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Education & Reference (589 programs)

  1. Google Classroom

    1.8
    • 3.9
    • (84 votes)

    Free web-based platform for online classes

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Integrated with G Suite tools, Accessible to all GMail users, Simultaneous submission and feedback, Customizable features for teachers
    CONS: May not be compatible with university email
  2. Google Earth

    7.3
    • 3.8
    • (143 votes)

    Pro version of this impressive interactive atlas

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: View demographic, parcel and traffic data layers, Print high resolution images, Includes GIS data, Includes technical assistance, Measure area, radius and circumference on the ground
    CONS: Most features available in free version, Intel Macs only
  3. Google Earth

    7.3.4
    • 4
    • (886 votes)

    Explore the world from your home!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: The desktop app is available for free, Comes with advanced features, Option to explore different celestial bodies, Perfect for history and geography lessons
    CONS: Uses more system resources than the web version
  4. GeoGebra Classic 5

    5.0.625.0
    • 4.1
    • (29 votes)

    Learning Numbers the Fun Way

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Free to use, Large number of tools available, Makes learning more interactive, Attractive for children
    CONS: Has steep learning curve, User-generated content varies in quality, Customizations cannot be evenly applied, Can be intimidating for beginners
  5. Kindle for Mac

    1.35
    • 2.1
    • (124 votes)

    An amazing tool for readers!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Syncs perfectly with Mac, Integrated with Amazon Store, Loads of content, Simple and clean interface
    CONS: No preferences section, No zoom capability
  6. Tux Typing

    1.5.17
    • 3.1
    • (64 votes)

    Make learning to type for kids fun!

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lots of different levels and challenges, Cute cartoon style effects and backdrops, Will definitely improve kids typing skills, Supports a huge number of languages
    CONS: Only works in full screen mode, Word editor doesn't work yet
  7. MathType

    7.16
    • 2
    • (No votes yet)

    A mathematical equation editor for desktop

    License
    Subscription Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Mathematical equation and chemical formula editor, Supports various math markup languages, Multiple input device options available
    CONS: Unintuitive UI
  8. TuxGuitar

    1.5.6
    • 2.8
    • (130 votes)

    Multitrack tablature editor and player

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Wide range of features, Nice interface, Lots of instruments included
    CONS: May be overwhelming for first time users or music novices
  9. Adobe Digital Editions

    4.5.11
    • 1.3
    • (54 votes)

    Basic ebook manager and reader from Adobe

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use, Elegant simple design, Online integration, Bookmarking possible
    CONS: Doesn't support many formats, No full screen mode
  10. GeoGebra

    6.0.627.0
    • 3
    • (319 votes)

    Flexible and free mathematical software

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Provides multiple representations of dynamically linked objects, Covers arithmetic, geometry, algebra and calculus
    CONS: Complicated for beginners
  11. Kindle

    1.23.2
    • 4.5
    • (2 votes)

    A free program for mac, by AMZN Mobile LLC

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  12. 4Peaks

    1.8
    • 3.7
    • (37 votes)

    DNA viewing and analyzing application

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Supports most common trace file formats, Supports plugins, Integrated BLAST search, Allows editing of DNA sequences
    CONS: Does not allow viewing of raw data, ABI limits is not available, Quality score bar shown in the background can be confusing
  13. Hemingway Editor

    3.0
    • 4.3
    • (2 votes)

    Getting straight to the point

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Easy to use, Effective teaching method, Errors are color-coded, Provides suggestions to improve writing
    CONS: Is strictly against the use of adverbs, Can make your writing mechanical and boring, Not ideal for editing creative and literary works
  14. Anki

    2.1.54
    • 4
    • (39 votes)

    An alternative way to learn languages

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Unique language learning system, Allows you to add your own cards, Online learning and sharing of cards
    CONS: Not particularly useful for learning grammar, Number of languages is limited
  15. Express Scribe

    11.1
    • 3.2
    • (58 votes)

    Express Scribe Free Transcription Software for Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Comfortable to use, Loads of hotkeys and shortcuts to maximize efficiency
    CONS: Speeded up audio can lose quality, No formatting available within built-in word processor, Program constantly tries to install more software
  16. CmapTools

    6.04
    • 3.6
    • (588 votes)

    Build and share concept maps with many customizable options

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Intuitive interface, Fully customizable maps, Exports to several formats
    CONS: Sharing maps online is slow
  17. iBooks Author

    2.6.1
    • 3.3
    • (52 votes)

    Create stunning multi-touch books for iPad and Mac

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Lots of templates, Easy to use, Add multimedia easily, Publish books in minutes, Exports to iBook, PDF and Text format, Preview books in iBooks for Mac
    CONS: Requires an iPad to preview books, Books can only be sold in iBookstore
  18. Oxford Dictionary of English

    3.5
    • 4.1
    • (9 votes)

    A full version program for mac, by Antony Lewis

    License
    Paid Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  19. EPUB DRM Removal Mac

    10.0.4
    • 3.9
    • (12 votes)

    EPUB DRM Removal Mac, Remove drm from EPUB, Remove drm from PDF, Remove DRM from Adobe Digital Editions.

    License
    Trial version Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
  20. Essential Skeleton 4

    4.1
    • 2.5
    • (2 votes)

    A Medical App That Offers More-Than-Basic Information About the Human Skeletal System

    License
    Free Download
    Language
    English
    Platform
    mac
    PROS: Fresh anatomical models, Great details offered, Excellent 3D technology, Free tool
    CONS: Not compatible with OS 10.6, Does not feature bone landmarks, Doesn’t pack in all the information you need, May crash or not just open at times

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