Which sounds more ominous than it actually is. Although this mistake can have more disastrous consequences than what I experienced today (Like giving Facebook the permission to own all your information. Just sayin’) it did waste a lot of time. And, as I am sure is the case with you, that is the one thing I do not have to waste.
Really? I thought to myself. How interesting. I should check it out. At the bottom of the article, was a link to a site entitled freemyapps, which would allow me to try out paper desk for free.
Excellent! I quickly went to the site, downloaded the app and tapped on the paper desk icon.
Oh! First glitch. I needed 640 credits to download the app. How does one get credits, you ask? Why, by downloading the sponsor apps, which all have a certain number of points attached to them. In order to redeem the points, all you have to do is download the app and keep it open for thirty seconds. Okay, I thought to myself. That is worth not paying $3.99.
In all I had to download 6 apps: Mobil, Klip, Stitcher, itriage, Hotel Tonight, Pirates (getting desperate)
Some were terrible:
Mobil and Klip seemed to be for young ladies who want to make inappropriate social media choices:
Some were good, like Stitcher, which is like an RSS feed for all of the radio stations and podcasts you listen to:
And triage was downright hypochondriac-making:
The Pirates of the Caribbean game was stupid and I didn’t understand the purpose at all.
Finally, I got my credits, and hurried to the gifts tab to download the app I really wanted. Tapped the little install button, it took me to the app store and I am just about to redeem my coupon when a little pop up message appears telling me this deal is only available to people in the U.S.
Sigh. After I threw myself on the floor, beating my hands and fists, I went back to the app store and download the lite version of the app.
And yes, I can see how it would be useful. Each class could have a folder, and each notebook could represent the notes for a specific lecture:
You can add audio and images to your notes as well as customize it, and use a stylus.
You can also send it to yourself via email, dropbox, googles docs,etc.:
You can also add tasks to your folders:
According to the app store, the difference between the lite version and the full version, is that in the lite version your notebooks can only contain 3 pages. Still- pretty useful!