A lot has changed when it comes to the “college experience.” While cramming for assignment deadlines and finals week remains essentially the same, studying has gone beyond text books, laptops, and a ready supply of highlighters. Smartphones, in their convenience and universality, have also become an essential part of how we navigate college life.
In addition to the online resources that many schools and programs use, mobile apps are a powerful tool to help you streamline your life, so you can focus on the important things. Here are four of our favorite apps to help make your college experience easier.
One of the most popular mobile applications on the market, Evernote offers a simple way to save the docs, checklists, images, and webpages you accumulate. This app allows you to easily find and access everything you’ve stored, so you don’t lose track of your latest research, lecture notes, or late-night brainstorming sessions. Evernote gives you an uncomplicated and accessible means to keep track of your ideas in one space.
My Study Life
Think of this application as a project management assistant for your classes, projects, deadlines, and other critical tasks. My Study Life lets you set timetables and reminders for your week, so you never lose track of where you need be or whether there’s an important deadline coming up. The app lets you sync across devices and even work offline, so you can always stay on top of your academic life.
As the number of your apps, online portals, and email accounts increase, so does the number of passwords you’ll have to keep track off. The 1Password app securely houses all of the unique passwords you use across the web, helping to keep your accounts safe. The mobile version syncs with the desktop app, so you don’t have to worry about being locked out, whether you’re logging in from your phone or computer.
Taking time out to destress is as important to your success as being able to focus during a lab or exam. Even with a full course schedule and the demands of your work or home life, you can still find some time to relax with Headspace. With guided tracks to help you unwind, it’s a mobile app equivalent of having your own personal meditation instructor.
Your smartphone is a handy tool for driving your social life, from texting to Facebook stalking. With these four apps, it can also be an effective aid to help make your college life easier and more organized. Learn more about South College and how our extensive academic program offerings can help you prepare for a challenging and rewarding career.
Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally published on January 24, 2017 & has been updated based on new information.