The truth of our modern times is that you probably won’t find a student who does not use innovative gadgets today. It is also true that students use different mobile applications not only for entertainment, but for studying as well.

Both Apple and Android provide dozens of programs and apps for college students that can be very informative and useful if you want to keep up with the times and boost your studying process.

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Here are the 10 must-have apps that college students shouldn’t live without,

1. Any.do

Millions of people use Any.Do to organize their tasks. This application is perfect for students who need to create a to-do list. It also synchronize all tasks with other devices so that the list can be accessed from anywhere. Add new entries to the list with the help of touch-based interface, or use your voice to create tasks.

2. Scribd

Welcome to the world’s biggest library online! Scribd helps students find millions of different documents and books that are important for your studies. All those data are shared by people from all over the world, and you can easily curate and organize them according to their topic.

Create your own library with different notes, texts, and books that you need. Share them with your friends, and find all the information with Scribd.

3. Mathway

Your math homework or tests may be quite challenging. It is so easy to stuck trying to find the right answer. Try Mathway—the mobile application that will guide you step-by-step while you search for algebra, geometry, or any other math solution. Enter your task into the application, and check if your solution is the same with one offered.

4. iTunes U

If you’re a student who uses Apple devices, you will be happy to know that you have access to iTunes U, which gives you access to different educational courses from all leading universities for free! Did you dream of studying at MIT, Oxford, Yale, or Cambridge? This is your chance to do it from your own place: download this amazing app, and learn various subjects from the best colleges and universities in the world.

5. Studious

How often do you forget about the date and time of your test? Do you always know the deadline of your homework, the time of your next lecture, and the subject of your next class? Thanks to Studious, this problem will be solved once and forever. All you need to do is to enter all information about your class, time, professor, location, etc., and this cool application will remind you about it just in time!

6. SelfControl

College students are so easily distracted from the studying process! They can’t live without social networks, they always need to check new photos of their friends on Facebook, or share their mood with the world during a lecture. To avoid such distractions, the SelfControl application has been created: it blocks certain websites that can distract you from studying, and it does it for a set amount of time. So, when a lecture is finished, you are welcome to come back to your fave websites again!

7. TED

All the famous and most fascinating people are in your phone now! High-quality videos of different conferences from all over the world are waiting for you in TED—an application that has all business experts, educators, computer geniuses, music legends, and many other interesting people in it. Open your mind to something new!

8. Google Drive

Being a college student in 2016 means having a large number of Google Docs (and big chances are, that this number will be much bigger than you could even imagine). It’s logical, that you will need access to all these documents from everywhere; so, the best decision here would be Google Drive application for your mobile device.

9. Coursera

Here’s a crazy thought: succeed in college by creating more homework for yourself. In some countries, there are statewide or country-wide exams, and it’s too bad for you if your college professor “didn’t teach that.” It’s your responsibility to know a subject. While this does not happen in the U.S., what if you took the same attitude of responsibility for your own knowledge and put in some extra effort? You don’t have to be a study-masochist to get an advantage from this effort. Coursera is an online education site that has partnerships with many dozens of top colleges and universities in the United States, including Ivy League schools. These schools offer both curriculum course study materials and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

10. Evernote

Do you need a place to track and keep notes from class? Evernote will help you with that and more. You can record voice memos, to-do lists and notes, having mobile access to these while you’re on the go. Additionally, find this app on your home computer and download it to your browser. How’s that for taking notes?

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Biplab Ghosh

Biplab lives his life around technology and is particularly keen to explore the intersection of technology and human behaviour. Always looking for new ideas, and ways that can make things simpler. He is a geek with the flair for travel and has great passion for music and theatres.

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