Check out the eight apps below that can help you stay on track and ace your classes in record time.
No one likes to hear a jarring beep first thing in the morning, so the Rise app wakes you up the way you want - whether that means the tranquil sounds of nature or the banging beat of your favorite dance song.
If you don't have a consistent morning class schedule (say, your Monday classes start at 10 a.m., but your Tuesday ones, at 8 a.m.), you're in luck: With Rise, you can schedule and set several alarms for different times and days of the week. You'll never have to worry about forgetting to set the right alarm each day - simply set your wake-up times once and tailor the days of the week accordingly.
Bonus: If you need some help falling asleep, you can create a playlist of soothing songs that will shut off on its own with a timer.
If you don't have a fax or scanner handy, don't worry. Instead of going to the library every time you need to send a form or signed document, give TurboScan a try.
It uses your phone's camera to take photos of what you need and converts those images into a full-sized, easily readable PDF or JPEG image. It even links to your email for quick sending. Plus, it saves all scans, so you can have a digital copy for yourself on file.
With Evernote, you'll never have to worry about being far from your notes again. This app syncs documents between mobile devices, so you can take notes on your laptop or tablet in class and have them on your phone for when you want to sneak in some study time on the go.3. Evernote
4. Google Drive
Sometimes the hardest thing about group projects is finding the time to get together. Google Drive lets you and all your fellow collaborators work on your project together - even if you're not physically all in one place.
With this app, it's easy to create a document, spreadsheet, or presentation and invite people to join. Whether you work together or on your own time, everyone has access to the same project at any time.
When it's time to turn in your work, download everything seamlessly as a Word doc, PDF, Excel or PowerPoint, depending on what you're working on.
One word of caution: It takes up a lot of memory on your phone, so be aware of your storage space!
5. Moleskine Timepage
Moleskine has long been known for its sophisticated notebooks, and you can expect the same kind of simple, streamlined design from the legendary brand's calendar app.
The interface, which works with Google calendar, Microsoft Exchange and iCloud, makes it easy to see what's on your agenda for the day. In addition to listing appointments and classes, Timepage also offers handy information like your weather forecast as well as driving time and directions, so you'll always be prepared.
You can view the calendar day by day and also in a continuous stream, so you can see what's coming up in order. Plus, you can set it up to receive alerts on upcoming events so you'll never forget a class or deadline.
Tired of having tons of tabs open when you're researching? With Pocket, you can save and organize content that you want to come back to with tags. Pocket works as an app and also a browser extension for when you're on your computer or tablet.
Worth noting: You don't even need an Internet connection to view what you've saved! This is especially helpful when you're writing several midterm papers and need to organize research quickly.
With Pocket, you can assign webpages and videos different tags (meaning, you can put "18th Century Lit Research" and "Modern Art History" into two separate categories), so you can sort information more easily than simply saving links into your browser bookmarks.
7. Flashcard Hero
If you love flashcards but hate the tedious time it takes to write them out, you're in luck. Gone are the days of making them by hand.
Flashcard Hero lets you create a digital deck of cards where you can add images, make lists and bullet points, and name each deck to keep everything organized. The app even generates multiple choice quizzes so you to test yourself.
It doesn't take much to get distracted online (hello, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat - the list goes on). If you really need to bunker down and get some work done, turn on SelfControl. Literally.
This app lets you type in what sites to block for a targeted amount of time, so you can stay on task. Simply set a fixed time block, type in what you want to block and hit start. Once it begins, you won't be able to access any of the sites for that period, even if you have a change of heart and delete the app or restart your laptop.
It's tough love, but at least you'll stay on task, right?