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Five iOS apps to help graduate students stay organized

by Kate Currin

Going to graduate school, especially going back to school as an adult, can be a very daunting task. But continuing your education could be just the tactic you need to stand out from the competition in today’s job market. Don’t let fear stand in your way. Simply use your iPhone to help you get organized and make your educational dreams come true!

Wunderlist (Free)

Being an adult is tough. You have to remember to pay the electric bill, buy groceries to feed yourself and perhaps your family. When you throw in going to graduate school on top of all of life’s basic tasks, you can get downright confused and lost. The free Wunderlist app for iPhone and iPad is the perfect way to keep all of life’s mundane tasks organized in one place. Plus, you can use it to track projects for your graduate classes. By employing Wunderlist you don’t have to carry an extra notebook around!

Pages ($9.99)

Want to create professional reports and presentations on the go? Apple’s iOS Universal Pages app is a magical way to bring out your creative side while doing reports for graduate school. It’s a fabulous word processor for with 16 beautiful templates to create impressive letters, reports, flyers, posters, and more. You can share your work as a Word document and PDF later if your project partner doesn’t have Pages.

iTunes U (Free)

Need more information on a scholarly topic you are working on for class? Check out the free iTunes U app to access stellar classes from top universities. There are more than 500,000 lectures available in this smart app. Even if you are not a graduate student you can still use it, as it’s perfect for lifelong learners. iTunes U is a sure way to impress your professor, boss and even your friends.

Encyclopædia Britannica (Free)

Citing Wikipedia in a scholarly report is a big no-no. You should definitely steer clear of bringing it up in class as a serious resource. Break away from Wikipedia for graduate school and start with an informative app like the free Encyclopædia Britannica when you need to look up definitive information about any subject.

Outliner ($4.99)

One of the most daunting tasks of writing a 20-page paper is figuring out how to outline the thing. It’s tempting to procrastinate when you’re sitting in front of an empty computer screen. What if you could create your outline while you were running errands or waiting on the bus? The Outliner app for iPhone or iPad is the best way to start outlining your research papers or other writing projects while going through the motions of life. Happy writing!