App Name: PaperDesk
What does it promise? This app, according to its maker, Webspinner, “is the best way to take notes without using a pen and notebook. PaperDesk Pro is a fun, easy-to-use notebook replacement made specifically for the iPad. Write and type on the same page, with a huge selection of colors and font styles. Record audio, add images with your iPad’s camera, and sketch, all on the same page.”
PaperDesk allows users to keep a digital notebook or notebooks and lets them take notes by writing directly on their iPad screen—nothing revolutionary, but definitely useful. Basically, the app works like a pad of paper, while offering all the functionality of an iPad. The app also provides a voice recording option and the option of using the built-in on-screen keypad or an external one.
Does it deliver? It’s not fancy or particularly novel functionality, but PaperDesk does what it promises to do. It’s a great, cheap tool for educators and students seeking more organized notes. The app’s functionality is also structured in a way that prevents users from feeling lost or overwhelmed.
Can I use it in my classroom? Though note-taking could be accomplished in many ways, PaperDesk offers a method of organization, and that will help teachers and students.
Article by James Drzewiecki, EducationWorld Contributor
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