Find it hard to keep your college life under control? Can’t seem to manage your due dates, exams or notes? We have put together a list of top 5 apps to help you organise your studies, manage your life and give you enough time left to socialize.
Dropbox: Keep your files safe on the cloud
If you have ever known the feeling of losing all of your work or needing to make some last-minute changes to an essay, then Dropbox is absolutely essential. This app saves all of your data to the cloud automatically so that your files are safe in case anything goes wrong. You can also open documents from your smartphone or tablet if you need to reference files or class notes while away from your computer. Not only that, it’s useful for easily sharing files with friends if you want to swap notes.
Quizlet: The easiest way to test yourself
When you don’t have your friends around to quiz you in preparation for exams, then this app is the answer. It has over 10 million free sets of flash cards so it’s very likely that your topic will be available. It makes it easy to test yourself when you have a spare 10 minutes, whether it’s on the bus or just before bed. It’s amazing how big a difference just an extra few minutes a day will make to your test results.
Evernote: The answer to note taking
Evernote is one of the most popular apps around and it’s easy to see why. It’s so versatile that you can use it for pretty much anything. It allows you to take notes (whether they be text, audio or video), save websites for later referencing, link and store documents and much more. It’s free to use but you are limited in terms of the data you can upload to your account. There is a paid option to increase the basic account allowance, but there should be plenty as long as you don’t go overboard with photos and videos.
Any.DO: Simple to-do list
Any.DO is one of the many to-do list apps around, so why did we pick this one? The simplicity means that it’s simple to get started, it’s not bloated with extras you don’t need and so you are more likely to actually use it. It allows you to set alarms and organise tasks according to due dates and personalized folders. It also syncs across all of your devices, so it covers all of the bases.
iStudiezPro: Ultimate Student Planner
iStudiezPro is a top resource for a student of any level. It has a stack of great features that will really help you get on top of your studies. The thing that sets this one apart from the other apps is that it’s specifically geared towards students. This means you get features like assignment reminders, grades and GPA trackers, and a schedule planner. It has won several awards as well, such as the 2011 “Best College Student App”. The only downside is that you have to pay for it, however there is a ‘Lite’ version of the app that you can try for free.
So there you have it, the top 5 apps we have found to keep your college life manageable. Just remember that the key to working effectively is to plan ahead and stay organized. Do that and you will have plenty of time left to party.