I use the Google apps all the time and really love them. I also use some of the online storage sites. My favorite is Dropbox.
Blogger Kit Eaton has tested 3,000 or so apps, and these are his favorites:
- 360 Panorama
- Photo 360
- Jet Set Willy
- Tiny Wings
- Angry Birds
- Angry Birds Star Wars
- Evernote – I have used this one a lot.
- Sleep Cycle
Those listed in this article are:
- MindNode (iOS) – $10
- Mind Vector (iOS and Android) – $10
- Popplet (iOS) – $5
- Mindly (iOS and Android) – $7
Flat is a free (and paid) app that lets users compose and create sheet music. You input your score using a MIDI controller or a mouse. The paid version costs $4.95 a month.
According to the Personal Tech column in the New York Times, they are:
- NPR One
- Cheeky Fingers
- Super Stickman Golf3
- Microsoft’s Solitaire
They are, in no particular order:
Google Keep is a note-taking app similar to Evernote, which I have used for several years. You have to buy one of the pay versions of Evernote if you need more features than the very limited free version, but Google Keep is free. Keep works seamlessly with all the Google apps, such as Chrome, Drive, Docs, Gmail, and Calendar. You can capture notes, audio, and photos with the press of a button. You should know that all your captures are stored on Google Drive and count against your storage limit. I downloaded on my Samsung phone and my iPad and am looking forward to using it.
PlayPosit is a Chrome and we-based app that lets teachers add interactive elements such as questions to streaming video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo. There are both free and paid versions of it.
Grafio 3 is a an app that lets you transform your sketches into pro-level designs. You begin by drawing a shape with your finger, and the app uses algorithms to straighten and transform your sketch into a polished shape. This app costs $8 and is available for iOS devices only.
Bossier Parish Community College is developing an app for mobile devices that will improve developmental courses. Student who used the app will have access to their courses any time, any place. It will also provide analytics data so the college can track which efforts are working. This is part of the OpenCampus pilot project which rolled out in April, 2013. This initiative is being funded by a Department of Education First in the World grant.