There are countless apps out there these days. We thought we’d take a moment to remind you of a few go-to heavyweights to expand your mind and organize your life:
- Evernote: This app is so good that it has found a home in Apple’s “App Hall of Fame,” and it’s easy to understand why. Evernote can do anything. It can take notes, create to-do lists, upload photos and videos, and best of all—everything you input to Evernote is saved and synced both online and to all of your fancy portable devices. Oh, and it’s free.
- Dropbox: The best thing after Evernote? Dropbox. Why? It makes things like group projects easy. Instead of worrying who has what document or presentation saved to their USB, you can create shared folders that can be accessed anywhere by the entire group. Again, free.
- Kindle: Textbooks are cheap, classics are free, and sales come around more often than at Barnes & Noble. You can take notes, highlight quotes, and search for definitions of unfamiliar words. The Kindle app also syncs to your Kindle or any other Kindle app you may have, so you will never, ever lose your place. Again, free.
- TED: TED is one of those things that is so great, it’s hard to put in to words just how great it is. If you want to feel inspired, or to learn something new, go to TED and listen to a talk. You’ll understand what I mean once you do– and you won’t have to pay a cent because all TED talks are free.
There you go. Four completely free apps that will help you organize your homework, take notes, survive group projects without having a nervous breakdown, allow you to keep a whole library in one place, and inspire you endlessly.
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