‘BACK TO SCHOOL’ APPS
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.
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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.
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.
(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.
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.
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!