Here is a comprehensive list of apps and tools for students returning to school. It is a fairly decent list and of course there is no way they could have included everything. One particular app/tool that was included was FileDestructor. For the life of me I'm not quite sure why they included it since its purpose is deception. Oh well, obviously not put together by an educator!
20 Back to School Apps and Tools for Students
A lot of you may be dreading school, but it doesn’t have to be all bad, especially if you’re prepared. For all our student subscribers out there, we at Web.AppStorm have compiled a list of websites and tools that are guaranteed to help you get the most out of your education this semester. Go back to school with confidence!
Shmoop is an online study guide and resource for literature that provides summaries, analysis, quotes, themes, and follow up questions for lots of popular literature.
Use the LectureFox website to sift through all the different lectures from different universities. Learn chemistry, physics, computer science and more from some of the best universities in the US.
Instead, you can use the tool Snapter to get your documents online. You just need to take a picture of your document and Snapter will clean and fix the image for you and make it look as if you scanned it. Scan stuff without a scanner
BookFinder is the best way to find textbooks online
EasyBib automatically creates citations for you based on the book, website, and newspaper information you provide
Zotero is a must-have Firefox extension for all students, especially if you do a lot of research online
Zotero helps you save websites, links, images, and will cite all the sources for you.
But with a tool like FlashCardExchange, you can use online flashcards to quiz yourself and memorize anything with a little bit of practice.
With PrintablePaper, you can access hundreds of types of paper for you to download. Get binder paper, graph paper, isometric graph paper, music sheets, printable games, and more. All for free. Let’s just hope there’s still paper in the printer!
Spreeder is a tool for slow readers or those of you who get distracted by all the pretty little words on a page.
FBPurity is a Greasemonkey script that hides those annoying game invitations and other distractions.
Dropbox, a tool that the Appstorm staff absolutely loves, can keep your precious files safe from exploding computers, your vicious roommate, and theft.
Using MyNoteIt, you can create groups and invite your classmates so you can all share notes, edit notes, and manage tasks
As of right now, US college students can get a year’s worth of Amazon Prime membership for free.
Meet PocketMod, a nifty tool that helps you customize your own little pocket notebook.
WePapers wants to create “the world’s biggest study group”, and they’re doing pretty well.
With FileDestructor, you can make a “fake file” that looks exactly like the real thing in terms of size and extension but conveniently gives an error when your professor attempts to open it up. By the time your professor figures out what happened, you’ve got the real thing done and turned in.
If you’re paranoid and afraid that parts of your paper was plagiarized, use the WriteCheck tool to find out for sure