Download the App and Enjoy – The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Total Score: 29.5

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare is another jewel from the crew at Touch Press.  They created the popular apps for iPad – Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy, The Elements, Jewels and Gems and X is for X-Ray.  To call this app a success barely covers the achievement.  I will let the key features speak for themselves.  There are 154 performances of the sonnets synchronized to the text.  Included with the app is the 1609 Quarto, the first published edition of the sonnets.  You will also have access to the Arden Shakespeare’s complete notes, new commentary by Don Paterson and videos of expert perspectives.   It is visually rich and fun to explore. Continue reading “Download the App and Enjoy – The Sonnets by William Shakespeare”

Apps I Just Didn’t Warm Up To – Am I Wrong?

I sort through a lot of apps to find ones that I find useful and that I can recommend to others.  I can’t possibly get to all of them, but there are ones I research, find interesting and still decide not to review.  Here’s just a few of those and a little explanation on why I passed on them.    Your favorite app could be on this list.  All of these have good to great customer ratings.  Let me know what I am missing. Continue reading “Apps I Just Didn’t Warm Up To – Am I Wrong?”

30/30 App Helps You Make the Most of Your Time

Total Score: 29.5

Most people struggle with time management.  I would certainly include myself in that group.   I have multiple projects and tasks that need to be accomplished and I sometimes spend too much time on one task and fail to leave enough for the next.  They are equally important, but I do not devote the appropriate resources to each.  That problem may just be at an end.  With the 30/30 app for iPad or iPhone, you can determine how much time you plan to spend on each task and receive a reminder when it is time to switch.  I can see that this would also help you understand how much time each task takes.  This app is so much more than a timer. Continue reading “30/30 App Helps You Make the Most of Your Time”

Nota Plex App – Makes Note Taking Fun, Functional and Flexible

Total Score: 28

Preparing a document with unique or complex characters and functions can be done, but it isn’t easy or fun.  The Nota Plex app offers options that make typing numbers and special characters amazingly simple.  It also offers a way to organize notes, index cards or full documents into multiple pages – allowing you to keep your projects visually attractive and easy to access.   A key component of this app is the ability to type math problems and solve them as you type.  This is something I haven’t seen before.

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