Students in this modern era are finding it difficult to survive without technology. A day cannot pass by without students finding themselves online. They are either looking for ways to get entertainment or finding techniques to help them with their day to day activities. Most students are finding it challenging to balance their studies and extra curriculum activities. It is therefore essential for a student to come up with innovative ways to help them in their studies. If you’re a high schooler or a college student, using apps to simplify your study time is a plus since 45% of college students use their smartphones to help them with their assignments.
Below are 8 must-have Apps that will help you get the edge on college life:
We all have had challenges when it comes to math, some more than others. You can now use this App to help you solve your mathematical problems. It gives you a step by step process of resolving your equations. The cool part is when you face your camera towards your math problem; the App solves it for you.
Time management is vital for students. You should always know what is expected of you and at what time. Any.do App helps you with organizing your affairs so as to not affect your studies. The App enables you to complete your to-do list and synchronizes all the tasks with other devices. Adding new entries is also possible with the use of the multi-touch interface and supports voice too. It has another incredible feature which is shaking your phone when you complete a task, and it deletes for you. For easy access, you can add a widget to your home screen.
Do you feel like it is becoming hustle for you to go to the library? Well, worry no more. Scribd is an online library that’s used by students all over the world. Strangers from all parts of the world come and share their books there free of charge. All you need is just to set up your library according to your preferences. It is also easy to share with your friends.
Essay writing does not come naturally to most students. If you’re one of those you may dread each writing assignment. Not only do you have to learn the different formatting styles such as APA and MLA and how to write them, but you also have to create a list of citations. If you are among those students, worry no more, just download EasyBib.
Once you have the app on your phone, enter the title of the book that you’re using for research, and you will get the right citation. From there, all you have to do is copy it to your bibliography.
Mailbox is an essential App for students to have. It organizes all your emails the right way, just how you want them to be. You could also arrange them according to different subjects. Mailbox gets this done easily by creating a folder for a particular topic. The App has various commands that help you to manage your inbox and archiving your read messages. Mailbox lets you set a reminder and work on different emails at the same time. This makes it easy for students to stay current on their email at all times.
It is every student’s worst nightmare to realize they have lost their data. Dropbox lets you breathe a sigh of relief. The App helps you store your data. You can save all your documents, notes, videos and pictures in one place. It also allows you to upload your documents from any device and sync them with other devices. Dropbox makes it easier to get files from people without accounts. All you need is an internet connection and you’re good to go.
Do you have a habit of forgetting? Studious helps students by reminding them of their schedules. It can be a deadline for an assignment, time to attend a lecture, time and date for an examination, etc. The App lets you enter all the details of the time, class, location, professor, etc. and you’re all set.
It is a demanding life for a student in high school and college. However, this does not necessarily mean that you should go about your daily activities without knowing what’s going on around you. Feedly lets you stay informed about current events. About 70% of new signups are becoming active members. Students are not left behind when it comes to getting up to date. You can get the news on the go through RSS. You can choose the kind of story that you want to receive that’s in your interest. It also allows you to get notifications on various topics, e.g., sports, politics, etc.
When students have these eight apps, they are in a better position to organize and solve their activities without feeling the pressure that comes with being in college. So, take the full advantage of the internet and make your life easier.
Kevin is a professional educator and a private tutor with over 8 years of experience. He is also a content writer for sigmaessays.com and various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media, and blogging. During his off time, Kevin enjoys traveling and cooking. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin & Google+.