There’s an App for That
Everyone says it because it’s true! There are 1.2 million apps for iOS, and 1.3 million for Android, plus countless apps for other platforms.
As a techy kind of guy, I’ve been known to find apps for just about everything I need. There are a few that I’ve found particularly useful as a college student (after some trial and error, of course), and hopefully you will be able to take advantage of them.
This app is intended to be synced to a website called Teachers.io where instructors can post announcements, assignments and material for class. Even if your teachers don’t use it, you can set up your own classes and set up reminders for homework assignments, presentations and anything homework related. I have all my classes set up in the app, and it shows me the start time of each class and sends me reminders the night before an assignment is due. It’s been very beneficial for me this semester. Best of all, it’s free!
At first, you’ll look at this app and think it’s just another fancy calendar. This app does have a little more under the surface, though. The interface is very easy to use and also allows you to create notes, tasks and set up a group of tasks for projects. Projects have been useful for me with videos I shoot at work. I can set due dates on each individual task and get reminders as the deadline approaches. This app has a free version, but the paid version is definitely worth the money. Your access to the projects feature, as well as recurring tasks, makes it a good investment. And best of all, you can sync your data to a Dropbox account so that you don’t lose everything when you switch phones. That was a great feature when I recently dropped my phone into the sink with water running. . .
This one is solely for the student employee side of my life. One of my jobs doesn’t have a dedicated way to track your time. This app works as a time clock to help you track your hours up until you have to submit your time. You can create reports to send to your supervisor so they can see your clock-in times and verify your hours. This app is also free, but again, the paid version may be worth the money for the ability to sync to Dropbox and not lose data.
And of course, we can’t forget our app! There’s all kinds of goodies built into ASU mobile. The coolest features I always point out to people are the interactive map and the MyASU section.
If you’re on campus, the map will show you exactly where you are and make it that much easier to find your way around. On iOS, you can even pull up the disc golf course map!
I think the MyASU section is probably the most useful, though. You can access your registration schedule, check holds on your records, and access to MyOneCard. It’s a pretty useful tool on campus.
What about you? Do you use any apps that help you prepare for class or any other aspects of college life?