Pay—Worth the Money

Just about everything on my site is “Free”, but there are some programs that have a stair step pay as you want more features on their program. They may be called basic, pro, or professional or words equal to these for their paid program. I do not try to keep up with this because they usually start out with the basic and progress to more features as they grow.

The programs on this page are pay for programs, and I think they are worth it. This is not an advertisement for these programs, merely a suggestion. Try them out, and see if they work for you.

Mind Map Program Scrapple:

A summary of this homepage was completed in a mind map format by a program called “Scapple,"($14.99) saved as aPng and incorporated into the Scrivener text editor. It was then transferred to the HTML editor “Sandvox” on the iMac, and posted below. This transference was done in this way to simply illustrate the concept of mind mapping.

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Scrivener Editor:

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.

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From short lists to lengthy research, no matter what form your writing takes, Evernote keeps you focused on moving those ideas from inspiration to completion. Easily gather everything that matters. Clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times. Your words, images, and documents are always close at hand. Evernote’s powerful search and discovery features make everything you’ve collected easy to find.

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QuizletFree, but extra tools cost $25.00 per year. Quizlet is a online flash card program for learning vocabulary with sets of flash cards developed by you from each of your subjects. It has an iPhone and an iPad application, as well as an android application that are used by over 100 million people. Quizlet uses text to speech audio technology in 18 different languages that is equal to native speaker quality. The ambition of this site is to “…enhancing Quizlet with everything from tools for specific domains (e.g. verb conjugators and reference dictionaries) to interactive experiences (e.g. multiplayer sentence writing games) to integration with external content and courses. We’re not just looking to make learning faster or more convenient, but to make it more challenging, stimulate critical thinking and help people learn from one another.

LiveScribe The Pen ranges from $117.00 to $200 Watch your digital world expand and your notes become more useful when everything you write and draw on paper is instantly synced to Livescribe+. Pair your Livescribe 3smartenand everything you write appears on your tablet or smartphone. MyScriptapp for the LiveScribe pen.

I do not support or encourage you to buy any of the following products. They are products that are on the front edge of the future, or that I have found to be useful and reliable.

For the iPad

  1. LifeproofThe LifeProof iPad case protects your device from bangs, bumps and drops, rain, snow and drink spills, even dirt, mud and dust. Plus with an array of LifeProof iPad accessories such as the handy Strap Pack or LifeJacket you can take your iPad even more places. Experience all the freedom a LifeProof iPad Case can offer.


Thomas Wilson 2016