Best Free iPad App of the Week: Evernote Peek

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Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our favorite Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.

This week’s landslide winner is Evernote Peek. This is not just a great free iPad app, it’s also a brilliant and original concept. It’s the first app to make active use of the iPad 2 Smart Cover, as an integral part of the app. It’s a fantastic study aid for anyone prepping for an exam or just anting to hone and test their knowledge. Here’s how it works:

— You choose a notebook to open in the app that contains a set of questions. There are a number of Published Notebooks you can choose from to get started, on topics like: Collective Nouns, Econ 101, Music Terms, Periodic Table Quiz, State Nicknames, and World Capitals. You can also use any of your own notebooks stored in Evernote, so you can use this for any topic under the sun. The app uses note titles to form questions, and the note body to become the answer.

— Then you open the smart cover just a bit, to around the first fold, and a question is revealed.


— When you’ve thought of the answer, open the smart cover a bit more to reveal the answer.

— There are easy check boxes to tap to mark whether you got each question correct or incorrect, and the app keeps track of your overall score for you.

That’s it. A simple but ever so clever, and ever so useful, concept.

I think this is a real ‘Wow Factor’ app for iPad 2 users.

Here’s an App Store link for Evernote Peek; and of course it’s a free app.

Hope you like our Free iPad App of the Week pick for this week. Please share any of your favorite free iPad apps in the comments and we’ll be sure to give those a look.

Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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