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7 great apps for college & university students

by Scott Hokkanen

Do you consider yourself a techie? Want to stay up to date with the best tech trends?

There are many useful apps out there for college & university students aside from Instagram and Snapchat! However with the number of apps out there it can sometimes be hard to decide what’s useful and what’s not. So we decided to sort through the clutter and find some great apps specifically for students.

Here is our list:

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Slack

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Slack is an app for team communication that compiles a news feed of updates for any type of group project. You can send updates, share files, and organize conversations so that everyone is in the loop. Perfect for trying to organize and collect the thoughts of your group members for any sort of classwork or project.

Socrative

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Socrative is your classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. Socrative provides a way for classroom lectures to be more interactive, with functions like poll taking and real-time quizzing. The classes’ answers will be compiled and presented in visually descriptive ways on the projector. Why raise your hand when there’s an app for that!

iTunes U

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Ever dream of attending an Ivy-league lecture? Or want to get a different perspective on your program? If so download the iTunes U app that grants you access to complete course materials and lectures from the world’s elite universities. Get access to the world’s largest digital database of free education right on your smartphone.

EasyBib

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Ever wonder how you’re going to compile a Works Cited with proper formatting in time for your deadline? EasyBib generates citations in MLA, APA & Chicago formats for your bibliography and saves you time by making a Works Cited through the EasyBib app. With essay tools and citation guides EasyBib is a great app for any student who has to write papers and essays that require a bibliography.

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

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Remember when your elementary school teachers said you had to know your formulas because you wouldn’t always have a calculator on you? Well look at us now! RealCalc is designed to look an operate exactly like a hand-held scientific calculator. It has all the standard scientific functions plus history, memories, unit conversions and constants. You can choose from a number of display styles and formats. Science and Math students get on it.

YikYak

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Download Yik Yak to get an idea of what people around Humber are talking about. Connect with the people around you; express yourself, exchange thoughts and explore your world. Post your thoughts and chime in with your opinions, connect on a personal level by chatting individually with other Yakkers, discover the people, topics and conversations going on around you.

Blackboard Mobile Learn

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Stay up to date with all of your courses at Humber and Guelph-Humber with the Blackboard Mobile Learn App. Get updates from your professors instantly delivered to your smartphone. Don’t wait to get to a computer to check in on something, the Blackboard Mobile Learn app is essential for any student.

We want to know what apps Humber & Guelph-Humber students are using, let us know on Twitter or Instagram! If there’s a new app you’d like us to reach you on, let us know so we can stay up to date!