3 apps that can help college students thrive

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Stephen Chau
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Life as a college student can be overwhelming. There can be many concurrent assignments due that cause you to lose track of your work. You may find it difficult to focus when you could be checking social media instead. You continually push off a big project and wait until the day before it is due to finally start. Whether you’re on campus or studying virtually, college can be difficult when it feels like your workload is never ending. After trying many different organization tactics, I found three phone apps that can help me keep up with my hectic schedule.


Forest is a great app that can help you stay focused on what you’re doing. Plant a virtual tree that grows bigger the longer you avoid using your phone. You can invite friends to grow the same tree to motivate each other to stay productive. You are rewarded with coins for every tree you plant, and these coins are spent on growing trees in real life! If you tend to spend too much time on your phone, this is the perfect app to give a try. 

Google Calendar

As college students, we get assigned so many big projects and assignments. Eventually, it becomes difficult to keep track of them all. Google Calendar is a phone app that can help you organize all of your responsibilities. On this app, you can include things such as your class schedule for the entire semester, important dates, assignments you need to complete, meetings to have to attend, and much more. It can really help with time management and aid you in completing tasks in the most efficient way. 

Google Tasks

Another great app for organizing all your duties is Google Tasks. It is equipped with task management features that can help you stay organized. When a task is added, you can link it to your Google Calendar. It has many useful features such as rearranging tasks in order of priority, adding details, adding emails, setting due dates, etc. It has a minimalistic and user-friendly layout that is very easy to use. If you’re looking for a to-do list that is linked to your calendar and email, this is the app for you. 

With so many new trends and apps, students are finding more and more ways to procrastinate and stray from their responsibilities. However, the solution does not have to be to completely block yourself from technology. Phones and computers are great resources that can aid in a student’s school life. There are many apps that can enhance a student’s learning and education, rather than hinder it.