If you’re a college student, or soon to be, you want to take advantage of tools that will help you in study. But you’re most probably on a budget too and are looking for affordable tools. That said, you might want to give your Android smartphone another look. The Android ecosystem is home to over a million applications, a section of which are designed for college students. By taking advantage of these applications, you can make your college life a lot easier. All of them are free, though some have in-app purchase options for advanced features.


While vocabulary builder apps are great when preparing for exams, they are often limited. Dictionary.com is an essential tool that takes care of all your English learning needs, with over 2 million definitions. You get a search history, Word of the Day, word origin, word history, synonyms, a thesaurus, and antonyms with the main app, which is free. You can get an encyclopedia or medical dictionary with in-app purchases.


How about being a better student in college by creating more homework for yourself? It’s your responsibility to grasp all materials within your syllabus, even if your professor didn’t teach that. This is more so important in countries where there are nationwide (or statewide) exams. Coursera partners with hundreds of colleges and institutions to deliver study materials for students around the world. Once you take some of these courses, you can even win awards, get on a Dean’s Honor List or even earn some scholarship cash!

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Google Drive

You need this more than you’ve ever needed before. You’ll want to take notes, create spreadsheets, draw diagrams and even build presentations and keep it all in the cloud. This way, you can access anything that’s important to your study work through any internet-connected device. As a collection of cloud-hosted ‘office’ applications, Google Drive makes things a lot easier (on the go) for college students. You get just enough space for what you need. But if you run out, there are easy options to upgrade affordably!


This is a general study tool that delivers millions of flashcard sets for study on multiple topics. These have been created by students either in high school or college. If you can’t find a subject you’re looking for, you could even make your own. This app uses images and audio to make the learning process much easier. It’s definitely a must have for the student who’s looking to enhance their grasp on various subjects.


Evernote is a great note-taking app, only that it’s too intimidating. Todoist is an awesome alternative. You can make to-do lists, bookmark Web URLs and do a lot of other things. You can leverage it to set reminders, track your assignments, bookmark web pages and do a lot more.

Have you used any other student app that you think works great? Share in the comments section below!

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