Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Scholar Selection: iStudiez Pro

iStudiez Pro
iTunes App Store - $2.99


2010 Best Young Adults App for iPad!
2010 Best Parenting App for iPad!
2009 Best App Ever Award Winner in Education category!



Let me start off by saying that if it wasn't for this App in particular, I would not be where I'm at right now organizationally in college. This App, hands down, is simply beautiful, aesthetically and functionally. I would have to label this App as The Student's Everything School Organizer/Planner.


Now, why do I find this App as one of the most essential Apps for any scholar?
Because it does everything you would need it to.


Easy to navigate, iStudiez has four main buttons on its bottom toolbar consisting of Today, Calendar, Assignments, and Planner.


Today and Calendar organize your school schedule amazingly well, even integrating your iPhone calendar events within the App to give you a better picture of your full schedule. Today will show you the classes/exams/events that you have lined up for the day, the assignments for that event, and time and length of said event. The Calendar works the same way, but instead shows you your monthly schedules with nice little graphics resembling classes, events, and exams. Of course you can toggle reminders for assignments, labs, classes, etc. so you won't be late for the Midterm that has a date different from the rest. Turning your iDevice to landscape while in Calendar will give you a weekly schedule view, for those who check iStudiez out.


Under the Assignments tab, you can add and view all assignments by way of due date, course, or priority. With the color coding of classes, it's easy to determine which homework is due when, always keeping me on top of my game throughout each semester. Once an assignment is finished you just tap the exclamation point, it turns to a green check, then disappears from your current assignments (don't worry, it's now in the completed assignments section).

The Planner is the building blocks to the entire App. Here, you would enter your semester's term, length, holidays, and classes. Each class entered has many features included, as to whether you have an alternating schedule, labs, and what professors teach where. You can add Professor contacts specifically to iStudiez for each class with contact info, department, etc. From there, you can determine how your classes grades are weighted throughout the semester, so you can track your grade progress in depth. With each assignment completed you can enter in the grade you got, and it will weigh it to the rest of your grades and project your estimated GPA so far. Cool, huh? I thought so.

iStudies has push notifications to alert you of events you have scheduled and utilizes the Badge feature to show you how many assignments you have due today and tomorrow straight from your home screen. iStudiez Pro also has the option to backup your data and send it to you in an email in case anything were to happen (Which I haven't seen anything happen in the year and a half I've used this App).

For $2.99, this app is a steal for all that it does. It's very reliable, and has become a daily use App of mine. You can try out the Lite version as well, but it does have a limitation on its features. I must say once again that this App is an almost necessity for any college bound students who wish to stay on top of their work for the multiple semesters to come.

Just from one college student to, hopefully, another.

This post is just one of many! Check out my Scholar Selection for apps related to school!

34 comments:

  1. wow. I'll have to show this to my husband. He'll have tons of courses coming up.

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  2. @littledinobug
    Definitely! This app has worked wonders for me throughout my last two semesters. I was using the lite version, but upgraded cuz it was only 3 bucks and it was money well spent

    @mmm
    Good luck!

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  3. Going to look into this app. Looks like it could really help me out. Organization of all my important info in college is not easy.

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  4. @PiratesLoveVikings
    Yeah, organization has been one of the things I usually put on the back burner. But with iStudiez, it simplified everything for me. What I do is set up iStudies with all the syllabusss I get from the first week, and usually its all set from there besides assignments given during the semester that weren't on the syllabus

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  5. Sound like a great app, if only I could afford an iphone.

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  6. Neat article, man. Very cool stuff here.

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  7. Its sad that Steve Jobs wont be around much longer to see all his success.

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  8. Showed this to my sister. thanks!

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  9. This looks very useful actually.

    But surely a college student wouldn't need to plan so much, being in college and all.

    Interesting content with detailed posts, so followed.

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  10. I have a few learning disorders and i find organization really difficult.. but I LOVE my itouch. even thought its mostly broken... I never really thought to download an app for something like this though. Admittedly, im a bit of a fanboy, so I can imagine ill be frequenting this page... :D

    followed/morning-coffee-d

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  11. Excellent blog, I just got a Iphone on Verizon.....istudios looks great!

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  12. Well thanks @AEOURA lol.

    I'll have more posts up for school related apps by the end of this week so stay tuned! :D

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  13. hey thats pretty interesting. dont really hear much about apple products since im tunnel visioned by droid, but good stuff anyways.

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  14. Cool! If only my iTouch hadn't been stolen :(

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  15. Huh. I will be recommending this to my friends.

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  16. This app alone makes me want an iPad .. 2nd thought I could do this and more with a Berry! Haha.

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  17. I always need something to help keep track of things, thanks for the suggestion man.

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  18. Thats neat. I really can use that to keep track of my schedule

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  19. Cool suggestion, thanks a lot.

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  20. I would get that app but I cannot stand buying apps. like fuck, i already bought their overpriced ipod, now i have to spend money on apps? but cool suggestion.

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  21. Such a great blog! and great post :) Following for more!

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  22. Its time to get myself an iphone, so many awesome apps and i can't use one of them

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  23. useful stuff thanks for the post, following

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  24. I'd really need it !
    I'm so confused at school...

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  25. this is great app for college students at that. i find it hard to believe that this isnt in alot of peoples phones.

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  26. Might be going back to school. Gonn akeep this app in mind.

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  27. Very clever in my opinion, I'm sure this will spread like wildfire once more people get to know about it. Good post, keep em up

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  28. @gcphillips1

    Thanks man! Yeah, I'm so excited with the turnout I'm getting. Definitely giving more in depth post more frequently from now on! Stay tuned for another drop today!

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