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 – TouchCast

TouchCast is a wonderful free app for iPads and desktop that allows you to create videos and embed all kinds of features in it: twitter feeds, other videos, embed web pages, drawings. whiteboards, transparent white boards, and many more. The really unique feature that maximizes the potential of tablets is that the viewer can click on those embedded features and explore more of them while the recording gets minimized into their screen. To download it for iOS for free 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 please let us know by commenting on […]

App of the Week – Popplet

This week’s app of the week is called Popplet. It uses a simple interface advanced organizer that allows you to virtually sort ideas and collaborate with others in real time in your iPad or desktop. To download it for iOS for $4.99 click HERE. There is a lite/Free version of the app that can be downloaded HERE. 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 to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

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 – Snapguide

Snapguide is a free app that allows people to create and share step-by-step photo how-to guides to anything imaginable. It functions as a social network where you can also like other people’s posts. This can be a great option for assignment for a group of students: curating relevant how-to guides or creating relevant how-to guides.To download it for iOS 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 please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

App of the Week – Squarespace Note

Squarepace Note is a free app by Squarespace, Inc. that allows anyone to record ideas on the fly and later you can share these ideas dropbox, twitter, facebook, evernote or email. This can be a great app for writers, bloggers, and researchers that with this app to record their thoughts on the go and later build up on those thoughts. To download it for iOS 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 please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would […]

App of the Week – Scanner Pro

Scanner Pro is a $6.99 app by Readdle and it is one of the best scanning apps for iPhones and iPads out there. It allows you to turn your iPhone and iPad into a portable scanner and scan documents, pictures, and receipts into PDFs then save them, email them, or upload them into dropbox or evernote. To download it for iOS 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 please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them […]

App of the Week – Prezi

The app of the week this week is Prezi. While Prezi has been known as a wonderful presentation creation tool, it was primarily used via web browser. Recently, they have launched a desktop version of the app and now their iPad app, which previously only functioned as a prezi presentation viewer, can be used for content creation as well as editing of presentations that have been previously created via the web and desktop apps. To download it for iOS 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 please let us know by commenting on […]

App of the Week – Subtext

The app of the week this week is called Subtext. Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills. To download it for iOS 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 please let us know by commenting on this post! We would love to learn about your personal experiences and we would love to share them with other Texas Wesleyan folks!

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