Have trouble waking up for class? Remembering what homework is due tomorrow? Need to collaborate with a group on a project? Try these apps below to help you succeed in college.

Time Management


2Do website

2Do lets you take a completely different approach to managing your tasks. With its extremely simple-to-use interface and a comprehensive and flexible set of powerful features, it lets you focus on what's most important to you: your life. There is no wrong way of using 2Do, and unlike other to-do apps, it won't force you in adhering to a particular task management methodology.


30/30 website

Simple. Attractive. Useful. 30/30 helps you get stuff done! You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task.

Awesome Note

AwesomeNote webpage

Awesome note is the only application that combined Note-taking and To-do list which helps you to organize your life with the ability to keep everything. Especially integrated iOS Calendar and Reminder will gives you to tracking your life plan much easier than before.


Carrot webpage

Meet CARROT, the world's first to-do list with a personality. You keep this sadistic AI construct happy by getting things done in real life. She'll reward you. But be careful! Slackers make CARROT upset. You do NOT want to make CARROT upset.

Focus Time

Focus Time webpage

Want to focus better on what you're doing? Focus Time is a beautifully designed timer for people who want to avoid distractions and get more done.


iStudiez Pro webpage

A student's life is a dizzying mix of activity and just plain craziness! Take charge of your schedule and put iStudiez Pro to work for you! Take advantage of iStudiez Pro easy navigation and never miss another course, lecture and lab, track tasks and deadlines, plan homework, arrange assignments and much more!


Todoist webpage

The perfect to-do list app is there wherever you need it: on your iPhone, iPad, desktop, browser, Gmail, and more.



CloudOn webpage

Create rich, beautiful Microsoft Office® (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) docs, notes and todo lists with full Office compatibility on any device, anywhere.Share, collaborate and communicate around docs and projects. Review drafts, provide comments and feedback. Work smarter, not harder!Create, review and edit Microsoft Word® docs, Excel® spreadsheets and PowerPoint® presentations on an iPad or your iPhone.


Dropbox webpage

Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad, and the web. With Dropbox you’ll always have your important memories and work with you.


Evernote webpage

Evernote is the modern workspace that helps you be your most productive self. You’re on the path to something big.

Evernote is where you do the work to achieve it. Write notes of all types, from short lists to lengthy research, and access them on any device. Collect web articles, handwritten notes, and photos to keep all the details in one place. Find your work quickly with Evernote’s powerful search. Present your work as it takes shape for better collaboration in meetings.

Google Drive

Google Drive webpage

Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

Office® Mobile

Office Mobile webpage

Read Work® documents, watch PowerPoint® presentations, and view Excel® worksheets all for free. To create and edit files, an Office 365 or Office 365 University subscription is required.


Quizlet webpage

Seamless syncing means all your Quizlet study sets are ready to use. Or search Quizlet's database of over 50 million study sets to find content already created. Pick from 3 mobile-only study modes to suit your learning style and take advantage of audio in 18 languages to reinforce pronunciation and retention. Plus, with full offline support you can study anywhere — even without an internet connection.



GoodNotes webpage

GoodNotes lets you take notes and annotate PDF documents. They will be synced to all your iOS devices automatically, thanks to iCloud.


Noteability webpage

Notability is the one place to create, share, and manage your notes. It combines handwriting, typing, audio recordings, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. And with iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Anytime. Anywhere


Noteshelf webpage

Noteshelf lets you write notes, annotate PDFs, sketch and draw, sign contracts, fill in forms, print documents and more right on your iPad. Sync one-way with Evernote and import from & export files to Dropbox, Google Drive, iTunes, Box,& more.

Notes Plus

Notes Plus webpage

Notes Plus is a powerful note-taking tool that supports handwriting, typing, audio recording and document annotation, among other things. Special features include close-up writing mode, beautiful ink effects, shape detection, a complete folder structure, a variety of export options, automatic backup to Dropbox and so forth.


Penultimate webpage

The most natural digital handwriting experience on iPad, Penultimate gives you the convenience and feel of writing on paper with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes in class or a meeting, journal your thoughts, or outline your next big idea -- in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa.


ShowMe webpage

Turn your iPad into your personal interactive whiteboard! ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s an amazingly simple app that anyone can use, no matter how young or old!

PDF Reading & Annotating

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Adobe Acrobat for mobile webpage

Adobe Reader is the free, trusted leader for reliably viewing and interacting with PDFs on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.


GoodReader webpage

GoodReader is the super-robust PDF reader app. With GoodReader on your iPad or iPhone, you can read virtually anything, anywhere: books, movies, maps, pictures. Use it once and you’ll be hooked. Soon you'll be wondering how you ever managed to go mobile without GoodReader.


iAnnotate webpage

Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! Join the over 1 million users worldwide who say iAnnotate is “an indispensable tool to have,” and “the reason I bought an iPad.”

PDF Expert

PDF Expert webpage

PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and even merge PDFs. Moreover, PDF Expert is the best choice for filling out PDF forms right on your iPad and iPhone.


Official Purdue App

Purdue App webpage

Boiler Up your iPhone or iPad with the Purdue University app. Whether you are in West Lafayette or across the globe, you can access Purdue news, videos and information no matter where you are.

Boiler Guide

Boiler Guide webpage

BoilerGuide provides information about academic programs, sessions, and resources around Purdue University’s campus. Through map and calendar features, students can pinpoint where the sessions are occurring and add them to their personal calendar.


Bus webpage

Bus is an app for iPhone and iPad for people who ride the bus.;


DoubleMap webpage

DoubleMap is a real-time bus tracking system. DoubleMap allows riders to track the exact location of a bus in real time. We know how busy your day is. Don't waste it waiting at the bus stop.

This page is not intended as an endorsement of the apps listed, but rather an attempt to provide students with information and options.

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