7 Essential Apps for Small Business Owners

Running a small business successfully is not an easy task! Small business owners often find themselves taking on many roles without the time to really carry them all out effectively and efficiently. Are you looking for new ideas to improve productivity, organization, sales, and efficiency? Take a look at our 7 must-have apps for small business owners.

  1. Gusto

Looking for an app for your business’s financing and accounting needs? Look no further! Gusto, formerly known as ZenPayroll, is an app that is designed to streamline payroll, benefits, and taxes. This app can handle all local, state, and federal tax filings, report new hires to the government and email digital pay stubs to your employees.

  1. Basecamp

Even if your business is fairly small, keeping track of several job assignments can get very complicated very quickly. Easily keep track of jobs, communicate, and assign tasks to your employees using this user-friendly app. Download the app or use the full site version, either way, you and your employees can access the calendar, messages, and files in an organized and effective method from anywhere.

  1. Billings Touch

This app is designed to trace all billable time and services as well as help your business predict expenses. Easily create and edit clients and projects, bill specific work, generate invoices, and track payments. This app is designed with international business needs in mind and even includes multi-currency support.

  1. Wave

Is your small business smaller than nine or fewer employees? Then, you will want to take a look at Wave! From tracking sales and expenses to paying employees and generating financial reports, Wave is specifically designed to take on the accounting needs of the smallest small businesses all in one place.

  1. Omni Apps

The Omni Group has created a collection of apps all designed for businesses. From the Omni Focus app that assists with task management to the Omni Outliner that is designed to help with brainstorming and mind mapping, there are various Omni apps available to help you improve your business’s organization and productivity. The best part of these apps is that Omni has separated their apps by specific functions, allowing you to only download the apps that your business needs, and avoid app-clutter.

  1. FreshBooks

This app offers a simple way to create, manage, and keep track of personalized invoices. Billing your clients, making professional and personal invoices, accepting credit card payments, and creating customized business reports has never been easier thanks to FreshBooks – take a look for yourself!

  1. Square

This app is a payment app and is designed to make accepting payments a cinch. Whether your small business is a barber shop, landscaping service, tutoring service or boutique, you can make any location a perfect spot to accept payments from credit cards. You will need a portable card reader, which is small and attachable to any mobile device, to take payments. Don’t miss out on a sale ever again, download Square!

Having trouble downloading and installing apps on any of your Apple® devices? As small business owners, we understand that you have a lot on your plate and don’t have time to waste. Experience the Experimac difference – visit your local store anytime. No appointment needed, ever. Experienced techs are ready to assist you. Same day service.

Fantasy Football: Our Top 5 Apps

Who’s ready for football season to start? With the arrival of fall and the football season, comes fantasy football – which, to be honest, is the real reason to be excited. This year, you won’t need the biggest grill, a high definition television, or season tickets to enjoy the football season . . . just a few app downloads! Get your favorite smart device ready for kickoff and start the upcoming football season right by learning more about the game and creating a winning fantasy football team with these 5 apps!

  1. NFL Fantasy Football App – FREE!

This app is a must-have for any first-time fantasy football participants. Draft players live in-app, pick your starting lineup or let the Optimize Lineup feature do all of the work for you! Watch team highlights so you’ll never miss a play and keep up-to-date on official stats, news, and updates delivered straight from NFL experts!

  1. ESPN Fantasy Sports – FREE!

While it lacks some of the special tools and functions that other fantasy football apps have, this app sports a clean look and is easy to use. This app is somewhat like the app listed above, but unlike the NFL app, this app allows you to create fantasy football as well as baseball, basketball, or hockey leagues. This means you can still draft your team, edit your lineup, add players and even make trades when the football season is over.

  1. RotoWire Fantasy Football Draft Kit 2018 – $5

Looking for more sophistication? RotoWire provides high-quality tools and functions that other apps just don’t have. With this app, you can input your league’s roster and score settings, then RotoWire will create a ranked “cheat sheet” made up of athlete performance projections. This means you can run mock drafts, set draft priorities, view detailed projections, and have detailed statistics and projections throughout the season. Take your league to the next level with this app.

