Managing college life is challenging — especially if you live away from home. You have to juggle your class schedule, your assignments, work, and somehow manage to keep your dorm room or apartment clean and clutter-free. The busier you become, the harder it is to keep up. But if you’re like most college students, you probably have a smartphone and regularly download apps to your phone. Apps aren’t only for games and other fun stuff. Search your app store or catalog and you’ll discover plenty of helpful college-related tools.
There’s nothing worse than spending hours on a paper only to have your computer crash or the file corrupted. Not a huge problem if you backup your files to an external hard drive. But if you don’t have this type of device, you might lose all of your hard work. Download the Dropbox app to your mobile device and you’ll never lose your important information. Simply upload files, such as assignments and term papers and you’ll have an instant backup. Plus, you can access these files from any location or computer. If your computer crashes one hour before an assignment is due, simply borrow your friend’s computer and print your work.
Note taking is challenging, especially if your professor covers a lot of material or speaks fast. Evernote is a cool app to have in college because it has a voice memo that lets you record lectures and other discussions. In addition, the apps lets you take notes, take photos and even scans pages of your textbooks. You can scan pages that will be discussed in class and leave your heavy textbook home.
Maybe you’re a visual leaner who responds well to flashcards. Your school’s bookstore might not sell flashcards, but you can make your own with the gFlash app. Not only can you create and study from your own cards, but the apps lets you track your progress or improvement.
With over 1 million books in the Kindle store, it’s likely that you’ll find at least a few download versions of your textbooks. This app is perfect for keeping all your reading materials and textbooks in one place. And with the app, you can access your reading from any location. Prepare for class assignments during your commute or while sitting in a waiting area. With digital versions of all (or some) of your textbooks, you don’t have to lug around your heavy books.
Your college workload will double the workload that you had in high school. With so many assignments, a due date can slip your mind. Download the iHomework app and you’ll never lose track of your assignments again. This app is better than any handwritten planner. You can input your different assignments, such as term papers, tests, quizzes, homework, required reading and much more. You can set a due date for the assignments and even create alerts or reminders. The app also keeps track of your professors, your class schedule and your GPA.
Organizing Your Home
Keeping your dorm room or apartment in tip top shape isn’t easy when you’re busy. Since college students are often broke, you may have little cash to hire a cleaning person. The Organizing Your Home app offers an easy and effortless way to maintain a cleaning schedule and keep your place clutter-free. The app features seven chapters that provide tips on organizing each room of your apartment — bathrooms, dining room, bedrooms and kitchen. This step-by-step guide also works in smaller spaces, such as dorm rooms. Refer to this app each day for practical tips and techniques.