesteryear and what better book to download than this!






Les Misérables: The Musical Phenomenon - NBC UniversalOne of the most anticipated films of early January have released this free iBook for you to enjoy over the Christmas season. Get behind the scenes access with some special preview clips from the film. This is like getting an amazing souvenir programme when you go to see a show at the theatre! A must for all fans!

The Poetry App

The Poetry App - Josephine Hart Poetry Foundation

The Poetry App, brought to you by the Josephine Hart Foundation, puts 115 poems from 16 of the worlds greatest poets in the palm of your hand. This app plays very nicely, and from the crackling fireplace of the library you can explore a cosmos of authors. 


You can read the text yourself, or have one of the 30 well known faces, read the poem to you. There are hidden features throughout this app, for you to find. 


You can also, write and record your own poetry, inspired by your favourite authors. 


PS Touch

Adobe Photoshop Touch - Adobe Systems Incorporated

Transform images with core Adobe® Photoshop® features in an app designed for tablets. 

Combine images, apply professional effects, share results with friends and family through sites like Facebook, and more – all from the convenience of your iPad.

• Use popular Photoshop features designed for the tablet such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images.  
• Use your iPad camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature.
• Select part of an image to extract by scribbling with the Scribble Selection tool. With Refine Edge, use your fingertip to capture even hard-to-select image elements, like hair, with ease. 
• Search and acquire images with the integrated Google Image Search. 
• Share images on Facebook and view comments right within the app.
• Browse an inspirational gallery for the styles and results you'd like to achieve. Then follow step-by-step tutorials to easily learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
• Use AirPrint for wireless printing of Photoshop Touch projects.
• Upload projects to Adobe Creative Cloud* and open layered files from Adobe Photoshop Touch in Photoshop CS5.
• Maximum image resolution: 1600 x 1600 pixels



Kids Opedia

KIDS Opedia (Learn, Quiz, Report, Analyse) - CrediPoint Solutions

KIDS Opedia is an engaging & addictive App built for children to entertain, educate, and help them learn. As the name suggests it is a complete encyclopedia for kids.

It is designed such that it engages and entertains the Kids using various multimedia elements such as sound, text, images, animations, and quizzes.

While most of the apps for kids focus only on the learning aspects, we at CrediPoint have taken this concept further to provide a holistic learning experience. This application uses the best practices applied in educational games including the L-A-R-A ( Learn – Assess – Report – Analyse ) Model. This application is not only meant to teach kids but allows them to test their knowledge through variety of quizzes. It further allows the parents / guardians to view the Quiz reports and analyse their kids progress.

The quizzes used in this app are stress free and do not overload the children. They are presented in a fun and game format. The right / wrong answers and feedback animations encourage the kids to do better and think before they respond.

The reports present a detailed summary such as words, correct / incorrect response, score in points, average time spent on each item, total score etc. The quizzes come in different types and levels. 

Additionally you can configure the quiz by selecting single or multiple categories and randomize items to increase / decrease the complexity and levels depending on your kid’s age and how they progress. 

As a result this application can be used right from Preschool to Kindergarten to School aged kids. The reports are stored and segregated by Date / Time format for future reference.

The analyze feature helps the adults to analyse the kids progress across multiple test and over a period of time. This feature is also helpful in identifying the strong and weak areas of the kid and thus provides focussed and prescriptive training to them.

The full version of KIDS Opedia contains over 25 categories with more than 15 items per category and a total of more than 500 items, 

* Alphabet 
* Numbers
* Animals (Land, Water, Birds)
* Colours
* Shapes
* Vegetables
* Fruits
* Food
* Transport (Land, Water, Air)
* Time
* Nature
* Flowers
* Body Parts
* Time
* Buildings
* Countries and Flags
* Occupation
* Emotions
* Family 
* Sports
* Clothing

Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts - 21x20 Media, Inc.

Writing.Com presents "Writing Prompts", the iPhone app with an endless supply of creative inspiration! Our users LOVE this app and suggest that you read their reviews if you have any doubt about purchasing!

-->> Search iTunes for "A+ Writing Prompts", our an all inclusive, bundled app... perfect for the classroom! 

-->> Are you an artist? Search iTunes for "Art Prompts" - Our app just for you!

Our writing prompt generators use current events, scene elements, words, sketches, colors, genres and writing types, unleashing endless random bits of fantasy to fuel your muse. Plus, we've included our database of 600 creative writing prompts so you've got them right at your finger tips, online or off!

Shake your device or swipe across the screen to change prompts. Add the prompts you like best to your favorites and revisit them at any time.

** Five prompt generators: News, Scenes, Sketches, Texts and Words. Store your favorite prompts into the "Fav's" tab by tapping the favorite star on any prompt.

** Includes over 250 scene elements, 400 words, 60 sketches, 10 colors, 80+ genres and more -- all of which generate millions and millions of unique prompts. Add up to 4 additional packs of prompts through in-app purchase. Each pack includes hundreds of new scene elements, 100 sketches and more. Add them all you'll have literally billions of possible prompts.