  1. Fantasy Football Draft Wizard – FREE along with in-app purchases

This app is the ultimate guide to drafting the dream team. Users can create customized cheat sheets and custom mock drafts as well as take a look at expert advice and analysis on player picks and drafting tactics.

  1. DraftKings – FREE along with in-app purchases

Can’t get enough of fantasy football? Then don’t limit yourself to just your team! DraftKings allows users to participate in varied daily fantasy sports leagues. You can opt to join free leagues or private leagues, or even in paid entries where high scorers have a shot at winning cash! Like ESPN Fantasy Sports, DraftKings isn’t limited to just football, making it great entertainment all year long!

Are you a real fantasy football fan but having trouble with downloading apps to your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet? Or is a cracked screen making it difficult to get your roster set? Experimac is here to help! No appointment necessary. No hassle. Same day service. Stop by your local Experimac store today and we’ll get you and your devices ready for football season.

Which iMac® Computer is Best for Students? A Back to School Buying Guide

Apple, Inc.®, well known for their revolutionary electronic devices such as the iPhone® device and iPad® tablet, have supplied students with the technology they’ve needed to succeed for years. Apple, Inc. continues to lead the education market after a push this past spring to reinforce its commitment to providing students with the best technology options available on the market. However, brand new Mac® computers are typically very expensive options for students. This being the case, many parents look at certified pre-owned Apple computers to offer the students in their lives the device they need and want, at a price they can afford. Take a look at our breakdown of recent iMac computer models that won’t break your bank this upcoming school year.

  • 21.5-inch iMac Computer

    This desktop computer is the smallest iMac computer available. New models of the 21.5-inch iMac computer feature between 8-16GB of memory, 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, two Thunderbolt® ports and Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 graphics card. A brand new 21.5-inch iMac computer retails for $1,099, which though considerably less than its iMac siblings, is still way more than a certified pre-owned iMac computer. The 21.5-inch model also has varied upgrades that offer a 4K Retina Display, 3.0 or even 3.4GHz Processor, up to 32GB of memory, as well as a 1TB Fusion Drive for $500 more bringing up the cost to $1,499. A certified pre-owned 21.5-inch Mac computer from Experimac makes a perfect tool, at significant savings, for the average student.

  • 27-inch iMac Computer

    A certified pre-owned 27-inch Mac computer is a great choice for any student who works with graphic arts, film, sound engineering, or any form of digital art, but is probably more than what an average student needs. This computer is available in three configurations, all of which include a Retina 5K Display. The “basic” model features a 3.4GHz Intel Core Processor, 1TB Fusion Drive, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz, Radeon Pro with 4GB of video memory, and a pair of ThunderBolt 3® ports. The two upgraded models feature up to a 3.8GHz Processor, fast Turbo Boosts, a 2TB Fusion Drive, and up to 64GB of memory and Radeon Pro with up to 8GB of video memory. The prices for the 27-inch iMac computer start at $1,799 and go up to $2,299. Certified pre-owned 27-inch iMac computer models at Experimac that are pre-5K are a great value, and still have an amazing display. Stop by to see for yourself what is available for your tech-savvy student at a much more reasonable price.

  • iMac Pro® Computer

    The brand-new iMac Pro computer is designed for professional use and contains state of the art processors, advanced storage options, and incredible graphics. It can come with up to 18 core processors, Hyper-Threading, Radeon Pro Vega 56 or 64 graphics, a Turbo Boost of up to 4.5GHz and up to 42MB cache. Needless to say, this computer has it all and a brand new one is priced at $4,999. This computer is more than an average student will need so when it comes to a computer for a student, we recommend investing in a simpler iMac computer model. Older iMac Pro computer models feature the same level of quality minus a few bells and whistles, making certified pre-owned iMac Pro computer models from Experimac a steal at their affordable prices.

There are other certified pre-owned iMac computer models you can check out in person at your local Experimac store as well as other Apple® devices your student might need including various iPhone® device models, iPad® tablets, and MacBook® laptops. Want to know more about certified pre-owned iMac computers? Stop by your local Experimac store today. Our team is ready to help you pick out a computer that meets the needs of the student in your life at a price you can afford. Experimac is also proud to offer financing services.

