Category Archives: Apps

HP Prime Free Smartphone App

HP Prime Free Smartphone App

For those of you haven’t heard the news yet, HP recently released a new free version of the app based on their popular graphing calculator, the HP Prime (review). You can obtain get them on three different platforms: iOS, Android, and Windows 10. Just search for “HP Prime Free.” The apps are designed to mimic the functionality of the actual HP Prime. Having taken it for a spin on my Nexus 5X, I can tell you that it feels very much like original graphing calculator with a lot of the same functionality, but as per HP Museum, it is missing some cool apps such as Triangle Solver, Finance Solver, Linear Solver, and Quadratic Explorer, among others. However, it’s got RPN (Reverse Polish Notation), a CAS (computer Algebra System), and the fact that the graphing screen itself is touch screen I love seeing a calculator manufacturer embrace the smartphone ecosystem. If you choose to upgrade to the full functionality of the HP Prime, then there’s a paid version in the app store as well. While I don’t carry my calculators with me from home very often, there are definitely times I wish I had them, and this makes me more likely to increase my use of the Prime. If you are fan of the HP Prime, this is definitely worth the download.

Tap here to get the HP Prime Free on iOS.

Tap here to get the HP Prime Free on Android.

Click here to get the HP Prime Free on Windows 10.

Farewell to Zite

Farewell to Zite

Tonight, I Shed a Tear for the Passing of My Most Used App Today, Flipboard followed through on its stated timeline and threw the kill switch on Zite. While not the most well-known of the news aggregators, Zite was certainly one of the most beloved by those who used it (see Garner, Jennifer). Sadly for its… Continue Reading

T3 Coverage and TI-Nspire App Sale

The T3 conference is hitting Philadelphia this week, and I’ll be fortunate enough to be in attendance. Texas Instruments’ annual showcase of technology and teaching runs Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Of course, they’ll be plenty of talk about the new TI-84+ C color graphing calculator (look for my review coming soon), and… Continue Reading

Mathtoons Logarithms Lite iPad App Review

Mathtoons Logarithms Lite iPad App Review

Device:  iPad/iPhone/iPod Age:  High School Cost:  Free Mathtoons Logarithms Lite is one of the most unusual yet catchy math education apps I’ve ever come across. It is a tutorial on how to go between the exponential and logarithmic forms of an equation. Users are instructed by cartoon characters that reminded me a bit of the… Continue Reading

Wolfram Linear Algebra Course Assistant App Review

Device: iPad, iPhone Cost: $4.99 Ages: College I first became familiar with Wolfram Course Assistant app reviews last summer. These apps are essentially customized interfaces for Wolfram Alpha, Wolfram’s amazing “computational knowledge engine.” The apps strip down Wolfram Alpha to the specific functions that are needed for a particular course. They also often provide a custom interface for… Continue Reading