Software for students

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today, I’d like to talk about useful applications for everyone who is going to college, university or school right now. We know what you’re going through and we’ve all been there. It can be such a hassle to stay organized, to keep an eye on everything that you need to study for and so on. Plus, during exams you still have all your other duties like work, family, maintaining a social life and trying to stay sane.

I know how hard this time can be. You feel like you’re drowning in books, studying and work and haven’t seen the sun for days because you’ve been in the library every single day. But don’t worry. I wouldn’t be Vincent if I didn’t have some awesome apps to help you through and with your student life. I’ve researched quite a few different apps for various points of the typical student life.

Ok, so what is vital and essential for every student? Attending lectures. Normally, you’d have to scribble along to every word your prof is saying. But hold on, don’t waste energy that doesn’t need to be spent! With modern technology, it is possible to capture the whole lecture on your phone without having expensive sound recording equipment. The benefits are obvious: you don’t have to pay attention the whole time, and if you didn’t quite get something, you could simply listen to the lecture again. SoundNote, LectureCapture or Notes Plus are great programs to look out for in your game store.

After weeks of lectures will be exams that quiz the students. Therefore, studying and revising is on the to-do list a few weeks before exams start. There are a few proven revision methods, like flash cards, explaining the topics to others or mind maps. Which ever method you like best, apps like StudyBlue, Revision App or Exam Countdown help you with the immense amount of study material. Some software get the course information automatically, while with others you have to do the flashcards yourself. You can quiz yourself and see what topics you should focus on.
You’ve passed all your exams? Good for you! But to avoid this sort of stress next semester, maybe you should plan your time better? It can be overwhelming to remember everything you have to do. Thankfully student planner apps remind you of any appointments or due dates ahead of time, as long as you maintain the schedule regularly. If you don’t like the look of the calendar on your phone, then maybe Timetable, Class Timetable or My Class Schedule are worth looking at. If you tend to forget appointments or important dates quickly, check that you’ll get notifications from the application when something pops up.

Alright, you’ve passed your exams, you’re prepared for the next semester and won’t make the same mistakes again. Well, then it’s time to party! To make sure, you won’t have the worst hangover after exam drinks, download safe drinking apps like WiseDrinking or Alcohoot. Drinking a little too much can happen way too fast, and even though these apps won’t prevent that, they can call a cab for you or tell you how high your blood alcohol content is (approximately).

Being and staying safe isn’t just important while being out, having fun and drinking a little, but always. It’s awesome to see that students and other developers thought about safety problems and how students can get to wherever they need to be safe. Circle of Six is my favorite safety app, for sure. You can locate lost friends, stay in touch with the one who always leaves early and it comes with an instant call for help button. Your closest friends can watch that you get home safely and call police if anything happens without any costs.

That’s it! My favorite student applications. Have you used any of the stated or do you have any recommendations?