More Black Friday App Deals

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Black Friday app deals continue through the weekend for the most part, although app deals differ and can be somewhat of a mystery when they begin and end. But here are a few more apps gone free or on sale that might be helpful for your OT mTool Kit…

Therapist or Teacher Tool:

Decide Now! iconDecide Now! is an iPhone/iPad app that provides a choice spinner with numerous labels. Although there are others out there like this, this choice app allows you to save an unlimited number of templates or spinner set ups which I have not seen in other like apps. The app only allows words and not pictures. Currently free (normally .99). A lite version is also available with ads. I have recently started using this app as a game method of practicing self-regulation strategies (I create descriptions of situations, student responds to what 5 point scale rating it might cause and what strategies they might use). This has helped engagement with creating a game activity.

Scanner Pro by Readdle iconScanner Pro by Readdle  is one of my favorite scanning apps for converting images to PDF files. Compatible with iPhone and iPad it currently is on sale for 2.99 (normally 6.99). Work flow to Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote for ease of use. On sale for a limited time.

Annotation/Note Taking  Apps

EZ PDF Reader iconezPDF Reader app for iPad is currently free with in-app purchase for TTS voices (2.99). This PDF annotation app provides tools to annotation or type on a PDF file, draw or insert multimedia. The app also allows highlighting and bookmarking among other features.

PhatPad iconPhatPad app for iPad currently 1.99 (normally 4.99) is a note taking app with drawing, writing and typing tools. This app provides handwriting recognition and shape drawing recognition and automatically transfers it to digital text. Work flow allows transfer to Dropbox, Box, Google Drive and SkyDrive.

Preschool Skills

Cutie Monsters iconCutie Mini Monsters app for iPhone and iPad provides counting, puzzles, shape and patterning recognition for preschoolers. A fun format and activities for kids with no in app purchases or ads. Currently free.

Toca Builder iconToca Builders app by Toca Boca provides building tools for primary aged students on iPhone and iPad.  Choose from 6 different builder to draw, build/stack, paint and engage in 3D movements.

Felt Board Christmas iconFelt Board Christmas app for iPhone and iPad is currently .99 (normally 2.99). This app features felt board pieces and tools to decorate a snowman, cookies, tree and other holiday objects with backgrounds and different images. It is a fun app allowing many choices of settings, items and decorations to drag and drop for the non-drawing artist. Great winter creation activities. Good for preschool through elementary aged students or adults.

What kind of app deals have you grabbed?


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
This entry was posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, AT for Handwriting, Choice Making app, Customizable app, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Note Taking App, Occupational Therapy, Scanning, Writing. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to More Black Friday App Deals

  1. Pirate Scribblebeard was free yesterday. Cute drawing app.

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