8 Essential Apps and Sites For Every College Student

The reality is that technology continues to merge with different activities in our everyday lives. A good example is found on college campuses where most students are using innovative gadgets. Here are 8 essential apps and sites for every college student, in three different categories:


Aldiko Book Reader

Aldiko is a good alternative eBook reader app and perfect for books in PDF and ePub formats. Aldiko has a lot of space because it does not automatically save each book. Only if you want to go back to your previous reading session will you have to import the book andsave it to the virtual bookshelf. Users can adjust the font size, font style, and background settings that will fit the reader’s needs.


This eBook reader app is suitable for all types of devices. Android, Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, BlackBerry10 and other platforms are supported on the customizable app for reading sessions. Readers can tweak the font style, size, and color. They can also do some animation and bookmark the last page read. What is more interesting is that it organizes your books by authors and titles in the simplest view.

It is available in 29 languages and supports various eBook formats and even direct reading from zip archives. Users have access to popular online dictionaries such as ColorDict, SlovoEd, and Fora.

Moon+ Reader

If you’re a type of reader who wants to track your reading progress, why not install Moon+ Reader? This eBook reader app provides a great control over display settings. It shows that users the data on the reading progress within the current chapter aside from the entire book. This is a free download.

Writing and Proofreading


The free version of Ginger has a Sentence Rephraser and Grammar Checker. It checks all grammatical mistakes, spelling mistakes, and usage determiners. The Sentence Rephraser helps to correct the grammar of each sentence to make it better.

The free version has limitations. On a weekly basis, a proofing button will be disabled and students need to manually correct the sentences it suggests.


Now, if you want to make your academic paper polished and elevate the writing style, this website can help you professionally. You won’t spend too much time in proofreading because their professional editors will help you to improve your content. You will have enough time to do more important things like studying for exams.

Daily Routines


This is perfect for tons of academic activities that need to be put in a to-do list. It synchronizes all the tasks with other gadgets for easy access anywhere and anytime. The touch-based interface lets you add new entries or a voice command to make a task.

In Any.do, you can also change priority on your tasks, mark a task completed, or shake your device to removed all completed tasks.


The popular Scribd helps millions of students to access tons of different documents and books that are relevant to their course or subject. All relevant documents and books that are shared by people around the globe can be curated and organized by topic.

Andie Graph

Andie Graph works for you as an online graphing calculator that you can carry around anywhere. This app is free but you need to have a graphing calculator ROM to make it work. Fret not because you can still read the instructions online.

Technology has become the helpful friend for students in order to make studying a bit easier. However, students shouldn’t be too complacent on their education. Do you have any favorite app or website that can help other students too? You can share them!

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Ellen Summerhills dreams to be a professional writer someday but as of the moment, she's trying to improve herself and her writing skills. She likes writing and reading personal blogs like Humans of New York. An internet savvy, gadget enthusiast and novelist in the making (hopefully).
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