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College Apps to Make Your School Life Easier

Getting through college is hard enough, so we've put together our favorite college apps that can help, both inside the classroom, and out!

Manage Your Documents

Whether you need to create, share, scan, or just read a document, these handy apps are just what you need.

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner + OCR

Go from paper to digital in lightning speed

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner + OCR

Scan and Save Files in Adobe Scan

For people who have paper they want to turn into PDF files

With Adobe Scan, you can turn almost anything made out of paper into a PDF. Receipts, notes, pictures, documents, business cards, whiteboards, whatever. You scan your paper-based document, turn on text recognition if you want it, and enjoy a gorgeous PDF that you can touch up, crop, rotate, and adjust color on. The built-in optical character recognition engine lets you reuse scanned content by creating a high-quality PDF you can work with in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and you can save your scans to Adobe Document Cloud for easy sharing. The main drawback is that if you want to make things other than text into PDF files, you have to pay for a PDF Pack subscription.

Why we love it

This app works great for scanning text into a searchable PDF. It allows you to quickly and easily import your paper-based receipts, business cards, and other documents into Adobe Document Cloud. You can take just about any paper document and make it digital. That mountain of receipts can become a digital library in very little time. I just wish Adobe Scan didn't force you to make an in-app purchase to turn more than text into PDF files. Then again, the Adobe Document Cloud integration makes the app quite unique, and works well when you frequently (or not-so-frequently) use other Adobe apps.

Scanner for Me: Scan documents

Scanner for Me: Scan documents

Apalon Apps

For those who want to scan, print, and manage documents with their iOS device.

Using only your iPhone or iPad you can instantly scan and print any written, printed or graphic material, including: contracts for your partners or clients; business cards; receipts to track your expenses; paper notes and mindmaps to save the best ideas for future reference; book pages and articles for further reading and analysis; texts that don't offer a digital copy; or any other multipage document for different purposes.

Capture and Keep Your Notes

From taking notes during class to capturing ideas on the go, a reliable note-taking app is a must for college students.

Notability

Notability is a powerful all-in-one note-taking solution.

Notability

Create smart notes on the fly

For those who need a note app that does it all

The biggest addition in the update involves handwriting. You can now search handwritten notes from the Library and within a specific note. Any handwritten note can now also be converted into text. Just to note, the first time you launch the app after updating the library will be scanned and indexed for handwriting. If you have a significant amount of handwriting, that process may take a while. With the Multi-Note feature for iPads, you can work with two different notes side by side. And a new note switcher makes it easy to switch between notes quickly. That feature even supports audio recording and playback. In the Library, you can view a new recent notes features that shows the 10 most recently opened notes. An updated Help Center also features articles and tutorials to learn the finer points of the app. Designed for the iPhone and all iPad models, Notability can be downloaded now on the App Store for $9.99. Notability's combination of numerous features, an intelligently-designed interface, a fluid, readable handwriting experience, and value is enough to make it unbeatable. The app has a host of great features and they are virtually all implemented in a highly intuitive, user-friendly manner.

Why we love it

Notability has a ton of powerful features and tools to make note-taking a breeze.

Evernote

Evernote changes the way you organize your notes & projects. Even works in iMessage

Evernote

Choose your plan

Looking for a full-service notes app? Look no further than Evernote.

Evernote is free, universal, and an essential app to share audio recordings. Evernote now includes a 90 minute recording limit. The app even allows you to record audio in the background. Evernote can share that audio to anyone through a simple email. The audio will be instantly accessible to you on any one of your computers or devices with Evernote installed. The app also supports background playback of your audio with controls through the multitasking dock If you opt for an Evernote Premium account, you also get great tools like OCR, more storage space every month, and more. The app is simple and effective and if all you need to do is share audio recordings, then this is the app for that.

Why we love it

Evernote is what Apple's Reminder app wants to be when it grows up.

Noteshelf

Take notes, annotate, and multitask on your iPad.

Noteshelf

A plethora of PDF editing tools

For those who want beautiful notes in one place.

Noteshelf has a very smooth, responsive writing engine with little to no lag. More, Noteshelf works so effortlessly that users don't have to exert extra effort or alter their style to create notes that are readable and look like their "normal" handwriting on paper. The interface is cleverly designed and focused on the user's experience; every feature is in the logical position for its use and is implemented in an intelligent fashion (e.g., the palm rest function automatically scrolls down as you write). Noteshelf missed out on top marks by a slim margin, mainly because its handwriting is comparable to Notability, it has fewer features, and it costs more. However, if you need an app with built-in templates for paper types or the ability to use a different template for each page, Noteshelf is the one to get.

