Say you write a homework assignment by hand and don't have time to type it up before submitting it on the class website. CamScanner lets users take pictures of their homework (or anything) and order the sequence of shots. It then consolidates the images in a single PDF.
Slack reinvents communication for student-run organizations.
Silicon Valley's favorite team communication app has hit campuses nationwide.
At Stanford, the student entrepreneurship association, BASES, relies on Slack to get stuff done. Every team in the organization has a channel, and when a special event arises, administrators create a new channel.
Slack helps eliminate emails and increases transparency across the group.
SideWire is a news aggregator that cuts out the noise.
SideWire is a platform that lets conversations from people whose opinions you actually want to hear float to the surface.
The news aggregator curates politics stories and attaches a live feed of insights from newsmakers — like journalists, speechwriters, and political pundits — to each link. It's kind of like Twitter for politics.
While away at college, students can use FaceTime to catch up with friends and family back home. The app allows users to make video calls from their Mac to another Mac, or to an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
GroupMe may be the messaging app to destroy them all.
The worst part about group messaging is the flood of notifications whenever the conversation picks up. GroupMe allows you to mute specific chats, which is helpful if you're involved in a half dozen threads for different student-run organizations.
It's also easier to attach links and media to GroupMe messages.