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Applications for College Students

Applications for College Students

This list is meant to be a reference list only. Cosumnes River College does not endorse or provide training for any of these s. Not all applications on this list are free. It is the responsibility of the student to find the best APP/s for their   device’s operating system and for accessibility.

Access Technologies

Clear Captions

Clear Captions

iTunes App Store 

Google Play 

ClearCaptions adds free captions to your phone calls, displaying them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you use ClearCaptions with your calls, it’s similar to turning on closed captions for your TV shows; you hear AND read what’s being said. ClearCaptions gives your hearing a helping hand.

 

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation

iTunes App Store

Dragon Dictation uses accurate voice recognition software to let you speak and instantly see your words in text. Dictate statuses to your social networks or pretend you're talking to someone if you're trying to write a speech, even send statuses straight to your social networks.

 

Dragon Search

Dragon Dictation

iTunes App Store

Dragon Search is the fast, accurate, and smart way to search online content on your iPhone using your voice. Simply speak your search queries and get simultaneous results from a variety of top websites including Google, YouTube, Twitter, and Wikipedia.

 

Feedler Reader Pro

Feeddler

iTunes App Store

Feedler RSS Reader Pro is the ultimate RSS reader. It caches articles for off line reading and allows you to star, unstar, mark all as read and much more. You can add notes and lets you post to Facebook too. Pretty much any feature you could hope for in your RSS reader, Feedler has. It even works with Evernote. Strongly recommended by low vision readers.

ZoomReader

ZoomReader

iTunes App Store

ZoomReader takes a picture of your printed text, runs an OCR tool that allows the program to read the text out loud to you. Use for books, labels, recipes or any other small text. Also runs as a video magnifier.

EReaders

Blio

Blio

iTunes App Store

Google Play 

Blio is a free eReader app that was developed by K-NFB, the same people who make the Kurzweil assistive software. Blio allows you to read downloaded books in numerous formats while also providing text-to-speech functionality for books. Words are highlighted as they are read and you can look up the definitions of works as you read.

 

Schedule/Planners/Note Taking

myHomework

myHomework

iTunes App Store  

Google Play  

myHomework is a digital student planner that allows you to track homework, tests, projects and lessons. It provides reminders for assignments, has the ability to rank by priority or type, has the ability to enter a class based on a MWF or TR schedule, and will synchronize across all devices.

 

inClass

inClass

iTunes App Store  

In class is a digital schedule planner that allows you to organize your schedule and share your notes. You can schedule classes and tasks, take notes, set reminder alarms and record lecture. There is a separate notebook for each class and color coding is available. You can insert pictures or videos into notes.

 

Exam Countdown

Exam Countdown

iTunes App Store 

A test will never sneak up on you again! Exam Countdown allows you to track your exams by storing key dates in one place. You can add a “to-do” list of items that must be completed prior to the exam and read and share test taking tips from other students.

 

Evernote

Evernote

iTunes App Store  

Google Play  

Chrome Web Store  

Evernote is an app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders--and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. You can organize notes by notebooks.

 

Study Tools

Notecards

Notecards

iTunes App Store  

Notecards is an app that allows you to study through the use of virtual flash cards. It tracks how well you do and allows you to easily find what cards you do the worst and best. It allows for: fixed order or random order testing, small groups of cards so one can proceed to the next group when the first has been successfully completed and practice of your worst cards until you master them.

 

Flashcards+

Flashcards

iTunes App Store  

Flashcards+ is a fast, fun, and free way to review flashcards, or access millions of existing flashcard decks. Students can create their own flashcards or save time  by using one of the millions of decks made by other students, keep track of the cards they’ve already learned + save time by only studying the cards they haven’t mastered.

 

Quizlet

Quizlet

iTunes App Store 

Quizlet is a very versatile app that can be used for studying vocabulary, math, history, and more.

 

Popplet

Popplet

iTunes App Store  

Popplet is a mind-mapping app. You can capture your ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in real time. 

 

ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard

Showme Interactive White Board

iTunes App Store  

Turns your iPad into a personal interactive white board. Allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials or notes and share online or keep private. No length limits for ShowMes; create as many as you want. Ability to upload images into ShowMe files as well. Create tutorials for yourself to review material.

 

Time Management

My Study Life

My Study Life

iTunes App Store

Google Play

My Study Life allows you to store your classes, homework and exams in the cloud making it available on any device, wherever you are.

 

30/30

30.30

iTunes App Store

30/30 is a quick and easy time management app for iOS devices. You can setup a list of tasks you want to do and set how much time to spend on each task. 30/30 will alarm you when your time for doing a task is over and then start the timer for the next task. 30/30 even makes room for putting breaks in your schedule so that you don’t over-work yourself.

 

 

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