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8 Must Have Apps for College Success

Oct 29, 2013 Shanon Woodruff, Columnist | 1 Comments

Work smarter, not harder! A good mantra to keep while you are going to school - and in this day and age it is easier than ever to work smarter. With the vast number of smart phone and tablet apps that are out there, students have it easy compared to those who went to college pre-smartphone. From time management to monitoring your sleep cycles, students can use a wide range of apps to help them succeed in school. So, we took to the app stores in search of some of the best apps that will help you be successful in college.

Google. Drive
Google Drive

Google Drive is one safe place for all your stuff. Upload photos, videos, documents, and other files that are important to you, then access what you need wherever you go, on any device. Get going with up to 15GB of storage. Free.

-Edit and create documents and spreadsheets with Docs and Sheets
-Share photos and files with friends and family
-Always have the latest version of your documents, whether at home or in the office
-Pin files to make them available offline
-Keep photos and videos from your device in Drive so you have everything if it breaks or is lost
-Access your stuff from a new device without having to transfer or download anything


7- Minute Workout
7-Minute Workout (High Intensity Training)

Get a complete full body workout in just 7 minutes! Based on the "Scientific 7 Minute Workout" originally published in ACSM's Health and Fitness Journal and seen in the NY Times, but improved upon by the expert trainers at lolo.

One size does not fit all so we took the principles of this fast and effective workout and tuned it so it could fit anyone's needs. Some people may find the original 7 Minute Workout too hard while others may find it too boring. We fine tuned this workout so anyone can get a safe, effective, and challenging workout, no matter their fitness level in just 7 minutes!

Every workout will be customized to your fitness level and to the equipment you have available. Each exercise includes a video you can view DURING YOUR WORKOUT, so that you can always double-check your form.


Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Waking up made easy.

An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.

Sleep Cycle helps millions of people to wake up rested!

Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and many more.


Snap2PDF - Scan Documents & Share Searchable PDF

Here's some good news for all you professionals. If you've been struggling to manage the unwieldy stash of documents piled on your desk, you can now pack your collection away and heave a sigh of relief. Snap2PDF is the most elegant and convenient way to carry important data and documents around, wherever you go. It also helps you read documents in foreign languages more easily, just tap a word or a full sentence to find full translation. Take a snap of the document and there you are! It has been saved as a searchable PDF file which is ready for use.



GroupMe is the best way to chat with everyone you know. It's free, whether you're talking to a group of friends, or texting with one person. Best of all, it works on nearly every phone, with a smartphone app or via SMS. With GroupMe, it's easy to reach anyone, anytime, anywhere.

On GroupMe, you can catch up with your family, get a group together for a night out, coordinate with co-workers, or just gossip with a few of your closest friends. Think about it like your own private Twitter, just for the people you really know. Or like a faster, better reply-all email.



SkyGrid is a simple, yet powerful way to stay up to date on your news. SkyGrid creates a personalized newspaper based on the news topics and publications you choose.

You can add news sections on your favorite sports teams, entertainers, political figures, and more. Add just about anything you can imagine!



A Picture Card Learning System replaces all your physical flash cards. Designed by professionals specifically for those with autism and other special needs. Used by SLP's, BCBA's, Teachers, and Parents to provide custom picture card instruction. ** Includes a starter set of stunning, high-quality images and 60 exercises created by a certified assistant behavior analyst! Additional libraries with over 4,400 additional images and lessons are available for purchase from within the app. *** Now you can access the Brain Parade® Community with thousands of lessons shared by others.


History Line
History Line

History Line is a collaborative learning game for the iPad focusing on US History. The game can be played by 1-6 players. As a single player game, a series of historical events are presented on the screen and the goal of the game is to place the events onto a timeline at the bottom of the screen in the correct sequence. When the event placed on the line is correct the date appears below.




Phila Over a year ago

These all look great, not just for students but for anyone pursuing greater productivity. Ibe problem, however: they're all for IPhones. When will they translate to Android?

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