4 productive apps for college students

January 15, 2013

While being a college student is fun, it shouldn’t go without saying that it can be stressful. In fact, many college students (60 percent!) say they rate their stress level as high. Additionally, 26 percent say they’ve seemed medical help for their stress. What’s the main reason for this stress? Money. College tuition has increased 42 percent in the past decade.

Now at this point, you’re probably wondering why we’re talking about college and the stress it can bring on students on a technology blog. Well, there’s some great apps to deal with the college stress blues. We’re going to give you a run down of those apps right now:

Evernote Peek

First off, if you’re not using Evernote to take notes in class, you’re already doing something wrong. But the amazing note-taking app has a great addition called Evernote Peek.

Every study for a Chemistry course by using flash cards? That’s where Evernote Peek comes into play — especially if you have an iPad with a Smart Cover.

Flip open the bottom fold of your Smart Cover to reveal a question that you programmed into the app. Close the Smart Cover, guess the answer in your head or out loud, then open the first Smart Cover flap again. This time it will give you the answer.

Think of it as the 21st Century notecard.

Wi-Fi Finder

Now if you attend a tiny little college where you can only get Wi-Fi in one or two places, this app won’t do you any good. But for those who are attending the Ohio States and Alabamas of the world, you’ll need this. Or, if you live in a big city and are taking classes online, you’ll need to find Wi-Fi.

This app lives up to its title. Turn on the app, and it’ll show you all of the free Internet hotspots in your general radius.

iTunes University

Apple made some big education announcements last year, including iTunes University — a section of the iTunes store that professors can make available to their students. The material is more than a textbook. It’s interactive and includes quizzes, video and audio lectures.

When it first came out last year, choices were at a minimum, but today it’s quite extensive.

Everything that you would find in a standard course, you’ll find on iTunes University.


The beginning of the semester seems easy. Then study groups start popping up. Multiple homework assignments start piling on top of each other. And of course, you can’t forget about the end of the week frat party.

Wunderlist is the ultimate productivity tool that lets you keep track of all of those important events and tasks. In addition to allowing you to make a to-do list and prioritize it accordingly, this app app also lets you set reminders and notifications so you won’t forget that oh-so-important essay due at the end of the week.

Are you a stressed out college student? Check out this Infographic from Southern New Hampshire University below.

Helpful Apps to Help Cure The Stress of College Life (Infographic)
Presented By SNHU.EDU Online College Programs

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