Summer never lasts long enough especially for students and kids, and just when you are finally used to doing nothing, it comes that time of the year when the school starts again. That specific period can be very stressful since you have to buy new books, clothes, school supplies, dorm stuff and the list goes on. And don’t let us even start talking about packing all over again for a dorm.
Having that in mind, we have compiled a list of mobile applications that can at least make your life as a student a little bit easier and help you overcome that difficult period of the year. The good thing is, you can use these apps all year long and they will help you boost your productivity and efficiency at school. Since most of the students don’t have much budget to spend on apps, we have chosen only the apps that are free to download (with some of them offering upgrade options for a small fee). Follow along.
With StudyBlue you can easily create virtual flashcards that can consist of both images and text. There is no point in manually making flashcards anymore. Besides its main feature, the app is offering some other great features like study statistics, study saver, reminders, search function and offline mode. You can also search through cards that other students created and use them for your studying.
PDF Converter Ultimate
We all know that students are buried with all kind of materials their professors are constantly sending them. Since most of the materials are in PDF, students cannot add comments or make any changes to the document. In these situations, PDF Converter Ultimate can come in really handy. By using it you can convert PDFs to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa for easy editing later. You can convert documents directly from your device, Gmail attachments or supported cloud services like iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive and so on.
At college, notes are everything! Without taking notes you wouldn’t be able to study for the finals and ace all your exams. Evernote can help you keep everything and we really mean everything streamlined and well organized in one central place. The app allows you to improve your notes by adding checklists, pictures, audio recordings, links and more. All notes are synced to a cloud and are easily accessible from all your devices. The free version allows you to sync notes between 2 devices, search for text inside images, add web pages and the list goes on.
My Study Life
This app will come in really handy if you need to organize your classes, assignments, and exams. Of course, this app has the ability to sync all your data to the cloud so it would be easily accessible across all your devices. Unlike traditional paper planners, by using this app you can see in real time your homework due and overdue dates, classes which intersects with your exams and much more. The big plus is the fact that the app can work offline so you don’t have to worry about losing your internet connection.
This one is an obvious choice. You won’t regret whatever cloud storage service you choose, and this time Dropbox deserved the place on the list. Using Dropbox you can store all kind of files on the cloud which can then be accessed from various devices wherever you are. The app has an option for collaborative working so you and your fellow colleges can work on the same document from different locations and at different times. You can even save documents or whole folders for offline use if you know you won’t be having the internet connection later.
It’s up to you whether you will use these apps or not. We certainly recommend at least trying some of them and we guarantee, you won’t regret it. We would like to hear from you so please let us know in the comments below about the apps you use to increase your productivity.
You can also check out our wider mobile apps category for reviews and suggestions.