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Unleash Students Potential with These Wonderful Mac Apps

October 31, 2015
Mac is undoubtedly a powerful piece of gadgetry that empowers students with endless possibilities to create, explore, and learn. There are now tons of apps in Mac app store designed specifically to meet students learning needs. We have already reviewed several examples of these apps. Today, however, we are sharing with you  some excellent Mac apps to use with students in class to unleash their learning potential and unleash their creativity.

1- Keynote

Keynote for Mac makes it simple to create and deliver beautiful presentations. Updated for OS X El Capitan, Keynote employs powerful tools and dazzling effects that bring your ideas to life. You can work seamlessly between Mac and iOS devices. And work effortlessly with people who use Microsoft PowerPoint.
2- Skitch

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

Screenflow is a powerful and easy to use screen recording and editing software for Mac users. The app comes in with a set of advanced features allowing you to make high quality video screencasts. Screenflow allows you to 'record the contents of your entire monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone and your computer audio.'

4- Scrivener

‘Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers designed for composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on getting you to the end of that awkward first draft. Compose your text in any order and in pieces as large or small as you like. View the components of your draft individually or as a whole. Import and refer to research files such as images and PDFs alongside your writing.’
5- iBooks Author

‘Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, 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. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBooks Store in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.’

6- iMovie

‘With a streamlined design and intuitive editing features, iMovie lets you enjoy your videos and tell stories like never before. Browse your video library, share favorite moments, and create beautiful movies that you can edit at resolutions up to 4K. You can even start editing movies on an iPhone or iPad, and finish them on a Mac. And when your movie is ready for its big premiere, you can enjoy it on all your devices in iMovie Theater.’

7- GarageBand

‘Rebuilt from the ground up with a fresh new look and amazing new features, GarageBand is the easiest way to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. Add realistic, impeccably produced and performed drum grooves to your song with Drummer. Easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. Crank up the bottom end with Bass Amp Designer, or mix and match electric guitar amps, cabinets, and pedals with Amp Designer and Pedalboard’

8- Flashcard

‘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. ’

9- Evernote

‘Evernote is the modern workspace that syncs between all of your devices. Work everywhere and stay productive:Write notes, checklists, and research; Organize web articles, docs, and photos; Discuss your work with others, right within the app; Present ideas without creating a slide deck’