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Study apps for smartphones and tablets are transforming the
way we study and learn
With almost half a million education apps out there to choose from,
it's not always easy to find the one you're looking for.
Here are some general apps that come highly recommended:
– Great for collating notes
The New York Times named it one of the Top 10 Must-Have Apps. Not
only does it let you take notes during lectures, save webpages, create
lists, attach photos and audio recordings, but it also instantly
synchs it back to all your devices. It's a great way of sharing notes
with friends and its search function makes it a lot easier to find
things instead of scrambling through hand-scrawled notes.
– Perfect for group work
An app that's perfect for group study or coursework because it
enables lots of different users to collaborate on an online
whiteboard, all in real time. So even if you're not in the same room
as your study mates, you can all work on the same project
simultaneously, sharing ideas and data.
– Best money-saving app for students
Textbooks are the most expensive aspect of studying, but with Chegg
you can rent textbooks quickly and easily – either as hard copies or
eBooks that you can download straight away onto your eReader,
smartphone or tablet.
As well as those general apps to help you study, you can also
download apps for specific subjects. For example:
4. Plumbers Handbook
For those studying plumbing, this handy guide is the perfect app,
covering every aspect of plumbing, from products to processes and
installation guides. It contains diagrams, notes and technical
information and is easily searchable, making it almost as essential as
a spanner and wrench.
This comprehensive app includes calculators, examples and information
that will help students of electrical engineering make quick unit
conversions and understand the theory behind them.
6. iHandy Carpenter
This is a perfect example of innovation when it comes to technology.
There's no need to carry around tools these days – all you need is
your smartphone or tablet. This app contains a plumb bob, surface
level, bubble level bar, steel protractor and steel ruler. Or if
you're looking for a spirit level/bubble level with some cheeky
feedback, check out TAFE NSW's Level
TAFE App in iTunes.
You can find more apps by searching the Apple and Google Play stores
or by doing an online search with keywords for your specific subject
plus "app". And if you're unsure of which are the best for
you, ask your TAFE NSW
lecturers for their suggestions.