Do you ever find yourself sweating to find the best way to organize your schoolwork on normal calendar applications? Those calendars are great, but they are designed to be all calendars to all users. iStudiez Pro is built from the ground up with students in mind. To get set up, you add your class times, homework assignments and tests for each class. You can color code things by class and choose from a selection of spiffy logos depending on whether you have a lecture, section, lab, etc. iStudiez Pro also allows you to add holidays and keep track of your professors’ contact info and office hours.
Once you’ve set everything up, the “Today” view shows you what classes you have coming up and what assignments are due. The “Calendar” view is similar to the month view in the built in calendar app and if you turn your phone sideways, it goes into a week view similar to the default view on iCal. The app can also display and edit events from the built in calendar.
Other features include push notifications and grade tracking.
iStudiez Pro is $2.99 in the App Store. iStudiez Lite is free, with a limited feature set.
Some would argue that Reeder is the gold standard for RSS readers in the iPhone and iPad. It synchs with Google Reader, has a gorgeous, intuitive interface and great performance. As of the latest update, Reeder also has Readability built in. Readability is a plugin that strips all of the adds and bloat from a website and lets you read the text of an article without distractions. In Reeder, this mean that you can read full articles without having to navigate to a blog’s website, even if their feed doesn’t include full text.
Reeder is $2.99 in the App Store.
Have pictures you want to share but are afraid of putting them up on Facebook for all to see? Enter Path.
This nifty photo-sharing app makes showing off pictures of your night with your closest friends easy with a clean and simple interface. Photos and 10-second videos can be shared with up to 50 of your closest friends. Each picture or video is tagged with who, what and where and is uploaded into your followers’ streams. Once uploaded, pictures can be viewed from your stream both within the app and from path.com. Although a commenting feature doesn’t exist, friends can rate photos using “smileys.” Check it out for an easy way to show off that funny picture you took last night to your friends.