These Are the Best Apps for Students

student on smartphone while in the library

The life of a college student can get busy. Rightfully so, you have a lot on your plate. Thankfully, there are a handful of mobile applications that can help you become a more efficient and productive student.


This mobile bibliography generator will ensure that you’re properly crediting the information you’re using within your writing. Correctly citing another author’s work is imperative to academic writing, and this application can easily help you cite your sources. Here’s a quick list of some of the features that are available on EasyBib:

  • 10+ years of experience in citation generation
  • Free for both Android™ and iPhone® users
  • Guarantees the most accurate bibliography
  • All citations are checked by librarians and teachers
  • Instantly creates citations by scanning book barcodes
  • Search tool helps create citations for books and websites
  • Over 7,000 citation styles, including MLA, APA, AMA, and much more

EasyBib has drastically changed how students cite their work, and with all of the citation rules you have to remember, this app streamlines the process and makes writing your papers much less stressful.


The creators of Quizlet have turned the study technique of using flashcards into a mobile application. You now have the ability to study any subject on your mobile device in a fun and innovative way. Here are some of the great features that Quizlet offers students:

  • Create your own flashcards or choose from millions created by other students
  • Improve your memory
  • Quiz yourself
  • Race against the clock with the in-app game of Match
  • Share study materials with your classmates
  • High-def images and audio help enhance your studying
  • Free for both Android™ and iPhone® users

Quizlet makes simple tools that help you practice and master whatever it is that you’re learning. Expand your knowledge and improve your study habits with this mobile app.


As an online student, you’re accustomed to being on the go. To accommodate your busy lifestyle, the Dropbox mobile application was designed to help people easily access their files anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features this app offers:

  • Store photos, docs, videos, and other files in a safe cloud environment
  • Back up all of your files and access them on any device
  • Share large files with anyone, even if they don’t have Dropbox
  • Edit Microsoft Office files from your phone or tablet
  • Free 2GB of storage
  • Free for both Android™ and iPhone® users

Instead of consuming a large amount of storage on your personal computer, consider using Dropbox next time you have to store a file. It’ll end up saving space and you’ll be able to access your files on the go.


Staying on top of your homework assignments and due dates can seem daunting at times. Luckily, the Studious mobile app is here to help. This application was designed to remind you when homework and papers are due. Check out some of the other great features that this app offers:

  • Silence your phone during class and study time
  • Set reminders for homework and due dates
  • Save your notes
  • Note feature allows you to input course, professor, and school location
  • Intuitive and user-friendly dashboard
  • Free for both Android™ and iPhone® users

Anything that increases productivity and organization should be considered an asset. This app is definitely an asset to busy college students and it comes highly recommended from thousands of users.

Whether you’re taking notes, working on homework, or writing your next research paper, these free mobile applications can help you become a more productive student. Download these free apps today and see what they can do for your college career.



Written by Ben Cummings, Digital Marketing Specialist for Bridgepoint Education

Questions? Talk with an Advisor