September 5, 2012
Summer is officially over and students are gearing up and flocking back to school. What’s the number one thing that they won’t forget to pack in their backpacks? Their smartphones (90% of college students will carry one in 2016)! From playing games during class to studying in the library, students will find multiple uses for their smartphone device and the apps they download on it. We’ve got a list that will help students make the grade (and take some study breaks along the way too!).
myHomework – Free
Keeping track of your class schedule and homework assignments is easier than before with the convenient myHomework app. Fill out your class schedule in a calendar format with the title, location, teacher, and time. Then, set up your homework assignments with due date and notes—and even set up notifications to pop up when an assignment is upcoming or late. Manage your busy schedule for FREE in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Pocket – Free
We know how hard it is to write a research paper and keep track of all your resources. From browsing the web on the way to class or at the library, easily store articles, videos or web pages in Pocket. Once something is stored within the app, it is synced across your phone, tablet and computer. Never lose an important article for FREE in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Flashcards+ – Free
Nothing beats flashcards as a classic study tool, and the Flashcards+ app lets you study with the ease of flashcards, without the hassle of actually using flashcards. In addition to creating your own cards, you can access Quizlet.com’s vast database of already made cards. Get to studying for FREE in the iTunes Store.
Stanza – Free
Buying books can be expensive and lugging them around to classes can be tiring, so keep all your reading in one convenient place: your mobile device. Stanza offers over 50,000 free classic titles as well as the option to purchase contemporary titles from various partner stores. Store and organize your books and import your own eBook formats. Keep your school reading all in one place for FREE in the iTunes Store.
Khan Academy – Free
Brush up on topics ranging from math and science to humanities and history with the Khan Academy app. Search through a database of over 3,200 videos and download individual videos or playlists to watch offline at your own pace. Follow along with subtitles to make sure you don’t miss any important points and go back to review the videos. Learn almost anything for FREE in the iTunes Store.
SparkNotes – Free
Sometimes your schedule can get too busy and you forget to read something on your required reading list—it happens to the best of us. With the SparkNotes app, access a library of study guides for popular literature, Shakespeare, philosophy and more. Create quick study groups right within your phone by checking in to share your location and seeing friends around you. Get quick summaries of your required reading for FREE in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Facebook – Free
The social networking app that started it all: Facebook. What started as a networking tool for college students has exploded into one of the most quintessential apps for students and beyond. The Facebook app allows you to keep track of your friends, view photos, and chat with your groups. Go ahead and take a study break for FREE in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.
Pinger – Free
Being on a student budget can be tough—between paying for school and bills, it’s important to make sure you aren’t spending extraneously. Now with the Pinger app, you can keep in touch with friends, family and classmates for free. Send and receive text messages, voice calls and photo messages with anyone and everywhere. Keep in touch with your contacts for FREE in the iTunes Store or Google Play Store.