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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 ...

How To: Get Started Journaling

How To: Get Started Journaling

Maybe starting a journal was your New Year’s resolution. Maybe you tried to keep a diary as a kid and always failed. Maybe you want to work on regulating your emotions or keep a record of your productivity. Whatever your motivation, keeping a journal has a plethora of benefits and many different forms. If you’re ...

Tech Tips for College Health

Tech Tips for College Health

Surviving college has become nearly impossible without the use of technology. We often forget how lucky we are to not have to sift through card catalogs at the library to find information. Luckily, technology has made helpful improvements beyond the stacks of the library and into tracking our daily lives, so why shouldn’t we utilize ...

How To: Get Homework Done on Your Android

How To: Get Homework Done on Your Android

Laptop computers are great tools both in and out of the classroom. But they are bulky to carry around morning, noon and night. Leave your laptop behind and still get heavy writing and note-taking done on your Android phone or tablet. All you need to convert your tablet or smartphone into a top-grade learning tool ...

How to Safeguard Your Android Devices

How to Safeguard Your Android Devices

Students often have hectic schedules and an overwhelming amount of tasks to complete. So, it’s no wonder that worrying about the safety and security of highly vulnerable smartphones and tablets rarely number among their concerns. But the damage a breach of these devices causes far outweighs the inconvenience of staying mindful of their safety. These ...