2015 has seen more apps than ever before, and if you don’t have these yet, you’ll definitely want to take a look to find your next most used app on your phone.
When it comes to school, apps can improve your workflow and productivity. Busy people often don’t have time to sit down at a computer to access documents. There are a few options for on-the-go document access. CamScanner Pro (Android, iOS) will turn your phone into a portable scanner and save images as word documents or PDF files, and share them via a cloud service like OneDrive, Dropbox or Evernote.
To access those documents from your phone or tablet, faculty, staff, and students can download Microsoft365 for free (instructions here) for portable access to programs like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint. If you’re having trouble keeping everything straight for class, work, and everything else going on, then let Studious (Android, iOS) take care of it for you! This app will allow you to input all due dates, schedules, exams, and sports games into one app and it will remind you when the date approaches.
Most everyone has Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram already, but there are always new apps to be found. As LinkedIn becomes more popular, getting the mobile app will keep you up to date. LinkedIn Connected (Android, iOS) will allow full access to your account while on the go. For those of you who want more out of your camera, try Photo Director (Android, iOS), an image editing app that lets you do almost anything with your pictures including editing out annoying photo-bombers or adding cool filters, then upload your final product directly to your social media app of choice.
When we’re all so busy, it can be hard to communicate with friends sometimes. Tossup (Android, iOS) lets you post get-togethers and allows friends to mark if they are in or out and even vote on where to hang out! When you meet up with your friends, maybe consider making a funny lip sync video to post on Vine or Facebook later. Use Musical.ly (Android, iOS) to choose from hundreds of songs and then film, edit, and post your unforgettable video.
If you missed a lecture, didn’t fully understand what happened in class, or maybe you need to refresh your knowledge of an old topic, try Khan Academy (Android, iOS). With thousands of videos and explanations, you can easily learn material. If you enjoy listening to Podcasts, Podcast Addict (Android, iOS) makes discovering and downloading new podcasts a much easier process. If you plan on travelling to an area with no internet access, Pocket (Android, iOS) will let you save webpages and images for later viewing when you disconnect.