September 06, 2016
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Are you back to hitting the books or moving on campus? If that answer is yes, you may be wondering how you can prepare for the year and simplify your life. We're here to help with a small list of the best apps for high school and college students. Our list includes a variety of phone apps that will help you with different things like saving money, getting free music/entertainment, studying, and more. Choose which apps are the best for you, or download them all and test it out if you can. These are the apps you will most likely use everyday and will help you get through the year in more ways than one.
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- CliffsNotes Mobile Apps ($1.99 each on iOS)
Chances are you already have a couple of CliffsNotes books located somewhere in your locker or backpack, but it never hurts to download one of the numerous app versions just in case. The list of titles available within the app include Animal Farm, Atlas Shrugged, Frankenstein, Gulliver's Travels, Macbeth, The Oddysey, and more. CliffsNotes Literature Note app is available exclusively on iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch. Each title includes summaries cram study plans, and quizzes.
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- Amazon (free on iOS and Android)
Every online shopper should have the Amazon app downloaded on their smartphone. Not only does the app make it easy for shoppers to make purchases on their phones, but it also makes it easy for price checking on the go, read product reviews, and more. The Amazon app is really the only retail store app you need because it offers everything in one app.
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- Apple Music (free on iOS and Android)
If you love music but you don't feel the need to download the latest albums to your smartphone, the Apple Music app may be just what you're looking for. Download the app, and sign up for a free 3-month trial to access 30+ songs on demand. Apple Music comes with more benefits including integrated Siri, music discovery, artist connect pages, and more. If you like Apple Music after your first free 3 months, you can sign up for the service using a student discount of $4.99. Just want free music? If you don't mind minor ads, your best bet is Spotify or Soundcloud.
- Netflix (free on iOS and Android)
Catch up on all your favorite shows, even if you don't have cable. The Netflix app offers instant access to all popular shows and movies from the past up to recent including Stranger Things, Master of None, House of Cards and much more. Movie buffs will love the list of streamable movies and shows. You can sign up for a free month and select from Netflix memberships starting at $7.99 after.
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- Mint (free on iOS and Android)
Every student needs to get their financial affairs in order and learn how to budget. Fortunately, the Mint app is there to help with a wide variety of features that will help you start and manage your money smartly. You can add your bank account information and cards into one central place, the app does all the crunchwork to help you stay on top of your most current financial situation. As if that's not enough for you, Mint also takes a close look at your personal finances and offers custom tips to help you make the most of what you have.
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- TED Talks (free on iOS and Android)
Take a break from the textbooks and learn something that doesn't come from Literature 101. The TED Talks app is full of videos featuring interesting talks from movers and shakers around the world. There are so many different topics to check out including activism, ancient world, community, education, global issues, marketing, and more.
- Khan Academy (free on iOS and Android)
You don't need to by supplemental books to help you with the tough math and science topics. Download the Khan Academy app for free and learn more about algebra, geometry, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, biology, and more.
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