Why we love it

Noteshelf is easy to use and provides us with a ton of options for templates. No matter what we need, there will be a template for it.

Get Where You Need to Go

Save yourself the hassle of getting through heavy traffic and then locating a parking spot. With these apps you can check out public transportation or pay someone else do the driving in your college town.

Make Your Plans

Take the guess work out of planning your social events or group project meetings. Discuss details and find out who can participate with a convenient app.

Doodle: Easy Scheduling

Take the pain out of figuring out when everyone is available.

Doodle: Easy Scheduling

Create polls on the go

For anyone trying to get a group of people in the same place at the same time.

Getting multiple people to meet in the same place at the same time can be tough. When you have a group of individuals – whether students or coworkers – who all have varying schedules, it can get even harder. Doodle allows you to easily send a poll to anyone asking them to indicate whether they are available or busy for set time slots, and the best part is that an account is not required for filling out polls. Doodle also offers some advanced features. For starters, you can allow users to select "if need be" times, that way you can make sure everyone is free and that it's convenient for most. Polls can optionally be set as private, so only administrators can view responses, and they can also be used as sign-up systems for events by only allowing users to choose a select amount of options, or to have a maximum number of attendees per time slot. While Doodle has been known to be web-based, the iOS app in particular allows users to create, modify, and respond to polls on the go. The best part is being able to receive notifications for when participants respond. This makes it a must-have for any Doodle user.

Why we love it

Doodle is the easiest way to find out when everyone's available, and also offers the best iOS solution for this that we've found. Being able to keep up with polls in a desktop web browser, along with in the mobile app with push notifications, makes it easy to use while balancing a busy lifestyle.

TimeTree: Shared Calendar

TimeTree: Shared Calendar

JUBILEE WORKS, Inc.

TimeTree Shared Calendar

For those who want everyone’s schedules on one calendar.

TimeFree allows you to create separate shared calendars for the different roles you have - personal, family, couple, work, even clubs and hobbies. Notifications are delivered automatically to everyone in the group when someone creates or changes an appointment, or sends a message in the app - no need to send direct messages to everyone, or to a group chat only to have people not see it. TimeFree supports import from Google Calendar, so you can use TimeTree immediately. You can also view others’ Google Calendars if you have access. You can use your desktop at work or school and mobile on-the-go.

Why we love it

TimeTree helps you clear up miscommunication and find compromise by sharing information about events with the people in your shared calendar.

Allcal Event Calendar

Allcal Event Calendar

All Calendars, LLC

Allcal Calendar

For those looking to create interactive real-time calendars.

Allcal lets you create interactive, real-time calendars for your baseball team, nonprofit, book club, and group of friends. You can even share a public calendar of events instantly by creating a public calendar for your business, venue, or school club. Planners can create events of their own with cover photos and real-time updates, or search our public calendars to find fun events to share. The shared calendars make planning easy, keep everybody updated, and even send pop-up notifications of a new event or last-minute change.

Why we love it

It's easy to make plans quickly by searching public calendars for fun events nearby, then adding them directly on your shared calendar.

Budget Your Bucks

Making sure you have enough money for books, tuition, and entertainment does not have to be a chore. A finance and budgeting app is just the ticket to keeping an eye on your cash.

Clarity Money - Budget Manager

Clarity Money - Budget Manager

Clarity Money

Featured as Apple’s “App of the Day” on July 10, 2018, this app helps you take control of your budget and expenses. Clarity Money is here to partner with you along your financial journey. We use data science and machine learning to analyze your personal finances and help you make smarter decisions about your budget and spending.

Clarity Money is a 100% free-to-use app that can help you save money, plan your budget, track your spending and expenses, keep tabs on your credit score, and manage all of your financial accounts in one easy place. Clarity Money can also help you:

- Cancel unwanted monthly subscriptions
- Manage your budget and expenses

-Track spending by category, merchant, and transaction

- Get started saving with automated recurring deposits

- Unlock your free VantageScore Credit Score by Experian

Process:

Link thousands of financial institutions to Clarity Money including credit cards, checking and savings accounts, investments, and loans to receive insights.

