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26 Web Apps Every College Student Needs

26 Web Apps Every College Student Needs

Every college student has apps that help with all aspects of life from in the classroom, notes, to-do lists, sports, news, and entertainment.

Here are some of the top apps.

Evernote

Remember everything

    Keep all of your notes in one easy place that is accessible wherever you have internet access. Need to search for an item. Evernote can do it.

    Gmail

    Gmail

      Looking for a place to read your email fast and efficiently. Download this app today.

      Google Drive

      Google Drive

        Have all of your documents at hand with this app. Upload, view, and edit documents instantly.

        Google Calendar

        google calendar

          It’s time to keep all of your events in one place that is updated on all devices and alerts you about your events and Mom’s birthday.

          Wikipedia

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          Wikipedia

            Need to know generalized information about any topic. Wikipedia has it.

            Remember the Milk

            Remember the milk

              Increase productivity and list out all of the items on your to-do list with this app.

              Zoho Suite

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                Share files easily and manage your documents. It’s perfect for group projects.

                Soshiku

                Soshiku

                  Manage all of your assignments and never miss a deadline.

                  Bookfinder

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                    Price comparing your next semester courses’ books? Now there is an app to do it.

                    Ottobib

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                      Research paper due tomorrow, and you are still clueless on how to write a bibliography? Ottobib makes it a breeze.

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                      Last.fm

                      Discover more music

                        Listen to radio online and find new artists.

                        Rate My Professor

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                          Wondering how a professor grades or how they teach? Take a look at Rate My Professors before you schedule your next course.

                          PDF Notes Generator

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                            Create customized note-taking sheets for all of your classes.

                            Bookmooch

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                              Trade your books and ask for books with others.

                              Delicious

                              Never lose a link again

                                Store all of your interesting links in one place so that you will never lose them.

                                Flowchart.com

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                                convert

                                  Design flow charts quickly and also add colleagues on to help design the charts.

                                  Encalc

                                  encalc

                                    Your scientific and graphing calculator on your phone or tablet.

                                    Instacalc

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                                      Get answers as you type with this calculator. Also, it has great unit conversion calculations.

                                      ESPN

                                      ESPN

                                        Stay up to date with the latest sport happenings in the world

                                        Candy Crush

                                        Need time to escape from homework and do something completely different? Try Candy Crush.

                                        New York Times

                                        new york times

                                          Get the latest news from one of the top newspapers in the United States.

                                          Instagram

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                                            Catch up with your friends who are in other cities through photos and videos.

                                            Facebook

                                            Facebook

                                              See what is happening and stay in touch with your friends, family, and brands that you like.

                                              Twitter

                                              Twitter

                                                See what’s trending in the world and catch up on the latest information the instant it happens.

                                                Spotify

                                                Spotify

                                                  Get the latest music from your favorite musicians and discover new music as soon as they come out.

                                                  What’sApp

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                                                    Message your friends without any charges anywhere in the world.

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                                                    Last Updated on September 11, 2019

                                                    8 Most Effective Games and Apps to Learn to Type Fast

                                                    8 Most Effective Games and Apps to Learn to Type Fast

                                                    Computers and cell phones have become an integrated tool in our professional and personal lives that the original methods of using pen and paper may not be so common anymore.

                                                    Although our old-school methods of note taking may not have entirely left us, technology is advancing with no intention of slowing down; iPads are moving into service industries, video calls are taking the place of in-person interviews, and store receipts are making its way into our email inbox – all of which requires the skill of typing.

                                                    Learning a new skill doesn’t have to be boring and never had to be. Thankfully, there are effective games and apps that can help you learn to type fast with swift precision and accuracy.

                                                    Why Typing Fast Matters?

                                                    Learning how to type fast is a game changer. In fact, you can save 21 days per year by typing fast!

                                                    Although shaving several minutes from curating a long email or texting paragraphs in a text message may not seem to be of great significance, the minutes soon do eventually add up and the long list of tasks then evolve into frustration. By the end of the day, time is being wasted, and the work pile is stacked high over your head.

                                                    Why not alleviate some of those frustrations through practice and dedicating your spare time to build muscle memory?

                                                    Learning a simple skillset like speed typing can drastically improve other essential areas in life including time-management and prioritization. Not only does it help you efficiently complete tasks at work and in your personal life, but it also boosts your productivity.

                                                    8 Most Effective Typing Games and Apps

                                                    Everyone learns at different speeds and uses various methods. While some work better under pressure and tight deadlines, others thrive when given ample amounts of time to learn and soak in the knowledge that is being provided. Despite the number of resources that are available in the hollow corners of the internet, it’s all about finding one source that helps you learn at your fullest potential.

                                                    Whether you’re a keyboard ninja or not, here are some effective typing games and apps that allow you to test your speed, accuracy, and maybe shoot some spaceships along the way.

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                                                    For Beginners

                                                    1. Speed Typing Online

                                                      What’s more fun than to type to the story of Alice in Wonderland or the lyrics to “Hey Jude”? Speed Typing Online is an online typing game that allows you to dive into the creative and familiar world of famous books, fables, songs, and even hone your skills in data entry.

