Thatcollegekid has posted the top three academic apps for Macs. This was supposed to be a little double-post between us, but I was on a trip over the weekend, and I didn’t get my part finished in time. With a slight delay, i present to you the top 3 academic applications for students who use windows.
1. Microsoft OneNote – OneNote is an invaluable tool to me, and one that I use every day. This year I have really taken the transition from hand-written notes to a completely digital set of notes. I don’t think I could have done this without OneNote. Features such as auto-save, organization by virtual notebook and tab, and an array of mark-up tools for putting notes in the margin make OneNote a beautiful alternative to taking notes by hand. OneNote may cost you, but I highly recommend it, and I think it is well worth the price.
2. DoPDF – DoPDF is a cool piece of software that adds itself as a virtual printer, and lets you print out any document into a PDF file. What do you do if you are trying to keep digital notes, and you create a document such as a spreadsheet that contains information you need for studying or later reference. Printing it off would be easy for a regular notebook, but that is out of the question. The solution is to print the document via DoPDF, and place the PDF file in your notes.
3. StudyPerfect – StudyPerfect is the best flash card software for windows that I have ever seen. I spent quite a while looking for good flash card software last year, but I was disappointed until I came across StudyPerfect. A nice interface, robust formatting options, and good reviewing modes make StudyPerfect a solid study application for only $15. But if you still can’t afford it, take a look here.