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Just Launched! Version 2.1 – New iPad app released with new features for college students! – CourseSmart
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Just Launched! Version 2.1 – New iPad app released with new features for college students!

September 8th, 2010 by CourseSmart


The new iPad app Version 2.1 is now available at the Apple store with improved functionality!  Guided by user feedback, CourseSmart created new features that will make using eTextbooks much easier and more efficient.  Version 2.1 of the CourseSmart iPad app is launched just as college students are heading back-to-school, and planning to use their new iPads for coursework this fall.

New features include:

-Faster Performance - The faster the better!  Perfect for students who are always on the go and don’t have time to waste when assignments are due!
-Sharper Images - Images bring the text to life, and capture the attention of students who are visual learners.
-Bookshelf that supports unlimited eTextbooks titles - With 4-5 classes each semester, anywhere from 1 to 5 books per course, 2 semesters a year, 4-5 years of college… that’s a lot of books!  Students can easily declutter their dorm rooms with the new bookshelf feature  that allows for unlimited eTextbooks titles.
-Remembers where the user left off on a page - Don’t waste anymore time flipping through a book. This new feature saves time by remembering and recalling where the reader left off.
-Ability to mail an image or portion of a page - Group projects are a lot easier when classmates are all on the same page.  This new feature allows for snapshots of the eTextbooks page to be emailed to anyone right from the device.

More detailed features include:

  • Swipable paging
  • Pinch and zoom
  • Improved note functionality
  • Ability to “go to” a page directly
  • Improved page highlighting
  • Local page annotation
  • Share a portion of a page
  • Smoother swiping action

Have you used Version 2.1? Can you think of any other ways that the new features can help things move more smoothly for students on campus? Send us your comments.


3 comments for “Just Launched! Version 2.1 – New iPad app released with new features for college students!”

  1. 1

    I really like your e-textbooks but wish they were avaliable on an Android platform. I have both an Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy) and a Android smartphone (EVO 4G). Is there an app for Android coming soon from coursesmart?


    Added on January 7th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

  2. 2

    A later post here says, “Taking advantage of apps like CourseSmart’s new iPad app lets you view your textbook anytime, anywhere, and can save you some money as well.”

    But since the app requires wifi, that’s not really true. My recommendation for a new feature is to make this app usable offline - soon, like this semester. Then it can truly be used anywhere.


    Added on January 10th, 2011 at 1:46 am

  3. 3

    Hey Nathan. We agree, sometimes campuses don’t really have the best wi-fi. Our team is currently developing an offline app that will allow access to your bookshelf without needing a wi-fi connection. We should have more info about a release date soon.


    Added on March 17th, 2011 at 11:58 am

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