Top 5 Helpful Apps for Students

Want to be more organized, efficient, and productive? Of course you do! Here are five apps every college student could use.

Technology makes everything a lot better and easier than it used to be. Devices like smartphones and tablets are not just entertainment tools anymore — they offer cloud storage and can be used for research.

In other words, these devices are very helpful for students.

Think about it:

There are coursebooks out there that are either rare or very expensive, meaning you may not find them in your local library.

But what if you can access the digital versions of these books online?

That would be epic, and it’s already happening as more people realize the value of digitally accessible educational resources.

As a student, there are apps out there that can be very useful to you as you pursue your education.

We’ve rounded up five of the most helpful apps we can find:

1. Pocket

Pocket is a reading app that allows you to download webpages to your device for later reading.

Pocket, which was rebranded from Read It Later, offers one of the best offline reading experiences. 

As a student, offline reading is a valuable feature. There’s no telling when you might find yourself without an internet connection, and if you depend on an internet connection to access learning resources, you’re missing out a lot.

Here’s how Pocket can be a worthy resource:

Often, when browsing the internet, you may land on a video or article packing valuable information, but you don’t have time to read or watch it right away. When you go back to read it, you forget where you found that material (it’s not like you go around memorizing random URLs, unless you do, in which case you’re a genius).

With Pocket, you can save those pages and review them at your convenience.

Pocket’s Availability

The app is accessible for Android, macOS, iOS, Windows, and Web browsers.

It works well with various platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Evernote, and Flipboard, among others.

2. Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster is a well-known dictionary service and the finest American English dictionary.  

As a student, a dictionary is one of the most valuable tools you’ll ever have throughout your learning career.

How important is a dictionary?

Well, as important as your spelling skills, translation, grammar, pronunciation, preposition, word context, etc. And of course, you’re often tested on these language devices. You also need a decent knowledge of them to write a good paper.

Merriam-Webster has been around for over a century, and now they have an app offering definitions, synonyms, antonyms, voice search, sentence examples, etc.

Merriam-Webster’s Availability

Merriam-Webster’s official dictionary app is available for Android, iOS, and Windows.

Other versions of the dictionary, such as the SCRABBLE® dictionary app, Nglish by Britannica, and the Advanced Learner’s Dictionary are also available on both App Store and Google Play.

3. Grammarly

Grammarly is a grammar and plagiarism checker tool that can be priceless for students who need to improve their writing.

The platform recently launched an app called Grammarly Keyboard, which you can use to correct your cloud-backed work from anywhere. 

This personal editor works well with other mobile apps and web browsers to ensure your writing is on point.

Grammarly Keyboard’s Availability

The app is now available on both Android and iOS and as a browser extension on PCs

4. Any.do

How do you feel when you have tons of things to accomplish and can’t figure out where to begin?

We all know the feeling, and it’s not pleasant. As a student, you probably always have a lot on your plate, which makes Any.do a must-have on your list of apps.

Any.do is a task management app, meaning it helps you organize your tasks and break down big projects into small, manageable milestones. You can use the app to accomplish whatever activity you want.

Here’s what you can do with Any.do:

  • Create an in-depth to-list where you can organize your tasks, moving them around as you see fit
  • Access the app from anywhere by syncing your tasks on all your devices, from smartphones and PCs to smartwatches
  • Share and collaborate on tasks with others wherever they are
  • Add calendars and smart reminders to help you keep track of everything

Any.do’s Availability

The app is available on multiple operating systems. You can run it on Android, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Windows, Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, among others.

SleepScore

Sleep is a vital part of life, as the body requires adequate rest to rejuvenate and maintain good health.

Students need to maintain the recommended amount of sleep every night, as a lack of sleep can compromise concentration and brain power. 

However, it’s a lot harder for students to get enough sleep, let alone maintain a proper sleep pattern. This is where SleepScore comes in.

SleepScore is an amazing sleep-tracking app that can help students improve their sleep and manage their time. The app allows you to customize your ideal sleep pattern and provides you with tips to help you achieve your sleep goals.

But that’s not all.

What truly sets SleepScore apart from similar apps is detail. It’s the most intuitive sleep-management app on the market, offering detailed sleep cycle data.

SleepScore’s Availability

The app is available on Android and iOS. However, it’s only compatible with newer iPhones and a select number of Android devices.


Conclusion

Undoubtedly, the mobile app market is chock-full of junk and time-wasting apps all competing for your attention.

But there are two sides to everything, and there are great apps out there you can’t afford to miss out on, especially if you’re a student. Take advantage of the apps on this list to boost your productivity and get more out of your schooling.

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