Essential apps for students

Editor - CoolAvenues | July 03,2013 12:35 pm IST

In our last article, we listed top gadgets for students to help increase their productivity. Now we are bringing to you the top apps students may utilize for their maximum benefit.

Location-aware Messengers

This free app is available for iOS and Android based smartphone. It helps keep you track of your location and tells if any of your friends are around. The app enables you to send them a message, which will be delivered to their Facebook message inbox. The app asks for your permission to access your Facebook database when downloading, as it works in sync with your Facebook profile.


WeChat is a free app available for download across all smartphone devices. It offers various features including text chat, voice chat, video chat, group chat and a walkie talkie mode with up to 40 friends. Its unique 'look around' feature helps you identify and connect with people near your current location.


Document Scanners

CamScanner is a great app that helps you to photograph a document on a whiteboard using your smartphone’s camera and convert it to a PDF document after scanning. The scanned documents can be uploaded to Google drive or Dropbox for future use. The app is available on all iOS and Android based devices. Its free version leaves a small watermark on scanned documents.


Genius Scan
The app similar to CamScanner in every sense has one unique feature that sets it apart from CamScanner. It can combine multiple photographs into a single PDF document. The app is free for iOS users, while those using Android and Windows Phone need to pay Rs.85 to download the app.


To Help With Notes

Evernote helps storing notes in text, images and voice format. It is free for all mobile and desktop operating systems. Notes can easily be shared with friends or colleagues using social networks. They can also be easily organized via notebooks or using tags. A unique feature of the app is searching text inside images.


Papyrus offers a notebook-style interface where notes can be written using finger or a capacitive stylus. Changing text color, working on multiple pages, inserting images in the note and exporting notes as PDF or an image file are some of the unique features of the app. The app is available for download on Android devices only.


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