Here’s what Forbes, TechCrunch, and others are saying about Clarity Money:

“Apps can be your best friend. There is also Clarity Money, which allows you to view all your daily transactions, and scours your accounts to help you cancel unwanted monthly subscriptions.” – Forbes, 2018

“[Clarity Money] combines a number of the best features of existing money-management apps into a one-stop shop... Finally, the Clarity Money app also lets users set up a savings account that will automatically withdraw money from a personal account.” - TechCrunch, 2017

“If Mint is a pedometer, merely reporting money in and money out, Clarity is a pedometer and personal trainer in one.” -Barron’s, 2017

“The tip: Download the Clarity Money app to seriously track your spending and see what you spend the most money on each month.” – Buzzfeed, 2018

“Clarity Money asks for your financial information, and from there tracks your spending and suggests ways to save. The app will ... suggest subscriptions you could cancel and help you save money for specific goals.” - Mashable, 2017

“Clarity also has a feature where you can easily cancel any or all of the expensive subscriptions that you pay monthly. You can literally save thousands of dollars a year by simply clicking a few “Cancel” buttons. It’s a great one two punch that your money will appreciate.” – Huffington Post, 2017
“Clarity Money is another nicely designed budgeting app that makes routine financial tasks easy to execute.” – Time, 2017

Let us be your financial champion and provide tools to help plan your budget, track expenses, and save more.

Download Clarity Money today!

By downloading and using Clarity Money, you agree to our current Terms of Use (claritymoney.com/terms) and Privacy Policy (claritymoney.com/privacy).

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Goodbudget Budget Planner

Goodbudget Budget Planner

Dayspring Technologies

Goodbudget is a personal finance app for budget planning and money management. Share a budget with sync across multiple phones (and the web!).

MANAGE MONEY WITH PEOPLE YOU LOVE
Goodbudget is perfect for sharing a budget with a spouse, family member, or friend. Sync across multiple devices including iPhones, other smartphones, and the web.

* Transactions synced with the cloud and accessible from other devices, including Goodbudget's web app!
* Stay on the same page about finances with those close to you
* Your data is automatically and securely backed up to Goodbudget's website
* Download transactions to CSV (on website)

INSIGHTFUL REPORTS
Goodbudget helps you make sense of your budgeting and spending with in-app reports.

* Know how to modify your budget after analyzing reports
* Spending by envelope report (cool-looking pie chart!)
* Income vs spending report
* Even more reports on the web

A PROVEN SYSTEM
Goodbudget is based on the envelope budgeting method. But with no physical envelopes...only virtual envelopes!

* Check envelopes balances (aka how much you have left to spend) while you're on-the-go
* Expense tracking optimized for speed
* Proven cash envelope budgeting method
* Track your bank balances in addition to envelope balances
* Live within your means
* Schedule transactions and automatic envelope fills

Ad-free, Free Forever version includes 10 regular envelopes & 10 annual envelopes. Use envelope budgeting to plan your spending, not just track it!

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SUBSCRIBERS GET MORE FEATURES!
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* Unlimited regular envelopes
* Unlimited annual envelopes
* Sync up to 5 devices
* 5 years of transaction history
* Personal and friendly email support

Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase.

If you're looking to track where your money goes, plan your spending, or create a budget that works, try us out!

Goodbudget: Budget well. Live life. Do Good.

Features, bugs? Please email us at [email protected]! We're happy to help!

** Leading personal finance app downloaded over 2,000,000 times AND previously featured by Apple, The New York Times, Forbes, CNET, LifeTime TV, The Boston Globe, and Lifehacker **

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Daily Budget Original
Daily Budget Original

Daily Budget Original

C Ruttinger

Daily Budget Original takes a different approach to budgeting. When you first open the app, it asks you what your monthly income is, then it’ll tell you how much you have to spend a day based on that alone. After that fun share, it’ll ask you what your expenses are. As you enter them, your daily amount to spend will lower until you are finished entering your expenses. From there, the app will ask you how much you want to save in percentage form, and of course, that bit will be taken away from your daily spending, but it’s all for a better future, isn’t it? Every time you open the app now you’ll be able to add an extra income or input an expense that takes away from your daily balance. One thing that makes this app special is the ability to set up a “Big Spendings” plan by entering the dollar amount and date you’d like to purchase the item. The app will then tell you how much money you’d need to save per day to get that item on time. There are a ton of in-app upgrades available, but for only $4.99 you can upgrade to PRO, which is well worth it.

