5 Great Apps for College Students

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Because of the rapid growth of the mobile technology industry, more students are using smartphones and tablets to help them balance the demands of college attendance, work and leisure. Harness the potential of these five great apps for college students to get the most benefit from your investment in mobile technology.

Maximize Your Study Time

While studying is a key part of college life, no one wants to spend every spare moment studying for the next class, quiz or exam. Use these two apps to manage your study time.


Who knew you could study on your mobile phone? Download the free StudyBlue app for instant access to digital flashcards; the high-tech version of those flimsy, paper ones you used in high school to cram for that big test.

Just flip and learn – anytime, anywhere – and move on to other tasks. Set a study reminder to alert you for upcoming study requirements or even check your test scores in advance. StudyBlue helps you maximize your time and resources so you study more effectively. Available from the iTunes store, Android

Market or Amazon App store for:
·       iPad
·       iPhone
·       iPod
·       Android devices


Tired of the nerve-racking race of taking notes in fast-paced lectures? inClass takes the stress out of note taking by allowing students to choose from a variety of media options for capturing important information:
·       Audio
·       Image
·       Text
·       Video

Other helpful features are the test and class alerts and the smart schedule planner. This free app is available from the iTunes store and compatible with iPads, iPhones, and iPod touches with iOS 5.0 and later.

Schedule and Manage Time Better

Whether you are a full or part-time student, there are usually times when it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done. While these apps can’t give you more than your allotted 24 hours a day, they can help you manage those hours so you can do what you need to do quickly and move on to enjoy what you really want to do. 

School Helper (One Droid)

Download the School Helper app and transform your mobile Android device into a digital school planner. The interface is extremely user friendly and allows you to track things like lessons, class schedules, exam dates, and homework. Keep on top of important test dates and deadlines by using the handy reminder feature. School Helper is compatible with Android devices 1.6 and up; purchase from Google Play.

Wunderlist 2

Partner your task and to-do lists with your mobile devices for smooth performance across multiple platforms with the Wunderlist 2 free app.  Set a reminder for that important exam on Tuesday, make a to-do list for your shopping trip to furnish your dorm room, or store notes to study later. When you’re finished, you can auto-sync the data with all your compatible mobile devices and take a breather from the stress of college life.

Wunderlist 2 is compatible with all Android devices 2.2 and up; download it instantly from Google Play.

Save Money

It’s a rare college student who has unlimited funds to spend at his or her discretion. Most students are continually on the search for ways to stay within their budgets and minimize their expenses. Put some cash back into your pocket with these money-saving apps.

Amazon Student

Saving money on your purchases of textbooks and other items is good; making money by selling those books (and more) back to Amazon is even better. With Amazon Student, you simply scan a textbook or product’s bar code to do an instant price check. Selling your item back is just as easy – scan and see the trade-in value of eligible items, and receive an Amazon gift card. Since Amazon even pays for the shipping, it’s hard to see how you could go wrong.
Amazon Student is available in the iTunes store and compatible with iPhone, iPads, and iPod touches with iOS 3.0 or later.

Make college life a more enjoyable experience by using any of these great apps for college students to help you study better, manage your time more efficiently and even cut your college expenses.

Author Information
Donna Cosmato is a Christian educator and co-author of Buying Your First Home? Insider Secrets You Must Know. In addition to providing her readers with techniques for surviving college life, she enjoys share tips to on finding a career and making the most of their college degrees and life experiences. 

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