Great Apps for College Students (Besides TikTok)

There are so many apps available now to help with the challenges of college.  We took a look at some and have provided you with a helpful list.

Most teenagers can break down the apps on their phones into three categories – social, media, and gaming. While it might be a hard sell, here are some apps you can encourage your student to download that actually might help them improve their coursework. Or at the very least, won’t have them doing the latest TikTok dance when they should be studying. As per Oxford Summer Courses, here are the top three apps for students below: 

1. RefME

Best for Academic reading and writing

Hate having to reference your essays and other research work? Join the club. 

Referencing can be a tedious process, especially if you lose track of what books and resources you’ve used along the way. Fortunately, RefME has developed a clever app that makes the process of finding and citing resources much more efficient, saving you time (and endless headaches). 

For new students, the app has thousands of open educational resources which can be a great place to start your academic reading and prompt further research. This saves hours spent scrolling through Google, trying to find relevant papers for your studies. 

2. Evernote

Best for Note-taking, task management

Looking for an app that helps you create, compile and organize notes, while also making sure you time manage all your other tasks? Evernote truly is an all-rounder and one of the best apps for students in 2021.

It’s also considered to be one of the best note-taking apps for students; as these can be created from text, drawings, photographs, online web content, and even audio footage. Once you’ve created them, your notes will be stored in electronic notebooks which again, can be annotated, tagged with labels, edited, searched, have attachments linked to them, and even exported for you to use on other devices. 

3. Office Lens

Best for Note-taking

How many times have you flipped through your notebooks from school or university, only to realize you can’t read your scruffy handwriting? Gone are the days of having to scribble down messy notes in class with the arrival of Office Lens from Microsoft Windows. 

Office Lens has been specifically designed as an app for students, helping to make note-taking that little bit easier. With the ability to take pictures of documents, whiteboards, blackboards, journals, and other printed documents, it then converts them into editable, shareable text that you can doodle on and share with others. 

4. Flora 

Best for: Task management, time management 

Want to stay on task but end up scrolling through your For You page and before you know it 30 minutes has gone by? Flora is an app that helps you stay on task and grow trees while doing so. Connect with your friends and keep each other motivated while you plant trees and be productive! 

This app blocks distracting apps, like social media, and helps you to cross tasks off while helping the planet. When on the app and in a set focused time, if you leave it for any reason your tree starts to die. Stay on task + Plant Trees = 100% 

Make sure to check out the rest of the article to see the full top ten list! Do you have an app you love for school? If so, shout it out in the comments below!

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Miquitzli Herrera

Miquitzli Herrera

Miquitzli Herrera is currently a student at East Los Angeles College (ELAC) with an intended major in Sociology and is scheduled to transfer to a four year University by 2020. She is a graduate from the Alliance College-Ready Charter High School ESAT in Los Angeles, CA. Miquitzli’s educational experience is unique in that she attended both private and charter schools during her K-12 years. Throughout her high school career, Miquitzli’s participation in programs like the Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Program, UCLA Saturday Business Academy, and NCLR Lideres Summit allowed her to gain experience and skills to be able to apply in her academic career. In her short time at ELAC, she has been actively involved in clubs and organizations like the Sociology Club and Delloro Social Justice Program with an intention of building community and social awareness. In addition to being involved on campus, Miquitzli has been involved in her community for years by volunteering on political campaigns. She worked on campaigns that helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008 and Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo in 2017. With the help and guidance from former counselors and current advisors, Miquitzli is working to transfer to UCLA or UC Berkeley.

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