What The Tech? App of the Day: Apps for college students
College students headed to campus have a lot to do before they leave home. In addition to tossing their favorite pillow and laptop in the car, there are some apps to add to their homescreen.
College students headed to campus have a lot to do before they leave home. In addition to tossing their favorite pillow and laptop in the car, there are some apps to add to their home screen. Here are 5 apps for college students that can almost guarantee a higher GPA and a little extra money left over from buying textbooks.
- iStudiez keeps track of assignments, schedules and homework. You set it up by adding your classes, room numbers, teacher's name and contact information, then instead of writing down assignments on paper, you do it in the app. Everything is placed on a calendar so you won't have an excuse to miss anything. iStudiez also keeps track of your grades and your GPA. It's iPhone only.
- For Android carrying students, try Student Agenda. Designed by students, this app also keeps track of schedules and assignments and places them all on a calendar so you'll never miss another assignment.
- For organizing notes, papers, articles you may need later, there's Evernote. It's a virtual file cabinet with folders and notebooks. Set up a folder for each class, then toss everything you need into that folder. You can also add things you scan with your phone like notes, or articles stick them in the folder and share them with other students or coworkers who can add their own information. You can access it on any device or computer from anywhere.
- One of the worst parts of writing a paper is the bibliography. RefMe makes that headache go away by handling anything you need to cite with just your camera. Scan the barcode of the book you cited, and RefMe generates the citation to put in your report. If you're citing something from a website, just enter the url.
- To save money on textbooks, check out Chegg. This app lets students buy, sell and rent textbooks way less than anywhere else. I found a $200 Biology textbook on Amazon but it is available to rent on Chegg for a little over $60. You can also get access to thousands of etextbooks. and if you need help with homework, you can hire a tutor! The Chegg app and website are a great place to save money on what's one of the biggest expenses.