7 Apps Every Student Must Have [Guest Post]
Being a student is easy these days. There is a lot of educational help on the internet as well as mobile applications. There are thousands of apps that aid students these days. With the help of these apps, students can focus more on their studies, organize themselves better and ultimately learn more.
Even if you are not a student, keep reading you will find some of these apps quite useful.
Here are seven top apps for students that will help you find your way. We have carefully picked up the best free apps for you.
This app is not useful for just students, these days SelfControl can be used by anyone! Keep reading you will see what I mean.
Imagine you are studying, you are finally able to concentrate and are now in deep “REM” state of going through chapters. Suddenly there is a bling and you have a Facebook notification on your phone. Of course, you won’t be able to ignore it. You will open your page and start scrolling – happens every time.
SelfControl lets you block certain number of apps for a certain period of time. Now you can concentrate on your studies without distraction.
The best part is that you won’t be able to access the blocked applications before the specified time no matter what you do; even if you delete SelfControl, it won’t change anything.
Maths Alarm Clock
This is such a good and simple idea I am surprised why no one had thought of it before.
Maths Alarm Clock is a self-control focusing app that just won’t let you sleep peacefully. Many people, including the best of us, hit the snooze button way to often and end up waking late. Maths Alarm Clock gives you a simple math problem if you want to turn your alarm off – it is brutal, I know!
Maths Alarm Clock is beneficial in two most obvious ways; one, no more snoozing and being late for your important class. Secondly, if you begin your day by solving a math problem, your brain gets proactive very early in the day, and so it works faster for the rest of the day.
Sleep if U Can
If you thought solving math problems to shut off the alarm is harsh, our next app is going to terrify you. Sleep If U Can is a very creative app that focuses on not letting you sleep. Literally, it dares you to go to sleep under its watch.
To turn the alarm off, you have to get out of bed, snap a picture of your toilet sink (or any other area you designate) and only then it will stop the alarm. So go on, Sleep if U Can – we dare you!
The Oxford Dictionary
Let’s come to the more academic side of things rather than disciplinary; The Oxford Dictionary app.
During the course of a lecture, your professor says something you don’t understand. He is using a series of words or a single word that you don’t quite follow. Wham, download this app and believe me you will find EVERY godamn word in there.
If you don’t find the said word, your teacher is making it up. You can bust him or her in front of the whole class, imagine how smart it will make you look. So that’s two benefits of The Oxford Dictionary app.
These days it is important that students learn about different cultures and maybe learn a foreign language. Even if you don’t wish to go down that road, there is enough foreign idiom usage in English to warrant a need for Babylon app.
Babylon is a translation app that is quick, easy to use and has an excellent online translator in 75 plus languages. Download this app and your vocabulary will become excellent. Also thanks to Simon Dyer for mentioning both Duolingo and Memrise which are ideal for language students.
RealCalc Scientific Calculator
As a student or researcher, you only think about apps like RealCalc Scientific Calculator when it is often too late. Have you ever realized it is your math exam today and you forgot the calculator at home? – This is where RealCalc Scientific Calculator comes in.
If you are a math or science student, download this app immediately you never know when you might need it.
If you have a research paper or thesis due, JumpCut is an ideal app for you. JumpCut focuses on the most common thing we do when we work; copy paste. JumpCut gives you access to the text you have copied earlier even if you have copied something new since.
It sort of creates an array where you can select the words you have recently copied. Imagine if you are completing a paper or an essay and you have a CTRL C + V option available for 10 or 20 most common words you use through the essay. It will surely reduce a lot of your work and save a lot of time.
Author Bio: Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes to blog. His other interests include politics and sports.