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<firstimage=”//static.makeuseof.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/intro4.png”>Many college terms will be starting around this time or even earlier so this application will come in extremely handy. If you’re a college student or know someone who is in school, and you own an iDevice, be sure to check out InClass [ ]. Once you download this free app, you’ll have a daily planner and a notebook for each class, without having to lug around the actual physical books, although you can certainly use them in addition to this app.
InClass was featured in Apple’s College Survival Guide, where it stands as one of the few free apps. Other free productivity apps worth mentioning from the list would be the Wunderlist task managing app [iTunes link], Evernote [iTunes link], iBooks [iTunes link], Siri Assistant [iTunes link] and Rate My Professors [iTunes link], among other entertainment and lifestyle apps. Let’s see what makes InClass incredibly useful for keeping track of your classes.
Take Text & Multimedia Notes
Since InClass is available for the iPad, you can use it as a notebook and reading app, which will make your backpack a lot lighter. Not many students will have an iPad, but if you own an iPhone or even an iPod Touch, you can also make great use of this app as an agenda and even notebook.
With this app, you’ll be able to record the audio for your lecture (and multitask too!), as well as video capture and take photos of the whiteboard or handouts. You can set whether or not to capture the audio and video in high quality (and HD video) in the Settings, but they’re off by default to save space. InClass will know to associate the multimedia and text files with the class.
If you take pictures, you can also print them directly from the app or share them on Facebook if you want to connect your account. If your classmates use InClass, you can also share your notes (which are a special InClass file type) with them. You can also email each individual note, and export your notes via iTunes File Sharing or back them up, which you can later open in InClass if, say, you’re changing devices, and you’ll still get all of your notes, tasks and classes.
Here’s what an emailed note looks like.
See Your Classes & Tasks For The Day In The Schedule
In the Schedule tab, you get a smart view of what classes and homework you have for that day. You can also get a monthly view of upcoming classes and color-coded tasks.
There’s also a professors tab where you can input the contact information for each class’s instructor, which could save you from having to keep the syllabus around.
You can also take a picture of the syllabus or convert the PDF to an image to keep in your Photos library, so you can insert that file in your InClass notes.
Get Reminder Alerts For Tasks/Homework & Classes
You can set alarms in InClass, which can remind you of upcoming classes and tasks so you’re constantly on top of your schedule.
You can even set the badge icon to show you how many tasks you have due for the week or for the next two weeks.
Overall, InClass will make keeping track of your classes, homework and syllabi much easier and simply shines for the value.
Do you prefer physical agendas or like to just use your phone as a planner? Let us know what you think in the comments section.