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Five Essential Mobile Apps for Students

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With the increase in popularity of the smart phone, the use of phone apps has become a significant part of most students’ everyday routine. But, this does not necessarily mean that you will find all your time consumed by Angry Birds and Words with Friends. A number of apps can actually help you work more efficiently such as these five essential mobile apps for students.

Five Essential Mobile Apps for Students

Five Essential Mobile Apps for Students

1. myHomework

The myHomework app can help you stay on top of the various demands on your time. It can save details of homework assignments, track upcoming tests and even schedule projects. It features an easy-to-use calendar display that accommodates both time and block-based calendar schedules. This is a free app with an optional add-on that can send you notifications about upcoming projects, tests and other due dates. You can access myHomework online at; if you wish, you can update your account using your computer and then sync it with their phone.

Download myHomework for Android

Download myHomework for iPhone

2. Evernote

Evernote is included in the New York Times Top 10 Must-Have Apps. It allows you to write notes, take pictures, record voice reminders and create to-do lists. All data entered in the app is completely searchable, which helps you stay organized and increases your productivity. The app lets you organize your notes by notebooks and tags so you never have trouble finding information again. It also allows you to sync your data across all computers and devices you use.

Download Evernote for Android

Download Evernote for iPhone

Download Evernote for Windows Phone

3. Share Your Board

The Share Your Board app lets you take a picture of your classroom whiteboard and convert it into a PDF. You can then add notes to the PDF and email it to classmates. Share Your Board will create a legible, high-quality image of the whiteboard right from your seat, no matter what the angle or lighting. This app makes studying for tests much easier since you will never again miss classroom notes because the professor scrolls through the slides too quickly. Share Your Board is currently only available for the Android but has plans to introduce an iPhone version soon.

Download Share Your Board for Android

4. Chegg

Chegg’s app makes the book buying process fast, easy and convenient while also helping you save money. You can search for a book by its title, author or ISBN, or even by scanning its bar code with your phone’s camera. The app then helps you instantly compare prices from most major retailers, as well as Chegg’s own rental prices. You can rent or purchase these books and monitor their shipping status directly from your phone. Chegg is listed among The Daily Beast’s “14 Best iPhone Apps for College Students.”

Download Chegg for iPhone

5. gFlash+

Finally, the gFlash+ app helps you study more efficiently for tests by letting you create your own flash cards. If you wish, you can then share these flash cards with your friends. In addition to the cards you create yourself, you can download premade flash cards from the gWhiz catalog, which contains content on nearly any subject. The app also features five star performance scoring so you can improve your score each time you study the flash cards. The Pro version of this app also has the ability to randomly create multiple choice answers, providing an additional study tool.

Download gFlash+  for Android

Download gFlash+ for iPhone

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    • karan March 16, 2012, 4:05 pm

      Nice list you have there. The only app I have used among those is the evernote one. Will check out others if they are free:D

    • karan March 16, 2012, 4:07 pm

      Btw Adeline you there on fb???

      • adeline March 16, 2012, 7:27 pm

        Hey Karan,

        Thanks for your comments. I’m not really active on FB. Just have a dead social life as well as a social account :)

    • arun March 18, 2012, 6:18 am

      nice list adeline this apps are really good for student evernote is the one of the best.

    • Geek Revealed March 19, 2012, 8:29 pm

      Nice list! I liked gFlash+ the most, It is definitely a boon for students.

    • Fauzul March 20, 2012, 1:17 pm

      I wished that these apps were available during my days at the university. It would have helped a lot, but no matter, I still managed to get through haha.

    • Debbie March 26, 2012, 10:08 pm

      Thanks for the kind words for our newest version of gFlash+ for iOS. We here at gWhiz are pleased to know that it has proved useful for so many. As an FYI for non-Apple users, we expect to release a similar upgraded version of gFlash+ for Android this spring. For more about gWhiz and our growing library of mobile educational apps, please visit us at