If you’re as obsessed with trivia as we are, you’ll be happy to hear about this app. QuizCross combines Trivia with the childhood favorite, Tic-Tac-Toe. Take turns answering trivia questions in order to win your square…three squares in a row means Tic-Tac-Toe! Topics range from science to sports to entertainment, so pop culture junkies and chemistry whizzes will both be satisfied. It’s the perfect app for your study break – fun AND challenging. Download it today and give your brain the workout it deserves!
It’s available for both iOS and Android…and it’s free!
Have you ever played before? Tell us what you think!
We’ve all been there… the awkward moment when you say to your friend, “I saw the most hilarious thing online yesterday! Hold on, I’ll show you!” You search for what feel like forever for the video of Grumpy Cat doing the Harlem Shake, at which point it’s really not as funny anymore. Pocket, an iOS and Android app, allows you to save online articles, videos, and more to any device to which you download the app. Not only is it available for iPhone, Android, and iPad, but also Safari and Chrome, making it easier to have your own media library anywhere you are. My favorite things about this app are it’s usefulness as a replacement to Chrome and Safari’s “bookmark this page” and the ability to tag saved items.
The app for Google Chrome and Safari has a Pocket button, similar to the Pinterest “Pin It” button, making it easy to save a webpage and in nano-seconds. It also prompts you to add tags to make it even easier to find the page in your Pocket Queue later. The smartphone app allows you to Pocket via the Mail Link to this Page option, from which you send the link to Pocket (the app prompts you to save this to your contacts when you install it), and the link goes right to your List. As the New York Times aptly called it, it is “DVR for the web.” Nifty, huh?
You’ve probably checked into a location, but have you ever checked into a TV show? With Viggle, you can do just that. It’s a free app that gives TV-watchers rewards for checking into the shows they’re watching. Viggle automatically identifies (in a way reminiscent of the Shazam app) the television shows its users are tuned into and awards them points once they’ve checked in. Points can be redeemed via the app’s rewards catalogue for tons of different items, including gift cards and movie tickets. Feeling generous? Points can also be converted into donations to charity. Now THAT is cool.
What’s even more fun about the app is that users are encouraged to play along live. Answer trivia, see what others are Tweeting, and vote in polls. If you’re already watching the show, you might as well get points – right?
Have you ever used Viggle? Post a comment below and tell us your favorite feature!
Picture a vast black hole. Now envision a stack of papers the size of the White House being sucked into the swirling depths of that hole. That is what it’s like to be looking for a file on my laptop from Freshman year or a specific email in my Gmail account.
If this is sounding familiar, it may be time to get tech-organized. There are plenty of downloadable solutions out there for your organization needs, like Evernote, but putting your existing files in order is a good measure to take as well. Even if your laptop and other devices are fairly ordered we’ve got a few tips and one download worthy app to help you cut out some of the e-clutter and always stay on top of things.
Files that are being used are often transported from your laptop to other computers and devices can end up existing in various states of being updated, especially if you are doing group work. Another issue is that sometimes if you’re in a rush you just save document s to a generic My Documents folder, making the file hard to find later.
One simple solution is to use the Google drive, available to anyone with a Gmail account. I personally am not a fan of this application because it’s very slow and you lose old versions of documents you’ve been working on. One Download-Worthy solution is using the Memory Stick App (free) for iPhones, iPod Touch, or iPad. The Memory Stick App allows you to copy files between your computer and your devices through iTunes. Basically, it functions exactly like a memory stick that you will always remember to bring with you. Files you are currently working on will be available on the go so you can make create or make quick edits to text files. The files on your computer are then updated through the cloud and vice-versa. Now you can stop emailing yourself 100 different versions of that essay—all with the same filename.
E-Mail is easily the worst offender when it comes to digital clutter. For accounts that get a ton of unnecessary emails I recommend one of two options:
1. Utilize email filters. This is a good way to direct mail from unwanted senders straight to the trash. Geeksugar has a step-by-step tutorial for Gmail here.
2. Give your inbox a top to bottom scrub with the Mashable E-mail Master Cleanse (but I do recommend marking emails unread instead of deleting them so you don’t lose anything important!)
Back Up your files as often as possible- speaking of not wanting to lose anything important! In the very least, back-up important things from this semester by saving them to the Google Drive or in some other cloud device (i.e. Dropbox). Last year my laptop got stolen while I was in the middle of working on a 10-page paper about the Jewish Diaspora. Not exactly a topic I wanted to cover twice! I also lost all my pictures from that semester and all my homework assignments from that semester— a bummer when it came time to study for finals. Case in point, back those thangs up.
Now that you’re inbox is clean and your files are living happily in the cloud, you’ve got plenty of time to play app games and read on your Nook. You’re welcome.
Group projects are a common part of many college courses. Often, they entail weeks of seemingly-endless brainstorming and collaboration until the looming due date approaches. Make your team experience run more smoothly with the Trello app. Create boards, organize them by cards, and upload attachments – all in one place!
This free app helps your group improve communication by eliminating an influx of emails and keeping everyone on the same page. You can communicate with other team members in real time in order to gather opinions and assign tasks. Group projects are complicated enough – simplify them with this helpful app!
Looking for more tips to help you survive your next group project? Check out our guide here!
We all know the feeling: hunger hits and yet nothing in the dining hall seems to satisfy your craving. That’s where GrubHub comes in! GrubHub makes it incredibly simple to order the kind of food you want and have it delivered right to your doorstep. They have a database of more than 25,000 restaurant options in more than 300 cities. Download the free app right to your phone and have instant access to menus, restaurant reviews, and previous orders or order right online. Wasn’t that easy?
We all know the feeling: you have somewhere to be and haven’t packed a thing. Sometimes, the problem is getting started. Get a jumpstart on packing by downloading the Ultimate Checklist app. The app is pre-loaded with packing lists for more than 50 different occasions, from beach trips to Christmas parties to packing for college. Edit, export, and add to each checklist in order to personalize it for you needs or start from scratch and create your own (you can store an unlimited number of lists so don’t feel the need to skimp!). Share and email lists with friends and family and easily send them to the printer if need be. Packing has never been SO simple!
We’ve all suffered from information overload at one point or another. From homework assignments to social media updates, our everyday lives are chock full of new information to process. Evernote is a free app meant to help you stay organized and increase your productivity, even on the go. Save things you like or any ideas you want to keep in mind. The best part is you can search through everything you have saved using a keyword or tag! Evernote is available for both iPhone and Android as well as NOOK Color and NOOK Tablet!