6½ Great iPhone Apps for Students
Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010
Category: Student Life
A big thanks to Josh Olson for today’s post! Josh is a student at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is also involved with “Tapity,” a small iPhone app business started by his brother, Jeremy. They currently have successfully launched one iPhone app (Grades) and are working on Grades 2.0. Josh blogs at Tapity’s website and on Grades, a blog on tips for getting better grades with less sweat.
You’ve probably seen the lists on the web: “Top 10 iPhone Apps for Students,” “Top 20 iPhone Apps for College,” etc. So I thought for a nice round number I would choose 6½. And here they are.
1. iStudiez Pro
King of all iPhone study apps is this creatively spelled one. iStudiez allows you to (1) plan your college career on a semesterly basis, (2) keep track of assignments, (3) and create calenders that alert you when you need to be doing something important. iStudiez is ideal for the disorganized — it helps curb the chaos of college.
This iPhone app (and yes, it is an iPhone app) is essentially a mobile version of www.bigwords.com, the website. It allows you to compare textbook prices across many websites; this is one of the best ways to find the cheapest book prices on the internet.
As the name suggests, Awesomenote is awesome. It is a highly-rated note-taking/to-do app which helps you organize your life and have fun doing it. Although not an education app per se, this app has a beautiful look and is the best note-taking/organizer app I’ve ever seen.
4. Remember the Milk
If you’d rather not spend $3.99 on Awesomenote, Remember the Milk might be right for you. It is a to-do app. Its purpose is to make sure that you “never forget the milk, or anything else, ever again.”
5. Wordbook English Dictionary and Thesaurus
This app would be worth its weight in gold, if it weighed anything. Wordbook is simply the best iPhone dictionary/thesaurus ever created. Its interface is intuitive, its lexicon is vast, and its definitions are generally satisfactory. I’ve found it very useful when writing essays and conducting research papers.
6. Google Docs for iPad
Price: unknown, but probably free.
Sadly, this app is not yet on the iStore. Google just announced it. But when it comes out it will be a fantastic college app. Google Docs lets you do word processing on documents accessible from any device plugged into the internet, and this new iPad app will expand that reach to the mobile realm.
I’m calling this half an app because it is my app and thus I’m likely to be biased in its favor. Grades shows you what grades you need to get on upcoming assignments in order to get the grade you want in the class. It gives you “a road-map to an A,” if an A is what you want. We are currently working on Grades 2.0 which will feature a new and improved look and lots of new features.