Student T.A., by ArcDNA, is an iPhone app that plays the role of a student’s planner for school and personal activities. The app is very simple and very easy to use.
This free app is suitable for all types of students. It’s built to serve as a daily planner tool that includes information of courses, assignments, events, and organizations. This app can easily become a student’s best friend because of its innovative, and minimalist user interface. Navigation is extremely simple, and it gets the job done. Despite all the things this app can do, it still keeps everything organized, which makes this app very appealing.
Other features that stood out were the events and organizations. Not a lot of student planner apps out there support the student’s personal events nor organizations. Even fewer free apps support such thing! The app allows you to input the date, time, alarms, and other minor information about the event, which is very handy if the user decides to use this app as his or her primary planner app, which I am sure a lot of you would if you have downloaded it.
Even the most basic things like a To-do list, twitter, and “study tunes” are integrated into this app. Something as personal as this makes this FREE app a winner amongst the other planner apps. When a task is added onto the To-do list, the red notification icon will appear on the app’s icon when the user is on the home screen. This personally extremely bugs me, which motivates me to complete the task as soon as possible- well played, ArcDNA. Students, like me, like to procrastinate all the time. Integrating twitter is a very smart move because it will totally not distract the users, at all (sarcasm). However, the idea of listening to music whilst working or studying is very common between students, and by adding study tunes to this app, users wouldn’t have to switch back and fourth from iPod and the app.
Overall, this app is great. It is very simple and clean, and FREE, and suits the average student very well. Nevertheless, this app includes some advice for college students; all types of different advice for Freshmen to Seniors. The customizable wallpaper is also another personal feature that improves the concept of a personal planner. The only downside I see is the lack of relationship between this app and a computer. It will be an extremely exciting feature if users can sync information with his or her computer. This app will be available to android users soon, and I am extremely looking forward to future updates.
Plomonet Rating: 9.5/10
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