Saturday, November 20, 2010

App Corner: Awesome Note (+Todo), iHomework, MyHomework, & SchoolBook

App has been used as a shorthand term for “applications” and has recently become popular to indicate specifically a mobile application. App as a term grew even more in popularity with the opening of Apples App Store which can be accessed through iTunes. In our new “App Corner” in Tech Notes we will highlight mobile applications that are universally designed or meet an educational need. This month we highlight homework planner type apps.

Awesome Note (+Todo) - bridworks.com/anote/en/main/index.php
Awesome Note is a study aid/homework tool as well as a tool to help you stay organized. Seven deafult folders are available and include such categories as Study, Shopping, and Work. Calendar and notes view is available from within each folder. Additional features include backing up your files to the computer, transfering notes via bluetooth and syncing with either Google Docs or Evernote. Awesome Note $3.99/Free Lite Version (3.5 out of 5 stars from 178 reviews. Information from the Apple iTunes Store viewed on 7/29/10)
iHomework - ihomework.pilone.org

iHomework is a homework app with built in todo list functionality. Add homework, reminders, courses, teachers and more. This app also has a free Mac desktop version that syncs with information on your iPod. One valuable feature is repeating assignments. iHomework $1.99 (3.5 out of 5 stars from 3,227 reviews. Information from the Apple iTunes Store viewed on 7/29/10)
myHomework - rigoneri.appspot.com/apps/myhomework

myHomework is a simple free app that resembles the paper planner students often use in middle and high school. Three color coded tabs let you add classes, homework and change the settings. After your classes and homework is entered, myHomework will notify you of late and upcoming assignments. Assignments are also color coded red, green and blue to help a user prioritize assignments. myHomework also has a free Mac desktop version for Mac OS 10.5 and higher. myHomework FREE (3 out of 5 stars from 40,647 reviews. Information from the Apple iTunes Store viewed on 7/29/10)
SchoolBook - geo.rgio.us/schoolbook.php

SchoolBook is a free app that reminds you of your class schedule. It helps you remember who your teacher is and where your class is located. It is similar to a paper schedule a student receives at the beginning of a sememster or quarter. This app was developed by a 15 year old electronics enthusiast, software developer and student. SchoolBook FREE (2.5 out of 5 stars from 85 reviews. Information from the Apple iTunes Store viewed on 7/29/10)

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