🤔 5 Things to Keep in Mind 🤔
1️⃣ Trials/Free Version
- See if the app provides a trial or free version so you can see whether you like it or not. Thankfully more and more apps are providing free trials before you commit.
2️⃣ User Experience
- See how you like using the app. Is it easy to learn and use? Is the user interface enjoyable to use? Or is the app super overwhelming and difficult to understand? Each app will feel different to each person but you'll find one that works best for you after some trial and error.
- Does the price of the app fit within your budget? Is it a one time fee or a monthly/yearly subscription? Don't download an app just because everyone is talking about it yet it's costing you more money than you'd like to spend. Find one that fits within your budget and works best for you.
- If you plan to use your own handwriting (vs using a font), do you like how your handwriting looks in the app? You wouldn't think this would be a big deal but there are some apps where my handwriting looks great and others that make it look horrendous 🙈 I tend not to use the apps where my writing looks bad.
- What features does the app offer and will you actually use them? It's easy to get influenced by the hype around a new app and it's "amazing" new features. But will you actually use them? Which features do you need? For students, having the option to add audio to their notes is key but, for me, I never use the audio tool. Choose an app based on how you'll be using it, not for the hyped up new features you might not use.