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The Student Innovators is a group of students passionate about using technology to help learning. They will be trying out apps and web tools alongside their studies and give feedback on the Student Innovator blog. They work together as a team to share their experiences so you know before you download which app is best. You are welcome to read their reviews and leave comments.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Notability by Connie

Name of App: Notability 

Cost: £1.99

Device/s used: iPad

What was good about this tool?
This is another word processing tool but with more of a focus on drawing and diagrams therefore making it more useful for subjects such as media and the sciences. Where as Evernote is better for subjects such as English, Psychology and any other text based subjects such as History. You can have different Notebooks and so I have one for each of my college subjects. This app is for use of touchscreen devices. It was especially useful when using this app in the science subjects as a lot of what you learn is diagrams and equations which is normally hard to take note of when using a normal word precessing program. But I've also found it so be of use in Media when planning layouts and designs. You can have different size pens/markers and different colours too. There is also a highlighter so you can go over text or other diagrams without blocking it out or covering over it. Once you have drawn what you need there is also a selection tool which you can move, resize, rotate the drawings, as well as change the colour and thickness of pen used. Typed text can be used alongside the diagrams and drawings, as well as pictures you wish to insert. Anything can be drawn over so if you need to take a picture of a whiteboard with something on it, you can add to whats already there. If you just want to add some suggestions to a text you can also add Stickies, basically PostItNotes. If and when you need to export the document, there is a drop down list with options including Email, Dropbox, Google Drive, Twitter and more. 

What was bad about this tool?
In the two years I have had this app i have never had a problem with it, it does what I expect it to do.

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