What are the best apps for college students?

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    #1iTunes U

    iTunes U

    iTunes U is a tool designed to help instructors create a learning platform on your iOS devices. With this app, any teacher can build lessons and share materials with all of their students. It´s almost like having a classroom on an iPad!




    Joe Tucker
    Written on November 9, 2017
    "What's nice about iTunes U is that it's already designed to work on tablets, some of the other educational things I've worked on are still a little tablet unfriendly. This was designed with portable devices in mind, it was named after a portable device! It comes in handy to get my classwork assignments from my college professor and know that it'll work when I need it most."
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    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jesús Gallegos
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "If this isn't one of the best apps a college or high school student can use, then I don't know what is. It's recommended everywhere you go. Even though I haven't used it before, it's probably one of the best note taking apps."
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    #3Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome


    Hansika Chatterjee
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Drive gives you 15 GB of free online storage, so you can keep your data safe and secure. However, it is not enough space when you are a student and I would say you would have to pay to get more storage. It is a great resource as everything is backed up safely and you can access them for any device. I use it for pictures and it filled up pretty fast."
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    Dictionary.com is an app and website that serves as an online source for English definitions, word origins, synonyms, audio pronunciations, slang phrases, and much more. It works both online and offline.


    Web, iOS, Android


    Randy Flores
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Pronunciation is an underappreciated aspect of language. If you're going to go to the trouble of learning a new word, you might as well learn how to use it. And the International Phonetic Alphabet is the gold standard in terms of communicating pronunciation info. Because Dictionary.com doesn't use IPA, I don't recommend it to anybody."
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    WolframAlpha is an app that  gives you answer to all of your computation questions. It uses a compilation of algorithm to offers you a report about the topic.        


    Web, iOS, Android


    Carlos Áviles
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "If you are a numbers person like me, you will love the WolframAlpha app. You can ask the app any question involving numbers and it will give you an quick computation."
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    Any.do is an easy to use tool that helps you to keep track of all your appointments and tasks. It also allows you to make lists for various needs. It´s a very helpful solution that allows you to sync your data with your different devices.

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome


    Howard Nelson
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "No more juggling multiple apps, and events getting lost in the cracks. This is perfect for anyone who's life is busier than their phone, and needs an app to pick up the slack. The way this displays the most critical stuff right on the home screen is a lifesaver too."
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    EasyBib is a free app that let you create citations for your bibliography in a very fast manner! All the citation generated are simply perfect because they're revised by teachers and librarians.


    Android, iOS


    Catherine Fox
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "My younger cousin recently started college and I am always recommending her great apps that I find. Recently I went searching for the best apps for college students. That is when I came across: EasyBib. EasyBib is an excellent app that works as a citation generator. It is a very handy tool for working on college papers or writing in general. Listing sources is very important and this app makes it easy."
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    Mint is personal finance app that stores all your expenses so you can overview your credit card, payment and, investment history. It also gives you savings and budgeting tips to help you stay with-in-budget.


    Android, iOS


    Jordan Simpson
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "Mint has been a lifesaver for me. As a college student, money's always tight, and seeing all your expenses and budgets in one place can really go a long way in improving your financial situation. Would definitely recommend it."
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    #9iStudiez Pro

    iStudiez Pro

    iStudiez Pro allows students to organize their schedules in a very easy way. It´s also a really useful tool for tracking their projects and assignments.


    iOS, Android, Windows


    Adriana Castro
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "It is hard for me to stay organized and plan out all the things to do in my college life. Thankfully the iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner has helped me organize my schedule very effectively. Not only can I manage my schedule, I can also easily track all my assignments or projects, which makes this one of the best apps for college students. "
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    #10Mero Spark (HSEB)

    Mero Spark (HSEB)

    Mero Spark (HSEB) is an educational offline platform for Nepalese students studying in +2 (HSEB) as well as Bachelor's level to learn from their smartphones.




    Trishla Dasgupta
    Written on January 29, 2019
    "Thanks to this app i am able to read contents that are available on the web version of Mero Spark without internet. Indeed one of the best study apps out there!"
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    #11HSEB English

    HSEB English

    HSEB English is an Educational app that contains summaries of chapters based on Higher Secondary School from students of Grade 11 and 12.




    Zachary Ferguson
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "I downloaded HSEB English as a way to improve my writing skills for my college english class. Unfortunately the app mainly deals with high school curriculum level reading and I did not find it nearly as useful as I would like. The are much better apps out there for college students. "
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    Dropbox is a cloud-based file hosting service for personal or business use, available on computers and mobile devices. Easily store all your data in a safe and secure location that sync across all your devices or can be shared with friends or co-workers for collaborative work.


    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Emily Gu
    Written on January 29, 2019
    "If you are to ask me the best apps for college students, without a doubt i will answer you with Dropbox. Why? Because through this your files are backed up online so when i can't access my laptop i can just download my files online. This has been really helpful especially when i forget to print my homework but good thing i had it saved on Dropbox. "
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    Timetable is an educational app for managing your school or university life. You can save your lessons, tasks and holidays with notifications for that.  




    Jesse Tucker
    Written on December 30, 2017
    "This app has saved me so much time, I actually have free time again. No longer am I wondering what I am suppose to be doing that day, or what I have planned later in the week. I am able to set my time when my homework is due, and schedule events and get reminders when they are upcoming. I great time saver."
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    Wunderlist is a free to-do list and task tool available for Apple, Android, and Windows devices. It helps you organize your life along with professional collaborative work as it can be shared with your family, friends, and colleagues. Through this, you can organize your projects anywhere. 


    Web, Windows, Mac, Android, iOS


    John Stewart
    Written on January 29, 2019
    "Wunderlist is a school helping app that you should get if you are a student like me. With this you can sort out your to-do lists. For me I have a folder for each of my classes and then folders for places i must visit, books to read, movies to watch and even my bucket list :)) "
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    #15Google Docs

    Google Docs

    Google Docs is a virtual space where you can write, edit, and collaborate with others wherever you are. This web-based app, website, and software is free and can be accessed using computers, Android, and iOS devices.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Daniel Castro
    Written on January 29, 2019
    "Let's be honest Google Docs is not a powerful as the paid Microsoft Office but then i still think that this is one of the best apps for students. Well, this is much flexible than Office as it can be accessed online. And it is even great to use when you have collaboration projects with your classmates as you can edit the doc at the same time and everyone sees the changes made. And not just that it can be synced with your Google Drive. "
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    Toggl is a time tracking tool that features a simple interface for easy time tracking. It also has support for reporting and syncs data across devices from Windows and Mac to Android and iOS, as well as an extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac


    David Moreno
    Written on January 29, 2019
    "Definitely recommending Toggl as one of the best apps for students. Through this app my procrastination has lessen. Because through this app i am able to track my day and see how much time i spent on my work and classes. With this i was able to plan out and strategize which class i should drop out."


Best What are the best apps for college students
1iTunes UApps 14 Free
2EvernoteApps 14 Free
3Google DriveApps 12 Free
4Dictionary.com Apps 11 Free
5WolframAlphaApps 11 Free
6Any.doApps 10 Free
7EasyBibApps 10 Free
8MintApps 8 Free
9iStudiez ProApps 7 Paid
10Mero Spark (HSEB)Apps 2 Free

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