As an adult student, you may sometimes feel like a circus clown trying to juggle all of your priorities. But times have changed since you were in grade school, and you no longer need post-it notes, to-do lists, and the giant family calendar to keep track of everything. Here are the 5 best apps for college students today.
5 Best Apps For Students
Whether you’re a busy mom or a teen on the go, we’re sure you’re you’ll find the information you need when you download these easy to use apps!
Cozi is the ultimate family organization app, especially if you have kids with their own phones or computers. Create your family calendar and then sync it across multiple devices, so everyone is always on the same page. Everything is color-coded by family member. And it’s so much more than a group calendar. You can assign chores, create to-do lists and grocery lists, and set reminders for yourself. The best part? It’s free!
2. Google Drive
You may be taking online classes to accommodate your busy schedule, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook when it comes to group projects. On the contrary, you’re expected to be involved in class discussions, forums, and assignments. There’s no better tool for collaboration than Google Drive. Upload your papers so you have access anywhere (no more worrying that you left it at home!). Plus, create and co-edit documents with your peers. It would take too long to write about all the things you could do with Google Drive, so just trust us: you need it!
Ah, the dreaded works cited list. You know you’ll have to do one eventually. But they’re so complicated! MLA, APA, Chicago…which do you need? And how do you cite that website, or a YouTube video? Fret no more! RefME is a free app that will generate citations quickly and easily, in any style your professor requires. If you’re citing a book, just scan the barcode and RefME will pull up and format all the information you need. How cool is that? Plus, it syncs all your sources, so if you scan a book while you’re studying at the library, the data will be waiting for you at your computer when you get home.
Keeping track of your finances can get pretty hairy, even if you’ve got financial aid to help cover the cost of your education. There are bills to pay, the mortgage or rent, various types of insurance, groceries, gas, and (hopefully!) at least a little “fun” budget! Mint helps you see the money coming in, and follow where it’s going. Set a budget and get alerts when you’ve exceeded it for the month. It hooks up to your bank accounts and even your loan institutions, so you don’t have to log in to a bunch of different websites to get a big picture view of where you stand. It’s a must-have app for anyone, especially adult students.
Evernote builds apps and products that are defining the way individuals and teams work today, As one workspace that lives across your phone, tablet, and computer, Evernote is the place you write free from distraction, collect information, find what you need, and present your ideas to the world.
So there you have it – five apps to make your life easier as you navigate family, friends, school, work, and life. At Point, we have several resources for online students. We’re here to help you succeed, so if you’re feeling overwhelmed, reach out to your professors, mentors, and fellow students. We’re always happy to help!
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