Tech for the College Crowd: Apps and Gadgets That Free You to Focus

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  • Technology is taking an increasingly large place in education and smartphones and tablets allow this type of tech to be taken just about anywhere.

    Here are some great mobile apps to help you focus on your college work.

    My Clock For Me

    Monitor your study time with an Android alarm clock app. Set the alarm and you will know when your study time is up when you hear your favorite tunes start to play. It can also help you get up on time for classes and let you know the weather so you don’t get caught out in the rain. When your day is done, you can use the app to help you get to sleep by playing relaxing music or soothing sounds.


    Using flashcards is a great way to study. It helps you remember things easily and it’s a great way to test yourself. StudyBlue allows you to conquer your course whatever the subject. You can browse thousands of flashcard decks in just about every subject you can imagine. This app can help you learn vocabulary, equations, or chemical compounds.

    Scholly: Scholarship Search

    Scholly is your number one helper when it comes to searching and applying for scholarships. You can quickly find any funding you qualify for and track applications and deadlines. If you’re struggling to write an application letter and essay, Scholly can help you with that as well.

    Dragon Anywhere

    Cut your essay writing time in half by dictating your work with Dragon Anywhere. All you have to do is speak into your phone’s microphone, so you can literally do it anywhere. By combining it with Evernote, you can automatically sync your work to your computer. All you have to do is read it through and edit it afterwards.

    EasyBib: Citation Generator

    As a college student, you understand the necessity for good references and citations for your research. EasyBib can lighten your load a little by compiling a bibliography for you. The app already has billions of uploaded citations, you can also scan a barcode or book title with the camera on your smartphone. Various citation formats are available including Chicago style, MLA and APA.


    When it comes to learning a second language, Duolingo is a great helper. It will have you speaking fluently in no time. As you improve you can level up and turn foreign language learning into a game. You can share your progress with your friends.

    Wolfram Alpha

    This superb scientific search engine offers a wide range of course assistant apps in a diverse range of subjects including algebra, mechanics of materials, precalculus, calculus, signals and systems, discrete mathematics, general chemistry, music theory, geography, and physics. There are also reference apps including genomics, planets, fractals, fractions, tides, and plants.

    These apps are just the tip of the iceberg. You can find more must-have apps or college kids here.

    Mason Long has 2 kids, 1 has just started college whilst the other is just 10 so is still interested in hanging around and helping him. Mason writes a variety of parent-focused articles for online publication.

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