(Check out these simple apps to save time and money, keep yourself fit & fine, and updated with latest knowledge / information)
Managing college life can be fun and a good learning opportunity. Advancement in digital technology has brought many innovative tools to the forefront of academic learning. Besides, it is further aiding college students in managing their lives effectively by using several digital tools. One such innovative and useful gadget is your smart phone and mobile applications.
During student life, the most precious commodity are time and money. Getting your degree is expensive and time-intensive. In this regard, we have tried to accumulate better ways to help you manage both judiciously. Check out these freely available apps that you can download today on your mobile phones and start using them right away. In fact, quite a few of these apps are being extensively used these days for convenience by people. These apps are classified under various categories such as travel, finance, news and current affairs, ecommerce, health and fitness, spirituality and meditation, task management etc.
1. My College App
To begin with, check out if your college has its own app because that will be very useful in getting information about class schedules, assignments and assessments, changes in mess menu or new arrivals in the library or any other college activity / update. Such apps can help in saving tremendous time of students and free them from hassles of unnecessary coordination and communication.
2. Inshorts – News and Current Affairs App
College students are always busy working on projects and class assignments. They hardly have sufficient time for reading newspaper / magazines etc. to know what is happening in the world. But Inshorts makes it possible for them. College students can now read news content in just 60 words. Inshorts is a mobile app for content discovery and distribution. It is available on both Android and iOS platforms. Inshorts aggregates news and other content such as videos, infographics, and blogs, and summarizes them in 60 words or less. As per Wikipedia, “By April 2015 Inshorts app had received more than one million downloads and was one of the highest rated Indian news apps.”
So now you can get latest news updates at your finger tips anytime and everytime you need and the best part is that you do not have to allocate ample time for flipping through pages of newspaper or magazine.
3. MyFitnessPal and Wholesome
MyFitnessPal app focuses on making sure that you follow and maintain a healthy nutrition. During college life most of the students are stuck with unhealthy eating habits having low nutritional value. This app easily quantifies otherwise confusing dietary recommendations. Add a meal or pick one from their database, and it will break down the nutrition facts for you. At the end of the day, you can know if you got enough of what your body needs with their daily summary. The app also adjusts its recommendations based on height, weight and exercise.
Wholesome is a great app to complement the Calorie Counter, because it gives you a lot more information on different nutrients. You can also learn the best foods and recipes for incorporating them in your diet.
4. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Due to hectic academic life at college your body clock gets disturbed. While preparing for group assignments / presentations you are often forced to have some late night sleep leading to drowsiness in daytime during classes. But with the help of this app you can lessen your drowsiness by taking advantage of your body’s natural sleep cycles. Enter a latest possible wakeup time, and this alarm clock will find the closest time within the 30 previous minutes that correlates to the end of a cycle. You will find yourself waking up more naturally matching the requirements of your body clock.
5. My Life Organized
My Life Organized is the most simple and flexible task management tool. Using an unlimited task hierarchy and the ability to focus on subsections, MyLifeOrganized allows you to build a task management system to suit your needs.
It allows users to break down large tasks to achieve a collection of reasonably sized actions that are easy and unambiguous. Organize your tasks into projects and assign contexts. If required set due date, priority and task order. As per the description available on internet, “Once loaded with your information, MyLifeOrganized goes to work and prepares a simple list containing only next actions which require your immediate attention. This list is updated automatically once you complete a task, change context or move to other location.”
6. Reverso Translator
Another great tool if you’re taking a language class. It’s time you graduated from Google Translate, because Reverso actually gives you vocabulary in real contexts. Now you can really figure out if you mean bonita or bastante (big difference).
7. Google Office apps
While in college students have to do a lot of group projects. Through this app you can use Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Drive that are a must for collaborative learning these days. It makes everyone’s lives easier when they’re accessible via your phone, too.
8. Social Media – LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business and employment-oriented social networking service that operates via websites and mobile apps. For a successful career it is important that every student devotes some time on building valuable contacts right from their college days. This app will also help you to create a strong social and professional profile important for attracting prospective employers. You can post content that can establish your credentials as an expert in a specific domain. Overall, a great app to build a powerful resume.
Thanks to Dropbox, students need not be afraid of losing their notes or important documents. You can upload different files (documents, photos, videos) in the cloud and get them online whenever you need, even if you forget your phone at home. The only thing needed to access your files is an Internet connection.
Store your files in Dropbox, and share them with friends without any fear of losing important and useful data.
Welcome to the world’s biggest library online!
Scribd is a digital library and e-book and audiobook subscription service that includes one million titles. Scribd hosts 60 million documents on its open publishing platform. It will help you find millions of different documents and books that are important for your studies. All those data are shared by people from all over the world, and you can easily curate and organize them according to their topic.
Create your own library with different notes, texts, and books that you need. Share them with your friends, and find all the information with Scribd.
This is the perfect application for students who have to read many books on different topics. Dictionary.com makes it easy to find the definition of every word you are not sure about.
Watch quality videos of some of the most fascinating and inspiring people from all over the world through TED. You will find an array of interesting speakers from business experts, educators, computer geniuses to music legends, and many more. Inspire your mind with encouraging stories and experience something new.
What could be better than converting any file into a PDF with a single click? College students will definitely like Snap2PDF application which is very useful, though easy to use: just take a picture of a need text, and then convert this picture into a PDF file. Simple like that!
- E-wallet / Mobile banking : Paytm
Make Instant Digital & Utility Payment, grab latest discounts and offers and let your student life become much easier and hassle free. You can also send money to friends & family using Paytm.
Travel app offering exclusive deals for low cost travel needs of students. A very useful app for instant travel needs.
When you’re a college student, saving time, money, energy and effort becomes essential so that you get ample space to focus on your academics. Some of the above mentioned apps will definitely be of valuable help to you for furthering that objective.
Today, students use different mobile applications not only for entertainment, but for studying as well. So make full use of these apps which can be very informative and useful if you want to keep up with the times and boost your studying process.