10 Back to School Apps for College Students

To this very useful list I’d add Pomotodo, to keep a list of tasks and use the Pomodoro method to work on them in 25-minute chunks. I’m also thinking of trying TeacherKit myself.


By Jane Hurst

If you are heading off to college in the fall, you need to take a lot of things with you. This includes the tools you will need in order to make your college experience a successful one. Luckily, there are loads of great apps that will help you in many areas of college life. Check out these 10 apps that every college student should be using.

  1. Study Blue – This is an awesome study aid that uses flash cards to help you learn everything about all of the courses you are taking. All you have to do is input your school and your courses, and then you get a list of card sets to use. The site is free to use, but study guides cost $9 each. Or, you can get as many as you like with a $48 yearly subscription.
  2. Mint – Find a complete library of personal finance information that will help you to learn how to manage your money. This can be difficult when you are on your own for the first time, but the sooner you learn, the better off your bank account is going to be. This tool will keep track of your bank accounts and spending habits, and help you learn how to live on a budget.
  3. ExamTime – This tool is loaded with notes, quizzes, mind maps, and more, and everything has been created by students and teachers from all over the world. This is a great way to make studying interactive, and you can even hook up with online study groups.
  4. Call Tools – If you are looking to earn money while in college, working for a call center software provider as a tech support personal could be ideally. Money is good and the hours are flexible.
  5. My Study Life – This is another free app, and it will help you to better manage your time. You will be able to get more done, and even have time to hang out with your friends at the pub. This app allows you to check your schedules, even if you are not using an Android device. You can go onto any computer to check things out.
  6. Alarmy: Sleep if You Can – This is an app that will make sure you never sleep in again. You can’t just press the snooze button for 10 more minutes of sleep. You actually have to take a photo, shake your phone several times, etc. to turn off the alarm. After all that, you will end up getting out of bed.
  7. EasyBib – This is a free app that will help you with writing bibliographies. You can scan barcodes of books that you have used as reference, and the app will create a bibliography in MLA, APA, or Chicago style. Then you can email this information to yourself and add it to your paper later.
  8. Amazon Student – Your text books are expensive, but there are ways to get them at discounted prices. For instance, Amazon Student has a free six-month membership for students, and it includes free two-day shipping and great deals on books for students. There is a textbook section where you can buy, sell, and rent text books.
  9. Skype – No one should ever be without Skype. This is a great way to be able to stay in touch with friends and family all over the world, and you don’t have to pay for long-distance phone calls. Enjoy live voice or text conversations with others who are also using Skype. You can even have a chat with multiple people at once by using the video chat feature that lets up to 10 callers take part in a conversation.
  10. Your Official University App – This free app lets you learn all about the college or university you will be attending. You will never be embarrassed about getting lost, and you will know ahead of time about classes, news and events, and a whole lot more.

Byline:

Jane Hurst has been working in education for over 5 years as a teacher. She loves sharing her knowledge with students, is fascinated about edtech and loves reading, a lot.

from The College Puzzle http://stanford.io/1ID2v1g

 


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