Many students have started using a Palm OS-based PDA in school — Hands High Software has come out with a new utility to help students organize themselves called ThoughtManager.
ThoughtManager enables Palm-using students to get homework assignments in order, create study items and take notes in class using an outline format. The software includes more than two dozen info outlines particularly useful to students, and the company also makes free downloadable outlines available from its Web site, including resource outlines, graphic organizers, SAT and GRE prep material, and more. Students can also share outlines of group projects, create compositions, use the software for field trips.
ThoughtManager for Students complements a version introduced for teachers earlier this year, according to Hands High. The software is available for download from Hands High’s Web site, and is also included on a CD forthcoming from Palm Computing aimed specifically at the educational market.
ThoughtManager for Students requires Palm OS 3.0 or above and 220KB available space on a Palm-compatible device. It can be downloaded and installed from a Mac OS, Windows or UNIX-based computer, and costs US$19.95 to register.