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Essential Mobile Apps for Online College Students

Deciding to be an online student can be a serious commitment, since it requires you to be a self-motivated and independent worker. The task may be difficult, but there are some mobile apps that can certainly make things easier for you.

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By Jessica Lyons

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Are you trying to prepare yourself for the life of an online student? If the answer is yes, then these apps below should definitely be on your phone. They are sure to help you tackle the challenges of studying online.

Online Degree

Still at the stage where you're trying to decide if studying online is right for you or not? Well this $2.99 Android app could help you make your decision. The app provides you with a wealth of information, including details about online programs, the money-saving aspect of online study and how to find an accredited school. You can even take a quiz to assist you in determining if you should take online courses.

iStudiez Pro

Organization is a must for any online student. For $2.99, you can download this iPhone app to help with that. You'll be able to keep track of your schedule and coursework due dates. If you're someone who tends to forget about important things that are coming up, you'll want to use the alarm reminders. You can even calculate your GPA using one of the app's features.

Oxford Dictionary of English

It's always handy to have access to some sort of a dictionary nearby. You might need to look up a word you come across in your course materials that you don't understand or could need to use it to check the usage of a word in a paper you're writing. This free app puts hundreds of thousands of entries right at your fingertips.

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Flashcards Lite

This free app lets you create a single set of flashcards at a time, which could be ideal for studying. Say you have a test coming up and spend a couple hours on a bus commuting to your job every day. With the help of this app, you can create flashcards to help you study for the test during that bus ride to make the best use of your time.

Work Organizer

It definitely could be worth it to download the Work Organizer app for $3.99. In addition to being able to organize things like homework assignments, you can also use it to prioritize the work you have to get done. There's even a feature that allows you to mark the status of the assignment, such as complete, incomplete or delayed.

Computer Terms

If you're going to be doing your studies online, there's always a chance you'll run across a computer term you don't understand if you have to do some troubleshooting. With this app, which costs $2.99, you'll have computer and Internet definitions easily accessible at all times. When you do stumble across a foreign word, you can look it up using the Computer Terms app to hopefully make your troubleshooting a little easier.

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