Mac Apps for UNT Students

College isn’t all fun and UPC Events, although we wish it were. There are actual classes with actual work to be done. Don’t panic though, this list of Mac applications that can help supercharge your productivity and help made college easier for you and all UNT Students.

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
By being a UNT student you get the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Messenger) for free. You also get 50 GB of storage shared with mailbox on OneDrive. You can keep all your documents, spreadsheets and presentations properly formatted and synced across the cloud so they are readily available for you when you need to present or share with a group member. Also there’s other obvious uses for this software, from class to your clubs, it’s a total necessity.
Cost: Free

Blackboard
A large number of UNT classes use Blackboard. With this app, you’ll have quick access to your class syllabi, assignment due dates, and discussion boards. It’s great for quick reference, checking your grades, or responding to a post on the bus. The pop-up notifications also let you know when your professors are posting important information, like assignments and grades.
Cost: Free

Photomath
The UNT Math Lab is a fantastic resource for getting help with your homework, but it unfortunately isn’t available 24 hours a day. For when they are closed this app can scan your math problem and provide you not only with a solution, but the steps to get there.
Cost: Free

Tunity
Can’t hear the TVs in the Syndicate Lounge or on Denton’s famous Fry Street? It’s not a problem. Tunity is a free app that streams TV audio to your smartphone. Tunity allows you to instantly hear any muted TV right on your mobile device. So, now when you go out and wanna know what is going on while you’re eating, you can.
Cost: Free

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Yes, you probably already have this app, but cheaper is always better. With your UNT.edu e-mail address, you can same some money and enjoy a 50% student discount on Spotify’s premium service. $5 a month x 12 months= $60. That’s a lot of yearly savings, just for being a student.
Cost: Free or Discounted Student Price

Cymbal
Described as the Instagram for music, the app syncs with your Spotify and SoundCloud accounts and allows you to share your song of the moment.
Cost: Free

DuoLingo
Learning a foreign language for class or just for fun? DuoLingo is the app for you. Sharpen your second, or third, language skills for free. DuoLingo can also be used as a study tool for your language classes! It’s a great tool, no matter how you use it.
Cost: Free

Cram
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on’t want to carry around a set of 3 x 5 cards? Want be a little greener? Cram is the app for you. Cram allows you to create a digital set of flashcards. Prep for your exam by creating flashcards customised to your class.
Cost: Free

Save Money at UNT Pocket Points
Need to break yourself of the habit of fidgeting with your phone when you be focusing on classwork? Pocket Points is the app for you. Pocket Points incentives you by giving you rewards for not using your phone. Rewards are in the form of discounts to local businesses like Crooked Crust and Pita Pit.
Cost: Free

Mint
Mint come from Intuit, the makers of TurboTax and QuickBooks, and is designed to help you keep track of spending and keep you on a budget. You can plug in all of your banks, investments, retirement funds, credit cards, and other financial accounts to quickly give you a complete picture of your financial health, or lack thereof. For more help with your finances, check out the free services and events at the Student Money Management Center in Chestnut Hall.
Cost: Free

F.lux
The retina screens on Macs are amazing! Studies show however that certain kings of light late a night can affect your sleep cycle. Remedy this with an app that mirrors sunlight for that particular time of day. Using f.lux might actually help you sleep better.
Cost: Free

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There are plenty of scanners available for free in UNT Computer labs around campus, but if don’t need something super high quality or just really fast, this free app is definitely an upgrade to taking a picture of it with your camera.
Cost: Free

Creative Cloud
The Adobe is the industry standard. Whether you’re a CVAD student, RTV student, or just have a passion for design, the Creative Suite is for you. It’s the most expensive item on this list, but it’s much less expensive than paying the full retail price or taking a gamble and torrenting it. (Side Note: It’s not a good idea to torrent on campus.)
Cost: Discounted Subscription for Students

Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal
Worried about the dreaded freshmen 15? The Pohl Recreation Center on campus is something you’re already paying for with your student fees whether you use it or not, but exercise if only half of the equation. This app can help you decide if you can really afford that 3rd cookie.
Cost: Free

If you need an new Apple device for these cool apps, The Mainframe not only has a UNT students discount, but it is located on campus in room 214 of the University Union. Stop by and find the device that’s right for you.

8 Reasons to Shop at The Mainframe

It’s August. Besides First Flight Week, The Mean Green Fling, it means the inevitable return to school is coming. Before school begins, you might consider retiring your old computer or tablet and upgrade to a new Apple product. In order to help you, here is a list of 7 Reasons to Shop at The Mainframe UNT’s Apple Store.

Discount
The Mainframe offers the UNT community educational pricing right here on campus. As our store grows into a larger space in the new Union, be on the lookout for extra savings with bundles and other promotions. Chances are, you won’t find a better deal elsewhere.
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Spillover Perks for Friends and Family
Not only can you buy devices for yourself, but you can buy up to 3 of each Apple device at the discounted student price per year. 3 MacBooks, 3 iMacs, 3 Mac Minis, 3 iPads, 3 Apple TVs, yeah, that’s a lot of discounted Apple technology. Somebody is going to be very popular.
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Location
There is no Apple Store in Denton. Before, to get to one, you’ve had to make that long pilgrimage to Southlake, Dallas, Frisco, or Plano. That was pretty cumbersome. That problem has now been solved because The Mainframe is conveniently located right on campus and part of the #NewUNTUnion. That’s right, no more trips down 35 to get your favorite pieces of technology.
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Selection
The Mainframe currently has all of the top selling models of laptops, iPads, desktops, and Beats headphones. Once it moves into the #NewUNTUnion, that selection will be upgraded to include a huge selection of accessories for all of your devices. With great prices and a great location, in conjunction with all of the other great services and programs on campus, you almost never have to leave Denton again.
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Knowledge
The Mainframe staff receives the same training as other Apple employees. The staff is knowledgeable about the products and how they can best fit in your lifestyle. Stop by and ask which device is best for you. Plus, when The Mainframe moves into the #NewUNTUnion space, it’ll add certified technicians in the near future available to diagnose and fix any problems with your computers.
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Support
Since The Mainframe is not a third party entity, they aren’t on campus to make money off students. The Mainframe is an entity of the University Union and by purchasing from them, the Union can reinvest that money into YOU, the students. Revenue is put back into programming and service efforts provided to you students at the Union. After all, our #1 priority is to do our best to serve you and help you have the best experience at UNT.
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Free Beats
You can drop the kale and pick up some beats. From now until September 18, qualifying students who purchase a new Mac computer under Apple’s education deal will be eligible for a free pair of Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones, which normally beg a street price of $200. Grab the iconic headphone used by Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Miley Cyrus for FREE.
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Free Bag
Seriously, not just college, who isn’t into getting free stuff period? Snag this exclusive UNT Edition Apple bag with ANY purchase from The Mainframe while supplies last.

The Mainframe is located in Stovall Hall, 1400 W Highland St, Denton, TX 76201 and presently operates from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, but those hours will likely expand when it moves over into the #NewUNTUnion.