Welcome to our list of Useful Apps . There are lots of interesting Apps out there but we know that finding good apps to support adult literacy and numeracy teaching and learning can be a very time consuming undertaking .

We hope to make it a bit easier by providing comprehensive reviews of Apps including descriptions, OALCF competencies addressed, the subject or topic area covered, and how the App could be used for literacy and numeracy learning and to support engagement and motivation . We also include Apps that are useful for program administration, note taking, productivity, collaborative work and more .

We are starting small but, with your help we will grow the repository, adding new apps on an ongoing basis . We invite you to help us build the list by submitting your own reviews – if we all share what we know and what we find most useful we will come up with a great list of apps and save time .

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Bluster DeLuxe

Bluster is an engaging word-matching game. This word matching game  can be played in single-player and multi-player modes, users match  rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more.

Daily Budget Original

Daily budget is a simple app that helps create a budget. The users enter their regular income, their montly recurring expenses, and their saving goal. With the balance, the app calculates a daily budget. The user is then invited to add expenses, on a daily basis, as they come in.  

Habit Hub: Routine & Habits

Habit Hub is a simple app that helps you to get organized and perform your daily routine. You enter each habit or task during a time range when it should be performed. As you go through your tasks, you check them as done. Chronological order and colour coding of the task helps to visualize what…

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager application that helps you get organized. It can be used to create and manage various to-do lists. The lists, such as a grocery list or travel packing list, can be shared with and updated by others as well. Images and files can be attached plus due dates…

Canva

Canva is a graphic design tool that allows you to choose from amazing templates or create your own designs. You can quickly create social media posts and covers (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more), logos, posters, invitations, flyers, cards, infographics, resumes, presentations, business cards, brochures, CD covers, YouTube graphics. It includes a wide range of…

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is a presentation app that can be used as a whiteboard. It integrates various types of content such as PDF files and videos. It is a useful tool to create lessons or tutorials. Users can include drawings, annotations, animation and audio.  

Pizza Fractions

This  free App is a simple visually based tool to enable students to practice identifying  simple fractions using pizza picture examples.  Adjustable levels of difficulty, from easier to more complex fractions.

Notability

Notability is a notetaking app that can be used to create a variety of documents such as outlines, checklists and text boxes. The flexibility of this tool makes it possible to combine images and text. It is also possible to annotate imported documents, such as PDFs. Writing in Notability can be done with the iPad’s…

Tax me

Tax Me is an easy to use tool that helps you quickly calculate Canadian sales tax for any province or territory. It will add the taxes to an amount that you enter. It can also reverse the calculation and provide the amount of taxes included in a total.  

Book Creator

Book Creator is an app that lets you combine text, images, audio and video to easily create e-books. You can use it to create interactive stories, digital portfolios, bulletins or even instructional materials. The simplicity of the app lets you access the iPad’s camera to take a picture on the spot for your book. You…
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