App of the Week – Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder

This week’s app of the week is Cogi – Notes & Voice Recorder, a note-taking, call recorder, transcription and productivity app for Android. According to the description found in its Google Play page “Cogi is an easy-to-use, free and ad-free note taking and voice recording app that allows you to capture the important parts of meetings, lectures and conversations, all while remaining completing engaged, listening to what’s being said. Augment the important voice notes with images, text and tags to completely capture the key elements of a meeting or lecture. Cogi’s the next evolution in note taking, allowing you to record key ideas without writing the notes down.” To download […]

App of the Week – Swipes

Swipes is a free Mailbox-like app that integrates with Evernote and is a great task management app. The integration with Evernote allows for users to attach Evernote notes to tasks and checkbox items from Evernote can be added as action steps within the Swipes app. To download it for the iPhone for free click HERE. To download it for the iPad for free click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE and sign up for the Beta version that is out. To get Swipes for the web click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom […]

App of the Week – Snapseed

Snapseed is a great and simple app that allows users to do a lot of photo editing from their iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The app is free and it is very simple to use. Some of its features include: easily adjusting your photos with a single tap using Auto Correct; you can tweak your photo to perfection with Tune Image; you can use Selective Adjust to enhance specific objects or areas in your photos; you can experiment with fun & innovative filters like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift; you can add Image Borders for a finishing touch. To download it for iOS for free click HERE. To download it for […]

App of the Week – Word Lens

Word Lens is a wonderful and NOW FREE app that uses augmented reality to live translate text in different languages. It allows for real-time translation even without network connectivity. To download it for iOS click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. Note that for iOS install you will have to install other languages in-app (right now free). THe android version comes with all languages already installed. To learn more about this app, watch the video below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love […]

App of the week – TapeACall Pro

This week’s app of the week is called TapeACall Pro. It allows users to record phone calls on the iPhone and Android phones. It is a great tool if you are conducting research with phone interviews or any other activities that require documentation of phone conversations. While the app is priced at $9.99, it is a good deal because it does not require any in app purchases and there isn’t a limit on the number of recordings or time of recordings that the user makes. To download this app for the iPhone click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. To learn more about this app, watch the video […]

APP OF THE WEEK – Vine

Vine is an app created by the creators of Twitter that allows users to take videos with one scene or multiple scenes. Once the video is created it plays on a loop of 7 seconds. Once you create the videos you share to the Vine network or you can share between your social networks. To download it for free for iOS devices click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE. To download it for windows click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We […]

APP OF THE WEEK – Tellagami

This week’s app of the week is called Tellagami. It was designed by Tellagami Labs Inc. and for a limited time only its download is free. Tellagami lets you create animated videos where you create a scene, customize a character, add dialogue and then you can share these videos or “gamis” via Twitter, Facebook, via text and email. To download it for free for iOS devices click HERE. To download it for Android click HERE.To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below. If you have used this app in your life or in your classroom please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn […]

App of the Week – Quickoffice

For those that do not like using their tablets or mobile devices because they cannot edit their word files, here is a solution for you: the Quickoffice app by Google. This app used to be paid, but as of last week it has become free for download. With it, you can create as well as edit Microsoft Office files on your iPhone, iPad, as well as Android devices. To download this app for the iPhone or iPad you can click HERE. To download it for android click HERE. To learn more about this app watch the video embedded below (this is an older video. We are creating a new one […]

App of the Week – OnLive Destop

When using your iPad have you felt frustrated about not being able to edit your Microsoft Word papers or Excel spreadsheets? Are you a PC, not a Mac, person? Well, how about running a PC desktop out of your tablet? OnLive Desktop is a a free app that allows you to work anywhere with a virtual PC platform in your iPad. You create a free online account which gives you 2GB of free cloud storage, where you can add your word, powerpoint, and excel files and when you log into the app in your iPad you will be able to edit them or create new ones. There are additional plans […]

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