Getting Fit for Summer: 7 Best Workout Apps

7 Best Workout Apps for Getting Fit This Summer

Summer is the time of year to kick-back and enjoy the outdoors. However, some of us don’t feel quite ready to step out in a bathing suit at the beach or pool. Are you trying to lose some pounds before a beach outing, family trip or even a reunion? We have put together a list of 7 of the best workout apps to help you get trim and ready for fun in the sun this summer.

  1. Workout Trainer

Looking for new workouts? Look no more! The Workout Trainer app features thousands of free workouts with audio and visual tutorials to help you learn new moves. You can even use the app’s library to build new custom routines and share routines online.

  1. Map My Fitness

Tired of the same morning run on the treadmill? Make runs or walks more interesting with this app! Users can search for new nearby running or walking routes and even share their own. This app saves the information about your run including location, distance and calories burned. You can opt to use this data to set new goals. This app also features a community of fellow runners, joggers, and walkers that you can join a challenge with and even include your own family or friends.

  1. JEFIT

If you’re looking for workouts specifically aimed at building strength or bodybuilding, then download this app. JEFIT is loaded with workouts that are sorted by targeted body parts and also offers a workout planner, exercise log, progress tracker, and timers to help you make the most of every workout.

  1. Freeletics Bodyweight

This app focuses on using your own bodyweight for all of its workouts, meaning you won’t need a gym or any equipment to complete your workouts. The free app shows you step-by-step video and audio guides aimed at providing workouts for a variety of muscle groups and fitness levels.

  1. Johnson and Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout and 7 Minute Workout for Kids

Is your schedule too busy for gym visits or mile runs? No problem! This app guides users through varied 7-minute workouts that are designed for beginning and experienced athletes alike. There is also a Kid version of this app available, perfect for helping your children adopt active lifestyles. The 7 Minute Workout for Kids app includes workouts tailored to build flexibility and strength in children without the use of equipment.

  1. FoodPrint Diet by Nutrino

Even the most physically fit, need to monitor their diet. This app was designed to help users know what to eat rather than just track what has been eaten. Users are able to set up individually-tailored profiles that include goals and preferences. Use this app to plan your next meal or to stay up-to-date on the latest nutritional research.

  1. HealthyOut

One of the hardest parts about eating healthy is when you don’t have time to cook and need to eat out. Finding healthy options for eating out has never been easier thanks to this app. HealthyOut helps you find and order healthy meals from local restaurants. You can choose to use specific filters, such as low calorie or high protein, in order to narrow search results to suit your needs and activity levels. You can even filter results by cuisines, ingredients or type of dish.

Making healthy choices for our body begins with getting active. Take some time to look through these apps and get on your way to getting fit for summer.

If you are having trouble with installing or using any of these apps on your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet, don’t hesitate to stop by your local Experimac store. Our techs will gladly assist you with any troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades and even purchases of certified pre-owned Apple® devices.

More Storage for Less on your iMac® Computer or MacBook® Laptop

More Storage for Less on your iMac or MacBook

From work brought home to family photos, our computers are home to thousands of important, and often irreplaceable, files. And let’s be honest, by the end of summer, there will be tons of new photos and videos we will want to preserve. Laptops and computers come with tremendous space options, however, it never seems to be enough. You can delete large or unused files but is that enough? Thankfully, you have several options to maximize storage space and protect your files from being deleted.

Take a look at the breakdown of storage options below.

Onsite Storage

As the name suggests, onsite storage is a method of storing information that is kept on hand. Frequently used forms of onsite storage include USB drives, DVDs, magnetic tapes or external hard drives.

  • Pros – External storage means immediate access: a physical copy of the information on hand means the ability to access it quickly. It also means you have a one-time fee of purchasing a USB or external hard drive and that’s it, you’re set. You don’t have monthly payments and this is usually the least expensive route. You also won’t have to worry about the availability of Internet access as it is unnecessary for external storage.
  • Cons – The downsides to external storage are that you will need to purchase a new USB or external hard drive and create new folders/methods on a periodic basis as you will run out of space. External storage is also easier to be destroyed, as anything can happen to a physical method of storage: flood, theft, or simply being misplaced. Lastly, external storage can be more complicated as some storage methods are usually less user-friendly and could pose problems for users who don’t work with the system on a frequent basis.

