Technology and education shouldn't be kept separate, as combining interactive technology with educational materials helps accelerate learning and promote more innovative methods of retention than a simple textbook could ever do. The truth of modern times is that you can hardly find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. Below are 7 apps which can be of great help to students who are interested in using technology to their advantage in regards to both their studies and personal wellbeing.
Lecture capture apps
Nowadays students don't have to spend the entire time scribbling wildly on notepads, not to miss any vital bit of information, as lecture capture apps allow students to record and listen back to their classes.
SoundNote (iOS) is a very popular lecture capture app for iPad users. It acts as a notepad and audio recorder, so students are able to store an entire lecture in both visual and audio form. ShareYourBoard (Android)app is intended to allow users to photograph a whiteboard from any angle and store all the data for catch-up and revision purposes. Lecture Capture (iOS), Notes Plus (iOS) and Audio Memos Free – The Voice Recorder (iOS) are also considered apps of high quality.
EverNote Peek (iOS) is a revision app exclusive to the iPad. It uses revision notes (made on EverNote) to quiz users on what they’ve learned so far from their revision. This revision app utilizes the iPad’s cover to hide and reveal clues for answers to your revision topics, thus making it easier for users to quiz themselves. Exam Countdown (iOS) is an app which keeps track of the days until each of your exams. StudyBlue app uses your course information and presents you with a selection of card sets for related revision. Users can make their own flashcards and test themselves.
Exam prep apps
There are also student apps which aim to prepare users for exams like MCAT, GMAT, LSAT and GRE tests. These apps are used by many graduate schools as part of the admissions process. BenchPrep app, using a social networking-style functionality, allows users to connect with fellow test-takers and peruse the BenchPrep revision materials with quizzes, notes and more. Thus, users can track their learning progress, which can make revision more manageable.
TCY Exam Prep (Android) is an exam prep app, which focuses on business students in India and the US. This app features study resources for GRE, GATE, MBA/CAT tests and bank exams.
Student planner apps
Student planner apps are becoming popular, as organization is considered a key for proactive university lifestyle. Timetable (Android) app is featuring a sharp and clean interface which users can map their timetables onto easily. My Class Schedule (Android) or Class Timetable (iOS) apps are also very popular among college students.
Bibliography helper apps
Now students don't have to spend hours writing up a hefty bibliography, EasyBib app can create an academic reference for any book just from a scan of the book’s bar-code. EasyBib offers referencing in MLA, APA and Chicago styles. Users only take a picture of the bar-code or type the title of the book into their devices and professional referencing is done.
Calling apps provide students with an affordable and easy way to get in touch with their classmates and relatives.
One of the most popular apps among students is Skype. It is available for iOS and Android. Students use this app for free video calls and instant messaging.
Callimax cheap international calling app is affordable option for students, especially for those who study abroad. They can make cheap international calls to any destination of the world. It's just necessary to register cell or landline phone numbers. Students can also make calls overseas from Android device and iPhone.
Viber and Tango are also gaining popularity and offer the option of free calls.
Healthy eating apps
Healthy eating apps are useful If you want to shun the takeaways by eating healthily while keeping to a student budget. Rockin Ramen (iOS)is a student app featuring a number of nutritious recipes with ramen as a main ingredient. MealBoard (iOS) is an app which plans healthy meals and recipes based on what you’ve got in the fridge.
Do you have all these great student apps? Or maybe you can name any other useful application that isn't mentioned here.