Windows Phone Elite: Apps For Students

At the moment I’m a student and on my Windows Phone I use a variety of different apps to keep me organised throughout the day. With lectures, meetings and social events its often hard to keep on top of everything. These apps, which all complete a specific task are vital for my everyday activities.

Read on to find out more!

If you would like to read the last three editions of the Windows Phone Elite Series the links are here: Windows Phone Elite: Music Applications, Windows Phone Elite: Platform Games, and Windows Phone Elite: Travel Apps To Keep You On The Right Route.

Evernote

Evernote is an app I use on every platform and it’s fantastic for allowing me to make quick notes. And sometimes I really don’t want to whip out my computer and use Evernote, I would prefer to use the app on my phone. The Evernote Windows Phone application, in my opinion, is excellent. With all the abilities of the web version and a beautifully designed interface I’m definitely not disappointed with this application. (I actually prefer this to the Android app which is very rare.)

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Evernote

My Study Life

I’m of the opinion that every student needs a virtual planner. These are easily accessible and because the data is on your phone you probably aren’t going to forget it. Of all the planner apps in the Marketplace my personal favourite is My Study Life. The main reason I use My Study Life is that my classes, assignments and exams are all integrated into each other. The app is great at making sure you never forget a lesson or task again and this is a must for every student.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Virblue

GradeMate

Tracking and working out grades can sometimes be a hard task, but one app I’ve recently started using to help me is GradeMate. This relatively new application still has some flaws but so far its enough for me to live with. GradeMate’s main ability lets you work out what percentage you will need in final exams for a pass. One niggle which I found was that the overall pass mark is automatically set to 50% and in most tests this percentage needs to be either higher or lower. However, this is an app which I’m expecting great things from.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Styff Tech

TED Mobile

If you haven’t heard of TED then you’re missing out. TED is a great tool for watching educational talks about a wide range of topics. Unfortunately, TED hasn’t brought an Official app to the Windows Phone OS but this Non-Official app more than makes up with it. One of my favourite features is that I can download talks when I have an internet connection then watch them later when I’m lacking a connection. This is great on trains when connection normally varies.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 8
Developer: vSoft Studio

Study Planner

As I’ve already mentioned, I use My Study Life for the everyday activities, but once exams start looming I need to use something else as well — a Study Planner. In this application I can make a full schedule so I always have something to do when I have some free time. My favourite feature is that upon opening the application I’m instantly shown any upcoming tasks and exams.

Price: £0.79
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Dominic Ayre

Online Education

Online Education is my hub for pre-made videos and quizzes. Through the app you can take quizzes on just about every topic you could think of and quickly test your knowledge on the subject. I mainly use the app for watching the videos which explain different types of Maths problems. Often having someone else teach you the same thing can be really useful.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: LART SOFT

Flashcards+

Probably my favourite way to revise is to use flashcards. However, I’m sick of virtual flashcards so I decided to start using my phone to make them instead, this is where Flashcards+ comes in. This brilliant and free application lets you make hundreds of cards to quickly enhance your knowledge. One additional feature which I like is that the app is linked to the Quizlet.com database of cards. Here there is 8.5 million pre-made stacks so sometimes you won’t even need to make them for yourself.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: Connor Zwick

Graph Touch

As a Maths student I use graphs quite frequently and its often a pain drawing them out myself. With Graph Touch I’m able to manually create graphs with only a few quick inputs. For me this is an app which is invaluable and for anyone who uses graphs frequently then this app is perfect for you too.

Price: Free
Requires: Windows Phone 7.5 And Above
Developer: ntalk.de

Wrap-Up

Above I’ve covered eight apps which I use on a regular basis to make my student life far easier. Hopefully, at least one of these apps appeals to your needs.

Thanks for reading! What apps do you use to enhance your learning. Let us know below.


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