eTools For Easy A’s: 6 Essential Apps

On today’s campuses, 86% of students now own a laptop, and 62% own a smartphone. One stat that hasn’t changed, though, is that 100% of students still want to get straight A’s. And guess what? Technology, when used right, can help you do just that.

Make the most out of your technology with these six free apps that can help you – iPhone user or Android – achieve your academic goals.

Google Drive: Still the industry standard for simple and effective document sharing, Google Drive allows students to compile work and collaborate with other students on projects.

Evernote: Also an enduring student app, Evernote allows students to keep track of notes throughout the term and access and share them from any device. Even if you didn’t take your notes on a laptop, using Evernote makes it easy to digitally organize with its photo tool, which lets students take pictures of notes and classroom whiteboards.

Studious: With great technology comes great responsibility, and with the Android app Studious, you can achieve the discipline to have long stretches of attentiveness. Enter in your study schedule and class schedule and the app will silence your phone for those periods, and automatically turn it back on when you’re time is up.

myHomework: if you’re one of those students who needs to set reminders to even use their planner, myHomework is for you. The app ditches the old-school write and cross-out method for a calendar view that organizes assignments based on color-coded priority.

EasyBib: Most students are already familiar with the bibliography-building website, EasyBib. It’s app, however, takes full advantage of technology by allowing researchers working with books to simply take pictures of barcodes to cite and organize sources.

ExamTime: A powerful tool for studying, ExamTime allows students to set their studying goals and reach them, too. Let the app help you map out thoughts, organize notes, and get your studying done your own way.

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