Amidst the chaos of student life, if something comes to ease us, we shouldn’t let it go by; we should grab it and most probably download it in our handset. Yes, it may sound crazy, but I am talking about apps that can make your student life a little less stressful. In this tech-rich generation, there are apps for almost for everything now and we are going to pick the 10 best mobile apps that you as a student can take the full advantage of.
List of Top 10 Apps for Students in 2017
Since the beginning of time students had to go to the teacher for their education. Now, the time has changed. Educational apps bring education to you. Regarded as one of the best educational apps for college students, Coursera has been creating some noise as a useful app for students who want to take higher education, free of cost. Developed by two Stanford professors (so you know it’s good), Coursera offers you online courses on a variety of subjects, ranging from engineering to humanities and from medicine to mathematics. It is helpful for anyone who wishes to broaden his/her horizon.
While most of the courses are free of cost, you may have to pay for some of them. Coursera provides video lectures, tutorials, quizzes, weekly exercises, a final project and even exams for the students. There is also a facility for an on-demand course where the student will be provided with all the subject materials at once. As of February 2017, Coursera has more than 20 million registered users and more than 2,000 courses. Coursera is available for Android as well as iOS users.
Ever fancied learning a foreign language? Well, make it a reality now. Duolingo provides an essential platform for its users to learn one or more languages from a pack of 23 different languages. The list includes French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Swahili, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Hebrew, Polish and much more.
The educational function of Duolingo is massive as it makes your learning fun. Easily accessible through Android and iOS phones Duolingo is making into student’s pockets swiftly. Using vibrant pictures, flashcards, audio features and interactive sessions, Duolingo manages to make education a fun component of our daily life. The developers say that 34 hours with this amazing app is equal to a semester in school and it’s extremely easy to use. That is why it is the best app in its field. So are you ready for some French classes? Oui, I guess.
Having a history of leading the education technology industry, PowerSchool app provides a parent-student-teacher web-based interactive platform. The PowerSchool promotes themselves as industry’s first Unified Classroom experience with best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. In recent time PowerSchool has gained popularity as it helps parents to keep track of their children’s school and college performances and allows them to have real-time communications with the teachers through a variety of smart devices as it can be downloaded easily through Android and iOS phones.
Well, who doesn’t want to have a companion in their life? When you are single and ready to mingle look no further than the Tinder app in your mobile. A location-based dating app, Tinder helps in bringing mutually interested people closer, allowing the so-called ‘matched’ users to chat. Tinder has become a wildly used dating app by the young generation and students, because of its user-friendly approach and fun interface. To enable a Tinder profile you must have a Facebook account and you should be over 18, moreover, you can download it from any iOS and Android enabled phone.
If you find Tinder to be too common and want to explore a different dating app, give OkCupid a try. One of the very few apps which doesn’t need a Facebook profile, OkCupid matches people based on their compatibility quotient. They ask you to answer questions, yours and your potential match’s, to form the compatibility factor. You can download it on any Android and iOS device. Students who are quite bored with Tinder always turn to OkCupid.
The mobile version of one of the most popular medical site, WebMD app may come in handy for nursing and general students alike. There is no doubt that WebMD is best in the business, serving medical advice in on your fingertips. As a student, it may not be possible for you to visit a doctor every time you have a cold or you feel feverish. WebMD comes to your rescue. Available for both the iOS and Android devices, nursing students considers WebMD to be one of the best medical apps, as they can use the available resources in the app to describe care to patients with non-medical terminology.
You don’t have to own a Kindle device to access its vast library. Amazon also provides Kindle app downloadable in Android and iOS phones. If you are an avid reader and you want an array of books in your hand at the same time, Kindle is the best reading app you will get. No need to spend money in buying a separate Kindle device, just download this app to your mobile and get access to Amazon’s huge library. Its easy access and mobility has made this popular among the students and it also promotes environment-friendly notions by saving paper.
There are many things to dislike about an exam; if revision is one of them, then you can at least breathe a sigh of relief, as StudyBlue has you covered. Specially designed for school and college students, StudyBlue provides an online studying platform. Who doesn’t like to revise their course before the exam with flash cards and quizzes? That’s the unique feature of StudyBlue. The student can upload their course work and study material, StudyBlue will tailor make flash cards and quizzes for them. The user can also share them with friends and peers.
StudyBlue allows students to upload their notes and materials in a Cloud account, which can be accessed by other students who are studying the same course. StudyBlue helps to establish a student-student learning interface by transcending the barriers of a school or a college wall. Available in Android and iOS.
Perhaps one of the most popular apps out there, Skype has proved to be a very important and useful app for the students. Over time, Skype has been able to reduce the time-space constraint and bring the world together. A student in Australia now has access to another student or a teacher in New York, at the same timeframe – Skype has made that possible. Students living away can now just pick up their device and dial back home, free of cost, and what makes this so helpful and popular, is that you can make a video call too. In an instant, you can see your family or your loved ones, even though you are living miles away from them.
Skype has opened the possibility of long-distance interviews, class-work, tuitions, and much more. Skype is a must have application on your mobile today!
10. Circle of 6
When you are a student, safety becomes a prior concern to you and your parents as well. You can not be more safe, whether you are in a closed college campus or living in a far-off city alone. Circle of 6 helps you to be safe on- and off-campus, even if you decide to have a night out alone. Works on Android and iOS devices, Circle of 6 allows your close circle to know where you are and how they can help you if needed. An SOS like application, this app guides you in finding a lost friend during a night out and allows you to send six of your closest friends, a call for help at the touch of a button. There is a GPS tracker that marks your location on your friend’s devices making sure that your designated circle of six will be able to find each other when necessary. Circle of 6 is perhaps the most helpful app that you can have on your device, especially if you live away from your home.
Some More Apps Helpful For Students
This applicable to iOS users only. iTunes is the best music app that you will get, with a huge library of music.
This is available on Android and iOS, a student is always in the need of a dictionary and these two apps provide the best service a student can get.
7 Minute Workout
If you are a gym freak and a student, this app is for you. Students tend to lag behind in fitness as classes and course work does not make it easy for them to visit a gym. The 7-minute workout takes care of that. These tailor-made 7-minute duration workouts will not only pump your heart but will charge you for the whole day.
This is mainly for university postgraduates and research students, as Mendeley is used for citations and bibliographies in a research work and assignments. Mendeley comes with universally recognized pre-adjusted styles and it is essential to organize your citations and provide a proper bibliography.
This is a handwriting app, which allows students to write with a digital pen and then upload them to any smart devices.
It is one of the serious education apps that allow students to acquire in-depth knowledge of super specific topics.
Last on the list but not the least, this one of the most popular apps, YouTube provides free of cost practical learning and stress-relieving entertainment.
So, now that you have knowledge of the essential apps that you must have on your smart devices as a student, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and download them now!