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Students learn to save time with handy apps

By Ben Heath/reporter

With more smartphones around, SE library director Jo Klemm highlighted her top five app picks for college students during a Sept. 10 presentation.

Quizlet, Klemm said, is a free, flashcard-style application with thousands of premade card sets that cover most subjects. It may appeal to students looking for more than just the traditional flashcard-study method.

Quizlet provides “a different way to get your brain to think about those same search terms,” she said.

Genius Scan, also free, allows users to scan documents or pages with their smartphones.

It turns phone-produced pictures of the materials into PDF files, making them email-worthy.

Evernote, an organizational application, allows users to store or create documents and separate them into customizable folders. Easybib generates bibliographic citations for almost any book, using a picture of the bar code, but the app cannot create citations for journal articles.

Easybib is “just the best app ever,” she said. “It can really save you a lot of time.” 

After one fills out an extensive profile, Scholly, which costs 99 cents, provides a list of possible scholarships for users. Klemm said Scholly’s creator was awarded more than $1 million in scholarships by using the application.

All five apps are available for iPhone and Android.

Klemm’s presentation is available on the SE Campus library blog.

 

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