15 Must-Have Apps for Every Student The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It is also true that students use different mobile applications not only for entertainment but for studying as well. Both Apple and Android provide dozens of programs and apps for college students that can be very informative and useful if you want to keep up with the times and boost your studying process. Every student probably knows plenty of applications that fit his or her needs most, but there are still some mobile “helpers” no student should live without. We are here to tell you about 25 of them.
1. Any. do
Millions of people use Any. Do to organize their tasks. This application is perfect for students who need to create a to-do list. It also synchronizes all tasks with other devices so that the list can be accessed from anywhere. Add new entries to the list with the help of a touch-based interface, or use your voice to create tasks.
You can change the priority of your entry, mark a task as completed, or even shake your device to remove all completed tasks from it. The Any. Do widget can be added to your home screen for quick and easy access.
2. Inbox by Gmail
Do you often have trouble with your email? Is it frustrating to control your inbox because it lacks features? Then it’s high time to download Inbox to your mobile device and forget about all these problems at once.
Built-in with different features allowing you to see bundles of similar emails, check off or snooze your reminders from the calendar, Inbox allows you to have things done instantly and also get back to old tasks at any time.
No college student will be afraid of losing his notes or coursework anymore! Thanks to Dropbox, you have a chance to upload different files (documents, photos, videos) in the cloud and get them online whenever you need them, even if you forget your phone at home. The only thing needed to access your files is an Internet connection.
Store your files in Dropbox, and share them with friends without any fear of losing important and useful data.
College students always want to know everything and keep their eyes on the ball, but it may be quite difficult to do because of constant deadlines, part-time jobs, overdue essays, exams, etc. Feed.ly is here to help you deal with this problem. This is one of the best RSS aggregators. It lets you consolidate all news into one feed. Just check the news you would like to receive, and get notifications every time something interesting appears. Nothing could be easier, huh?
Welcome to the world’s biggest library online! Scribd helps students find millions of different documents and books that are important for their studies. All those data are shared by people from all over the world, and you can easily curate and organize them according to their topic.
Create your own library with different notes, texts, and books that you need. Share them with your friends, and find all the information with Scribd.
This one is perfect for those students who study literature and write papers on things they’ve read. CliffsNotes will provide you with information about every character, plot, or theme, as well as summaries of every book you read. The audio version is available here, so you can listen to all this info during walks or work to get ready for literature tests.
Oh yes, your math homework or tests may be quite challenging. It is so easy to stick trying to find the right answer. Try Mathway—the mobile application that will guide you step-by-step while you search for algebra, geometry, or any other math solution. Enter your task into the application, and check if your solution is the same as the one offered.
How often do you forget about the date and time of your test? Do you always know the deadline of your homework, the time of your next lecture, and the subject of your next class? Thanks to Studious, this problem will be solved once and forever. All you need to do is to enter all information about your class, time, professor, location, etc., and this cool application will remind you about it just in time!
What could be better than converting any file into a PDF with a single click? College students will definitely like the Snap2PDF application which is very useful, though easy to use: just take a picture of a needed text, and then convert this picture into a PDF file. Simple like that!
This is the perfect application for words enthusiasts and everyone who has to read many books on different topics, where you might come across some tricky words. Dictionary.com makes it easy to find the definition of every word you are not sure about. One small bonus for those students who like spying on their classmates: this application allows them to see what words people around are them looking for.
If you are one of those lucky students who study foreign languages, then you definitely need Duolingo, the application that will help you learn new words, get ready for tests and exams, and complete various tasks to improve your knowledge. It is free to download, and it is available for all users of Apple and Android devices.
12. The Oxford Dictionary
This is one more application for your mobile device that will help you understand English words better. It’s easy and quick to use: just enter the needed word into the app, and get its detailed definition at once. Rare words, both with British and American variants, audio pronunciations, all new words—all this will help you understand the English language better, even if it is your native one.
College students are so easily distracted from the studying process! They can’t live without social networks, they always need to check new photos of their friends on Facebook or share their moods with the world during a lecture. To avoid such distractions, the SelfControl application has been created: it blocks certain websites that can distract you from studying, and it does it for a set amount of time. So, when a lecture is finished, you are welcome to come back to your fave websites again!
14. Google Drive
Being a college student in 2014 means having a large number of Google Docs (and big chances are, that this number will be much bigger than you could even imagine). It’s logical, that you will need access to all these documents from everywhere; so, the best decision here would be the Google Drive application for your mobile device.
15. RealCalc Scientific Calculator
The name of this application itself perfectly describes its features and functions. If you are a math student, and you always need a calculator to solve equations quickly, you are welcome to download RealCalc Scientific Calculator. Now you will never be afraid of forgetting your calculator at home (well, you can still forget your phone, but anyway).