‘Apps’ Posts

Why You Should: Use School Assistant

Why You Should: Use School Assistant

Students have one problem in common. No matter your level of education, regardless of your part-time or full-time status, that shared problem is the same. You need help keeping track of your daily agenda. The School Assistant app solves that problem. School Assistant offers a simple method for organizing your schedule. It comes bundled with ...

Make the Most of Pokémon Go on Campus

Make the Most of Pokémon Go on Campus

In the last few weeks, Pokémon Go has absolutely exploded as arguably the most popular smartphone application out there. Reportedly, it has even beat out Candy Crush with the most daily active users, coming in at more than 21 million users on a daily basis, compared to Candy Crush’s 20 million. Apparently, the Pokémon Go ...

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

Has Pokémon Go Installed Hidden Malware on Your Phone?

With the rapid rise of Pokémon Go, many players may be focused on finding, catching, and socializing—-unaware of what’s happening behind their screens: malware. This latest security issue follows recent concerns that the iOS version of Pokémon Go can grab user data through access to players’ Google accounts. Pokémon Go combines the classic 20-year-old franchise ...

Why You Should: Use Kiwix for Research

Why You Should: Use Kiwix for Research

When you research a paper, you spend many hours online browsing Wikipedia for information and sources. That time quickly chews up your monthly mobile data cap. To remedy this issue, give offline resources a try. Kiwix is an offline content reader software developed by a company in Switzerland. It displays Wikipedia content along with other ...

Why You Should: Use LectureNotes

Why You Should: Use LectureNotes

Using the stock note-taking apps that come with your Android smartphone or tablet is fine for jotting down quick notes. But they were not designed with student needs in mind. The focus on catering to students is what separates LectureNotes from the rest of the class. LectureNotes is much like using an electronic pad and ...

Learn Outside of the Classroom Online for Free

Learn Outside of the Classroom Online for Free

Educate yourself beyond the college or high school curricula by taking online classes with Coursera or Khan Academy. Both web-based companies provide a legitimate path to expanding your knowledge for free by offering a wide range of courses online. Taking courses online is usually pursued by students who want an alternative approach to earning an ...

Specialized Apps for Studying

Specialized Apps for Studying

The grind of never-ending study and submitting assignments on time legitimately wears down college students. Your academic success is closely aligned with how you organize and plan to meet test dates and deadlines. Luckily, you can put your mobile devices to work to help you study smarter. Here are two apps: one for Apple devices ...

Online Resources for Mental Health

Online Resources for Mental Health

Everyone deals with difficult times at one point or another. Students are not immune to emotional flareups and concerns about their mental health. One in five young Americans experience a mental health issue, and nearly half of them do not seek treatment when they need it. Nonjudgmental support is more important than ever before, according ...

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Six Productivity Tools Better Than a Planner

Three exams, four essays, three group meetings, one final project, five classes and 30 hours spent crying. Welcome to the typical week of a college student. No matter what year you’re in, all college students have one problem in common – productivity. You quickly figure out that there are only so many hours in a ...

Analyze Your Relationships with Pplkpr

Analyze Your Relationships with Pplkpr

Being a student doesn’t automatically give you an “A” in the people skills department. Unfortunately, we all tend to let our emotions color our perceptions when it comes to making critical judgments about people. If you have an iPhone, you can use technology to make your relationships more black and white. People Keeper, or “pplkpr” ...

Why You Should: Use AirDroid Or Pushbullet

Why You Should: Use AirDroid Or Pushbullet

Using the tiny, on-screen keyboards on smart-phones and tablets can be difficult and counter-productive. Most portable keyboards for mobile devices require crunching your fingers together to type, which doesn’t fix the problem. Typing on a full keyboard is more productive and much easier. AirDroid and Pushbullet close the convenience gap for getting notes, text documents ...

HackCollege Reviews: ColorNote

HackCollege Reviews: ColorNote

ColorNote is an Android note app well suited for keeping tabs on everything you do and everything you need to remember. Its has an ideal category system that offers plenty of convenient tools like check lists and detailed notes. I stumbled upon ColorNote years ago when I transitioned to using solely Android mobile devices. I ...