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Mvelopes - Budgeting App
Mvelopes - Budgeting App

Mvelopes - Budgeting App

Finicity Corporation

Mvelopes takes the old, handy method of the envelope system and packs it neatly into an app so that you aren’t having to deal with actual envelopes. The app is crisp and clean and takes the time to walk you through set-up in four easy steps, but can be somewhat confusing initially. There are in-app upgrades available that can get pricey, but when following through with the budget you allow yourself in each envelope, it can be well worth it.

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EveryDollar Easy Budgeting App

EveryDollar Easy Budgeting App

The Lampo Group Incorporated

Start saving with the fast and easy personal budget planner and expense tracker app, EveryDollar!

EveryDollar follows the zero-based budget approach recommended by Dave Ramsey, a top personal money-management expert. Create daily and monthly budgets and track your expenses to manage and save money.

Millions are already using EveryDollar to budget and track their spending, beat debt and build their wealth. Start now and find the right way to budget your money!

As a bonus, all new users receive a free trial of EveryDollar Plus, the premium version of EveryDollar. You can connect directly to your bank with EveryDollar Plus, making expense tracking all the easier! Simply go to EveryDollar Plus in the main menu and upgrade right away!

Key Free Features:

Personal Budget Planner
** Create a fully customizable daily or monthly budget in minutes.
** Access your budget planner through the app or desktop browser.
** Adjust or reset your budget throughout the month, keeping up with the changes in your life.
** Keep your personal account secure by signing in with TouchID.

Expense Tracker
** Track spending as it happens by the second.
** Split expenses across multiple budget items.
** Set reminders to keep track of your transactions and spending.
** See what you’ve spent and what remains each month.

Connect With Service and Savings Experts
** Get to know our a huge array of real estate, insurance and tax professionals through our Endorsed Local Providers program
** No third-party advertisements that get in the way of learning.

Exclusive EveryDollar Plus Features:
** Connect to your bank to track your transactions through EveryDollar
** View your account balance within the app.
** Priority and call-back support.

Eliminate debt and put more into your savings each month with EveryDollar: the personal budget planner and expense tracker app.

Download now and start seeing results!

EveryDollar Plus subscriptions are optional and available via auto-renewing subscriptions. EveryDollar Plus subscriptions are billed at a monthly rate of $9.99 after a two-week free trial. Payments will be charged to your iTunes account after confirmation of purchase. Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your subscription can be managed in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. Subscriptions cannot be cancelled for the current active period.

Privacy Policy: https://everydollar.com/privacy
Terms of Use: https://everydollar.com/terms

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Stay Focused

When it is time to put down your device and concentrate on your work, there are apps that can help you do just that.

Focus Watch - Stay Focused

Focus Watch - Stay Focused

Andrii Zborovskyi

Focus Watch - Stay Focused

For those who strive for optimal performance.

Focus Watch helps you in planning the tasks you need to accomplish, staying focused on them while running the sessions timer and analysing your progress with insightful charts. Focus Watch perfectly works in background mode, so you can start the timer and switch to any other app - you'll be notified with an alarm when the session ends. It also has AppleWatch support!

Why we love it

It's so easy to track your progress with insightful charts, you can see how many sessions you've spent for any separate task in any given day.

Forest - Stay focused

Reduce procrastination and contribute to nature at the same time.

Forest - Stay focused

Set an amount of time to focus within

For procrastinators who like games or the environment.

Procrastination is inevitable. You know you should be focusing on something besides your iOS device, but somehow you end up in the Facebook app yet again. Forest hopes to eliminate that distraction with a timer that can be used in a pomodoro-like way, but with an incentive. As long as the app remains open in the foreground while the timer you set counts down, a virtual tree will grow, and you will be awarded coins. The goal is to grow a tree with each timer you set by not exiting the app and, thus, not getting distracted by your phone. Over time, the virtual trees you grow will make up a virtual forest displayed in the app, and you can compete with friends in doing this as well. Finally, coins you gather by focusing can eventually be used to plant trees in the real world once you collect enough.

Why we love it

This app allows users to use timer-based techniques to focus, and actually provides a solid incentive for staying off of your iOS device.