Online Storage

Online storage, such as Box, Dropbox or Google Drive work similarly to a USB except that you access them through the Internet. The iCloud® service is the Apple® service designed to keep your Apple devices in sync. It works by keeping all of your files, photos, and even videos stored on iCloud.com from all your iOS® devices and even on Windows® computers.  Synchronizing your devices with the iCloud service on a regular basis helps to prevent data loss and increases availability for your family members or friends to the documents, photos, and videos you love and want to keep safe.

  • Pros – There no restrictions in size and ways to organize your information when using an online form of storage. You also won’t have to worry about natural disasters destroying your storage or misplacing it and you’ll be able to access your documents from anywhere there is an Internet connection. Online options are also usually the most user-friendly and offer endless organization strategies for your information with minimal effort.
  • Cons – A physical medium offers limited access meanwhile the Internet makes your information more vulnerable to hackers. You may also experience delayed access to data should the Internet be unstable or if passwords are forgotten. Online storage also means continuously spending money (i.e., monthly fees) to store your information.

When selecting which data storage solution best accommodates your needs, consider these points:

  • What kind of access do you need?
  • How private or important is the data you are storing?
  • How many users need access to this information on a frequent basis?
  • What kind of budget are you working with?

Here, at Experimac, our experienced team of techs is able to assist you with making the right storage decisions for your computer or laptop, whether you are trying to store work documents or your personal family memories. Feel free to stop by your local Experimac store any time, no appointment is needed.

Back to School: How to Choose the Best Laptop

Back to School - How to Choose the Best Laptop

Summer break is not only a great time for fun in the sun but is also the perfect time to start selecting school supplies for the upcoming school year. Investing in a laptop can make life much easier and more productive for students when it comes to taking notes, doing research and writing essays, and even taking online exams. However, buying a new laptop can be confusing if you’re not sure what features to look for, and if done without proper research, buying a laptop can also break the bank.

Keep in mind the age of the user, is this laptop for a younger student who has never really used a laptop on a regular basis before or is this purchase for a older child who has demonstrated responsibility and will likely be taking this laptop with them to college soon? The user’s age may help to determine the budget and features you are looking for.

We have done a lot of the research for you and listed some factors to consider before making a purchase.

  1. Size – When selecting a laptop, it’s important to consider the size of the laptop as it will be taken to school, afterschool activities, and beyond. Select a device that the student in your life will be able to carry easily anywhere they need to go. A heavy laptop can mean it will get dropped more easily or may keep a student from really being able to take it to school and use it extensively.
  2. Specs – Depending on the age and academic demands of your student, you will need to think about what specs are necessary and which you would be able to do without. Some students, such as film or art students, should look at laptops with retina displays. Students using their computer to write essays may consider simpler displays but may need computers with a lot of internal storage or USB accessibility.
  3. Cost – Laptops come with a large variety of options and are most definitely an investment. When considering the purchase of a laptop for a student, it’s important to remember that this device will most likely be heavily used and you will want it to last a number of years – consider the budget you have set for this purchase accordingly. One way to keep costs under control is to consider the purchase of a certified pre-owned At Experimac, you will find certified pre-owned Apple® laptops in excellent condition with all the features any student would be proud to have at a reasonable price.

Below is a breakdown of some certified pre-owned models commonly available at Experimac locations.

