So, it seems like the summer for high school students is coming to an end. Some have already started. Others, like me, haven’t. I start this Sunday and am actually really excited. So, with that said, I need to get organized. Not just in packing my backpack, but packing my iPad and iPhone with great apps that will help me survive in my last year of high school.
1. Any.Do – Free
I first heard about Any.Do this summer, and it is my number 1 day planning app. I use it for planning my day and reminding me when I need to get that paper in. It’s super helpful and syncs seamlessly with the next app on my list.
2. Cal – Free
Cal is made by the same folks who made Any.Do. This is a much better calendar app than the stock one for the iPhone. It syncs with Any.Do, so if you put something in Any.Do, it will appear in Cal moments after.
3. Desmos – Free
While doing Algebra, you need a calculator. This obviously being a graphing calculator. So, there are obvious choices like WolframAlpha for $3, or you can get Desmos, the free graphing calculator. Desmos lets you plot points on a graph and doing anything from Linear equations to more advanced operations. It’s one of the most useful math applications that gets the job done.
4. Notability – $3
Notability is a great app for signing documents and editing PDFs. At my school, this is the most useful thing because if I’m reading a paper that I or somebody else wrote, I can just write on the mistakes and fix it like that. You can also make notes and use speech to make notes as well. It’s really cool and useful.
5. Google Drive – Free
Google Drive is useful for sharing your documents, spreadsheets and slideshows that you may be making. I use it a lot and the best thing is you get 5 GBs free and it syncs wirelessly over the cloud onto my computer or iPhone.
All of the above apps are just a small amount of what can be used for school. All schools are different and may not even allow you to use an iPad in class. But, these are the apps that I found useful when I study.