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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Macbook1012, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Macbook1012 macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2007
    What programs do you guys use? other than the ones that come preloaded.

    I ask this because Im trying to find something to help me study, maybe even a quiz program. i know of quizpress but is there anything else? Any programs that help you study?

    This is strictly programs that you use for school. ;)
  2. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    What are you studying?

    Usually teachers will emphasize what to study for tests--look over your notes, textbook, study with a friend, see if your teacher will give you a prep sheet--sometimes they will if you meet with them during office hours.

    In terms of flash card type programs--I dunno--I used index cards! (ie paper ones) ;)
  3. JBot macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2006
    For writing papers i use WriteRoom. simple.
    Programming, mix between TextMate and Xcode....
    Noise, creates static so i can sit in the library with the head phones on and not get distracted.

    I used to use those studyNote programs, but i find word works fine for me, since you can tab all your notes in one document.
    Are you in high school? If not what are you studying.

    If youre in hs i suggest taking advantage of sketch up, quinn, wolfenstein, those pretty much got me through those years.
  4. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Are you a school/college/university student? What do you study?

  5. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    This seems like an important question... I'm a student but I don't use "normal" programs that students use.

    Every student will need a word processor. I personally use pages. I've also found a calender of all your class stuff helps. I hate looking at 5 different calenders for 5 different classes. I like condensing them into one. iCal seems to work fine.
  6. Macbook1012 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 1, 2007
    sorry, Im a college student. Im studying business, Marketing and management to be exact. i was trying to find something to help me study for tests, instead of carrying 100 flashcards around. i use word for my class notes which is great because i write like a 5 year old on crack.
  7. j26 macrumors 65832


    Mar 30, 2005
    VoodooPad can be handy - it exports to iPod too, so you can take the notes with you, and review any time you have a spare minute
  8. BigPrince macrumors 68020

    Dec 27, 2006
  9. flowin macrumors member

    May 10, 2006
    i use pages for writing essays..
    omnioutliner for putting down references and citations, for my class notes as well.

    circus ponies notebook is quite cool. pricy though.
  10. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
  11. rksprst macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2004
    I also use WriteRoom (an amazing piece of software, makes me a lot more productive).

    I use iCal to organize all my exams, paper due dates, appointments, etc.

    I also use a combination of textmate, xcode, vim, and taco html edit. Besides for word processing (I use mellel after using writeroom), I don't really use any other programs for school.
  12. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
  13. live4ever macrumors 6502a

    Aug 13, 2003
  14. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Appleworks? why recommend a program that is out of date and no longer ships with any mac. if you are going to recommend an office suite, at least say neooffice or something as it is always updated lol
  15. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Keynote, it is worth the price of iWork by itself, and you get Pages with it.
  16. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  17. TheBuffather macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Alright, I'm going to drop a [rather expensive] bomb here.

    If you're looking for serious organization tool, one that could be used for both business and school, try out Daylite. Although this app weighs in at a hefty $149, I can wholeheartedly say that it is absolutely worth it. You can track projects, contacts, opportunities, meetings, calendars, tasks, assignments, groups, notes, appointments... I mean, freakin' everything that a business person or student would need.

    I attend Full Sail University, and if you're familiar with that university, you'll know the schedule and courses are very fast paced and demanding. I needed something that would not only help me to organize my life around schoolwork, but business as well.

    Other programs simply don't cut it. What's the best part of this app? The best part is how easy it is to make a connection between certain events- i.e. a contact and a meeting, or a business and a opportunity.

    Trust me, this app is worth it. I have tried all the other apps out there over the past 10 months- nothing, absolutely nothing, handles everything- except this application of course. It can even integrated with Apple Mail- which gives you a few cool / helpful features.

    Hope this helped, and that it didn't sound too much like an advertisement- haha.
  18. isaaclimdc macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I totally agree.

    I'm a Computer Science student so I use several IDEs like NetBeans and Apple's own Xcode. With presentations I use none other than Keynote, and documents in iWork, and share them with
  19. Fiveos22 macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2003
    I agree with this. IFlash is great for both making your own flashcards and has a fairly robust online library of card sets that others have put together (if you want to risk it).
  20. waffles123 macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2009
    I use Circus Ponies Notebook to take notes using the Cornell Note Taking Method (which is awesome.) It cost money, but they do have a student discount though. I also use a free program called Genius for flash cards. It seems even better than iFlash. I haven't tried it yet, but Cram is very new and also does flash cards related stuff. For classes and assignments, I use The Hit List which is a really awesome Getting Things Done app.

    P.S. You may want to look at iAlertU (free), or Undercover (not free) to protect your Mac from theft.
  21. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008

    Tinderbox retails for $229 u.s.
  22. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    TeXShop and Bibdesk for writing.

    Eclipse for Java programming.

    OmniGraffle for drawings.

    Powerpoint for presentations.
  23. nyte3k macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2008
    I'll just chime in...

    A little bit more on Cram(as i'm the developer :) )... Cram allows flash card and multiple-choice testing mode. It also features test history which grades and keeps track of your previous test attempts and a database of user-generated tests.

    we also offer a student discount, just enter STUDENTDISCOUNT in the coupon box when you purchase.

    If you need support or want more info or want to download the free trial visit our page at

    hope this helps.

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