The 5 best educational mobile apps for college freshman
We’ve compiled a list of five apps, some iOS and some Android, that will make managing your life, classes and projects easier. And also make studying easier or packing more digital school supplies into your device, eliminating extra clutter and unnecessary back pain from carrying around too many books. There are a lot of apps for the college student out there, but you’ll definitely want to grab these five ASAP.
Keep your schedule clean and your backpack empty!
If you’re keen on using a tablet instead of a laptop whenever possible, then you’ll need a powerful word processor. Pages is a beautiful and easy to use word processor that really gets the job done, offering various editing tools, the ability to organize info into charts and graphs and even more. It’s pricy for an app, coming in at $9.99, but there are some deals through iTunes that will get you 3 percent Cash Back.
Speaking of charts and graphs, a tried and true staple of higher education are the massive and monstrous Texas Instruments calculators that we all know and love. But now, there’s an alternative. While not as comprehensive as the real deal, the Graphing Calculator app for $1.99 still lets you plot multiple complex equations on graphs, taking screenshots and emailing yourself the results.
Turn your iPad or Tablet into an all-in-one super school device
One of the biggest problems you’ll face when starting your college career is the management of your classes and priorities. A great app for this is School Helper (free), letting you list classes and subjects, assignments, and even how much you prioritize each class or assignment, keeping track of all your grades along the way. For 3 percent Cash Back on iTunes or Google Play gift cards, you could always shop at Target.
Evernote is kind of a two part app recommendation. It’s always been an essential app for making notes, either written or verbal, which is always great for studying and reminders. Even better for studying is the Evernote Peek app, which acts like a flash card app of sorts to help you study easier.
The final app I’ll recommend is Mobento. While not quite essential, it gives you access to hundreds of video lectures and talks on all sorts of subjects, and when it comes to getting an edge on your studies, this is a great place to look, even if it can seem superfluous. A final place to look for iTunes and Google Play gift cards is Best Buy, at 2 percent Cash Back.