Thursday, September 1, 2011

5 Great Mobile Apps For Students


Evernote might be one of the most useful mobile apps for students. You won’t ever forget anything with this app. It allows you to capture pictures and audio or write text to be saved and accessed online through your computer, mobile device or tablet. It's part class notebook, part planner and part to-do list. Everything you save to Evernote is organized and easily searchable by keywords or tags, keeping all of your saved information easy to find. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android smart phones and the computer interface is compatible with PC and Mac. The best part? It’s all free.

There are countless flashcard apps available for your smartphone, each with their own unique features, but gFlash is the most popular. Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Blackberry and Android devices,with gFlash you can create multiple flashcard sets, track your progress, and even design multiple-choice flashcards. You can integrate your mobile app with your Google account to upload new decks or share with friends. There are a number of already-created decks from the gWhiz catalog that can be used as well. If you’re someone that learns best by using flashcards, this is a must-have app...and it’s cheaper than regular flashcards (it’s free).

Chegg allows you to search for your textbooks, compare prices with different retailers, order and track the progress of your delivery. They’ve all wrapped this service into a convenient mobile app, making finding and purchasing or renting your textbooks a little easier. It’s available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch...and it’s free.
Sleep Cycle

Getting a good night’s sleep can be just as important to your academic success as the time you’ve put in studying. Sleep Cycle replaces your typical phone alarm clock with a system that monitors your movements during the night (using bulit-in iPhone technology) to determine the best time to wake you up. Using your movements throughout the night, the app keeps track of your REM sleep and sounds an alarm during your lightest sleeping stage so you wake up feeling refreshed...Sounds strange right? It works though! It only costs $0.99 and is currently only available for iPhone, a small investment for a good night’s rest.
Blackboard Mobile Learn

Many classes on campus utilize Blackboard for posting readings, assignments, grades and more. All of this can be accessed through the Blackboard Mobile Learn App. Now you can check assignments on the go, catch up on readings when you’re away from your computer or give your grades a quick check before you take an exam. A convenient app, especially since it’s free and available for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Android and Palm phones.

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