Whether you are in college or preparing to go to college, you are going to need help succeeding. One of these ways is with the great, amazing smartphone. No, they are not just for taking selfies. There are three main platforms for these devices: iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile. Every platform has dozens of apps to help you in succeeding in college. iOS is one of the most popular systems and has a plethora of apps that can help you in college.
1. iStudiez Pro
“You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don’t decide, others will decide for you.” -Tony Morgan
The key to success is time management. The app iStudiez Pro for the iPhone and iPad lets you enter in your semester start, your classes, and exams that can be set to recurring. You can set your class location, your teacher information, and your assignments. It can also save your grades and track your progress during the whole semester. You can even get notified on your new Apple Watch. If you are doing group work, you can assign a partner and you can hunt down the person responsible for your failure. It comes with both Cloud syncing and iCal integration. It has many additional features making this the best app for college students. This app costs $2.99
Evernote is another important app for college success. It 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.
3. iTunes University (iTunes U)
Apple’s iTunes U contains many curriculum course materials from various colleges and universities. If you don’t find the course materials from your school, you still have a good chance at finding similar material from the same courses at other colleges or universities. The app offers text, audio and video content, depending on the course and the content creator. It is available as a free download for iOS.
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.
This app helps you study using digital flashcards. You can retrieve flashcards from Course Hero and Quizlet, share your decks of flashcards with other students, keep track of the cards so you know which ones need more studying, add audio and sync your digital flashcards across several devices for easier access. You can download Flashcards+ for iOS for free from iTunes.
6. iHomework 2
As the name suggest, iHomework app helps you be more organized and is a real asset in college. You have to keep track of your assignments, courses, schedules, readings, and teachers. This app will help you organize your tasks and materials and allow you to set alarms for homework assignments or deadlines. The iHomework education app for iOS costs $1.99.
PCalc is the only calculator app you’ll ever need in college. It’s a great app for every student but if you are a science, engineering or a computer programming major this is essential. It has the support of all kinds of conversions, scientific notations, RPN mode, and many more. It’ll cost you less than a physical calculator, and it is always in your pocket. This app is available on the iPhone and iPad, and you’ll have access on both of the systems. It costs $9.99.
It is very important to have a place to store all your assignments and documents. From lecture notes to a class syllabus to term papers, Dropbox is the place for it. When you sign up for it, you will get 2GB of storage for free with paid options available for more storage. Dropbox will give you access to your files straight from your iPhone, iPad or computer. There are apps for every platform and web access for everything in between. With this app, you’ll never forget an important document or paper ever again. It is a central place to store all your data, media and documents, so you will always have them within reach. Dropbox it is essential.
Ever heard of the phrase “broke college student?” It’s true. It can be difficult to manage finances at that age. That is where the Mint app aims to help. It manages your money, and categorizes and keeps track of your transactions. You can add your account details and enjoy many useful features, including graphs on how much you’ve spent and on what, bill reminders to ensure you don’t get a call from those nasty collectors. You can also set up budgets for how much you can afford to spend, and the app easily keeps track of the money you receive and spend. Mint app has a PIN-Protection to ensure that all data remains secure. You can also disable the mobile app via the Mint’s web page if you were unlucky to lose your iOS device or someone steals it. Mint for iOS is available for free.
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 iOS is available as a free download from the App Store.