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App Review: College Match

college matchWhether you're aiming for the prestige of the Ivy League, or your aspirations are little more humble, choosing a college is one of the most important decisions you can make; and thanks to College Match, you can now make an informed decision based on several criteria tailored to suit your individual needs.

Deciding on something as important as your education doesn't have to be difficult when you have an app that not only walks you through the process, but actually makes it fun. College Match for iOS lives up to this promise by matching you with schools that you're likely to get into, and perhaps more importantly, those most suitable to your own interests and requirements.

college matchBy answering a few questions about yourself, this app presents you with several college profiles, which you can swipe through depending on your personal preferences, to arrive at a selection of colleges that meet your needs. You'll be presented with each school's Instragram, demographic data about the student body, photos of the grounds and facilities, and even information about weather and financial aid to help you make the right decision in the palm of your hand.

You can use this information to manage a school list, which presents your matches with 'Match Points', giving a good indication about which colleges to apply to. This is a service which empowers students to select the right path for their education, taking the guesswork out of the application process, and it works really well.

college matchThe interface is slick and intuitive, and information about each college is concise and well presented, and because the results are tailored to you as an individual student, it can actually make you more confident about your final decision.

If you're at the stage where you're considering your future, College Match is an essential part of your decision-making toolkit, and an app that's both thoughtfully designed and easy to recommend. The world really is your oyster if you have access to the right information. Go try it.

Platform: iOS
Price: FREE
Appseeq Listing: http://www.appseeq.com/app/995/college-match
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/college-match/id922515855?mt=8

App Round-up: Educational Apps for Kids

For this round-up, we'll be looking at a selection of fun educational apps available on various platforms. Click each icon for detailed information and screenshots from the app listings.

Monster Book of Numbers (iOS - $0.99 - My Little Big Town) is an interactive educational book for ages 2 and up, which uses bright illustrations, particle effects and touch elements to teach counting from 1 to 10.

Buy Monster Book of Numbers from iTunes

Color By Numbers - Flowers (iOS, Windows, Mac - $6.99 - Coloritbynumbers) encourages creativity and teaches number recognition. Aimed primarily at girls, this app presents a series of flowery coloring sheets which can be filled by tapping paint tubes and numbered areas to fill in the pictures.

Visit the developer's website | Buy Color By Numbers | Download Demo

Brave Crab (Windows - $14.99 - Pilot Group) is an educational adventure game featuring a crab called Shifty, with multiple varied environments and a unique graphical style that should keep kids entertained.

Visit the developer's website | Buy Brave Crab

Map Scholar (Windows - $9.99 - Arctic Owl Software) teaches geography with an animated political world map with a focus on identifying capital cities, countries and flags across 8 different continents.

Visit the developer's website | Buy Map Scholar | Download Demo