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11 of The Best Mac Apps for Teachers

June 22, 2015
Mac is undoubtedly a power piece of gadgetry to use in your teaching. Mac education app store is packed full of great apps ideal for classroom inclusion. We have spent sometime sifting through the piles of apps there and curated for you this initial list. More selections are to be posted in the few coming days.

As you can see below, the apps span different disciplines and are geared towards helping teachers become more productive.  Some of the things you can do with these apps include: taking notes, creating mind maps, taking and annotating snapshots, design iBooks textbooks and e-books, create and manage to-do lists and tasks, make beautiful multimedia timelines, make your own flashcards, and many more.

1- Timeline 3D

Timeline 3D is the simplest way to create beautiful multimedia timelines. Present historical events with Timeline 3D to reveal connections and clarify relationships. Make timeline charts of world history, family trees, fictional stories or business deadlines. Timelines help you understand and present history with new perspective!

2- Pages

Create gorgeous documents in minutes with the all-new Pages for Mac word processor — featuring a stunning new design, new writing tools, and improved performance. Start with an Apple-designed template or create your own design using fonts, styles, and tools from the intelligent Format Panel. Easily add images, movies, charts, and more.

3- Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks

Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere.

4- Flashcard Hero Free

Make your own flash cards and take the pressure out of test preparation. Flashcard Hero keeps track of what facts you already know so you can focus on what you don’t know and save a lot of time.

5- iBooks Author

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad and Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more.

6- Skitch- Snap. Mark up. Share

See something that sparks an idea? Use Skitch to snap it, mark it up, and send it on in an instant. Your bold ideas stand out even brighter with Skitch.

7- Notability

Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.

10- Zoho Writer

Zoho Writer is a powerful word processor for the Mac. Create beautiful documents with several writing tools with great flexibility and ease. Create a document from scratch or import an existing document and start typing away with several font and formatting options.

11- SimpleMind

SimpleMind is an easy-to-use Mind Mapping tool that turns your Mac into a brainstorming, idea collection and thought structuring device. It connects to the similar SimpleMind for iPhone/iPad app.