It seems like not to long ago the best mobile resources for a student was a pen and paper. Those days are long gone now. The phrase “there’s an app for that” is more true than ever. There are incredibly powerful tools at the disposal of any student with a smartphone or tablet – and we’ll show you some of the best ones to help you get ahead.
Not only is Evernote one of the best apps for students, it’s one of the best apps period. Type up notes in class? Type them up in Evernote and have them stored in the cloud across all your devices. Prefer to take notes on paper? Snap a picture of your notebook with the Evernote page camera and Evernote will scan your handwritten text using it’s OCR technology. And that’s just a fraction of what Evernote can do.
Remember those giant bulky graphing calculators you used to have to carry with you to class? The ones with the ugly, gray LCD screen that could only graph in 2D? Well, now they’re not neccessary. Turn your iOS device into a 2D or 3D graphing calculator with this easy to use app you can take anywhere, anytime.
Having trouble remembering all your due dates, or just want to keep it all in a central location? Check out Grades 2. It’s got a nice interface that keeps track of all your grades, due dates, and GPA. It will even figure out what grades you need to maintain a certain GPA.
There are more great to-do apps out there for iOS than we can count. But we love Wunderlist because it’s not only free but it syncs across your devices. Download it on your Mac and iPhone and keep your to-do lists in sync. Wunderlist also has a lot of great features to help you keep your to-dos organized.
If you aren’t using Dropbox, you should be. But as a student, there’s one reason you need to use Dropbox – saving your assignments. Save papers and homework assignments to the Dropbox folder on your computer and never worry about losing that research paper you’ve been working on all semester.
How much did you spend on textbooks last year? What about how much you spent at bars last weekend? The shoestring budget of a college student isn’t always the easiest way of life, but at least Mint will help you keep better track of your finances
You may not be able to cite Wikipedia as a source for your research papers but that doesn’t mean that Wikipedia isn’t an incredible resource for students. Download this free app for easy access to all of Wikipedia’s exhaustive supply of knowledge.
Prefer working off campus? Sometimes you just need to get out of the library. Use the Wi-Fi finder app to search for nearby Wi-Fi networks.