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    (Updated January 1, 2017)

    App directories by David R. Arendale are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License.  These are based on works at

    Background on the Directories

    This document provides an overview of the apps I have found useful as an educator and in my personal life.  With more than 1.2 million apps for the iPhone and iPad and hundreds for Apple TV, these directories are very selective.  Many educational apps are not listed simply because my focus is with college students and not children or older youth.  Other apps were selecte for my personal curioslty, learning, and enjoyment.  Check the App Store often for new apps that have been added.  

    Most of the apps were free, some cost a dollar or two.  Some of the apps will automatically download to your all your iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV devices if they are all linked to the same Apple iTunes account.  This automatic downloading only occurs if the iOS devices have automatic downloading enabled through the settings of the iOS device.  I have noticed that some Apple TV apps will download to the iPad but not to the iPhone.  This may have to do with whether they can display on the smaller iPhone screen than the larger iPad.

    Versions of the Directories for Downloading

    Click on this link to download the most recent version of the Annotated Directory of iPhone and iPad Apps

    Click on this link to download the most recent version of the Annotated Directory of Apple TV Apps

    Updating the Directories

    I will update the directories throughout the year.  Always click on the link on the front page of the directory to be sure that it is the most up-to-date version.  The revision date is always located at the top of the first page.

    David Arendale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History and Higher Education, Manager EOA National Best Practices Center, and Author “Access at the Crossroads: Learning Assistance in Higher Education.” University of Minnesota, 275D Peik Hall, Curriculum & Instruction Department, College of Education and Human Development, 159 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455;;; (612) 625-2928;;