iStudiez Pro

Weekly calendar, showing courses and input box for adding a new assignmentiStudiez Pro is an app designed to help college students organize their course calendars and assignments.

The app allows students to enter information about each semester’s classes, including the course title, instructor, and meeting time and place. This sets up a basic weekly schedule that can be viewed in the app’s built-in calendar (which can also be configured to display events from the user’s Apple/Google calendars). Students can then add exceptions to regular course meetings, including holidays, extra meetings, and classes that are known not to meet on specific days (e.g., if an instructor knows she will be at a conference). Finally, students then add all assignments for each course, including due dates and point/grade values.

As the semester progresses, iStudiez regularly reminds students of upcoming due dates and meetings, and can even be used to keep track of course grades.

It’s fairly customizable, allowing students control over things like grading scales, partners on assignments, and instructor contact information. It provides a free cloud-based syncing system so that information can be transferred across devices (e.g., from an iPad to an iPhone). There is also a desktop version for Mac OS X which offers all of the same features and syncing.

iStudiez Pro is available for $2.99 and is well worth every penny of the low price tag. There is also a free version, iStudiez Lite, which limits users to information about three classes for only one semester.