iStudiez Pro: Manage Your Timetable
Life as a student is hard, I can sympathize. Before I received my iPod touch, I was forever rewriting my timetable in various places, for when I didn’t have my school diary with me. Life was tough. Then came along iStudiez Pro. Far from your average timetable, iStudiez revolutionized the way I organized my schooling life.
The first thing you’ll see when you open the app is a pretty blank screen. As your timetable develops and you get into classes, this screen will be the hub from which you operate. Along the bottom, you will see three other sections: Calendar, Assignments and Planner. They are pretty self-explanatory, so we’ll move on.
The first thing you’ll need to do is set up your semesters in the Planner. This couldn’t be easier. You also have the option of adding holidays, which is useful if you have a habit of forgetting, or are counting down until the next break, and teachers, where you can store contact information, and office hours, among other things.
Once you’ve created your semester, tap on it to display your courses. Then add a new course using the plus sign, top right of the screen. From here, you can set the course name, a color for your timetable, its lessons and exam. Hit save, and repeat for all of your courses. It’s also pretty easy to add in less-than-normal scheduling. My school operates on a two-week timetable, which can get pretty confusing. Fortunately, iStudiez fixes this, and many other similar problems. When creating your classes, simply change your starting date to its first occurrence, and change the repeat to whatever is necessary. For example, you can see that this subject needs to be repeated every other Monday, starting from the 11th of October. However, my semester started on the 4th. See how easy that is.
Every Day Use
By now, you should have a decent collection of subjects and classes. Now, when you open up the Today section, you will see what you’ve got on today, and how long till they occur. Moving on, you can now see a lot of coloured dots (you did set colors for your subjects, didn’t you?) on your calendar. If you’ve added exams or assignments, they will also appear here, as red flags or paperclips, respectively. When you flip your device, you’ll also be able to see a timetable, looking very nice, in my opinion. Again, everything is color-coded, and easy to use. By holding on a lesson, you can also see more detailed information.
The Bottom Line
Overall, iStudiez Pro is a great app, which does exactly what it wants you to:
A student’s life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and assignments and put iStudiez Pro to work for you!
Backing up is easy, and the app comes in a multitude of languages. It’s also universal, so it doesn’t matter how many iDevices you have, you can use iStudiez Pro on all of them. If this hasn’t convinced you, you can try out the Lite version for free, with limited functionality. I only have 1 problem with iStudiez, its lack of ability for varying timetables. Their workaround is slightly clumsy, but nevertheless I recommend you buy this application, as it would be almost impossible to cater for everyone’s timetabling needs, and their workaround does this.
Free, or $2.99, very reasonable for its outstanding functionality.
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