Top 10 android apps that will help you succeed in college in 2016

There are a ton of apps for Android out there all just to benefit students. We have separated the best from the rest to give you the top 10 Android apps that will help you through your student life.


This is our number one Android app for college students. Evernote is on the top of the list of apps for taking notes and making your to-do lists, with a feature set that combines bookmarking, composing, clipping and more. It’s the perfect app for all your studies. The basic free plan gives you 60 megabytes of space and the tools you need to stay organized across all your devices.

There are two paid plans. The first is the “Plus” plan, which gives you more space — 1GB, to be exact — offline access to notes on your phone, passcode lock, and the ability to turn emails into notes in Evernote. This plan will costs you $2.99/month or $24.99/year. The second and more expensive plan is the “Premium”. This plan gives you 10GB, the ability to search in Office docs & attachments, turns notes into presentations, and annotate attached PDFs.

2. Google Drive

It’s very important to have a place to store all your assignments and documents. From lecture notes to a class syllabus to term papers: Google Drive is the place for it. Google Drive is a cloud storage and office suite tool that gives you many tools for college. You get 15GB of free cloud storage, perfect for sharing your notes, studies, and lectures. There is also built-in support for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on both the web and your smartphone. It features a live collaboration so you can work with your fellow classmates on tasks in real time. This is a must for all students. If you choose to purchase more storage, it comes at very reasonable rates.

3. RealCalc Scientific Calculator

As the name suggests, this is a scientific calculator. If you’re a college student you may find yourself forgetting a calculator and this will be the right app for you. RealCalc Scientific Calculator can help you do scientific calculations right on your Android phone. It’s an app for every student but if you’re a science, engineering or a computer programming major, this is essential. And the best thing is it’s free on the Android Market.

4. Microsoft Onedrive and Office

If you are not fans of using Google Drive, Microsoft has its own cloud storage app, which has dramatically improved. It offers 5GB of free storage space, which you can use for your college needs. You can get Microsoft OneDrive along with Microsoft Office for mobile. It’s not as good as the PC version of Office but it’s one of the best office suites on the Android market. It is compatible with Microsoft Office on computers, which makes it a great tool for syncing your documents and keeping everything safe. If you’re a Microsoft fan, this is a great alternative to Good Drive.

5. Todoist

Todoist is a to-do list app that helps you stay organized during your studies. It’s very simple, organized, and has a beautiful interface. This app is great for keeping assignments in order, and you can tag tasks, so you know exactly what it is for. There is a desktop version, so you can sync all your tasks between platforms. It’s simple and effective. This app is free on the Android Market.

6. Udemy

Udemy is like a university-replacement app. It’s a valuable resource for everyone, including college students. It has classes that you can take to increase your skills and knowledge. Udemy is perfect for learning new subjects but it comes at a cost. Some classes can be a bit expensive, but there are many cheaper and free ones to choose from. It’s worth a try if you need help. The app is free on the Android Market.

7. Wolfram|alpha

If you need a question answered about college or anything else, this is the app for you. Wolfram|Alpha has rapidly become the world’s definitive source for instant expert knowledge and computation. No matter what your major is, Wolfram|Alpha will be an invaluable app if you want to look up a quick fact, and can save you a lot of time in the long run. It covers a wide range of fields, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth sciences and linguistics. It is well worth the small fee of $2.99.

8. Easy Voice Recorder

Easy Voice Recorder is an app that is very easy to use. It’s intended for those who don’t know much about recording and it keeps its promise. You can record, share and listen to your recordings. It records in various formats including AAC or PCM, has widget support and so much more. If you pay for the Pro version you get additional features such as recording in stereo, Bluetooth microphone support, software gain adjustments, and status bar support. It’s one of the best options for recordings with a ton of features. The full version is $3.93.

9. Studious

This is an elegant and minimal app that helps you organize your study schedule. Studious lets you organize things by class, homework, exams and timetable. You can see what classes you have every day, any homework that is due and upcoming exams. It’s a great app for keeping track of time and being productive. You will be prepared for everything. It comes free on the android market.

10. Duolingo

Studying a foreign language? Studying abroad? Duolingo is the app for you. This app makes it easy and fun to learn new languages, offering well-structured content, lessons for offline learning, and entertaining exercises. Duolingo for Android is available as a free download from the Android Store.

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