Compiled By: Meg Barraca
Header Image By: Medha Srivastava
There are days when being a student can be very challenging. With schoolwork piling up, training for the next IASAS or CulCon, or trying to juggle your social life and other commitments, sometimes there just isn’t enough personal time to relax and get your 8 hours of sleep. But, there’s no need to stress because here are 8 apps that will make your life easier and more manageable as you persevere through the school year:
#1: My Study Life (Organization)
My Study Life is an online planner that compiles your class schedule, tasks, and exams into one app. The easy-to-use, reliable app arranges your tasks by color-coded subjects and also alerts you when your assignments are due. Never forget your due dates again!
When stress hits, Headspace offers a number of meditation sessions to improve focus, keep you motivated, and reduce anxiety so that you’re well prepared for the day’s challenges.
Who doesn’t love free music? A popular music app among ISM students is Spotify. This app allows its users to gain access to millions of free songs, as well as offering a variety of playlists suitable to any mood or situation, whether you need to relax, get homework done, or chill out.
#4: Google Apps
ISM relies heavily on Google Apps simply because of its user-friendly design and variety of uses. Features like Google Drive help students store all class materials in one area, while other apps like Google+, Gmail, and Google Calendar are reliable when connecting you to the ISM community. With all of these available in appstore, it’s easy to keep updated on school work and events.
Quizlet is a reliable source that allows you to study vocabulary words for upcoming assessments. The mobile app allows you to download vocab lists and practice on the go – whether you’re stuck in traffic or lining up for food in the Kantina.
Manila traffic is often troublesome and can be frustrating after a long day of school. Waze calculates the easiest and fastest route to a destination, and alerts you to avoid accidents or heavy traffic ahead.
Through Pocket, users can save different articles, photos, or videos from a multitude of websites. It benefits students by giving them a place to set aside internet distractions and view them at a later time.
For those who don’t have Netflix, iFlix is an app that streams popular TV shows and movies directly to your device. Similar apps include Watchseries.li and Watchepisode.