Mobile apps have brought about a new revolution in the world of technology. With more and more young adults going for a budget-friendly smartphone, here are a few reasons why certain mobile apps can be boon for college students.
Exam time revision can be made easy and full of fun with apps like Chegg Flashcards, Evernote Peek, etc. Meeting strict project submission deadlines, finishing assignments, sticking to lecture schedules can be efficiently managed and completed with user-friendly apps like myHomework and Studious.
Budget management made easy:
Staying at hostel away from parents can make the need for balancing between funding studies and expenses for leisure a real struggle. Here too mobile apps can come to rescue. Mint, Toshl Finance, Left to Spend, Check, etc., help stick to a strict monthly budget and get rid of the tension of managing all expenses on your own.
Enhancing Language Fluency:
Most students face difficulty communicating in English. Language learning apps can be of immense help to those students who are unable to attend a separate Language training class due to lack of time or funds. Busuu and SpeakingPalEnglish Tutor are suited both for beginners as well as advanced level learners.
News Updates at Finger Tips:
In a busy student life, going through the morning newspaper might mean missing out on the early college lecture, so news apps help students access the current news updates anytime, anywhere. Apps like TOI, IBNLive, NewsHunt, and CNN bring to you the latest news updates from across the globe. There are apps like Daily Current affairs and GK apps which are very helpful for the preparation of competitive exams like civil services, Bank PO, CLAT, etc.
Ideal Weight, Ideal body:
Fast food, unhealthy food choices, lack of exercise have all contributed to the two most dreaded diseases- obesity and malnutrition. But students now have great mobile apps such as MyNetDiary Calorie Counter, Fit Bit, Tap and Track, Weight Watchers, etc., to help in efficient calorie tracking and maintain a healthy weight.
General Body Fitness:
A healthy body and mind are necessary for success in a student’s life. Setting aside some time from studies for a workout is necessary for maintaining general body fitness and warding off diseases. Gain Fitness Cross Trainer, FitnessBuilder, Moves, DailyBurn, etc., help to track workout, maintain a fixed exercise regime, and get expert advice.
Socializing with friends and family can be much easier if students have mobile apps of social networking and microblogging sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr in their Smartphones. Mobile app development has even created apps such as WeChat, WhatsApp, and Line which allow free voice calls, text messages, group chat, thus keeping collegians free from the worry of long phone bills.
Live Video Chat:
Talking with a professor or an interviewer sitting miles away can be possible with apps like Skype which allow video chatting. Staying at the hostel can make students homesick but with video calling apps, this distance between them and their family can be reduced.
Daily Shot of Positive Thoughts:
Student life is the most challenging phase in one’s life. Academic pressure, changing relationships, loneliness, difficult career decisions, etc., can lead to depression, anxiety, anger, and frustration. Motivational apps like Positive Thinking can help boost the confidence and morale level of students.
Safety and Security:
Often young adults ignore the advice of parents concerning safety and security. But when away from the protective home environment, such a negligent attitude can put them in real danger. Apps like Circle of 6, Hollaback!, bsafe, Guardly, etc., are a must-have for every collegian to keep them safe from dangerous situations.
Mobile apps have indeed shown how technology can transform the lives of young college students and help them carve out a niche for themselves in this competitive world.