It's time to start getting used to getting up early again. That's right, fall is just around the corner, and that means school is getting ready to throw you new challenges that will test your discipline and stretch your skills. We all know how hard it is to switch from sitting by the pool with your friends to running from class to class and juggling homework, tests and extracurriculars.

In your attempt to prepare for your upcoming classes, read through our list of Top 10 Student Survival Apps. It is important that you know the tools you have at your disposal. These apps will increase your chances of succeeding this fall.

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  1.) Take notes and organize them on your phone

Evernote

Evernote is a slick little app available for most mobile platforms. Essentially, Evernote lets you take notes on your smartphone. Then you can tag the notes with certain words or phrases for easy reference later on. There are also options to attach date tags and other information to individual notes. Once again, this makes for easy reference later on. Perhaps the best part of Evernote is that it can sync up with your account online. There you can utilize the Favorites tool. This allows you to save notes and access them, even when you aren't logged into your account online.

 

2.) Check up on your facts and do some research for your little brother 

Wikipedia Mobile

Wikipedia Mobile is, thankfully, just what it sounds like. Every student should make use of the vast amounts of information stored on Wikipedia. It's a place to get ideas rolling. With Wikipedia Mobile, you can have access to the entire Wikipedia database anywhere your smartphone gets internet. This can be extremely handy if you need to look up some quick facts, or if you want to look at the references in an article for further research. Wikipedia can be an excellent study guide, and being able to access it on the go only makes it better.

  3.) What was that word again? Oh yeah, sesquipedalianism

Dictionary.com App

Let's face it. None of us are perfect spellers. Alright, there are people who win spelling bees, but for the rest of us, there's Dictionary.com. This app lets you take Dictionary.com with you to that fancy restaurant so you can look up the name of a particular dish, or you can take it with you to school to look up a difficult word such as brobdingnagian. If that weren't enough, this app also lets you use Thesaurus.com, which can help you find just that word you're looking for. The app also gives you access to Dictionary.com's Word of the Day. Prepare to burgeon your vocabulary.

 

4.) Connect with friends and upload photos while on the move 

Facebook Mobile

Whether it's raving about the awesome concert last night or complaining of the terrible headache you have this morning, Facebook has been there to let you express your feelings to the world. Facebook Mobile gives you the opportunity to update your status and chat with your friends anywhere you want. All you need to do is download the app and enter your login information. Facebook Mobile links up with your online account and gives you the ability to upload photos without using a computer. Facebook mobile gives you an excellent opportunity to stay in touch with friends and organize activities. After all, school isn't just about homework and tests.

 

  5.) What can't Google find? Nothing. Wait, yes it can.

Google Search

Google has set a high bar for excellence with its search engine.  Your smartphone can enjoy that same level of excellence that your computer has relished for so long. With this app, no matter where you are, you can search the web through Google's eyes. This can help the distressed student find sources for a paper, look up movie times for a date or find a phone number for the pet store   all on the fly. As a student, your time is precious. The Google mobile app will ensure your smartphone can keep up with your busy lifestyle.

 

 

6.) Sync your computer, phone, iPad and laptop with ease

SugarSync Mobile

SugarSync is an online storage service that syncs up with all of your internet-capable devices. Whatever you store in SugarSync's cloud server, you'll be able to access from your smartphone, laptop, iPad or other device. This can be a lifesaver for students. Any photos you take can be synced with your computer. Another major benefit of SugarSync Mobile is that your music files can be streamed without downloading them. This means that you can have your tunes with you wherever you go. And you'll never have to worry about losing data, because all data is synced between all devices   a useful security feature for any student.

 

  7.) Find out where the closest movie theatre is in no time

Where 

Have you been out with friends who all spontaneously decide to go to a movie or a caf  but don't know how to find the nearest location? We have a solution for you, and it's a slick mobile app called Where. This very useful app can help you find exactly what you're looking for, and tell you where it is. This can be useful for students who are meeting up with friends at a venue they haven't been to before. It could also be useful if you are on a date and can't find the restaurant you wanted to eat at. What really makes Where a must-have are the pre-categorized searches. This can make finding a particular location fairly easy. If you want, you can also use the manual search, and Where will bring up any relevant locations. All in all, Where is a useful tool for deciding the fate of your week end.

8.) Pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy

gFlash

Studying is a necessary part of any school experience   at least for most of us it is   and one of the most effective study tools is the old-fashioned flashcard. You might think it's impossible to improve upon this traditional study method. Welcome to gFlash. This app has many pre-defined electronic flashcards for subjects like chemistry. That means you can load the app and immediately start studying the elements of the periodic table. What's that you say? Creating the flashcards is the best part about flashcards? Well, with gFlash you can create flashcards and even import photos onto them. For students, flashcards have never been this much fun or this convenient.

9.) Save money with coupons to businesses in your area

Groupon Mobile

Are you tired of eating the same student fare of frozen burritos and ramen noodles? Well, Groupon is here to help. Groupon Mobile can help you pinch pennies and find delightful deals, whether it's a coupon for ground beef at the grocery store or $50 off of a skydiving adventure. Student budgets are tight, and Groupon can help you get the most out of your dollar with relative ease. All the coupons Groupon recommends are for local businesses, which not only saves you money but can also help you get to know your city a little bit better.

10.) Quick access to a full suite of office software

Zoho Docs

Zoho offers a complete suite of features including a document writer, slideshow creator, spreadsheet program and more absolutely free of cost. You can also access most of the Zoho content from your phone with Zoho Mobile. One downer is that you can only view documents, you can't edit them. Still, this could be very useful if you have a speech for a communications class and you forgot to print out the text or in similar situations. The ability to access your documents through a smartphone can be a major help to any student. The downside? It's currently only available for the iPhone.
 

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