Apps (and the devices they run on) can help you make it through the rest of the semester stress-free. OK, well at least with less stress.
We all know the busy life of a college student can be stressful.
With spring break over and exams looming, your schedule may seem overwhelming. But don’t panic, here are five mobile apps that can help ease the pain of staying organized, newsgathering, note taking, eating well and staying fit.
$2.99: iPhone, iPad, Mac
This app really has it all. For students that need a little extra organization, iStudiezPro is an interactive planner that can organize assignments, daily schedules and keep track of progress in courses.
After downloading the app, a user inputs his or her schedule with course information. You can see a summary list of events and assignments in the “Today” view, and can set up alerts to remind you when assignments are due. You can even use the GPA calculator function to keep track of how well you are doing in class.
Free: iPhone, iPad, Android and WP7
Zite is a digital magazine that brings together all of the things you like — and need — to read. Pulling in information from over 40,000 different topics, the app creates a customized magazine depending based on user preference. You can add your favorite topics to your “Quicklist” for easy access and browsing.
Free: iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, WP7
The ultimate in note-taking apps, Evernote allows you to link all of you devices and store notes from anywhere. You can also take photos, record voice reminders and create to-do lists that are easily searchable.
Another app by the company, Evernote Peek, is also great for college students because it allows a user to create virtual flashcards to prepare for exams or presentations.
Ness is a customizable search engine that helps a user find restaurants he or she will enjoy based on personal taste. It was chosen as an App Store Best of 2012 by Apple.
The app calculates ratings and gives a “Likeness Score” on a scale of 100% to 0%. The app is also social — you can see what restaurants your friends like, restaurant menus and photos from Instagram.
Free: iPhone, iPad
Looking for a way to easily count calories without having to bring out the pen, paper and calculator? My Fitness Pal allows you to input your daily caloric intake into the database of over two million different foods. The app creates custom plans depending on your activity level, age, gender and goal weight. Reports are also available to measure success and keep track of progress.
Which apps do you rely on to make your college life easier?
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