You’ve got a lot going on – job, family responsibilities, not to mention staying on top of your schoolwork. Why not let technology make things a little easier?
There are hundreds of mobile apps online students can use to help with coursework -- apps for everything from preparing for class to organizing schedules and even minimizing distractions while studying.
We’ve narrowed down some free apps that can help you keep up your productivity – both in and out of the classroom.
Get smart and be a productive student
Computer terminology (iOS – A Computer Dictionary, Android – Computer Terms): You’ll be working on your computer a lot while taking courses online. These apps are handy if you come across a technical term that stumps you.
Dictionary.com (iOS, Android, iPad, Amazon, Apple Watch) Intuitively search more than 2,000,000 definitions and synonyms, learn a new word each day and get instant access to definitions simply by highlighting a word.
EasyBib (iOS, Android): Save tons of time developing your bibliographies for research papers. Just type in the name of your book; the app gives you several options to choose from and then creates your citation for you in APA, MLA, or any of 7,000 other styles. You can even take a photo of the book’s barcode and it will generate your citation.
Evernote (iOS, Android, Windows) This go-to staple for online students enables you to take notes, make to-do lists, set reminders, attach files, create agendas and access everything through any device. Recent updates let you move back and forth between Google Drive and Evernote.
GoConqr (iOS, Android): GoConqr’s study tools allow you to put together resources to suit your own learning style – Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, Slides and Notes – while also providing a library of existing resources.
Kindle (iOS, Android, Windows): Have access to thousands of books on the go with the Kindle app, which allows you to personalize the style of the book, get instant definitions and translations of words, and explore important terms.
Stay on top of things and organize your life
Dropbox (iOS, Android, Windows): If you don’t have this workhorse app, it’s time you did. Store your files on Dropbox so you can access them anywhere and share them without worrying about losing important notes or coursework.
Slack (iOS, Android): Need to work on a group project with other students? Try Slack for real-time messaging instead of email. Share files instantly and easily, including online videos. It integrates with hundreds of apps and services including Dropbox.
Are there any other apps you find helpful and would recommend?
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