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I tell ya, Mark Polson, GradeFix founder, is one of the most intelligent people I have ever had the opportunity to speak with. I have enjoyed learning more about how he builds applications and the intelligence that is build in. Check out my interview with Mark from December.
Mark sent over some of the details on the new algorithm and here is his summary… "The new algorithm adds customization, smarter planning, and better adaptation to loads of homework."
If you are in school whether it's high school, college, grad school, med school, law school, tech institute, you need to use this tool to help you organize and more importantly prioritize. I wish I would have been able to use this tool when I was in grad school.
Jake reviewed Gradefix a week ago and thought it would be great to speak with the creators. So I gave Mark Polson, one of the founders of Gradefix a call. Gradefix helps you organize your schoolwork, certainly something I could have used during my Masters studies.
Highlights of our discussion include:
- Can you provide a brief bio about yourself?
- What is Gradefix? How did you come up with the idea?
- Who is the target user of Gradefix?
- How are you marketing Gradefix?
- How many users are paid and are there other plans to monetize the app?
- Any success stories so far?
- What technology are you using?
- Where do you see Gradefix going in the next year?
- So you are live since August 30th, what’s it been like?
- What is the one thing you wish you did when you were developing the app?
- What has been your biggest mistake you have made so far?
- What do you think a startup web app needs to be successful?
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I recently took a look at GradeFix, and found it to be really nice. At first I was kind of skeptical on how much it would help, but it did help a lot! So basically what it is, is a schedule keeper for all of your school work. Whether it be homework, reading, studying for a quiz, or studying for an exam, GradeFix will organize everything for you.
You can register for a free account here. Though there are some limitations on free accounts, you can have up to 10 active items on your schedule, as opposed to the paid plan, where you can pay $5 a month for unlimited. Though you may be saying $5 is a bit too much, in my opinion, it's worth it. But you can work with the free plan fairly well.
So here's how it works. Once you sign up, you go to gradefix.com. Then towards the top there's a "My Account" link, and it will bring you to the dashboard. On the dashboard, you will have a box which is full of dates, items, and the time you should spend on that item. To the right of that, there is the box where you can enter new items.
The item display is really straight forward. It a has alternating colors, so it's easy to read, and makes things a lot faster when you're trying to get things done fast. Another thing to the right is the filter control. You can set the filter to filter out a certain amount of days, type of work, and even specific classes. The second you select something on the filter, it will change the results in the display box.
This, I'm assuming, is Ajax, without all the cool effects. Also on that note, the design is kind of bland, but it's simple and easy to use.
So if you're looking for a better way to get organized for class, this is the tool for you. It will take all the stress, of keeping track of assignments, right away. It works for me, so I'm sure it could work for just about anyone out there, that goes to school.