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This guide provides information on finding helpful apps for studying and managing college life.
Last Updated: Jul 20, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Is There a "Best" App?

College Tech: 101 Indispensable Apps, Websites, Services & Resources for Students provides a good overview of the types of apps that are available to help you study and manage college life.  The Daily Tekk roundup is #22 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. In this list Apps the author includes apps for studying, socializing, eating, staying organized, getting a job or internship, financing your education, college life, online learning, and other miscellaneous helpful apps. 


7 Free Apps That Make College Life Simple

Taylor Ramage provides information 7 Free Apps That Make College Life Simple.  A few worth noting:

 Socialbrite also provides a great list of the Top 15 tools & apps for college students and DailyTekk has a wealth of additional resources in their EdTech: 100 Tech Tools for Teachers and Students roundup.




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This app is a companion to the web site, Contains iPhone/iPad news, reviews, and guides to the best apps by function, such as flight tracker, apps to replace your camera, personal databases, Google Docs managers, and more.




App Showcase

Ryan Lytle, on US News provides readers with helpful information on 5 Apps That Can Help Students Manage College Life.  Apps included are:

Other Helpful Apps for Studying worth noting:



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Best iPhone Apps - J.D. Biersdorfer
Nicely laid-out book describing the best apps in several different categories.

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Five-Star Apps: the best iPhone and iPad Apps for Work and Play - Glenn Fleishman
Another good resource for reviews of the best apps, by category.

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Best iPad Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders - Peter Meyers
Suggests best iPad apps in categories, such as "get work done," "manipulate photos," and "outline ideas." Discusses why the iPad is different from a smartphone or laptop and what unique role it can play in your life.

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Take Control of Working with Your iPad - Joe Kissell
Focused on using the iPad for work. Covers creation of documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, how to transfer files between devices, manage your calendars, take notes effectively, and print from you iPad.


Jolanda (aka Joey)

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A bit about Joey:
Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, College of Charleston Libraries, and Instructor for the College of Charleston, obtained her M.F.A. from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2009 and her M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina in 2013. Joey contributes her expertise to the newly formed Digital Scholarship & Services Department at the Library, providing instruction for faculty, staff, and students regarding information technology utilization and digital scholarship tools for research and classroom use. She authors a regular column, Mobile Apps in Libraries, on emerging mobile technologies in libraries for The Charleston Advisor
Interests & Profile & Guides
Visual Art, Visual Culture, Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Computing and the Arts, Arts and Technology, Mobile Technologies, Art as Research, Information Design, Educational Technology, Arts Management, Studio Art, Information Literacy, Digital Fluency.
Contact Info & Links:
Twitter @jpvanarnhem
Website / Blog

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Study Skills Workshops: Helpful Apps by van Arnhem, J.P. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.

Based on Apps for academics: mobile web sites & apps, created by Nicole Hennig and Remlee Green at the MIT Libraries and the Mobile Access Research Guide by James Williams, Steven Profit and J. van Arnhem at College of Charleston Libraries.


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