With most schools around the country back in session, the time has come to get organized for the semester. These three apps will help students manage time, tasks and succeed in class.
The organizational note-taking app stores all your documents online, allowing users to access their notes from any machine, including phones, tablets and computers.
Take class notes, save PDFs of a class syllabus, or save audio reminders.
Additional downloads include Evernote Food, for saving recipes and favorite meals, and Evernote Peek which turns the iPad 2 with a smart cover into a flashcard system.
The basic app is available for free in both Apple and Android stores.
Turn your phone into foreign language flashcards with Quizlet. Browse a list of language flashcards built into the app or create your own to keep up with lessons. The app also includes audio for 18 languages.
Quizlet accounts can also be accessed from a computer.
The app is available for free in Apple and Android stores.
Instead of spending a hefty sum on a big graphing calculator, spend $1.99 to get the functionality in an app.
The app is available for $1.99 in Apple and Windows stores.
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Old Rockwood hotel will soon be history
The historic – but dilapidated – Merchants Hotel in Rockwood is expected to be razed soon.
On Tuesday, Somerset County’s three commissioners unanimously agreed to a demolition plan for the building, which was constructed in the 1880s. The arrangement calls for a private citizen, William Nair, to tear down the structure at 703 Main St. in exchange for being allowed to keep any salvageable materials.
ATV blast ready to roll at Rock Run
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Preservationists use age-old method at historic site
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