If you haven’t been living under a rock the past ten years, you probably know that smart phones are the way of the future. Indeed, people can carry a computer in the palm of their hand. This can be very useful because there are countless applications that can make life as a college student much easier. Whether you use these apps to find your way to your favorite restaurant or record lectures, these apps can become an extension of your daily life. As a college student, you will need a number of applications to make collegiate life more efficient. Here are six must-have apps for college students.

  1. Vocabulary Builder

There is a good chance that you are going to be studying a lot of scholarly papers and you will be reading a lot of material that is written by professors and people that are five degrees ahead of you. While reading these papers you are sure to come across words that you may not know. This is why you’ll need a dictionary app by your side at all times.

  1. A Pro Alarm Clock

Many smart phones come with an alarm clock, but they aren’t very good and a lot of students just sleep right through them. If you have just spent the entire night studying, you are going to need a powerful alarm clock to wake you up in the morning. This is why you’ll need a tougher, louder alarm clock. There are many alarm clock apps that are better than the ones that come pre-installed with your phone.

6 Must-Have Apps for College Students

  1. Video Messaging

If you are taking a GWU online course or another course online, you will need a video messaging app – mostly because you’ll want to be able to connect ‘face to face’ with other students and your professor. If you are taking in-class courses and you are living at the dorm, a video messaging app will allow you the opportunity to connect with home.

  1. Google Drive

Google Drive is a must-have app because you will be writing and saving a lot of papers and notes. If you save them all on your computer hard drive, it will be difficult to access them when you are on the go. With Google Drive, you can be anywhere at anytime and download the files you need to straight from the cloud. Plus, you can send the files to your professor with the simple push of a button.

  1. Dictation app

In college, you will be writing a lot of papers. Instead of sitting in front of a computer and thinking about the paper you want to write, a dictation app will allow you the opportunity to read into the app and the text will be generated for you. When you are all done, you can simply edit the generated text and add your citations for a completed paper.

  1. Audio Recording

Of course, you will also be taking a lot of notes in college. Sure, you could write down the notes and learn shorthand so you don’t miss anything, which you should be doing anyways, but you could also be recording your professor’s lecture just to make sure you aren’t forgetting anything. In the end, you never know what will end up on an exam.

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