Inkling App Brings Textbooks to the iPad

Since the iPad came out we have been itching for an app like Inkling, and this new textbook app might really be a game changer. The problem for kids has always been that textbooks are way too heavy to carry around, especially multiple ones. Have you ever seen those 10 year olds with bulging backpacks, shlepping more pounds on their backs then their little bodies can handle? Heck, even big kids have a hard time carrying around textbooks. And then there is always the problem of kids losing textbooks, which is especially a pain when they tend to be so pricey. Inkling solves that problem by bringing full color textbooks to the iPad. Plus, parents and students can even save money by having the option to by individual chapters instead of the whole book. Inking also brings textbooks into the 21st century by including interactive media like movies, 3D objects, and a guided tour, as well as a built-in search. Inkling for the iPad is currently free.

* The flexibility to purchase by the chapter or by the book
* Shared Notes that make it easy to collaborate with friends in realtime
* Integrated interactive media in every textbook title, such as movies, 3-D objects, and guided tours
* A simple and powerful user interface that makes it easy to study
* Interactive quizzes that help you immediately gauge your level of understanding
* An intuitive search engine that predicts your search as you type

And while it’s entirely new, it also keeps the things you love about the print book:

* All the content of the print edition, and a lot more
* Page numbers you can jump to directly
* Digital media you’d otherwise get online with a “code,” integrated directly