On the Yearbook Staff at Your School? Check Out These Great Apps

The yearbook is an integral part of high school, preserving memories of those awkward but awesome years between 9th and 12th grade.

Being on the yearbook staff can be a daunting task, requiring strict organization, great social skills and amazing design talent, but don’t worry, there are quite a few apps out there that can help you.

Dropbox (Free) Dropbox– Working on the yearbook is often a task that requires several people and multiple files, making Dropbox the perfect organizational solution. With Dropbox, you can keep all of your photos, layouts, and information in the cloud, so it can be accessed anywhere by anyone on the team. Changes will be synced across all devices, so everything stays up to date at all times. Dropbox comes with 2GB of free storage, which is enough for quite a few photos, but you can buy even more storage for a nominal fee. This is an absolute must have for any collaborative work.


Snapseed ($4.99) – If you need robust photo editing tools while on the go, Snapseed is the app for you. This photo app will turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary photos, adding the perfect final touches to those yearbook pictures. You can add dramatic effects, or simply enhance your photos in a subtle way using the app’s auto correct features and image tuning. Snapseed was Apple’s App of the Year in 2011, and for a good reason – it’s one of the best iPad photo editing apps you can get.


Adobe Photoshop Touch ($9.99) – Need to edit out a pesky pimple or a flyaway hair? Photoshop Touch is the app that can help. You can use this app’s scribble tool to easily edit out unwanted elements in images, and refine edge will clean everything up so it looks flawless. You can also create composite images using layers, images from Google, and the camera. Images can be saved with a resolution of 2048×2048, which is big enough for most of your yearbook pictures. This isn’t quite as feature rich as the computer version, but it’s powerful enough for simple tasks.


Noteshelf($5.99) – Yearbooks are filled with quotes, observations, and interviews, so you’ll need a robust note taking app. Noteshelf is a gorgeously designed note taking app that has a great UI and a comprehensive organizational system so you can keep all of your notes right at your fingertips. This app supports both typed notes and those written with a stylus, and it comes with more than 20 note templates. There are also 17 different ink colors you can use, plus highlighters, which will keep everything  streamlined. It even syncs with Dropbox, so you can share your notes with the entire yearbook staff.


Awesome Calendar ($2.99) – This task and diary app connects with Google and your iPhone’s built in calendar, along with every other iPhone supported calendar, so you can have all of your tasks, schedules, and todos right at your fingertips. You’ll never miss an important occasion or a due date again with this handy app, which comes equipped with a comprehensive todo list and event alarms. Google calendar is a great way to schedule tasks that the whole team can see, so you’ll always know what’s going on and where you need to be.

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