With school back in session, everyone could use some extra help. For students with smartphones, applications to make everyday life easier are available in the palm of your hand. Here are my recommendations for apps that can help you study smarter.
Called a ‘Top 10’ app by the New York Times. Evernote is an app that allows the user to make notecards, create to-do lists, record voice notes, capture photos and take notes on their smartphone. Once they are saved on the phone, they can then be accessed on their computer using an online account. If you ever find yourself somewhere without a pen and pencil, Evernote is your best option for taking notes on your phone.
“I just like the ability to take notes on my phone,” junior political science major Abe McCarty said. “With Evernote, I can think of something, record it before I forget it and then pull the recording up on my computer.”
iStudiez Pro is an app available for all smartphones that lets students to keep track of every aspect of their schoolwork using a planner where the user can enter information such as their instructor’s office hours, phone number and email address. This app also comes with sections dedicated to work, homework and tracking your GPA. If you ever forgot an assignment, iStudiez Pro would notify you so there are no more excuses for missed homework.
Bigwords.com is a free app available on most smartphones that allows the user to find, rent, buy and sell textbooks usually at a fraction of the retail book cost. This app also allows the user to compare prices on books with the prices of other popular booksellers. Bigwords.com compares all of the best listings online in an attempt to get the best price available for the book.
Chegg is a textbook rental app. Chegg allows the user to preview the book before renting it, something that can be nice while waiting on a book order to come in.
“The Chegg app allowed me to see what I was ordering before I bought it, and it also allowed me to track my order so I know when it’s coming. I love having the Chegg app on my phone because whenever a professor says I need a book, I can access it right from my phone,” sophomore psychology major Meghan Harden said.
If you are a member of Bank of America, Chase, Citi, Huntington or any national bank or credit union, there is most likely a smartphone app for you. Many national banks these days have an app that allows users to check their accounts, transfer money and deposit checks using a smartphone’s camera. Most of these apps will also help to guide the user to the nearest bank using the phone’s GPS feature.
Alarm Clock HD
Being a college student, you never know when you may find yourself in a situation where you need to be up early in the morning and an alarm is needed. This app is available on most smartphones.
With over 2 million definitions, the dictionary.com app does not disappoint. Called a Top 10 mobile app by Time Magazine, the dictionary.com app is something that’s always useful to have. Why? Because everyone needs a dictionary.