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  1. 1 Hi all! I bought a MacBook Pro and was wondering how you utilize yours for school? I'm not technologically challenged by any means, I just really don't know where to start. I'm not necessarily looking for apps, so I didn't post this in the Mobile apps section, I was just curious what all you can do with it as far as studying and notetaking. Thanks!
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  3. Visit  Topher53 profile page
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    I have a MacBook Pro and an iPad. Honestly, I don't even use me laptop. Waste of 2400. Everything I do on my MacBook I can do on my ipad mini.
  4. Visit  ImDaMan11 profile page
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    yes you won't be using the macbook much if at all. Feel free to mail it to me so I can take it off of your hands
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  5. Visit  mclennan profile page
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    It's functionality isn't any different than any other laptop. You use it for the Internet and for word processing/document creation.....just.....like....any computer. The only difference is, it's faster, sleeker, more fun and pretty to look at.
  6. Visit  7237dallas profile page
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    Quote from ImDaMan11
    yes you won't be using the macbook much if at all. Feel free to mail it to me so I can take it off of your hands
    Haha....send me the $1800 I paid for it and its all yours
  7. Visit  7237dallas profile page
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    Quote from mclennan
    It's functionality isn't any different than any other laptop. You use it for the Internet and for word processing/document creation.....just.....like....any computer. The only difference is, it's faster, sleeker, more fun and pretty to look at.
    Thanks. Surfing the web and word processing I can do. I guess I was meaning more in depth how exactly do you use it to take notes, mark up power points, etc? I've been writing down different apps people talk about and I just need to sit down and YouTube some app videos to help.
  8. Visit  Compassion_x profile page
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    Macbooks are really just like most computers, the only difference being the OS of mac instead of windows like a lot of people have. I don't have one myself but my boyfriend loves his (he's a computer science major also). There is an app called iProcrastinate which I know I would really love if I had a mac. It's basically a digital planner, but you can separate different things into different categories or folders, which are color coded, and there are alerts and such as well.
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    Quote from Compassion_x
    Macbooks are really just like most computers, the only difference being the OS of mac instead of windows like a lot of people have. I don't have one myself but my boyfriend loves his (he's a computer science major also). There is an app called iProcrastinate which I know I would really love if I had a mac. It's basically a digital planner, but you can separate different things into different categories or folders, which are color coded, and there are alerts and such as well.
    Thanks so much! I'm downloading that app now! I'm trying to wrap my head around trying to be more organized to hopefully make things a little easier this semester. I'm 33 and this is my second semester rso the last time I was in college was 15 years ago and I didn't own a laptop at the time. Everything was pen and paper and binders.
  10. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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    I like using power point (or any presentation software) for digital flash cards. You can put a picture or diagram on one slide and the answer on the next. If you save it as a PDF you can put you slide deck on your iPad and study that way. The only downside is that it is hard to shuffle.
  11. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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    Oh, and I use iCal to keep track of all of my due dates for assignments and exam dates.
  12. Visit  ßåߥ profile page
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    Quote from SycamoreStudent
    Oh, and I use iCal to keep track of all of my due dates for assignments and exam dates.
    YES! This is synced with my MBP and iPad and it works wonders. If you use iCloud, that as well works fabulous with the newest iPad, but I've heard that iCloud isn't all that great with the earlier versions of iPad's. With iCloud, my pages/word documents sync up as soon as I open them with either device. I also have pageburst (not so great, but is free with my textbooks), which works as well as it can.

    However, ALWAYS back up your hard drive with Time Machine or a USB. You will be lost if all your stuff is gone forever.

    For notes, if you have the newest software, Mountain Lion (may be on Lion also?), there is an app already on it called Notes, which is basically a word document that looks like a memo pad.

    For powerpoint notes, when you open the powerpoint you want to take notes on, leave it how it is (not playing), and at the bottom, there is a white box for each slide, in which you can type things into and powerpoint will save those notes along with the powerpoint.

    One last apps that can be used for school is Reminders, which is basically a different type of planner with alarms and such that pop up.
  13. Visit  Brian profile page
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    I would recommend evernote! https://evernote.com/evernote/ (watch the tutorial videos at the bottom) It's great for keeping all your notes organized and searchable.

    I'd also highly recommend following MacMost (Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod and Apple TV Help and Tutorials) a great website with tons of useful short videos and tips, it really helped me transition to a Mac several years ago, and I still follow it for useful tips!
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  14. Visit  ksecatero21 profile page
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    I use iCal for track of quizzes, assignments, exam dates and material covered that day. I use preview or the kindle app for note taking. When the instructor gives us powerpoints I use preview to write anywhere on it .. just like regular paper, also highlighting. same goes for the kindle app except you can't write all over just add notes and highlight! you can use iTunes U .. download other instructors lectures that are available online .. they're completely free that helped me somewhat.

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