Bar Slayer wrote:morescotchplease wrote:a male human wrote:Anyone (Bar Slayer?) have thoughts about Adaptibar versus BarMax's MBE app? They seem to be the two go-to choices (besides Emanuel's) for MBE prep.
To be clear, I don't need it myself, just wanted to ask for my own research and so people can make an informed choice about their MBE supplements.
I used barmax. I liked it for the MBE. I had it on the ipad mini so I was able to carry it around. Easy to load and do a few questions, read the explanations on the spot, etc. It really allowed me to get a lot of questions in. One thing bad about apps in general is that I like reading questions with my pencil-- helps me focus more on the question, circle things if I need to. Sometimes I found I would miss questions because it's easy to just skim read on a tablet (especially those mortgage questions) as opposed to paper. Ironically, this helped me on the actual exam I believe because I was able to mark the questions.
When I was researching materials, I was debating between Barmax and Adaptibar, and went with Adaptibar because I didn't have an iPad. Reviews for both seem to be pretty good. In my experience, having a review program that is web-app based, and can be run on PCs is key, because I would often do practice questions at work (before others came in, during lunch, or after everyone's gone home.) I think that's pretty important for people who are working and studying at the same time.
I also really liked Adaptibar's feature that creates PDFs of all your wrong answers. Every few days I'd print them out and review carefully the underlying rules. But maybe most web based question banks have this feature.
Thanks morescotchplease and Bar Slayer! Looks like both have their advantages.