College and university students in America face two main problems which are money and their studies. In fact, forty two percent of college students admit that they feel down, depressed or hopeless according to the May 2009 survey conducted by AP/MTV. Interestingly, another survey by Michigan State University reveals that female undergraduate students spend sixteen more hours on their work, studies and other activities than their male counterparts who prefer to direct their attention to playing digital games. Without pointing fingers, it is clear that most of the headaches students face is due to poor planning. However, several applications are now available to students to assist students in organizing and managing college-life better.
Save your assignments in Drop Box:
Drop Box was founded by college students, Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, so there’s no doubt that it is custom made for the needs of any student. It enables the user to access photos, videos and documents anywhere an share them easily. This app encourages teamwork and sharing since you do not have to email documents and other files to yourselves every time you are working on different computers.
Revise on the go with Flash Cardlet:
Flash Cardlet is an app that can be used even without connection to the internet. It enables the user to download and save flash cards, in addition to creating their own flash cards. With Flash Cardlet it is easy to keep track of your revision by organizing flash cards in your iPhone or i Pad.
Note that these two apps above come in handy together for any student. He or she can save relevant flash cards in Drop Box and retrieve them on the go. In this way, studying for that crucial test coming up is made easy and fast.
Get into the Dean’s List via Grades 2:
This free app is an improvement of the Grades app and enables the user to stay on track of his or her academic performance. This application is used to keep a performance record and monitor ones academic progress. It also comes in handy to keep you informed of all due dates for your assignments and test dates. Grades 2 keeps you ahead of deadlines, informed on your classes and syllabus items an on top of work, family and friends.
Simple and beautiful Wunderlist:
This app is perfect for organizing your day. It is as simple to-do list that enables the user to plan and prioritize the day’s activities. Needless to say, it is free. Wunderlist also enables students to work effortlessly on team projects since various tasks can be delegated to different members of a team.
Spend wisely with Mint:
Managing the tight budget for a college student has been made easier with this app. The user can follow up on his or her finances and better manage the expenses they incur on a day to day basis. Any student, using Mint, can keep track of their financial accounts, investments- if any and savings goals. This app helps you to set a budget and stick to it on the go plus it is safe and secure.
With these free apps, students can manage their school lives better and be free of most of the stresses that come with it.