  • MacBook® Laptop – The MacBook laptop offers great specs such as a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display, 250 GB of storage space, and weighs in at 4.7 pounds. The MacBook laptop includes a multi-touch trackpad with a full-size keyboard making it easy to use for those who are not accustomed to the smaller keyboard often found on laptops and has two USB ports available. This laptop is built to last yet affordable and makes a great pick when you think about needing to carry a laptop in addition to books, notes, and other materials.
  • MacBook Air® Laptop – The MacBook Air laptop features specs that make it a fantastic school option. Though the MacBook Air laptop has a 13.3-inch display, it does not feature the Retina display like some of its MacBook siblings. It does have up to 12 hours of battery, a multi-touch trackpad and either 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. The MacBook Air laptop has USB ports and is lighter than the MacBook Pro® laptop options. All in all, the MacBook Air laptop does not offer the higher end specs that some of the other MacBook® laptops offer but it is still a great pick for students.
  • MacBook Pro Laptop – The MacBook Pro laptop comes in two sizes: the 13-inch and the 15-inch. The 13-inch model features a 13.3-inch LED-backlit Retina display, up to 10 hours of battery life, and comes with 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. This model also features the Force Touch trackpad and weighs 3.02 pounds. The 15-inch model is very similar, except for a few details – it features a 15.4-inch LED-backlit Retina display, up to 9 hours of battery life (instead of 10) and weighs in at 4.49 pounds. The 15-inch model has the additional feature of more storage space, as you can choose between 256 GB, 512 GB or even 1 TB.

The purchase of a laptop for your student getting ready to go back to school should not be done in a rush. Regardless of your budget or needs, Experimac’s team of experienced techs can help! At our stores, you can test out the certified pre-owned devices you are interested in purchasing. You can ask questions and compare the features from one laptop to another. Not only do we offer a warranty on all of our products and assure you that our certified pre-owned Apple products have been thoroughly examined and are ready to take on a new school year, we also offer financing options. And the best part is no appointment is necessary!

Stop by your local Experimac store today and speak to any of our team members to see which laptop best suits your student’s needs today!

Summer Reading: Making it Easy and Fun

Summer reading is many students’ least favorite part of summer. However, not reading can cause students to lose learning gains they’ve just spent almost a year making. Struggles with reading affects learning in all content areas and can lead to challenges passing future assessments and classes. Help your children to hold onto their reading skills this summer; motivate your children to read independently and practice reading skills over the long break with these easy to access and use apps:

  1. OverDrive

    This outstanding app is not only free but allows you to use your library card to access e-books offered from your local library! Choose from thousands of books from libraries across the country. How cool is that? Checking to see if your local library is part of the program is easy.

  2. Tales2Go

    Motivating children to read over the summer is often a difficult thing to do. Thankfully, audio books make summer reading much easier for less motivated students or struggling readers. Give your family access to thousands of outstanding audio books for just $9.99 a month with Tales2Go. Following along in the text while listening to the audiobook is a great strategy for emerging readers and this works really well on long road trips.

  3. Comic Life 3

    Another way of promoting literacy at home over the summer is to provide children with a creative outlet. Comic Life 3 does just that in a comic book setting. Help your students fall in love with the art of storytelling and give them a platform to create their own stories using imagery and small captions. This encourages the use of creativity and imagination while reinforcing writing skills.

  4. Epic!

    This e-reader app is perfect for children 12 and under and provides users with access to thousands of books. As students read, they earn badges to acknowledge varied accomplishments. Families can set up individual user profiles to keep track individually of titles they’ve read. Consider setting a weekly goal for each child and reward those who reach their goal.

  5. Newsela

    Provide daily news articles for students of all reading levels to practice informational reading skills. This app provides a variety of topics for students to read about; topics are easy to find using the search feature of the app. Understanding non-fiction texts is a critical skill for test taking yet it’s not a genre most students pick up on their own.

Make the summer of 2018 a memorable one for your kids by setting reading goals and establishing a time for everyone in the family to share what they’ve been reading. Summer reading can take place anywhere – on the couch, in the backyard, by the pool, on a road trip or during a long flight or train ride. No excuses! Bring your iPad tablet® to your local Experimac store where no appointment is necessary. Our experienced techs will take care of that screen repair you’ve been procrastinating to get done. Or, if it’s time to look for a newer model, we may have just what you’re looking for and you can trade in your current device.

It’s Time for a Road Trip! What Accessories Should You Take?

Planning a summer road trip? Make sure you’re well-equipped with all the best accessories and other necessary items to ensure you’re ready for anything! We have created a handy list for you to use when prepping for your next trip. Take a look at the list below before hitting the road for your next trip.

