Top 8 College Essential Apps

Top 8 College Essential Apps

August 14, 2019 2 By Stanley Isaacs


I really want to wear glasses for this video,
but there’s kind of a glare. So if I just cheat my head downward, maybe
that might work. Okay, let’s do it. What is up, guys? I am back with another video today. And for today’s video, I wanted to talk about
some apps that have been really helping me this semester. This is my fourth out of we’ll find out how
many years of college and it’s been pretty busy. Sometimes it’s very hard to keep track of
your schedule and all the things you have to do. And you have all these extensive lists of
things that you need to get done. And sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all
of those things if you have a very busy schedule. I have compiled a list of all of the apps
that have been helping me tremendously throughout the semester. These are all apps that I actually do use
and I would- If I actually had a camera and if I weren’t filming on my phone, I would
go through my phone and open all of these apps- Ooh, maybe that’s an idea for another
video. But yeah, so these are all of the apps that
I use throughout the semester to keep myself organized, to keep me up to date on things,
to remind me of a bunch of things that I would otherwise forget. Here are my eight college essential apps. The first app that I suggest- I’m pretty sure
a lot of us already have it is Gmail. Gmail is amazing. I use it so often for almost all of my accounts. I think the only email account that I have
that’s not Gmail is my social media accounts. Like the email that I use to sign up with
Twitter and Facebook and things like that. I use it [Gmail] for my personal email, my business email, my
school email uses it. All of the emails that we get through our
school accounts are through Gmail. So that’s how we get all of our information
regarding classes and things like that. Not that I find anything wrong with the other
email accounts, but I just find that, for me, Gmail is the best most sufficient one
to use. The next app that I suggest is Google Calendar. I use that thing religiously.All of my classes
are in my Google Calendar, all of my appointments and meetings. My editorial calendar for when I put up my
blog posts and my videos, those are all on Google Calendar as well. I love it because there’s so many different
colors you can use and I love having everything color-coordinated. I do use my planner, though, to write down
individual assignments that I have for every class. But if there’s a test due or a paper due or
things like that and pretty much everything else in my life is in Google- (door slams)
Pretty much everything else in my life is in Google Calendar and it’s incredibly color-coordinated,
which is probably my favorite part is using the different colors, which is kind of lame. But it helps. But it helps. Colors help me remember things. So that is what I use. Google Calendar. Amazing. The next app that I suggest is Evernote. Now I personally is someone who likes to physically
write down my notes just because I can color-coordinate them and do a lot of other different things
with them. But if you are someone who likes to take notes
on a computer or laptop or even a tablet or anything like that, I definitely recommend
Evernote. I do use Evernote for other things, especially
extensive lists of things. It syncs to all of your devices seamlessly. I’ve heard great things about it. I say great things about it. It’s just a great app to use. It’s very simple, but very efficient. And I highly suggest it. The next app I recommend is Blackboard. Now I don’t know what schools use Blackboard. I know that a lot of schools use it, at least
mine does. I know there’s another program out there that’s
like Blackboard. I don’t know what it’s called. But Blackboard is great. If you’re in college and you use it, you probably
already know what it is because you kind of need it. Blackboard is basically just this program
where you can check your grades. A lot of professors will give you assignments
or course readings or things like that or important documents through Blackboard. It’s this awesome portal that you can just
get all the information that you need for your classes. I’ve had some professors that give out online
tests and quizzes through Blackboard. Just log into your account and you can take
your tests and quizzes online.I’d say it’s pretty one hundred percent essential to have
that or whatever program that your school uses to get that type of information. The next app I suggest, which I’m sure you
guys have all heard of is Dropbox or Google Drive. Or any other cloud or online storage thing
that you can use, I would highly recommend using it. I personally like to use Google Drive, but
Dropbox is amazing as well. I’ve used it too. And it’s awesome. It’s so important to have your files backed
up on some type of cloud. You can reach your papers or photos or documents
or whatever type of files that you have. You can reach them from all of your devices
and you can pretty much guarantee that they’re not going to get lost or stolen like any physical
copy of something that you have. Google Drive and Dropbox are great for those
things. The next app is a personal must-have for myself
and that is Spotify. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate Spotify. I think it is a gift to this Earth. I love it so much. I use it, especially when doing homework and
studying. There is a playlist for everything on Spotify. And it’s amazing. A cool thing about Spotify, though, that I
think is awesome is that- I think the premium is like ten dollars a month. But if you’re a student, you can get Spotify
Student for five dollars and that’s what I have and it is amazing. I feel like I can’t really study or do homework
in silence, but I don’t like it to be too loud or anything. I need a type of white noise. And Spotify is great for that.They have a
million playlists, especially for studying and getting things done or being creative. I’ll try to link a couple of my favorite playlists
on Spotify in the link down below or you can follow me on Spotify if you want to check
out some of the playlists that I listen to to get things done. It’s just amazing and I think it’s highly
essential. This might be kind of an obvious app, but
Dictionary is awesome.I didn’t realize that until very recently. I’m a little embarrassed to say how recent. I realize that I’m always constantly looking
up things. Like I’ll just open up the Google Chrome browser
on my phone and look something up when I realize that I can just download an app ’cause most
of what I’m looking up in spur of the moment is just the definition of different words
or phrases. And it’s probably better to have an app with
you to do that. It’s just quicker. So I like using Dictionary. The last app that I’m recommending as a college
essential is Chegg. Oh my God. Okay, let me tell you about Chegg. Chegg is the best way to ever get your books
ever if you’re a student. Usually the books that are in your campus
bookstore are way too expensive to be purchasing. I don’t see the point in spending hundreds
and hundreds of dollars on a book that you’re going to be using for one semester and be
done with. Your textbooks are incredibly important for
class and I understand that, but that doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to get
one. So I would suggest going on Chegg or any-
or Amazon or something like that to get your books cheap online. Try to save as much money on your textbooks
as you possibly can. That’s it. These are my top college essentials that I’ve
been using for the past few years and they have helped me tremendously and I hope that
they help you as well. If I’ve left out any important apps that you
guys think are essential or you think that I myself should try using, be sure to leave
them in the comments below and I’ll definitely be responding to those. I hope this video helped some of you guys
and thank you guys so much for watching. Bye.