Productive apps, productive students

Apps for taking notes and keeping up with assignments

Jacob Prosser

Another school year is well underway, and we all need to be efficient in finishing our work and meeting deadlines. Thankfully, in today’s world we are surrounded by technology that helps make our lives as students easier. Both Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store are chock full of smartphone and tablet productivity apps that can help you in becoming a more efficient student. Below, I have listed a few that I regularly use and find super convenient. Check ‘em out!

Notability – iOS

Price- $2.99

Notability is a great note taking app and well worth the $3 dollar price tag. The interface is clean and simple with the ability to write, type, highlight, and trim content. On top of that, you can record audio clips and take pictures from within the app and add them directly into your notes. If you find a professor going through a presentation too quickly, snap a picture of the slide and highlight the important details. Along with the ease of use and functionality, Notability allows backup of all your notes to cloud based services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud for access on all your devices.

EvernoteiOS & Android

Price -  Free

Evernote is the ultimate application for saving and keeping everything you need to know and come back to later all in one place. Evernote allows you to jot notes, save pictures, attach files and then access them on any other devices you have. It’s great for keeping track of sources for a research paper, and several users can add notes into shared notebooks, which is perfect for group projects. On top of being a great way to manage notes, Evernote is free and super easy to use.

myHomeworkiOS & Android

Price – Free

myHomework is essentially a digital planner, just add your classes and type in assignments as they are assigned. You can then add due dates and have your phone or tablet send you reminders of upcoming assignments. It’s a simple idea, but is executed well and works great. If you want one less thing to carry around and go all digital, this is a great app to replace a planner.

Jacob is a sophomore studying communication.