  • Chargers

    Don’t leave home without the chargers you need for all of your devices and consider bringing an extra charger just in case one stops working or mysteriously disappears. According to SmarterTravel, chargers, particularly cell phone chargers, are the top left-behind item at hotels. Consider keeping a charger in your car and keeping one on your person in a backpack or purse. When you think about the fact that our electronic devices serve as our source of communication, GPS navigation, camera, and top source of entertainment, not having a charged device could be devastating. Pack a car charger in addition to your current charger; you’ll thank yourself later!

  • Waterproof Phone Case

    Make sure your phone is prepared for anything with a waterproof phone case. The last thing you need on a road trip is to have your phone rendered useless. Protect it from rain, pools, drops and all waterborne illnesses that can have serious consequences for your phone.

  • Selfie Stick

    Whether you hate them or love them, selfie sticks make it easier to take those necessary road trip photos – someone sleeping in the back seat or a cool roadside pit stop with everyone in the photo.

  • iPad® Tablet

    Yes, we all love our smartphones, but when making reservations online, following a GPS or even looking to entertain the backseat passengers, sometimes a smartphone is just not enough. This is when having an iPad tablet would come in extra handy! Bringing an iPad tablet along means you’ll be able to supply movies and other entertainment for your road trip companions. Screen time for younger passengers is not just a distraction; the time spent on the iPad tablet could be productive. There are a lot of summer reading apps and other educational apps available to help them keep their minds engaged.

  • Sunglasses

    Be sure to protect your eyes from glare and bright reflections while driving or even when you’re the passenger. Squinting from bright light can actually cause headaches and nausea. Sunglasses protect your eyes from ultraviolet light and should be a priority anytime you’re exposed to the sun’s UV rays.

  • Smartphone Mount

    As you know, our smartphones serve several purposes on road trips. Make it easy and safe to answer calls, read the GPS and listen to your favorite playlists with a smartphone mount. The last thing you want to deal with while driving is trying to steer while juggling a phone. Whether you’re the driver or passenger, safety should be considered.

  • Pet Items

    Are you considering taking your furry family members on your summer road trip this year? If yes, remember to bring along plenty of food and water with bowls to serve them in, their collar or harness as well as their leash, a few of their favorite toys, and a blanket to help them get cozy during the long drive too. If your furry friend takes any medications, you’ll need to bring those along as well.

  • Snacks

    Be sure to pack snacks, especially if you’re planning a particularly long road trip or planning to go off the grid. You want to try and select snacks that don’t need refrigeration and will still supply nutrition. Tempting as they may be, stay away from overly salty or sweet choices like candy or chips and instead go for almonds, dried fruit, protein bars, and coconut water. If you have space, a small cooler with some water bottles is a nice extra.

  • Headphones

    When traveling with a group, the last thing you want to fight over is what kind of music should be played on the trip. Make sure you pack a pair of headphones for each traveler joining you, giving everyone on your trip the ability to be their own DJ.

Making the extra effort to prepare ahead of time for your summer road trip will hopefully mean it’s a better experience for everyone. If you need help with any of the accessories you have, need to get your screen repaired, or just need to purchase extra chargers, stop by your local Experimac store today. Our experienced team is ready to help you get ready for your road trip!

Best Apps and Games to Keep Kids Thinking This Summer

School is out and summer is upon us! Figuring out what to do with the kids all summer is a challenge for most parents. Some families will opt for a big vacation or maybe even sleep away camp but what about the rest of the summer? While beach days and camping trips are great summer activities, keeping your kids’ brains active is important too! Take a look at some of the best apps and games available to engage their minds in a fun and motivational way.

Grades: Preschool – 5th

  • Highlights

    This developer, famous for their children’s magazine, has produced a few apps all aimed at improving literacy and critical thinking skills in children. From their hidden pictures app to one app called “All About Summer,” Highlights offers children a variety of fun yet academic apps that are easy and free to download and use.

  • ABC Mouse

    Studies have shown that this app has improved math and literacy skills in elementary-aged children. It teaches subjects such as reading, math, science, and art through the use of interactive activities, songs, and even offline printable activities!

