10 Best Apps for Business School Students


 

By Ilan Nass

Lovingly written by the editors at Fueled.  An award winning iPhone application development firm based in New York City.

Business professionals today have an arsenal of tools they use to complete the many daily tasks assigned to them. As a business school student, it’s important to begin using those tools now, so you’ll have made a habit of using technology by the time you enter the business world.

These ten technology tools will help you organize your day, improve your productivity, and be a more informed student.

myHomework Student Planner

Price: free, optional in-app purchase available

Students in all majors, in each phase of their education, can benefit from this iOS app, which provides a calendar and homework tracker to help students keep up with assignments. Homework can be ordered by due date, class, priority, and type.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

Download for Windows

Download for Kindle

SimpleNote

Price: free, optional in-app purchase available

Business school students must be prepared to spend their days taking notes. With SimpleNote, future business professionals can either type notes into a mobile device or write them using a stylus. The notes are then saved, as well as synced across all of that user’s devices.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

Download for Mac

Download for Kindle

Papers

Price: $9.99 iOS

With 25 built-in search engines and note-taking capabilities, Papers helps students work on papers on the go. An annotation feature lets users highlight important text and the ability to organize and search multiple articles eases the process.

Download for iOS

Download for Mac, free 30 day trial, $79 full version

Download for Windows, free 30 day trial, $79 full version

Quizlet

Price: free

Studying on 3 X 5 index cards is so last century. Quizlet lets students create customized quizzes to prepare for upcoming tests. You input the relevant data and the app creates flashcards that can be used on your computer or mobile device to study anywhere.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

Which MBA?

Price: free

Plan to pursue an MBA? This app from The Economist helps business school students decide which MBA is right for them. The publication collected data from 20,000 students in schools around the country to create the app, which provides suggestions based on a series of questions students answer.

Download for iOS

Dropbox

Price: free

A must-have tool for anyone who regularly creates files, Dropbox allows students to sync files between devices. Business students can access term papers and homework from smartphones and mobile devices, as well as share documents with teachers and other students.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

TextGrabber

Price: $5.99

This handy app lets students scan a document with text and convert it to an editable document. TextGrabber is ideal for capturing sections of a textbook for quotations in papers or snapping paragraphs from books or newspapers to read later.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

LinkedIn

Price: free, with in-app purchases available

To gain a competitive edge, business school students should begin preparing early, setting up a profile on the world’s most popular professional social media site. Be sure your profile is free of errors and add a business-friendly headshot of yourself to begin the process of introducing yourself to potential employers.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

Download for Windows

Download for Blackberry

iTunes U

Price: free

When it’s time to research, iTunes U provides access to information from some of the best minds in education today. Once the app has been downloaded, students can search thousands of courses from accredited universities, including Harvard on iTunes U.

Download for iOS

Instapaper

Price: $3.99 for iOS, $2.99 for Android

Every student will eventually find himself away from wi-fi access. Instapaper lets users save documents for offline reading. Items can be organized for later browsing and font sizes can be increased for easier reading.

Download for iOS

Download for Android

With all of these great tools, students can make it through business school with the best grades possible. The hard work is still up to the student, but these tools can make learning fun, as well as help keep them on task by reminding them of project due dates and upcoming tests.