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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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                                                    Published on September 20, 2018

                                                    11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                                                    11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                                                    In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

                                                    Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

                                                    In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

                                                    Minimizing Tabs

                                                    Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

                                                    Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

                                                    Incognito Mode

                                                    Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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                                                    1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
                                                    2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
                                                    3. Download extension New Incognito Window

                                                    This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

                                                    Save Webpages as PDF Files

                                                    Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

                                                    Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

                                                    Open Recently-closed Tabs

                                                    Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

                                                    One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

                                                    The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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                                                    Solve Mathematical Problems

                                                    Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

                                                    For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

                                                    Play Media Files

                                                    Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

                                                    In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

                                                    Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

                                                    With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

                                                    Stay Focus(e)d

                                                    Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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                                                    Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

                                                    With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

                                                    This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

                                                    Grammarly for Editing

                                                    Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

                                                    You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

                                                    Loom

                                                    There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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                                                    There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

                                                    With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

                                                    Chrome Calendar Extension

                                                    No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

                                                    Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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