I’m somewhat of a phone addict. My phone comes everywhere with me, including to college. Granted, it can sometimes lead me astray and prevent me from being as productive as I could be, however, it doesn’t always have to be a source of procrastination. It can be a really useful tool for your studies – there are hundreds of revision based apps out there and so I’m going to be talking about the apps that I have on my phone that I use on a daily basis to help me out at college.
First up is my camera app. Pretty standard but I often use this app in college to take photos of any slides or homework that’s written up on the board to save me writing it out and so I don’t have to shuffle through endless bits of paper to find the appropriate piece. I also keep a picture of my timetable saved on my phone so if I ever forget what lesson I have (which is often) I can just scroll through my photos instead of searching for my timetable in my bag.
I often like to check the Health app to see how many steps I do each day (given that I walk to and from college and occasionally between campuses). The notes and reminders app are also essential for situations where I just need to jot down something a teacher tells me but I don’t want to go through the trouble of getting out a notebook and pen.
iBooks is handy for downloading any pdf files that my teachers put online for easy access (Dropbox is also great for this) and I have two weather apps so I can accurately check what the weather is going to be like the next day and plan my outfit and mode of transport accordingly.
On my next page, I have the Countdown+ app in my Travel folder which serves as inspiration to get me through the college day. Next to that, I have my shopping folder that includes apps that get me savings and discounts and also the student discount apps UNiDAYS and Student Beans.
Alongside all my social media apps I have the outlook app for my college emails and also Spotify which is perfect for listening to music in the library or tuning other people out so I can get work done at college.
Finally, I have Brainscape. This is essentially an online flashcards app. It scientifically determines when to show you another flashcard based on how well you knew the answer previously on a scale of 1-5. It’s what got me through my French GCSE and is really helpful for remembering terminology and theories in English Language A-Level.
And there you have it! That’s all the apps that help me out at college! Be sure to let me know if there are any apps that you use for school/college that I don’t already have by commenting down below or tweeting me.