5 iOS Apps Every Kenyan Student Should Download

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1.iTunes University

Apple’s iTunes University (iTunes U for short) has a wealth of curriculum course material from many top universities and colleges. Your own school’s course materials might even be on iTunes U, but if not, you might find similar content from the equivalent courses at other schools. The app is only available for iOS, and content is a mix of text (multiple formats), audio and video, depending on the content provided by the course content creator.

If you’re a student who uses Apple devices, you will be happy to know that you have access to iTunes U, which gives you access to different educational courses from all leading universities for free! Did you dream of studying at MIT, Oxford, Yale, or Cambridge? This is your chance to do it from your own place: download this amazing app, and learn various subjects from the best colleges and universities in the world.

2. Evernote

Evernote is for those times when you actually need to do work, or want to generally organise your life. The list-making, note-taking and organisational space in this app is overwhelming.

You can collect notes and create them in various forms – text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs – and sync it all across your computer, phone or tablet.

It also lets you share with others who have the app, which could be great for group projects.

3. Be Well-read with Digg

College is chock full of required reading, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have your own personal reading agenda too. With Digg for the iPad you can read all of your favorite blogs, websites and news sources in one place. With Digg’s speedy and responsive Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed, personalized web content will be at your fingertips, and you’ll be in the know in a flash.

4. Tie Up Loose Ends with Easy Bib

When you’re assigned a paper, it’s likely that the thing you dread the most is creating the bibliography. Gathering all of the identifying information for your references and formatting it properly are extremely tedious parts of an already time-consuming and challenging task. You may never fear the bibliography again, however, once you sign on to Easy Bib. This app allows you to snap a picture of the bar code for your reference material (or type in the name or ISBN #) and it then magically creates a full bibliographic reference. You choose the format, selecting from MLA, APA or Chicago. E-mail the finished product to yourself, paste it into your masterpiece, and you’re good to go.

5. Take a Break with Crackle

All work and no play sucks. College is all about hard work, but you have to find time for recreation too. This app is just the ticket, offering free access to a huge catalog of uncut movies and TV shows from Columbia, Screen Gems, Sony and Tri-Star, just to name a few. ;Crackle even has a generous collection of the best Anime. Down time is hard to come by in college, so having access to this kind of quality entertainment on your iPad is a real plus, and can help you achieve that ever-elusive work/play balance.