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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 February 15, 2019

                                                    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

                                                    Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

                                                    Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

                                                    Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

                                                    So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

                                                    Joe’s Goals

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                                                      Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

                                                      Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

                                                      Daytum

                                                        Daytum

                                                        is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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                                                        Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

                                                        Excel or Numbers

                                                          If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

                                                          What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

                                                          Evernote

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                                                            I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

                                                            Evernote is free with a premium version available.

                                                            Access or Bento

                                                              If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                                                              Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                                                              You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                                                              Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                                                              All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                                                              Conclusion

                                                              I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                                                              What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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