Must Have Web Apps for the Hi-Tech College Student
Web applications are about as diverse as the individuals who utilize them. What ones will benefit the technologically savvy college student? We've listed a few in this article for you to consider.
Web Apps for the Technologically Savvy College Student
Find yourself struggling to juggle homework assignments, deadlines, classes and your social life - not to mention organizing all those notes? Don't miss these must-have Web apps that can make your college life a little bit easier.
- Google Docs - Linked to your Google or Gmail account, Google Docs is the most comprehensive free online document editing and storage system around. Create and share text documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms and even drawings. It's easy to collaborate and it's all stored in the 'cloud,' so you never have to worry about losing a document or taking it with you.
- Bubbl.us - Visual thinkers will love Bubbl.us. This free Web app allows you to create color-coded mind maps for brain storming and planning.
- BibMe - Having the correct bibliography formatting is important, but it can also be time consuming. BibMe is a free Web app that allows you to save sources and compiles them into a bibliography for you in Chicago, MLA or APA formats. It also offers a citation guide.
- Cram - Flashcards are a time-honored way to study, and this free Web app makes them easier than ever before. Create your own and store them in the cloud, or browse through the over 135 million cards shared by other students.
- Evernote - This free, web-based note taking application is a great way to store notes and ideas and have them accessible from anywhere. It stores everything online, but can also be synced with your tablet or smart phone through a free mobile application.
- Bookfinder - College students are always trying to save money on books, and this free Web app makes it easy. Use Bookfinder to search the Web and compare prices on textbooks as well as new, used and rare trade books.
- Dropbox - This Web-based storage solution offers 2GB of free online space. With Dropbox Pro ($9.99 per month), users receive 1,000 GB of space. Dropbox Business offers users unlimited space, at $15 per month with access granted to five users. Overall, this app is a great way to back up all of your files, and it even allows you to share specific folders, making it easy to send photos, videos and other files that are too large for email.
- Instacalc - Looking for a simpler online calculator? Try this one - just type in any equation and it will generate an answer. Instacalc is also useful as a unit converter.
- Mathway - Math Problem Solver - This math app provides solutions to questions and problems in algebra, calculus and any other mathematical area of study. Students can type in their problem or take a picture of it, and the app will solve it for them. Accompanied with their solution, students will have the opportunity to observe the results of the app's calculations. The app is free, for iPhone and iPad users. And there are also editions for Android users, in addition to an edition for Windows, Macs, Linux, and web browsers.
- Infinite Campus Mobile Portal - This free app allows users to keep track of their grades and assignments, and more. An Android edition is also available.
- RescueTime - This app keeps track of your digital footprint, so to speak. With it, you'll be able to record how much time you spend checking emails, using social media and other digital distractions, numerating them into daily charts and graphs. Two versions are available: RescueTime Lite, which is free, and RescueTime Pro, which is $9.00 per month.