Productivity Apps for College

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Jdk0011, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Jdk0011 macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2015
    Hi all,

    I've just bought my first apple product, an iPhone 6s in space gray. I'm coming from a blackberry, so it's been an interesting transition thus far. I must say the blackberry is much more productive, out of the box, compared to iPhone. This has developed several questions that I would like to be answered, if possible.

    First, is there a software similar to blackberry blend that the iPhone offers, natively (I do not have an apple computer)? Blend is a software that allows the user to access to email, messages, and the like, on your computer.

    Second, is there an option to have emails be retrieved instantaneously? Continuously refreshing the mail is becoming tiresome.

    Lastly, coming from a phone with a very limited App Store, does anyone recommend any apps for college students, on the iPhone?

    Any advice would be great!
  2. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    A) Not that I'm aware of.
    B) The default mail app supports fetch, yes.
    C) Depends. What types of things are you planning on doing on the phone? Do you have Office 365? Word processors are there, as are spreadsheet and PP apps. They even come in "made by Apple" varieties.
  3. Mac-lover3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 2, 2014
    There is no such app that does that.. But just interested could you tell the advantages of having it all in one? Secondly just look what you need in the App Store. Remember that Office for the iPhone is free to use (read and edit) also keep in mind that all iLife (Pages (=Word), Keynote (=Powerpoint) and Numbers (=Excel) are free). Also for college there are some great agenda apps available like Sunrise Calendar although it has been bought by Google another great one is Fantastical. Some other great apps are iTunes U, PCalc, iStudiez Pro,...
  4. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Forgot Office is free on iPhone.
  5. ielessar macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2015
    As for the email question, yes, just set the email settings to "Fetch" or "Push", and not "Manual"

    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data - and from there change the settings for each account.

    And if you want to get notifications for those inboxes, go to Settings > Notifications > Mail - and change settings from there.

    And enjoy your new iPhone.
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    The website will let you access your stuff providing you're using iCloud. I can't think of anything else that would work with the calendar and email. I took a look at Blend... iMazing will handle notes, messages, contacts, but not email or the calendar.
  7. Badrottie Suspended


    May 8, 2011
    Los Angeles
    Mail app is not that great if you have multi email accounts. It didn't notify me until I open Mail app it does.

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