College students are totally wired. If one among them doesn’t have their smartphone, tablet, or laptop on them, it’s a strange sight. But instead of using your brilliant tech devices to check Facebook during lecture (I know you will), you might want to actually download a few apps that are useful for college.
1. When you’re in Lecture
Let’s face it. You’re in Psych 101 and your professor is about 90 years old with a stammer. You’re probably not listening and you’re definitely not taking notes. But you can’t get anything less than an A. SO. Here is the app for all you Android users out there. The Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder captures real time audio and you choose the bitrate (anything between 32 kbps and 320 kbps). The recording can then be shipped to your email, Bluetooth or SD card. Or if you’re really into apps, it has the ability to send the recordings to Evernote or Google Drive too. It even warns you when your SD is filling up.
It costs $3.99, but really, can you put a price on a 4.0 GPA?
2. E-Reading Trash & Text
Who wants to lug around all those textbooks? And if you’re an English major, that stack of Victorian Lit you’re carrying around? Yeah, it can all be on your Kindle app. Don’t break your back guys, you can find pretty much any book you need on Kindle. With the app it’s easy to take notes and highlight passages too. And when you have that break between classes, you can pull up Harry Potter and have yourself a Hogwarts hiatus from life.
3. For Those Annoying Group Projects
It’s the first day of class and your professors want you to “bond” with your classmates over a group project. Want to avoid the whole “if you want something done right do it yourself” thing, get those free loaders into gear with the Trello app. Trello is available for iPhone, Android, and online for free. You can share data, images, to do lists, responsibilities and more. Also, the app will send a notification when you update a card. That way procrastinators can’t say that they didn’t get the message.
4. To-Do List Maniacs
List people, I feel you. Post-It’s are your life. You have 5 calendars. Now you don’t need to anymore. Get that crumpled up paper fragment out of your pocket! Download Wunderlist and create as many to-do lists as you want and organize them in folders. It’s an organizer’s dream! And it’s FREE! You can share and export with Cloud App, so that you don’t get overcrowding.
5. Send it to Me
CloudApp for Mac is the easiest way to share documents, images, video or powerpoint for class. To upload your file, y u just drag it to the app and once it’s done uploading, a download URL pops up on the clipboard. The link is then easy to share via email or IM. The free version gives you ten 25 MB or smaller files a day, but for $4.99 a month, you can upload as many files as you want, as long as they’re no bigger than 250 MB.