‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ APPS

HWM (Malaysia) - - THE INTERNET IS YOUR UNIVERSITY -

UDEMY

(IOS)

1Fancy shorter cour­ses and don’t mind pay­ing for them? Per­haps Udemy’s online cour­ses with a nifty app might en­tice you. Eas­ily browse the many af­ford­able cour­ses on of­fer, with a few free ones tossed into the mix. The app of course is free to down­load and makes en­rolling a sim­ple af­fair.

DROP­BOX

(IOS, AN­DROID, WIN­DOWS, OS X)

1Handy main­stay cloud stor­age that has now be­come the cloud stor­age de facto choice for most ap­pli­ca­tions. If your app can’t sync to Drop­box, maybe it shouldn’t be on your de­vice. Other al­ter­na­tives: Box.net, Copy.com and Mi­crosoft’s Sky­Drive.

QUICKOFFICE

(IOS, AN­DROID)

1Where once you needed to pony up at least US$15 for the Quickoffice suite, Google bought it and now has given it away for free! Edit and read those pesky MS Of­fice doc­u­ments on your phone and tablet with the bonus of be­ing able to save them safely to Google’s Drive in the cloud.

ITUNES U

(IOS, WIN­DOWS, OS X)

1Fancy pod­cast­ing your way into new things to learn? Then just down­load iTunes and sam­ple the var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional ma­te­rial on of­fer thanks to Ap­ple’s li­brary of ed­u­ca­tion pod­casts. Sync them to your iOS de­vice or com­puter iTunes Li­brary and you’re good to go.

EVER­NOTE

(IOS, AN­DROID)

1This handy ap­pli­ca­tion is a firm fa­vorite. It is easy to use and, with a paid up­grade, easy to take notes ev­ery­where. Pic­tures, hand­writ­ing, clip­pings, Ever­note is the one note­book to dump ev­ery­thing in. If you have Mi­crosoft Of­fice in­stalled per­haps you would be bet­ter off down­load­ing the (free!) OneNote app in­stead.

IN­CLASS

(IOS)

1Even if you’re not in a ‘real’ col­lege, it can get tricky try­ing to jug­gle the var­i­ous as­sign­ments, quizzes and read­ings for your MOOCs... es­pe­cially when you might be tak­ing cour­ses from dif­fer­ent web­sites at the same time!

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