College is the time to make everlasting memories. You get the chance to make lifelong friends, show your school spirit at football games, and hang out at campus bars. But there is also an ugly side to college – cramming for exams all night long, trying to manage your limited time as best as possible, and learning to live life as an adult. If you need some extra help accomplishing these things and making the most of your college years, download these apps that can help just about any college student.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with your unorganized notebooks and the many resources your professors have provided you with, consider downloading Evernote. This app allows you to take notes, create to-do lists, and archive everything in one place. Your notes will become much more organized, giving you a better shot at passing that final exam. You can download a free version, or sign up for a premium membership for $5 a month, or one year for $45.
For students who study best with flashcards, but just can’t find the time to make them, StudyBlue is the ideal app. You won’t have to waste time making the flashcards, and you can get right to studying. You can easily create flashcards by uploading text, audio, or visuals. The cards will be saved onto your phone or other device and you can access them at anytime. There is even a way to download flashcards made by other students.
SelfControl is for anyone who finds themselves spending an infinite amount of time at the library, but still getting nothing done. Maybe instead of reviewing your notes, you find yourself flipping through Facebook posts or watching adorable puppies on YouTube. This app allows you to block sites of your choosing for certain periods of time, so if you need to focus during exam week you’ll be able to block social media sites and any other distractions. Just set the timer to end the ban on these sites right after your exams are over, and you’ll be free to peruse through Facebook and watch those puppies once again.
BenchPrep is an app geared towards graduate students and professionals who need that extra boost when studying for grad tests. Essentially it is an interactive course library with tons of material on tests like the LSAT, MCAT, and GMAT. You’ll have access to flashcards, practice tests and questions, and over 600 study lessons. Many grad students have full or part-time jobs on top of taking classes and just cannot find the time to prepare for the next exam that will further their careers. This is where BenchPrep comes in handy.
Avoid that dreaded computer crashing moment by uploading all of your files, assignments, and study materials to Dropbox. This app stores files and will automatically save everything to the cloud, so you never have to worry about losing precious study material. You can even create groups on Dropbox to share materials with your fellow classmates, so it is perfect for group assignments and study groups.