8 Essential (and Free) Back-to-School Apps

Back to school season is chaotic. But technology can be a big help in smoothing the tricky transition. Try these apps to help you get back in the classroom and be successful all year long.

iBooks The ultimate student app from Apple. Find cheap textbooks and lighten your backpack load, as well as much more. Can be used to download books or just check out prices as syllabi roll in.

Free Graphing Calculator Before you go breaking your budget on a costly new instrument for your math class, try out this awesome app that turns your phone into a graphing calculator and has almost every feature an actual graphing calculator does.

Wikipedia Obvious in its benefits, but often overlooked, this app puts a world of information a few finger taps away.

Google drive The safest way to backup files and access them on the go. You can even edit files and share them with classmates during projects.

Evernote The always improving and ever-clutch Evernote has been helping the organizationally challenged stay up to date with tasks for years. Now sync-able to the web you can take notes, pictures, and voice memos wherever and whenever and the app will

EasyBib You’re probably already familiar with this bibliography-creating website. But the free app really makes this service great, letting you organize and cite research whenever you stumble across something relevant to a paper or project you’re working on.


Google chrome
 The key to this app is installing the Chrome browser on your laptop, desktop, or tablet as well. Once done, the tabs you have open at your house will also be open on your phone’s chrome app. Bookmarks, passwords, and preferences will also sync up to your mobile device automatically letting you keep your reading list and research on hand at all times.

Chegg Flashcards The new-age way to test yourself before an exam. Chegg Flashcards is organized, nice on the eyes, and will make making and using flashcards a breeze.

Need help finding these apps or getting back into the swing of things? Just ask! We’re on Twitter at @ACISpecBenefits and facebook, Google+, Pinterest, or YouTube. Also feel free to contact ACI Specialty Benefits at (800) 932-0034, or email info@acispecialtybenefits.com

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