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NoteSpree

Organize College Course Notes


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Published 06/04/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Adam Brown
What can you use the app for?

NoteSpree helps users to study for college courses. The app allows users to share and organizer their notes. It also helps create quizzes and share flashcards for studying. College students can turn to NoteSpree to find answers to questions related to their courses and even post notices about old text books for sale. Students can form private of public study groups with NoteSpree and includes a messaging system for students.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

NoteSpree is gaining popularity in limited circles of students in the US. The app, founded in 2008 by partners Michael Hansen and Bill Howard, has an important social networking component that can help its use spread.

What are the differences to other apps?

NoteSpree seeks to be more for students than just a note-sharing application. The app includes a social messaging function, allows students to sell and buy used text books, and helps the study process. With NoteSpree, students can share flashcards to help each other study better. They

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

A surprising number of functions and options are available when the student first starts using the app. They include messaging functions, flashcard sharing options, privacy settings, various uploads, and more. A user's first impression may be that the main page is too crowded with options. However, clicking on the various buttons and drop down menus soon makes the functionalities clear.

How does the registration process work?

To register, you enter your e-mail address and a password. No confirmation e-mail is required. When you first start to use the app, you are asked to state your age, study subjects, name, gender and your school. You can also upload a photo of yourself. Once that's done, you can search for friends on the network and start sharing.

What does it cost to use the application?

The application is free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

NoteSpree is very specifically targeted to students and is recommended mainly for them. The app would be of limited use to professionals or other non-students as they would likely be unable to find a large network of friends or be interested in sharing flashcards and notes. Likewise, professors would not find the app useful, other than for observing students.

  • Helps students share course notes.
  • Allows creation of study groups.
  • Anonymous note-rating function.
  • Posting used course books for sale.
  • Anonymous sharing of flash cards.


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