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We’ve all been there, its midnight the night before a big exam and you haven’t even begun to study for it. There’s no worse feeling than that dread of knowing you need to stay up for four more hours just to unsuccessfully cram for the test. Thankfully, there are some tools that Vista College students can load to their smartphone to make staying productive a little bit easier. Some of these might even already be on your phone. Let’s take a look at these six great smartphone and tablet apps for student productivity.


One of the most popular smartphone apps, Evernote is a way to collect all of your notes into one convenient digital workspace. The app allows users to work on lists of any length, and work on research for their courses. Clip web articles, snap photos of your written notes, and search through it all, entirely within the app. It’s a one stop shop for staying productive in your schoolwork all year long.

Google Drive

As one would expect, Google has produced a knockout service with their management tools. Google Drive is one of the best ways to share content across different users and devices, whether it’s in the form of a spreadsheet, a document, slideshow or something else. These collaborative tools have proven invaluable for students working on group projects, or for single students that wish to have access to their materials regardless of which device they’re using.


If you’re constantly inundated with emails and don’t have a good strategy for alleviating the influx, Mailbox might be your new best friend. Mailbox allows users to easily swipe through their emails on their iPhone, iPad, Android, or OSX enabled device, and delete or archive the messages. If you’re looking for a way to easily catch up on an email conversation, go through the text in a chat-like view. There’s no easier way to manage your email inbox.


Similar to Google Drive, Dropbox for mobile is a tool that lets you store your files in the cloud for convenient storage and remote access. The tool lets users share folders so multiple users can collaborate easily and effectively regardless of distance. The initial program is free, but users pay for extensive storage capacity.


If you’re one of the millions of students that experiences difficulties remembering their deadlines and keeping track of their obligations, Studious is the app for you. Enter your class information, and you’ll get informative reminders about your homework assignments, your course meeting times, and your important exam dates.


For students that experience problems with their research, EasyBib is a great way to keep track of all of your research materials, without having to worry about issues like plagiarism and incorrect citations in your academic work. Every student knows that citing your sources can be a pain, but the EasyBib app makes it easy to stay on top of your research as you go, so you can save time and stay productive. The app can accurately produce MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations. All you have to do is type in the name of the source you want to use of scan the book’s bar code. It couldn’t be easier!

With these six tools for student productivity, you’ll be well equipped for your studies. Contact a Vista College admissions representative today to learn more about your education opportunities for the future!

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