** Includes 600 text prompts. This assortment of phrases, quotes, writing exercises, story openers and much more will help jump start your writing muse.

** Store an unlimited number of prompts in your "Favorite Prompts". Quickly swipe back and forth to page through them.

Wheels on the Bus

Wheels on the Bus HD - Duck Duck Moose

The award-winning Wheels on the Bus is now available for the iPad! 
★ 2010 Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner - Parents’ Choice Foundation
★ Winner of "Best Children's App” KAPi Award - 2010 International CES
★ Editor’s Choice Award for Excellence in Design - Children’s Technology Review
“This award is given to only the highest quality children’s products in the interactive media category. These are ‘no fail’ products, worthy of their cost, and able to keep children engaged for days at a time.”

Featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Gizmodo, Discovery Channel, MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Daily Candy

One of the “best iPhone apps for kids”
-- New York Times

“Wheels on the Bus is everything one could look for in a children's application. With its great artwork, music, sound effects and interactivity, it is sure to be a great addition to any mother's collection. Definitely pick it up!”
-- AppVee review: 4.4 stars out of 5

“Great educational tool”
-- 148Apps review: 5 stars out of 5

“This one has it all: great sound, art and interactivity.”
-- USA Today: 5 stars out of 5

Word Magic

Word Magic - Anusen Inc

Word Magic is nominated for Best Educational App by 2009 Best App Ever awards and also featured in "Apps for kids" by Apple

Word Magic is designed keeping preschooler and kindergarten kids in mind. It is very ideal for kids between the ages 3 to 8. It is an excellent application for kids to have fun with words and their spellings. Word Magic is very ideal for parents since it engages kids while driving, in the airport or while waiting in the restaurants.

Word magic is loaded with lot of fun features:
- Very simple design. Kids need to just touch and pick the answer.
- A picture is shown and the kids should select the missing letter for the picture. There are three flavours. Based on the kids level, you can choose missing letter at the beginning or in the middle or in the end.
- Very attractive, funny and cute pictures.
- Once they identify the correct answer, shaking the iphone will take them to a new problem.
- Every time they pick the answers they get appreciated with surprise appreciation (real voice)
- After every 5 successive correct answers different coloured stars appear as their rewards. Kids love this.
- You can choose between 2 different vibrant colour schemes for the kids

Word magic is fun learning experience for kids which would help them in
- Positive reinforcement
- Surprises and rewards
- Very simple design
- Vibrant colours
- Attractive, cute and funny pictures

iWrite Words

iWriteWords (Handwriting Game) - gdiplus

What people are saying:
"The whole app is delightful to behold. Bright background colors are juxtaposed against equally bright and scribbly child-like artwork that convey the word being spelled. You and your child will enjoy tracing your finger along those necessary building blocks of language. With its memorable artwork and way cool physics engine, it is sure to entertain and teach your child."

A Touch of Learning:
“Its got an intuitive interface for young children. It has high quality graphics and effects. I have no hesitation in recommending this app for children ready to start learning to write. To me, this is exactly the sort of app I am looking for in my quest to have apps that are fun, but teach my kids something really useful in the real world.”

The iPhone Mom:
"I know from personal experience that learning to write can be tedious for the little ones and I loved how iWriteWords takes that task and made it fun."

Nerd Dads:
There is no doubt in my mind that iWriteWords is easily one of, if not THE best, iPhone/iPod App available for kids.

iWriteWords is one of the most polished education apps we’ve seen on the iTunes store yet. It’s combination of numbers and letters is sure to be a hit with you toddler.

How to play:
Help Mr. Crab collect the numbers in sequence by dragging him with your finger - and drawing the letter at the same time.
Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly, a cute drawing appears.
Slide the letters into the rotating hole and advance to the next level.

• Learn handwriting the fun way
• Playback the accomplished words featuring your child's own handwriting
• 70 levels of words
• 20 levels of numbers
• 26 levels (A to Z) of individual letter tracing for uppercase letters
• 26 levels (a to z) of individual letter tracing for lowercase letters

iBook Author - A very Special TME Tutorial


iBooks Author - Apple

Create and publish amazing Multi-Touch books for iPad.

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iPad at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBookstore with a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.

Apple-designed templates
• Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with matching fonts, colors, and textures
• Easily customize your book with text and images, create new layouts, and even save a custom template
• Use the Book Navigator to organize your book and add a cover and table of contents

Beautiful text and layouts
• Use a variety of text styles in each template to give your book a rich yet consistent look
• Add text, shapes, charts, tables, and media anywhere on the page
• Import a chapter written in Pages or Microsoft Word and apply a great-looking layout from your current template
• Add any word to the glossary with a single click and easily include photos, images, charts, tables, and shapes next to any definition
• Automatically create a portrait view of your book, which allows readers to focus on the text