We know that residents of our apartments near MTSU work hard all semester long, and we’re happy that you all get a summer break to relax and unwind. Before you know it, however, school will be rearing its ugly head. While it’s great to see all your friends again during the fall semester, it’s not so great to be forced to wake up at 7 a.m. and go to class.

Today’s college students don’t have it easy by any means, but there are a lot more tools and resources out there to help students than there were 15 years ago. Of course, modern college students have to deal with the pressure of finding a job. Bachelor degrees are now required to find most jobs, so they don’t make you stand out in a field of candidates as much as they once did. Plus, there are more distractions than ever before. Your parents didn’t have to deal with the allure of Twitter and Instagram when they were trying to focus on their studies.

Of course, your parents didn’t have the advantage of living in apartments near MTSU that provided them with bi-monthly blogs. Below, you’ll find a list of apps that have proven to be extremely helpful for today’s’ college students. With most college students having some form of an iPad or laptop that they bring with them to class, there’s been an explosion of apps that are specifically made for note taking, schedule planning and document managing.

iStudiez Pro

$2.99 for the mobile version

$9.99 for the laptop version

If you’ve ever dreamed of having a personal assistant, iStudiez Pro might just be able to grant your wishes. It can’t do everything, but it can do most things that college students need to stay on top of their classwork. In one place, iStudiez Pro can manage your class schedule, upcoming homework assignments and tests, and your teacher contact information. That means everything school related will be contained in one place, so you don’t have to check multiple planners or figure out multiple calendars on your phone.

If you’re unorganized, this app can be a lifesaver. Once you download the app, you’ll no longer have to rack your brain trying to figure out what assignments are due today. If you’re already organized, this app will be your best friend, and possibly even replace your personal planner.

Wunderlist

Free on mobile and laptops

Like many apps, Wunderlist is better when more people use it. That’s because Wunderlist makes to-do lists that can be shared between friends or classmates. This is especially helpful if you’re working on a group project. With Wunderlist, everyone will know what exactly needs to be done, when it gets done, and who did it. Wunderlist also works for solo list-makers, as it is more intuitive than the standard iPhone or Android to-do list apps.

Scanner Pro

$3.99 on mobile

Tired of shuffling through folders of paper while you try to find the document your professor handed out last week? Or maybe you’re just sick of the pile of crumpled up papers that is accumulating at the bottom of your backpack. It’s 2017, and college students are going paperless. Scanner Pro scans documents and puts them on your mobile phone, so you never have to worry about turning your backpack inside out just to find that one assignment your professor handed out yesterday.

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