Grades: K – 8th

  • BrainPOP

    < This app features animated movies that are easy for students to relate to followed by some questions to ensure comprehension of the video. From core subjects such as math, reading, science, and history to electives such as health, art, music and even engineering, BrainPOP is designed for elementary and middle school students to use on their own and support cross-curricular education.

  • Inventioneers

    If your child is creative or you want to support creative thinking skills, look at this app. Your child can create inventions, learn about science, and even share their inventions with friends. Inventioneers comes in a free and deluxe version and is compatible with Apple and Android devices alike.

Grades: 9th – 12th, College and grad students

  • Khan Academy

    “You can learn anything” is this app’s tagline and rightfully so! With over 40,000 Common Core-aligned questions and interactive exercises, your child can easily spend the summer preparing for upcoming exams such as the SAT, ACT, and school entrance exams. Khan Academy is even equipped to prepare users for the GMAT and MCAT! This app is designed for high school, college and post-grad students looking to sharpen their skills in algebra, calculus, statistics, finance, chemistry, physics, art history, economics and much more! Make sure your son or daughter is ready for the upcoming school year by sharing this app with them!

  • Scholly

    So your child has spent over a decade studying and might be over the summer-studying. Seeing that it’s never too early to start considering scholarships, help motivate your teenager by subscribing to Scholly. For just $2.99 a month, Scholly makes it easy to find and apply to scholarships, keep track of deadlines and follow up on outcomes. While this app will not reinforce specific subject matter, a summer spent filling out scholarship applications teaches life skills, is time well-spent, and depending on the scholarship, could involve writing an essay to submit with the application.

While the lackadaisical days of summer spent doing nothing productive may be every child’s dream, it’s likely not in their best interest to let their brain take a vacation all summer long. These great apps will help keep every child thinking and ensure they start off the next school year on the right foot. Should your iPhone® device or iPad® tablet need a little tune up or screen repair so your child can benefit from these apps, stop by your local Experimac store today – no appointment necessary.

Summer Is Heating Up: Great Deals on Certified Pre-Owned Apple® Products

Summer is the time of year when we all try to slow down a little and make time to create memories, check out new local spots, get back in shape and hang out with friends and family. Can’t decide on which of those you want to accomplish? Do them all! Get the tools you need to have the summer you want by updating your phone, tablet, watch or laptop with some great deals on certified pre-owned Apple products at Experimac. Here are some of Experimac’s summer favorites:

  • iPhone 6S Plus® Device

    Our smartphone pick for summer fun is the iPhone 6S Plus device. It does everything you need it to do on a daily basis at a fraction of the cost of the iPhone 8® or the iPhone X®. Check your email, listen to your favorite music while you work out, take some great photos and don’t spend more than you have to.

  • Apple Watch® Device

    The Apple Watch device is the perfect summer accessory. First of all, tracking your health and making healthier choices throughout the day has never been easier. Easily track your activity, differentiate between resting or active calories burned and even monitor your heart rate. This summer, there are several new and stylish Apple Watch device bands being released, making the Apple Watch device not only a smart accessory but an incredibly stylish one too. Lastly, this device will make answering phone calls and texts way easier than you ever imagined.

  • iPad® Tablet

    Redefine travel entertainment and invite convenience into your life with the iPad tablet. Easily pre-load movies onto your iPad tablet before taking a flight or heading out on a road trip and use your iPad tablet as a mini movie theater anywhere you go this summer. Completing summer reading assignments has never been easier thanks to the multitude of summer reading apps available in the app store. Complete work tasks from the passenger seat or while sitting by the pool. With the iPad tablet, you don’t have to stay indoors strapped to your desk all summer; be productive on the go!

Here at Experimac, we are equipped and ready to help you make this summer one to remember! Buying certified pre-owned devices has never been easier. When you purchase any device, laptop or computer from Experimac, you can rest assured that our certified pre-owned products have been thoroughly checked and are ready to go in your hands. Purchasing from Experimac also means you are able to see the device you are investing in and hold it in your hands before purchasing making the transaction safe and stress-free. Stop by and visit your local Experimac store today to find out more about the products we have in stock to help make your summer a memorable one.