I usually solve problems and organize my thoughts by taking notes while on the go, so I have been looking for a free note taking, scribbling, or doodling phone application for some time. I have downloaded and tested several applications, but I was not really satisfied by any of them.
A week ago, I purchased Inkflow Visual Notebook for iOS and I’m very happy with it, although I personally think that $7.99 is quite expensive. What attracted me the most is its ink which really feels like a smooth fountain pen.
Inkflow is simple but user-friendly. For example, its selection tool, is very handy to use: select the part that you want to edit and two icons appear which allow you to easily enlarge, reduce, or rotate the selection. Also, Inkflow uses vector graphics, so the ink stays sharp even if it is zoomed in. Further, I have not experienced any lag although I have not really created a lot of notes yet. Continue reading
To mathematics students and enthusiasts who are looking for a free calculator app, you might want to look at the Good Grapher App. The Good Grapher app is an excellent grapher with lots of features. It can be used from elementary school up to graduate school. It is available as iPhone and iPad apps.
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Below are only some of its amazing features.
- supports real and complex numbers
- has astronomical, atomic, electromagnetic, mathematical, physicochemical, universal constants
- modular and factorial operations
- assignment operators for storing values
- 2d and 3d graphs with customizable colors and table of values
- multi-touch support
- contains math solver (solving equations)
Note: I am not receiving any compensation in reviewing software. I write about them because I personally like them and believe that they can be of help to others.
Last week, GeoGebra has announced the released of the GeoGebra tablet app versions. The versions were only available in Android and Windows 8.
Now, the GeoGebra App for iPad is already available for download. More than 50 GeoGebra tutorials on using the software can be read at the Math and Multimedia GeoGebra page if you are interested to learn. If you want to view the capabilities of GeoGebra, more than 40 thousand applets can also be found at GeoGebraTube.
GeoGebra (www.geogebra.org) is free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. Interactive learning, teaching and evaluation resources created with GeoGebra can be shared and used by everyone at www.geogebratube.org
The Dots and Boxes iPad App is one of the latest logic iPad app that I play and enjoy very much. The game consists of a 7 x 7 rows of dots where the players connect two dots horizontally or vertically. The objective of the game is to close as many squares as you can. When you place the fourth segment in a 1 x 1 square, the square becomes yours and is filled when your color regardless of who placed the other three segments of that box.
You play in turns with your opponent, but whenever a player gains a box, he/she can continue to play. Continue reading
Playful Minds is math game for kids aged 5-8. At first, players are allowed to select islands to explore. During the journey, they have to answer math questions where they earn points and rewards. Points can be used to buy items such as shirts, pants, and shades to improve and customize the players’ avatar.
What I like about Playful Minds is the variety of exercises. Some of the exercises I have played are the four basic operations, counting money, comparing weights, translating words to numbers and graphing. According to the description in Apple Store, Playful Minds is a complete review of the US and UK programs for children with ages 5-8. It contains more than 300 exercises covering Algebra, Geometry, Data Analysis, Measurement and Number and Operations. Continue reading