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templetalker
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Sep 23, 2004, 09:24 PM
 
What up Mac peeps! Well before you go off and name all the best new games out there I am actually curious about academic apps instead ! I would like to manage my class schedules and school work with more ease. What do ya'll use for College on your Apples?

PS: I am taking foreign language and anthropology! Lots of reading too!
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 10:23 PM
 
OmniGraffle is hawt
http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnigraffle/

OmniOutliner might be decent too, but i've never used it.
http://www.omnigroup.com/applications/omnioutliner/
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 10:27 PM
 
Not sure what foreign language you're taking but I'm taking Latin and have found that iFlash has been invaluable for memorizing vocabulary and forms.
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 10:43 PM
 
Originally posted by LisaJill:
Not sure what foreign language you're taking but I'm taking Latin and have found that iFlash has been invaluable for memorizing vocabulary and forms.

Sweet! Gracias LisaJill!
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 11:16 PM
 
in college and now grad school i didn't use anything fancy (besides, say, mathematica or sibelius for coursework which warranted that):

iCal for managing my schedule
Stickies or notes in TextEdit for keeping track of what i need to do immediately, this week, sometime soon, etc.
Safari for accessing the course websites

boring stuff, really. then again i didn't do too hot in the foreign languages i took: in spanish i'd think unwittingly in japanese, and in japanese i cruised along until the kanji exams...
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 01:16 AM
 
Originally posted by spiky_dog:
in college and now grad school i didn't use anything fancy (besides, say, mathematica or sibelius for coursework which warranted that):

iCal for managing my schedule
Stickies or notes in TextEdit for keeping track of what i need to do immediately, this week, sometime soon, etc.
Safari for accessing the course websites

boring stuff, really. then again i didn't do too hot in the foreign languages i took: in spanish i'd think unwittingly in japanese, and in japanese i cruised along until the kanji exams...


Spiky Dog! Lol I feel your pain man, with my brain language is like a type writer, new language comes in and old language comes out! I just set up iCal which has worked out perfectly.

Thank You and all the peeps who have responded. I have installed, iCal, iFlash, and Omni G!
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 01:20 AM
 
Keynote... If you have a graphics background... you can make some AMAZING presentations...
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 02:09 AM
 
i second the keynote thing.
we dropped some jaws in class last semester when the teacher wanted us to make [powerpoint] presentations and i hooked up my powerbook with keynote to their projector.

for college, i use iCal and word.
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 07:58 AM
 
If you're doing research for a class and need to get the gist of a 100 page PDF or Word doc, check out theConcept. Basically it will read the document for you and then give you a breakdown of all the significant keywords found. Behind each keyword is a report of citations containing the keyword from the paper. It's a quick way of digesting huge papers without having to actually, er, read them.
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 12:35 PM
 
Ooh thanks for posting about that, saddino, looks great.
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 02:03 PM
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by saddino:
[B]If you're doing research for a class and need to get the gist of a 100 page PDF or Word doc, check out theConcept.


Nice Saddino! This particular application is AWESOME! At first I thought you were describing it as "actually" reading with an Apple robot voice. LOL!
     
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Sep 24, 2004, 03:38 PM
 
Check any see if your college has a site license for EndNote (otherwise it's pretty damn expensive). If you're writing papers with lots of citations and want to make sure it's all done correctly, EndNote is an invaluable tool. Currently it doesn't work with Word 2004, but they'll be releasing 8 as a free update to 7 soon and that will fix the issues.

Possibly it's coolest feature is it's ability to change the citation format on the fly. Have all your citations and literature cited in the format for American Journal of Botany but need it reformatted for Conservation Biology? A few clicks and you're done!
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Sep 25, 2004, 11:54 AM
 
My favourites? LaTeX and BibTeX.
     
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Sep 25, 2004, 12:29 PM
 
Originally posted by TimmyDee51:
Check any see if your college has a site license for EndNote (otherwise it's pretty damn expensive).
BibTeX has, as far as I can tell, most of the features of EndNote, but for free. I recommend looking at Bibdesk if you prefer a GUI. I just use TeXShop.
     
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Sep 25, 2004, 06:57 PM
 
When I was in college, I used OmniOutliner for my class notes. Hands-down the best money I've ever spent on software.
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Sep 25, 2004, 08:29 PM
 
Originally posted by Millennium:
When I was in college, I used OmniOutliner for my class notes. Hands-down the best money I've ever spent on software.
How'd I get it for free?
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Sep 25, 2004, 10:13 PM
 
Originally posted by tavilach:
How'd I get it for free?
It came with your computer?
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 12:23 AM
 
Originally posted by wataru:
It came with your computer?
Why?
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Sep 26, 2004, 03:01 AM
 
Yes EndNote is a must if you do any serious writing involving citations. It basically types out the in-text citations and also types a bibliography at the end of your document automatically! Not only does it make typing the citations easy, it also makes it very easy to find them via integrated web searching. If you have a hard copy of an article or paper just search for it via EndNote and you won't have to manually type in all the info from your hard copy.

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Sep 26, 2004, 08:27 AM
 
Yes EndNote is a must if you do any serious writing involving citations
Some of us seem to manage without.
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 09:01 AM
 
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Sep 26, 2004, 09:12 AM
 
Originally posted by tavilach:
Why?
Go away.
Originally posted by Richard Edgar:
Some of us seem to manage without.
Yes, indeed. Like I said, BibTeX. It's free.
     
   
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