17 Best Apps for College Applicants and College Students (Part 2)

17 Best Apps for College Applicants and College Students (Part 2)
  • Opening Intro -

    Phones are not just for phone calls anymore. They can be computers, maps, tour guides, game centers, cameras, search engines, and many more things.

    With the right apps, they can even become a tool for college.

    (part 2 of 3)

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6. Common App Mobile

What it does – allows you to fill out your applicant through your mobile phone but this not recommended. Best used for – checking the status of your application and making sure that various stages of your request have been processed. Favorite feature – the ability to check your application status on the go- you no longer have to hover nervously in front of a computer.

7. Dropbox

What it does – keeps documents in one easily accessible location, which is ideal for the variety of essays and other material that you accumulate during the college application process. Allows you to sync files from various places. Best used for – storing essay drafts, recommendations, and resumes in a secure location. Favorite feature – the app uses an online storage mechanism, which means that your documents are safe from any ill-timed computer crashes.

8. iStudiez Pro

What it does – tracks homework and deadlines for all of your classes. You can also color code and label various extracurricular activities and place them alongside your course calendar. Best used for – keeping track of the many obligations that come with being a college student. Having all of your schedule information in one place will make it easy to plan out your responsibilities and work schedule. Favorite Feature – the “Today” view reflects all of your academic and extracurricular obligations for a particular day.

9. myHomework

What it does – provides a digital calendar for your homework assignments. You can sort your homework into different class lists or view it as a calendar. Best used for – planning out your semester when you receive the syllabi for your classes. Knowing when all of your homework is due will help you to plan your workload and to avoid procrastination. Favorite feature – you can set reminder alarms to give you fair warning about upcoming due dates.

10. Stanza

What it does – lets you download thousands of texts to your phone so that they are available to you in a more portable format. You can choose from a variety of free works or purchase other works from the app’s partner stores. Best used for – smaller readings for your classes. For most classes, it is best to own the actual book. However, for shorter texts, Stanza can save you from a massive backpack. Favorite feature – you can transfer books from your e-reader or computer simply by dragging them over to the Stanza icon.

11. Mental Case

What it does – allows you to create flashcards using text, images or audio, or to download existing online flashcards. After you create the flashcards, you can quiz yourself directly from your phone. Best used for – cuts down on the time you put into writing out flashcards and gives you more time to question yourself. Favorite Feature – being able to make Flashcards with high-quality images is particularly useful for classes where you need to know diagrams and graphs.

Stay tuned for the final part 3 coming soon!

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