Do you have trouble staying away from social networks when you should be studying?
There’s an app for that. Yes, really.
We’ve got the scoop on it and five other must-have apps for college students— all available for iOS and Android.
Take notes, create to-do lists, and save things you find online into Evernote, which automatically syncs everything between your phone, tablet, and computer. This app is especially helpful when you’re taking notes on public computers, like the Macs and PCs in the computer labs at 100 Midtown in Atlanta and The Pavilion on 62nd in Gainesville, Florida.
Make your own study sets and add recommended content from thousands of colleges and high schools as you create flashcards. Quiz yourself, track your progress, and set study reminders.
Instantly create bibliography citations by scanning book barcodes with your phone’s camera, use the search tool to create citations for books and websites, and switch between MLA, APA, Chicago and more than 7,000 other citation styles.
Find public Wi-Fi anywhere in the world and scan for Wi-Fi hotspots around you. This app works online and offline, and is now available for phones and tablets.
Tell your phone to vibrate or be silent while you’re in class, and remind yourself about tests and homework.
This is the app we mentioned earlier. Block your access to distracting websites, mail servers, or anything else on the Internet for a specified period of time. Until the timer expires, you won’t be able to access anything you blocked— even if you restart your computer or delete the app.