Good Apps for college student

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  1. zblaxberg Guest

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    Hey what are some good apps for those of us who are going into college and need things to help us organize homework and what not as well as writing research papers?
     
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    You might want to create a folder for each of your classes and name the reports and homework and such as "Biology report 08-22-07" or something like that. Not an app but it'll keep you organized.
     
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    Like iBookG4User said, you definitely need a separate folder for each of your classes. Put them in the dock and/or sidebar for easy access. You'll also want to look at organizer apps like iGTD for scheduling long term projects or papers. You should also keep organized in Address Book with groups for each class with your profs contact info and that of friends you have in each class.
     
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    word + mail Were my two most used productive apps.

    Firefox (will be Safari 3 now) and adium for entertainment.


    I will be a sophomore this coming fall.:)
     
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    What will you be studying? If it's science/engineering, having a look at LyX would be a good idea. Its mathematical typesetting abilities are way beyond those of (MS/Neo/Open)Office, and it's relatively easy to use.
     
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    While it's not an app, I agree with those who said just folders. I had a folder for each year of college, and within the folder I had folders with the name of each class. Within those you can make folders if there are well defined different projects throughout the class, like I had a lab class where we did a different lab every week and wrote it up, so I had ten different experiment folders within that class folder. It all worked out very well, plus it's clearly laid out if I decide to look back on it later - I won't have to figure out anything about how I decided to organize stuff. You can also back up the folders to flash drives and stuff and have them anywhere, which an app wouldn't be able to do for you... I guess it could make a backup to a disk but it wouldn't be exactly the same as what you have on your home computer.
     
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    this and use iCal
     
  10. aspro macrumors 6502

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    I find OmniOutliner to be excellent for jotting down lecture notes.
     
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    Hulu desktop app. Also, nice bump Melindash. Is that your website?
     
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  15. reubs macrumors 68000

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    These kinds of threads make me wish I was in college during the time of OS X since there are so many great apps for schoolwork, scheduling, etc...
     

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