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Back-to-School on a Budget - 5 Money-Saving Ideas from free to $50

by Blogger on ‎09-04-2012 01:10 PM

 

 

 

While it's tempting to spend a lot of money on tech gear and gadgets during back-to-school season, it's not necessary.  There are plenty of steals and deals this fall on a number of products that work great for students (and parents footing the bill!).  When heading out to buy school necessities, make sure that you're investing in items that will stand the test of time.  Moreover, when you're buying software, remember that the app marketplace is a good bet for simple digital tools that will help students (and their work!) shine.

 

Here are five free and inexpensive picks:

 

1.  Manage your to-do lists and research - Evernote (All Platforms - FREE)

 

 

-Take notes and manage your to-do lists

-Take photo reminders, so you never forget a thing

-Access your notes from anywhere

 

2.  Keep your classes organized CourseNotes (iPad/Mac - $3.99)

 

 

-take notes using text and drawings

-organize your notes by subject and class

-share your notes with friends on Facebook or email to yourself

 

3.  Store and stash files - PQI 8GB USB Flash Drive - Red & Blue (Web Only - $10.99)

 

SKU: 10206162

The PQI Intelligent Drive i812 uses a 360-degree swivel lidless design to protect the gold finger contact points and is easy to use. Its sandblasted and engraved surface adds a touch of style. Enjoy quick access to your files with this aesthetically-pleasing drive.


 

 

 

SKU: 10206161

The PQI Intelligent Drive i812 uses a 360-degree swivel lidless design to protect the gold finger contact points and is easy to use. Its sandblasted and engraved surface adds a touch of style. Enjoy quick access to your files with this aesthetically-pleasing drive.




 

-save files for easy access from computer to computer

 

4.  Print on the go - Canon PIXMA Wireless All-in-One Injet Printer with AirPrint ($49.99)

 

SKU: 10206045

The Canon PIXMA MX432 lets you achieve high quality prints, copies and scans. It's equipped with the latest technology including Apple AirPrint, so you can print from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Built in WiFi lets you print from any computer on your home network. And other features like a 30-sheet Auto Document Feeder, FastFront, and Easy WebPrint make printing more convenient than ever.


 

 

-includes Apple AirPrint so you can print from an iOS device

-includes Wi-Fi so you can print from any computer on your network

-print, scan, copies

 

5.  Make beautiful presentations - Prezi  - Prezi Viewer (iPad) 

 

 

-import PowerPoint slides, images, YouTube videos, PDFs

-get access to templates

-collaborate, work on presentation with someone else online

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