Anabel Sanchez

Online Editor


College is one of the most rewarding experiences a person could ever have. However, it’s also one of the most stressful phases in a student’s life. The responsibilities seem to pile up with every passing day as the semester rolls on, and sometimes you’re left scrambling to deal with it all.

Luckily, the benefit of being a college student in the 21st century is having access to mobile technology. There are a slew of reliable apps available that can give your study sessions and daily productivity a major boost. So a list of 10 invaluable college student-friendly apps to check out.

1. has to-do lists, calendar, reminders, and planner features. It also easily integrates with Siri and Alexa. With glowing reviews from the likes of New York Times, PCMag, and USA Today, you can’t go wrong.

2. EasyBib: A handy app for those working on papers, you can scan book barcodes with your camera and instantly create citations. Easily switch between MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. And you can export the citations to your email.

3. Mathway: Need help answering a math problem? Then Mathway can be your bestie. In a pinch, this app will not only give the answer, but let you choose from different mathematical categories. If you subscribe or use their trial, the app can give you step-by-step tutorials on how to reach the answer.

4. Evernote: A powerful organizer app, you can take notes, keep journals, create notebooks, take pictures, and attach docs while syncing across your devices. The free version will let you sync 2 devices, but a subscription
allows unlimited devices. Highly recommended!

5. My Study Life: Need a school planner app? Then this one is for you. Geared for students and professors, this app lets you store your homework, classes, and exams. It’ll even give you reminders. With this app, you’ll have your academic duties in check!

6. LitCharts: From the creators of SparkNotes, this is a free app with a library of 400+ book titles that are most read in schools. With quotes, summary analysis, and theme tracking, this app is handy for those studying literature. The best part? It’s ad free!

7. Speechnotes: A great voice dictation app that can record you or interviews. It’ll even add those important punctuation marks. Convenient for those long lectures.

8. Quizlet: Need to cram information into your brain for free? Then Quizlet will be your savior. Create your own flashcards and memorize them with their helpful study feature.

9. SimpleMind: An amazing app for generating visual diagrams. With free and paid versions, you can brainstorm, organize thoughts, and create ideas. This app can be a godsend for fellow writers.

10. Need to look up a synonym? Or perhaps a definition? Then this app is a must-have. It does everything a dictionary should do. You can also enjoy their Word of the Day.