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10 Web Apps That Every College Student Should Have

Updated on July 31, 2014

There is so much to do in college, attending lectures, practicing sports, working on projects and obviously Hanging out with buddies. With so much to do in short time, we need help. And where better to ask than Internet !

I regret spending half of my college life without using these web-apps, Why you may ask? Simply because no one told me about them. But Later when I discover them, life was much easy.Now that being said, I have made a list of Top 10 web apps that every College students should use, so lets check them out.

1. Evernote

This makes it easy to remember everything from your day-to-day life. Best part about this web app is available for your computer, phone, tablet and the web.

Evernote is useful for College students. How? Let see.

You can take pictures of your class timetable, Identity cards, report cards, passport, driving licence, library cards, class notes etc and saved them to Evernote. Since it sync to your cloud storage you can use it anytime, anywhere.



Don't know what’s going on with your money ?

I know how difficult it is to manage your financial expensive on your own. And that is where Mint comes to rescue us.

It's a free financial management software that helps you to track how your money is being earned and spent. It also reminds you of when your bills are due.

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3. Spotify

Spotify is an online music streaming service that will completely change your music experience for good. At least it work for me.

You can search for your favorite music or browse from existing playlist created by other users. I love spotify and I wish I would have discover it in my early college days.

However Spotify is only limited to US and some European countries but you can try this workaround to get spotify outside US and UK.

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4. Google Drive

Google Drive is a free web service that lets you store all your files including documents, photos, videos and Google Docs online and access them anywhere.

But unlike Dropbox, In Google drive you can create PowerPoint Presentation, spreadsheets, word documents etc online and share them with your friends. Used this feature a lot when I had Linux as my Primary OS.

Screenshot of my Google drive
Screenshot of my Google drive

5. Remember The Milk

It's a Web-based task management application with offline capabilities. RTM also has mobile apps which make it easyto use to-do list pretty anywhere.

I use RTM to sort, tag everyday tasks, if you are organizing an event you can mail the list from within the app. It helps you to manage several tasks effectively.

6. Bookfinder

Looking for less know book? Try , it's the best search engine for a variety of used booksellers around the world.

If you are looking to buy a new/used book, then just enter the book Title, Author name or ISBN no. It will search from the million of books available for sale and present you with list of seller in your country with Price.

7. PDF Notes Generator

If you like custom sheets, ruled, or graph style for taking notes in class then take a look at this Cornell Notes PDF Generator. You can also enter your name, class name and date onto the PDF template.

8. Coursera

It is online community that offer wide variety of courses that you wished your college had. It has Google Hangouts integration and Build in meetup functionality to discuss our subject with other people, similar to what we do in college.

Some of the popular course are to Computer science, Engineering, Humanities, Art and Health and Social Science. I took a couple of courses from coursera and I loved it.

Screenshot of list of courses in coursera
Screenshot of list of courses in coursera

9. Flowchart

As the name suggest this web app helps you to create Flowcharts but unlike other this is Realtime, Multiuser supporting service.

In college we are generally required to give presentation, seminars, case study, reports etc. Using this web service you can convert your ideas into visual appealing diagram.

10. Wolfram|Alpha

Rather than providing a list web pages like Google Wolfram|Alpha performs dynamic computations based on a vast collection of structured built-in data, algorithms, and methods to get the answer.

You can get facts, charts and other statistical information to get more insight to your topic. If you are new then, start here with analyzing your Facebook profile with Wolfram|Alpha.

Screenshot of Facebook profile analyzer-Wolfram|Alpha
Screenshot of Facebook profile analyzer-Wolfram|Alpha


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      Sp Greaney 3 years ago from Ireland

      It's great now that there are so many useful apps out there that can help students in college stay organised.