Study Apps To Help You Cram
For college and graduate students, this time of year is both exciting and chaotic. I’m talking about the end of the school year, when everyone on campus is looking forward to beach trips, hanging out with friends, and – for some of you – getting a foot in the door with a “real world” summer internship.
But before you can get started on whatever summer awaits you, there’s just one more thing you have to do. Remember that pesky little time called “Finals Week?” It’s all that stands between you and your summer plans, and I’m going to share some apps that can help make study cram sessions as painless as possible.
Evernote helps you keep your head on straight by capturing text and images you don’t want to forget. If you’ve finally found a source that makes sense of Sartre, this app
will hold onto it for you.
Access My Library can turn your dorm room – or anywhere else you’d rather be than the library – into the ultimate study space by delivering Gale databases and ebooks directly to
your mobile device.
YouNote lets you take notes from anywhere, and then access those notes easily. Now you can fit study time into everything you do, from waiting in line to waiting for class to
Night Before Essay Planner helps you create an outline and get your essay written in a hurry, for those times when procrastination rears its ugly head.
Tomes (formerly BookShelf) is an app that turns your iPhone into an e-reader. Now your class materials can fit in the palm of your hand.
Talking Phrasebooks puts foreign language phrases and translations on your smartphone so you can cram for your Spanish or French exam. And if your summer plans include traveling abroad, don’t forget to pack this app!
Study Buddy helps you stay on the study track by counting the breaks and distractions you have per study session. It’s like having your professor constantly stand beside you
to monitor your study habits, but way less creepy.
Art Lite helps you distinguish between Monet and Manet, so if you’re an Art History student, put this app on your list.
Mathemagics may not be able to make trig or calculus fun, but it can help you learn some handy math tricks to get you through your exam.
Flashcards Deluxe lets you create those good old study standby’s, and keeps them handy on your smartphone. If you have a lot of information to cram into your brain, this app can help you get it memorized.
Fourpoint helps you calculate your GPA from the current semester, as well as your cumulative GPA, to track your academic career. Once Finals Week is over, this app can help you determine your academic “bottom line” quickly and easily.
Did I miss any study apps you can’t live without? Use the comments section below to let us know which apps keep you sane during that crazy time called Finals Week.