Best College Apps To Help Students With Studies in 2020

Posted by Guest on January 1, 2020



Published on January 1, 2020


Most of the students cannot imagine their lives without their smartphones and 2020 will be no different. They use them for communication and entertainment mostly – however, that’s not the only ways smartphones can be used.  These days there are plenty of college apps designed to make our lives easier – and any student can indeed improve their lives a lot by installing some of these apps. Of course, it could be hard to pick the right ones as there are so many. That’s why in this article I want to offer you a list of apps that can make students’ lives more productive.

1. Spotify

If you enjoy listening to music, you should definitely install this app. Many students know Spotify as the place where popular music and latest hits can be found – but it’s not the only reasons why it’s great.

Spotify has so many playlists you can listen to while studying. They are created by other students and help you focus on your assignments well enough. Of course, you might need some time to find the right playlists for you – but it’s still much easier than trying to create one by yourself.

2. Google Drive

Google Drive is one of the best cloud services that allow you to save the data you definitely wouldn’t want to lose. Sure, there are plenty of other good apps as well (Dropbox, for example) – but Google Drive offers probably the biggest amount of disk space available: 15GB for free accounts.

This means that you are able to store not only documents there: projects, various files, and other important data can be saved there as well.

3. Feedly

Students spend plenty of time online, either researching something useful like cause and effect essay topics or simply relaxing while reading Reddit and their favorite blogs. Not all of them, however, are able to keep up with the current news and the recent updates as much as they want to – students’ lives are busy, after all.

Feedly can ease the process for you. It’s an RSS app, where you can add your favorite websites as blogs to view it as one feed. You can also turn on the notifications to ensure you won’t miss important updates.

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4. iHomework

Would it be great to keep track of your college assignments and remember about the upcoming tests? This app can help you with that. Basically, it’s a homework organizer, where you can store all the studies-related data you want. You are also able to set notifications that will remind you about the deadlines and assignments that need to be finished.

5. Strava

Many students do want to remain fit during the college years. Some, however, struggle in the process a lot. Combining physical activities with a college education can be hard, especially when you do it on your own. This way you’ll always need to motivate yourself, to find time for sports, and so on.

However, this doesn’t have to be so hard. Strava app is designed especially for those who want to be fit but feel like they need some company and extra motivation in the process. Basically, it’s a social network for people, who run, cycle, jog or walk. It allows to set goals and to share your progress with the other, making the process more enjoyable.

6. Mint

Managing personal finances is a constant struggle for many students. However, Mint app can ease the process greatly. It allows you to keep track of the expenses, set budget goals, and simply understand where your money goes.

Moreover, it’s very simple to understand. So while it doesn’t require many efforts to use, it could strengthen your financial planning skills quickly and effectively.

7. SelfControl

These days even the best students can get distracted a lot. After all, we have messengers, apps, and notifications that pop up all the time and can turn our attention away from the work that has to be done. Sure, you can discipline yourself and try to ignore these distractions as much as you can. But if you want to solve the problem quickly and effectively, you should try the SelfControl app.

It has a laptop version and works very simply. You set the list of apps and websites you want to block – and you choose the period of time during which they need to remain blocked. After you’re done setting all this, you can focus on work without worrying that a Facebook message will distract you. What’s even more amazing is that you won’t be able to turn off the block even if you try deleting the app or restarting your device.

8. Disk Drill

Managing their computer’s storage can be a problem for busy students. Downloading documents and content for multiple classes can quickly use up space on your storage device. Disk Drill provides the user with free tools that can help optimize both your storage and computer’s performance. Disk Drill also offers powerful data recovery capabilities that can be a lifesaver when dealing with an unexpected data loss, like an inadvertently deleted term paper.

Disk Drill enables you to easily create a map of your storage devices so you can identify and eliminate duplicate files and those old video downloads you had forgotten about. Protect your data with the Recovery Vault feature and use the S.M.A.R.T. disk monitoring to alert you to potential disk problems. It’s a great tool for protecting and recovering your precious data.


*BONUS* Mailbird.

Last but definitely not least you will need a strong app to keep on top of emails. Mailbird is a perfect Windows-based app as it also integrates a lot of other popular apps including apps like Google Drive, Evernote and Dropbox.

Once you have Mailbird installed on your desktop you can manage all of your online communication just from that one app, without even leaving Mailbird. This is great for efficient and focused work through your emails and tasks.

And the best of all. Mailbird will also soon have a mobile App in the Playstore.

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As you see, not all of these apps are related to homework and studies. That’s because this list is designed not only to make you a more productive student but to improve the quality of your college life in general. I hope you’ll enjoy it!


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About the Author:


Kevin is a professional educator and a private tutor with over 8 years of experience. He is also a content writer for various blogs about higher education, entertainment, social media & blogging. During his off time, Kevin enjoys travelling and cooking. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter, Linkedin & Google+.



Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 



Published on January 1, 2020


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