                                                      The bright blue frame holds the text, which then turns green after punching in the accurate keystrokes. After the end of the personal timer, a statistics page appears to show you your typed words per minute, accuracy, correct and incorrect entries, and error rate.

                                                      2. Typing Trainer

                                                        Typing Trainer

                                                        is another online platform suited for beginner typists looking for step-by-step lessons. Learning the keys on a keyboard can confusing especially for those who aren’t as familiar or getting adjusted to typing on a computer keyboard.

                                                        Typing Trainer has a collection of step-by-step tutorials that covers everything from sentence drills, introduction to new keys as the lessons progress, and skills test. The Typing Trainer specifically highlights unique features in each lesson including a warm-up section where the user begin to build muscle memory and learn to type without looking at the keyboard.

                                                        The website is also programed to identify difficulties the user is facing when typing specific words or sentences.

                                                        3. TapTyping – Typing Trainer

                                                          There is the feeling of physically typing on a keyboard and then there’s the feeling of typing on a touch screen mobile device.

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                                                          Since the use of cell phones has become closely integrated into our everyday lives, learning to type on a mobile is much of a skillset as it is to type on a computer. The mobile typing app, TapTyping – Typing Trainer, allows users to practice while on-the-go making it perfect for commuters who want to practice typing during their down time.

                                                          The app allows you to challenge other typists around the world with TapTyping’s global leaderboard and test your skills by taking advanced lessons. There’s always room for improvement and with the app, you’ll be able to find your mistakes by watching a heat map of your finger strokes.

                                                          For professional writers and programmers

                                                          4. The Most Dangerous Writing App

                                                            Suitable for writers facing a creative block or on a tight-deadline, the Most Dangerous Writing App is a website that forces your fingers to type as quickly as your ideas.

                                                            If you stop longer than 5 seconds, everything you had written will slowly disappear from the screen.

                                                            Sessions are timed from 3 minutes to 20 minutes, or can go from 75 to 1667 words. This online app is perfect to brain dump ideas, write a chapter of a manuscript you’ve been stuck on, or help with procrastination.

                                                            If you’re up to the challenge, try the hardcore mode – an alternative option where a single letter appears on the screen at a time. This level prevents you from seeing the entire word, sentences, or even correct any spelling or grammatical mistakes until the timer is complete.

                                                            If you’re wondering, copying and pasting is not an option until each the end of each session.

                                                            5. The Typing Cat

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                                                              Looking to upgrade your typing skills? Also working as a personal tutor, the Typing Cat has a list of regular typing courses with the option to try other lessons with more complexity such as HTML. Learning to type code is a another valulable skillset worth adding.

                                                              Even with disregarded interest in the coding world, using the code course enhances your typing skills and allows your fingers to familiarize itself with uncommon word combinations and placement of punctuations on a keyboard.

                                                              The coding course can be difficult even for typing whizzes, but it’s all a part of muscle memory. According Psychology Today,[1] only a handful of people actually learn how to type by looking at an actual keyboard, while a majority of the population locate specific keys intuitively through muscle memory.

                                                              Available courses include EcmaScript 6, HTML 5, and CSS 3.

                                                              Fun typing games

                                                              6. ZType — Space Invaders Meet Webster

                                                                Remember playing the iconic 70’s game that allowed you to shoot tiny purple and green aliens from one end of the screen to the other with a two-bullet laser? It’s hard to believe that Space Invaders just turned 40 , but you can still get the same adrenaline rush with ZType, a typing game with the same shooting concept.

                                                                Ztype works in waves – stages that must be cleared but instead of aliens, you must type out the words before the missiles destroy your ship at the bottom of the screen. Every so often, longer and mor complex words would appear and if the words are not typed in the allotted time, a series of letters will disperse like missles.

                                                                The game is quick on the fingers and will still have your heart pumping until the very end.

                                                                7. Epistory – Typing Chronicles

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                                                                  Although this game does cost money to purchase, it is worth the investment if you’re looking for a refreshing and alternative mode to learning how to type fast.

                                                                  Epistory – Typing Chronicles is a role-playing action and adventure game of a young girl riding a fox in a magical and fictional realm; together they combat enemies in the shapes and forms of words.

                                                                  Once you’re starterted, you almost forget you’re playing a typing game. The paper craft art aesthetics of the game has you captivated by the vibrant colors and character’s storyline, while having you build your typing skills.

                                                                  8. Daily Quote Typing

                                                                    Need some inspiration? Say no more.

                                                                    Daily Quote Typing is one of many gammes available on Wordgames.com – a website that offers a variety of typing games ranging from different levels based on your experience.

                                                                    With Daily Quote Typing, users are able to type out inspirational quotes by famous leaders, inventors, and innovators such as Mark Twain and Albert Einstein.

                                                                    Bottom Line

                                                                    At the end of the day, discipline and patience is what teaches to type faster. It comes down to making that commitment to improving not only your typing abilities, but in a lifelong skill that benefits other areas in life.

                                                                    By practicing daily and using effective games and apps, it’s only a matter of time before keystrokes will become second nature and your brain will adapt to learning other skills faster.

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