Being a student nowadays is not easy. You have to be organized, efficient, know your schedule and what your tasks are for the day. But, you don’t have to do that all alone. There is a way to help yourself as much as possible. This is why, in this article, we are going to talk about Android apps that will make the everyday struggles of a college student easier to deal with.
EdX is an online app that offers students an opportunity to take online courses run by Ivy League schools such as Berkeley and MIT. Some of the subjects for the online courses are computer science, law, literature, math, physics, medicine, and so much more. Besides courses, there are also programs and degrees that you can get like the MicroBachelors program, MicroMasters program, professional certificate, Xseries courses for a deeper understanding of a topic, and an online Master’s degree program.
Some of the schools that are posting their courses on EdX are MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Georgetown, Princeton, Standford, and many more. The price for the professional education courses varies from 50$ to 300$.
Duolingo is an Android app that will help you learn a new language with its new, revolutionary method. It’s addictive, almost like a game, because you learn a new language by earning points for correct answers, you race against the clock in order to beat it, and by earning enough points, you will level up.
Their primary goal is to bring high–quality language education to the world and to show people that learning a new language can be fun and exciting. Some of the languages you can learn are Spanish, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Navajo, and even Swahili. Duolingo is also free to download on the App Store.
Evernote is a tool that will help you keep your notes organized and ready. It allows you to sync your notes from other devices with Evernote, so all of your notes would be in one place. The web clipper feature allows you to take any part of a text that you found online and save it as a note in case you’re going to need that piece of information later.
There are also plenty of templates you can use if you happen to be bad at organization. Another neat thing about this app is that you can search your notes individually to find that exact piece of information you need at the moment, and there is no need to use paper anymore because, with Evernote, you can scan documents and store them, so you will have them on hand whenever they’re neccessary.
Evernote is a freemium tool, which means that you can download it for free, but if you want to have more features, the Premium plan is 6.99€ per month, and for Business, users are expected to pay 13.99€ per month.
Grammarly is a free online writing assistant that will take papers to a whole new level. It will help you with grammatical and spelling mistakes. It will also correct your stylistic mistakes as well and show plagiarism in the text. If you write a sentence that is maybe too long or if you can say the same thing but with fewer words, Grammarly will present the option to you.
Grammarly can also be installed anywhere, and it can even correct your emails and text messages. It’s almost magic, unless you can’t say “Hey Grammarly, edit my essay for me“, but it will simplify the writing significantly. This tool has two pricing plans, depending on how many people will need individual access to it, but there is a free version that you can install right now.
5. Calculator Plus Free
Calculator Plus Free is an Android calculator app that will bring back memories to students that had to use one just like this during their entire education (Lord knows I have). The user interface is well-designed, and it has that classic retro look to make the experience realistic. It can switch back and forth between a simple calculator and a scientific one. Another great thing about this app is that you can see your entire calculation history on this app. And, let’s not forget, it’s completely free.
Any.do is an app that will make your student days easier. With this app, you can write down anything, from to-do lists, grocery lists to making daily plans and calendars. You can set a reminder for anything set in your calendar and check off things from your daily to-do lists. You can organize your entire life with this app, and it is available for browsers and as an app. Any.do is free, but if you want to get more features from the app, the premium plan is 5.99$ per month.
7. Microsoft Lens
Microsoft Lens is an app that will help you with time-consuming tasks like importing notes to your computer. Microsoft Lens will allow you to import information from whiteboards, menus, signs, memos, pretty much anything that has text. Upon importing the text into Microsoft Lens, the app will remove the shadows and weird angles to make the image as clear as possible.
This way, you won’t have to struggle with blurry images anymore. With Microsoft Lens, you can read and store information with ease. You can download the latest version of the app from the Google Play Store for free.
The seven apps listed above will make a big difference in your educational life. From organizing your schedule on your phone, learning a new language, to handy calculators that replaced the actual ones and apps that will import information and text from images.
These apps are necessary for every student who wants to have their entire student life as organized and easy as possible.
Not only will your schedule clear up by being organized, but you will also have more time to do things you are interested in or just to relax and enjoy the life you have outside the university. So, do not miss out on checking out these apps, as they are all free to use, and they will help you with your college life.