Before you know it, most of you will be starting your first day of school. You’ll be sitting at desks, getting homework assignments, studying your butts off and trying to secretly text your besties. And, you know, other stuff. Getting back into school-mode can be difficult, but there are a few things that can make it a little bit easier… like these apps!
Apps are like little miracles on your phones (or iPads) that can help you out in ways you never imagined. If you want everything to be organized, neat and easily accessible on your cell phone, these back-to-school apps are for you. These will help you stay organized, study more efficiently, get homework done and more. Are you ready to have your highest GPA ever? Read on to hear about the 12 apps you need to download for school right now.
DuolingoI don't know about you guys, but I have an extremely hard time learning other languages. Chances are, you're taking a language class and chances are, you need a little extra help. Duolingo is there for you! It's a fun way to learn languages through games and pictures. Use it as an extra study guide. Cost: Free Download here
EvernoteEverynote is an app made in heaven for students who like to be organized. It allows you to take notes, create lists, record voice reminders, take pictures - it's basically an interactive notebook. It's easy to use and everything is easily searchable. No more rifling through eight different notebooks to find the notes you need to study! Cost: Free Download here
Flashcards+Want a study buddy? Open up Flashcards+! This is a great learning tool. Real flashcards are great, but flashcards on your phone that you don't need to worry about losing or destroying in your bag? Even better. Cost: Free Download here
Google DriveIf you have a lot of documents, pictures or other files for school, this handy app allows you to access everything no matter where you are. You can edit your files on-the-go, which is great if you haven't actually finished an assignment and you're trying to work on it before class starts. It's also great for group projects because it's so easy to share everything. Cost: Free Download here
Grammar GuideGrammar is super important in school, but don't stress if you have trouble figuring it out - just download Grammar Guide. It's an easy-to-use grammar reference guide with helpful hints and general rules. This can be your guide when writing papers, doing homework or just studying. Cost: $0.99 Download here
Graphing CalculatorNo worries if you forgot your calculator... just use your phone! This graphing calculator is bound to help you out in math class. And the best news? It's free! Cost: Free Download here
MyHomeworkThis app is like a present for those of us who love to be organized. If you have trouble keeping track of your homework assignments, this is your answer. It allows you to write down and manage your assignments, alerts you when they're due, keeps track of your class schedules and even lets you sync everything with all of your devices. Cost: Free Download here
Relax MelodiesSleep is obviously a really important part of any school day... if you don't get enough of it, you're not going to be able to focus as well and if you can't focus, how are you supposed to get anything done? This app of relaxing sounds will help you sleep like a baby. Cost: Free Download here
SafeTrekSafeTrek is a must-have app for college students, but I really think it's a must-have for any girl (whether you're going to school or not). It's a simple design. Basically, if you're in trouble, you open the app and press down on the button. Once you let go, you have to enter a 4-digit security code of your choosing. If you enter it, that means you're safe. If you don't, help will be sent to wherever you are. Cost: Free This isn't available just yet, but stay updated here.
SAT VocabIt may be thinking a little far ahead, but if you want to get a jump start on studying for your SATs, this app is for you. It teaches you SAT vocabulary through fun games that will feel more like, well, a game than studying. Cost: Free Download here
StudyBlueSort of similar to Flashcards+, StudyBlue is like a backpack in your phone. It allows you to organize your work and helps you study by letting you share content with other students who you may not even know. There are flashcards, notes, quizzes, reminders of when you need to study... you can create flashcards for yourself or choose already-made ones in the content library. If you're only going to download one app this school year, I would say this should be it. Cost: Free Download here
StylebookIf looking good is an important part of your school day (and there's nothing wrong with that!), Stylebook is a must-have. It takes a little work, but here's what you do: you can take pictures of everything in your closet, upload them to Stylebook and then create outfits on your phone. It's basically like Polyvore, but with YOUR clothes. It will help you pair together unexpected things and remind you of that blue shirt you love and always forget about. It's a great way to plan your outfits in advance so that you have more time to sleep in the morning. Cost: $3.99 Download here
Do you already own any of these apps? What do you think of them? Which app are you going to download? What did I forget? Tell me in the comments.