Getting the most out of your TAFE courses is a top priority for any TAFE-goer, and in this day and age, digital apps can be invaluable!
These great iPhone Apps will help you prep for exams, schedule classes, store files on the Cloud, organise your week or semester and even get approval for that extra credit.
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1) Flashcards+ (Free)
Use flashcards to learn and memorise information
Need an easy way to review those important facts for the course you’re studying?
Flashcards+ is a cool app that lets you create your own subject-based flashcards so that you can collate and scroll through those bite-sized bits of info in a flash, whether preparing for an exam or simply sitting a cafe.
You can even add images to your flashcards to help you study or keep you inspired.
The app will also let you share flashcard decks with fellow students and if you like, it can shuffle your deck to keep you thinking on your toes.
2) iStudiez Pro ($3.79)
Schedule everything to do with your studies, from classes to exams
If you’re having trouble getting on top of your TAFE schedule and assignments, go ahead and download iStudiez Pro.
You’ll be able to enter in your classes into your own personal timetable, organise your assignments, schedule your exams, keep your tutors’ details on hand and even track your grades!
3) SkillsLocker (Free)
Great app if you need Recognition of Prior Learning
Working on extra credit or need to get your Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) approved for your TAFE course? No problem! Just use SkillsLocker.
Released in 2013, SkillsLocker is TAFE NSW’s dedicated app that lets you upload your evidence and send it to your teacher for approval.
You can send documents, photos and videos and your work manager can even sign off on your evidence before you send it through.
If you don’t have an iPhone, no prob. You can still use the app on the web or on Android, too.
4) Wunderlist (Free)
Get organised with this detailed list manager
If you’ve got a lot of subjects on your plate (or just a lot going on in your life!) you may be the kind of student who needs to make lists.
With Wunderlist, you can create any type of list you like, including lists of your study or project tasks. Cool features include folders for different list ‘categories’, check-boxes against items, alarm reminders and cross-device syncing.
If you upgrade to Wunderlist Pro for $4.99 a month, you can also attach unlimited files and create subtasks too. And if you’re thinking of getting an Apple Watch in future, it’ll also sync with that as well!
5) Dictionary.com (Free)
Improve your vocab and look up words anytime
If you come across a word you don’t understand when reading notes or listening to your tutor, you can look it up in an instant with this easy-to-use dictionary app by Dictionary.com.
Results display information such as definitions, synonyms and word origins. And there are also simple explanations and examples in case you still don’t understand the definition.
A highly recommended app if you’re enrolled in a creative writing course, if you struggle with words or even if English is your second language.
6) TAFE Apps (Free)
Get maps of your TAFE campus or browse courses instantly
Did you know that some TAFEs have also created dedicated apps for their students? Try searching for yours on the iTunes store!
Some supply maps to help you find your way around campus while others let you search courses and subjects.
7) Office Lens (Free)
Scan everything from documents to whiteboard notes
Courtesy of Microsoft, this Office Lens is a nifty that means you can scan your class documents, textbooks, images or even your tutor’s whiteboard notes using your iPhone, iPad or even iPod touch.
Your scans then get digitised into Word or PowerPoint files – which you can easily take with you wherever you go!
Your files will also be saved to the cloud so that you can access them from any other device, like your home laptop. Talk about upping your efficiency!
8) Dropbox (Free)
Save and sync assignments using the cloud
Syncing was never so easy than with Dropbox! Dropbox allows you to store your files, images and everything else on the cloud so that you can access them from your devices.
This means you can work on a project on your laptop, view or edit it on your phone and even continue working on it using another computer while on campus.
For new users, the first 2GB are free or you can upgrade to Dropbox Pro for $10/month, which will give you a whopping 1,000GB of space.
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