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10 Highly Effective Apps That Every Student Should Have

Every student should ensure capitalizing on all the great tools available. Thanks to technology for lending a hand in your academic endeavors. The best part? The high-performance tools can easily fit into the palm of your hand, right in your smartphone, and do some amazing stuff for you. We can’t deny the unlimited number of distractions, which students have to face. The unlimited ways to seek entertainment via TV and the internet makes it challenging to concentrate. A simple subscription to  Spectrum gold package can make you glued to the screen for hours. Even on their smartphones, there are social media apps, gaming apps, and so much more.

However, with a little will-power, you can use these gadgets to your advantage. Cable TV airs educational channels too. And the internet essentially comes with so many apps and tools to facilitate your educational efforts and goals.

10 Must-Have Apps for Students

Want to ensure better scheduling, efficient studying, and effective planning for your studies? Take advantage of these 10 apps to make mind maps, flashcards, create citations, save your stuff, and so much more!

  1. Google Play Books
  2. Dropbox
  3. Microsoft To Do
  4. Any. do
  6. Office Lens
  7. Google Drive
  8. myHomework Student Planner
  9. GoConqr
  10. SimpleMind+

Google Play Books

Want to have access to tons of eBooks? Google Play Books is free to download on any of your devices and you get to have access to thousands of books. This also includes textbooks. Moreover, it saves you bucks. When you can get to read a book for $60, why spend $500 on a hard copy!

Most of the books are free. And those which are not, are still much cheaper than the price tags of your college bookstore. From medical physiology and mathematics to Latin, Google Play Books covers a massive range of literary genres. It is available on iPhone, iPad, Android-based devices, and online.


Gone are the times when students would store their assignments, test papers, and resources in hard copies and folders. With the world-gone-digital, you can store an unlimited number of such documents and research stuff in an online storage space such as Dropbox.

Dropbox is one convenient place to stockpile all your important documents, files, resources, and assignments, without having to worry about the space running out. Moreover, this online workspace allows you to stay organized. You can share, view, and edit your work seamlessly and can access your files and folders from any gadget.

Microsoft To Do

Microsoft To-Do is more like your school planner. Just that it’s faster and more convenient. It helps you track daily to-do lists, multiple assignments, and so much more. The app is a free download and seamlessly syncs with your Android, iOS, or Windows.

Moreover, you can integrate it with your Outlook Task, making all the appointments accessible in one place.

Any. do

Another great app to ensure the improved organization is Any. do. You can organize and save your to-do lists, tasks, upcoming appointments, along with a synchronized calendar across all the devices you have. If you are juggling the responsibilities of family, studies, and work, this is a great app for you.

Some effective features are voice-automation compatibility to create tasks and change the priorities of entries.

Students are always making an effort to improve their vocabulary and use correct words. And for that, is your perfect dictionary app. You get to use it offline and expand your vocab with features like ‘word of the day.’

You can also take advantage of the Thesaurus function to learn impressive synonyms. Bringing variety into your language will avoid redundancy and the use of monotonous words in your assignments.

Office Lens

Ever wish to convert written and printed documents and whiteboard screens into convenient and editable text? If yes, take advantage of Office Lens, a free app from Microsoft. All you need to do is to take a simple photo of your written text and then convert it to PDF, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint files to save and edit.

Google Drive

Google Drive is a popular storage app for the cloud. It is available on iOS, Android, and Windows. You can conveniently save and store your documents online without having to worry about losing your documents in an event of your laptop crashing.

Moreover, you can work offline and easily collaborate with your mates on various documents.

 myHomework Student Planner

Need a nice digital student planner? myHomework Student Planner is what you need. It lets you track your homework, classes, tests, projects, assignments, and so on. You won’t have to worry about forgetting anything again.


Take advantage of this multi-dimensional learning app on iOS, Android, and the web. GoConqr allows you to access effective learning resources such as flashcards, mind maps, quizzes, slides, notes, and so much more.

Moreover, it allows you to connect and collaborate with classmates, friends, and learners in various groups.


Could you use a hand in organizing ideas and thoughts? To remember things and generate new concepts? If yes, then take advantage of this mind-mapping app. it allows you to co-ordinate mind maps between your smart device and your computer. Moreover, it is practical and user-friendly.

Concluding, having some of these apps can help you in enhancing your learning process remarkably. I have three roommates and all four of us share these apps as well as our Spectrum internet subscription. If the internet stops working, we always seek help with the Spectrum phone number (1-855-837-6837) to use these apps. However, most of them have offline functioning enabled.

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