Top Back to School Apps for High Schoolers and Undergrads
The new school year is in full swing, and with new classes and activities, you need a way to keep up with all your meetings, practices, and study time. So how do you stay organized through the back to school season?
There are a variety of educational and organizational apps that were developed to make students’ lives easier. From help with taking notes to keeping track of your personal finances, these are the best back to school (and all year round!) apps for students of all ages.
On the go and need to access those history notes right now? Dropbox is a great way to keep all of your notes, photos, and projects all in once place and can be accessed from anywhere, whether it’s your phone, tablet, or computer. This is great for sharing notes with study groups, resources with group partners, or saving and sending projects and papers to your teachers.
Taking and keeping track of notes is never fun, but Evernote can help make that a little easier. Take notes directly within the app or record parts of a lecture for later reference. You can even take photos of documents to turn into notes, upload PDFs, and save relevant web pages from your computer for reference later in the app. This is great for keeping track of study and research materials, and if you get the premium version you can share notes and other materials with other users in your classes.
If you’re an iOS user and need help managing your school schedule, iStudiez Pro is a must-have. This is your one stop shop for managing your class schedule, assignments, test dates, and any other important school or class deadlines you may have. Color code assignments, prioritize your to-do list, and even keep track of your grades within the app. It even integrates with your calendar, so you don’t have to switch between apps in order to coordinate personal appointments.
For a simpler organizational tool for both iOS and Android devices, Any.Do is your go-to. Any.Do lets you get a head start on planning your day, week, or even month by alerting you every morning and showing you what’s left to do on your list. You can set alerts for certain tasks and even sync it to your personal computer.
Whether you’re in high school and still living at home, or off on your own at college, it’s always a good idea to keep track of your personal finances. Mint is a great app to help you manage your budget while also showing you where you can cut back. Mint tracks your spending and categorizes all your purchases (clothes, food, entertainment, etc.) so you can see where you’re spending the most. Mint also emails you a weekly summary with a breakdown of your spending and suggestions on how you can budget better.
The rise of MOOCs has brought an increasing demand for free educational resources and courses. iTunesU gives users access to a variety of free courses and material from some of the country’s leading universities and cultural institutions, including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress. This is a great for students looking to take a few extra courses of interest that their school may not offer, all for free!
What are some of your favorite education and organization apps? What would you like to see on this list? Tell us in the comments below!