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Thursday, December 22, 2011

6 Cool Apps for College Students by Lauren Bailey

Today I have Lauren Bailey as guest blogger. Please be sure to check out her unique guest post. Guest posts are always welcome, please contact me.

Most college courses now have at least some aspects of the course available online. Students frequently communicate with professors, check their grades, receive and submit assignments and work with other students online. Most students now also juggle their social activities, shopping, and most other aspects of life through online media. For students heading to college for the first time or closing out their degree programs, these apps will help you work online more efficiently, save money, and organize your life.

1. Cliqset
Cliqset is the app that all young people have been waiting for. Enter all your social networks or news feeds and Cliqset combines them all into one stream. Rather than clicking around from one site to another, students can quickly follow tweets, get message notifications and view updates all from the same source. This can help students save time and cut back on distractions.
Available here for iPhone.

2. Pulse
Download Pulse and you will automatically be able to see your favorite websites displayed on the same screen in a mosaic of images. This allows you to keep up with current news and stay abreast of new trends all within one browser.
Available here.

3. Kindle
The cost of textbooks is through the roof, and students lucky enough to have a Kindle can save tons of money by buying their textbooks in a digital format. Kindle has over 6,000 textbooks available, and they are viewable on any computer, mobile phones, and tablets. Buying from Kindle will save you an average of $60 per book.
Get it here.

4. Exam Support
Students can use this app to relax and relieve stress during study times or before tests. The app will take you through a guided audio meditation formulated to reduce anxiety. Try it before you leave to take a final or during a study break.
Download the app here.

5. Evernote
This app is one of the best for taking notes on your phone. It is both mobile and web friendly, and students can add audio, photos, and tags to the notes they keep. This allows friends to view your notes by searching tags. It's available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Palm Pre.
Download the app here.

6. My Homework
Because no one really has room for a planner anymore when all the information we need is online, finding a great planning app is essential to organizing your assignments. My Homework is great because it allows you to color code all the things you need to do and sort them according to date. It will notify you when you have an assignment coming up or when something is late.
Available for iPhone.

This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey, who regularly writes for accredited online colleges.
She welcomes your comments at her email.

Many thanks to Lauren.
Enjoy your reading!