Mobile technology has advanced quite a bit over the years. There was a time when we couldn’t imagine a phone that would be as thin as a wallet, much less work like one. Today’s “smartphones” are equipped to do so much more than just work as a portable form of communication.
Thanks to the advancement of technology, people can use their smartphones as a map, calendar, camera, voice recorder, video recorder, phone book, and more. Today, even that is almost considered a bit archaic, as it is expected to be standard on even the cheapest mobile phones.
Smartphones for College Students
Developers have realized that educational institutions can greatly benefit from apps. Students taking online classes don’t have to worry about running to the computer lab to see if their next assignment has been issued. Thanks to apps, students now have the convenience of using their smartphone to log in to their university’s online application.
To keep you from getting overwhelmed with all 700,000+ apps, Florida National University has researched some apps that college students may find to be the most useful.
Here is a list of the top 10 apps that will help keep a student’s college career on track:
- Eventbrite– Eventbrite is a user-friendly app that helps people buy or sell tickets to an event. This is a handy promotional tool as the website is also designed to be the go-to place to find the latest events. Patrons can buy tickets to their favorite concert with one click while promoters can manage their festivals, fundraisers, and/or conferences through their smartphones.
- Google Drive– Google is adding more features to its Google Drive all the time. Make your life easier by sharing documents, slides, sheets, and other files with other students. You can access Google Drive on both mobile and desktop easily.
- Evernote – This user-friendly app keeps your notes and media organized and in one place. Turn on the recorder or take a picture of the blackboard to store in an Evernote folder.
- Wunderlist – Create custom to-do lists for every course and break down projects into tasks. Collaborate with everyone on your team and set due dates. This app is perfect for keeping your life organized.
- Grammarly – Moving beyond the basic spell-check, this free online writing assistant helps you write brilliant essays. The personal assistant will help to correct every email, text, and social post before you send it.
- CliffsNotes – Choose popular literary titles, listen to audio overview, and bookmark for faster recall. CliffsNotes has condensed information into interactive quizzes and audio to make studying easier.
- TED – Feed your curiosity with TED’s expansive library of transformational videos.
- What’s App – This free and secure messaging app allows you to make voice or video calls, send photos and videos, share documents, or message individuals or groups from all over the world. The perfect app for students studying abroad.
- iTunes U by Apple– Most people may already be familiar with iTunes, but iTunes is another app designed to download certain educational audio and digital files from institutions like universities, museums, and public media organizations.
- Mint– Mint is a budgeting software app. It was previously assumed the financial matters of a college student barely existed. But no matter how much or how little money one manages, the Mint app is designed to help students better handle their finances.
FNU: Helping You Apply the Tools You Need
Florida National University is a regionally accredited university located in South Florida. We are dedicated to equipping our students with the tools and knowledge to navigate in their college life as well as the workforce. Our school offers a wide range of academic programs crafted to prepare students for employment in their chosen career or advanced studies.