Five smartphone apps great for busy students

Being a college student can be stressful. Students look for ways to make college life easier in aspects of study and other lifestyle choices. With the increasing evolution of the smartphone, a student can download many different apps that could potentially help decrease stress. More than 20,000 educational apps from the Apple and Google Play stores are being used by people to help manage their lifestyle.

According to the National Retail Federation, a student typically spends about $900 on back-to-college items. If a student already owns a smartphone or tablet, many apps can be found for free or at a low cost. With that in mind, listed here are five apps that could help any college student.

1. Quizlet
This is a virtual flashcard app. The app provides more than 10 million free sets of digital flashcards made by other people using Quizlet. A student can create their own set of flashcards or browse through already made flashcards. Quizlet also has a website students who don’t have a smartphone can use.

2. Linkling
Linkling is an app that assists with student textbook purchases. With college textbooks being expensive, Linkling allows students to purchase books online as well as individual chapters from a specific book. This lets students have their book on their smartphone or tablet.

3. Dropbox
Dropbox is a saving and sharing app. Students can upload and save documents in Dropbox or a virtual cloud then access their notes from a computer or another smartphone. This app is perfect for sharing group projects and traveling without a computer.

4. Graphing Calculator
This app is exactly what it sounds like. It is a graphing calculator that students can buy for less than two dollars. This app also helps eliminate carrying around something heavier than a phone.

5. Lose It
This app can be useful for students that do not want to gain the “freshman 15” or that want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The app helps track weight loss and diets. There is a free version of this app that allows the user to track calories and look up nutritional labels on food.

Story by Kelsey Randolph, Staff writer.

1 Comment on "Five smartphone apps great for busy students"

  1. very good selection! I downloaded some of those from the EAS (www.educationalappstore.com) which is the best app store I have found for educational apps.

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