With over 1.5 million apps each on Google Play and the App Store, it has become increasingly difficult to choose the right app. In this blog post, we highlight some of our favorite apps to help you work at maximum efficiency and become a bit more responsible during your college career.
Google Drive is great for many reasons. It’s a way to make sure that you don’t lose your work when your computer crashes as it saves your files “in the cloud”. This means your files are saved in a virtual folder that you can access from any electronic device with internet access. It’s also great for working on group projects as multiple people can add to a document or PowerPoint, so you don’t have to go through the hassle of saving a document and attaching it in a new email every time a change is made. It is available for Android and IOS.
No college app list would be complete without Evernote, the king of all note-taking applications.
This app is an incredible all-in-one note-taking solution. It has a lot to offer as far as functionality goes. Its key features include the ability to sync your notes to any computer or mobile device, write notes on the fly, file notes into virtual notebooks, capture video and audio, and create to-do lists complete with checkboxes. You can find this app free for both Android and IOS.
NOTE: While Evernote is feature-rich and all-encompassing, you may not have use for all its features. For those that simply want to jot down a quick thought or create a small checklist, Google Keep might be more your flavor. Its simple interface makes creating lists quick and easy, and it automatically syncs across your Google accounts. (Android, IOS)
With the apps listed above, you will be better prepared for your time in college.
A good alarm clock
Most college students are sleep-deprived and over-caffeinated—a recipe for disaster when it comes to waking up to traditional alarms.
For those of us that need extra motivation to get out of bed in the morning, Alarmy is the perfect solution. This app forces you to perform a specific task to turn off the alarm, like take a picture of a preset location or solve a math problem. The app makers must be doing something right because this app has won the title of “World’s Most Annoying App” by the likes of Huffington Post and Cnet.
By far the most user-friendly experience I’ve had with a mobile Bible app has been with Glo Bible.
As soon as you open the app, it’s clear that Glo is unlike any other Bible app you’ve ever used. Its interface is minimalist and trendy, yet visually stimulating and intuitive. It also includes features like a timeline that chronologically lists major events in Scripture, media associated with passages of scripture (although limited), and some virtual tours.
College expenses tend to pile up quickly—be it that new outfit you just splurged on at the mall, your monthly subscription to Netflix, or an evening hanging out at Buffalo Wild Wings with the guys. It’s easy to lose track of your spending and use up money that you really don’t have.
Enter Mint. Mint is a web and mobile app that helps you manage your spending. It’s quite a fantastic tool that enables you to track your spending, create a budget, and even set savings goals—all for free. It comes in both Android and IOS flavors.
In college, you’re going to write papers and have to cite the sources correctly. With EasyBib, all you have to do is type in the title and author, and the site generates the citation for you. (Android, IOS). This will be a huge time-saver for the papers, presentations, and research projects you work on throughout college.
Use these apps as helpful tools for your busy college life. With these–and a little self-discipline–you’ll stay on top of things for sure. Do you have a favorite app that you’d recommend for the list? Let us know in the comments below.