7 Apps You Need to Use in 2013

Almost all college students have an iPad and/or smartphone now. The beauty of this amazing technology is that there is a wealth of apps available that can make studying, organizing, and learning easier than ever. As an online student, you are already making use of some of the world’s most advanced technology, why not take it a step further with these amazing and powerful apps?

Genius Scan

Published by Grizzly Labs, Genius Scan works with Android 2.3 or later and iOS 5.1 or later. This powerful little app turns your hand-held electronic device into a mobile scanner that quickly and easily creates a digital copy of any document. The app is free for Apple and only $0.99 for Android devices.

Mind Node

Mind Node is published by IdeasOnCanvas and is available for Apple devices that use iOS 5.1 or later. For a low price of $9.99, Mind Node allows students to easily create mind maps of ideas. It is a great way to do prewriting for papers and to organize notes for studying.

Wordflex Touch Dictionary

Wordflex Touch Dictionary is published by Schematix and costs $11.99. This visually beautiful and engaging mobile dictionary makes tremendous use of touch-screen technology by allowing students to sweep through massive word trees with a simple flick. Wordflex is available for devices that use iOS 4.0 or later.


Another winner from Evernote is for devices running iOS 3.2 or later, and is available for the low cost $0.99. Penultimate lets users take notes, hand-write ideas, and make sketches that can be easily saved to the iPad.


Published by Sophiestication Software and designed for iOS 5.1 or later, Articles provides a highly engaging user interface that allows students to quickly and easily browse and search Wikipedia’s archives. The cost is just $2.99 for iPhone and $4.99 for iPad.

Wi-Fi Finder

As a student, you need to be able to access the Internet at any time and from any place. That is where Wi-Fi Finder comes in. Published by JiWire, this free app works with Android and iOS 3.2 or later. Wi-Fi Finder supplies users with a map that pinpoints all Wi-Fi hotspots.


Published by Grockit, Learnist is a useful app for iOS that is absolutely free. Learnist is basically Pinterest for education. Users can swat ideas or take video lessons on nearly any topic.

The right apps can make all the difference in your success as an online student. Add these great apps to your arsenal and see how much easier your life can be.