Whether you’re in high school or college, your devices and apps take up a big part of your time. This could consist of social networking or productivity apps that help you get your homework done. With that said, here are what I think are the best apps for students today.

  • Spark: Student email is very important, especially when it comes to talking to teachers and professors outside of the classroom. It can also come in handy when doing group projects. What separates Spark from the rest of the email apps out there is that it is a third-party app with a beautiful design and available on the Apple Watch. Coming from someone who uses the app every day, it’s definitely worth the time to download. Spark is available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch. Best of all, the app itself is free!
  • Tweetbot: If you are a person who enjoys Twitter more than the average user but doesn’t like the regular Twitter for iPhone app, then Tweetbot is the app for you. It is a premium app and costs $9.99 on the iOS and Mac App Store, and does have an Apple Watch app. A hefty price for a Twitter app, yes, but well worth the money.
  • Calcbot: Even though the iPhone does come with its own calculator app, the makers of Tweetbot, Tapbots, do have an app for iOS devices that is a little smarter than the default Apple iOS. But more importantly, it has an Apple Watch app. This means that you can do simple calculations right from your wrist instead of having to pull out your iPhone or iPad. Calcbot is a free app on the iOS App Store and is also available on the Mac App Store for $4.99.
  • Pastebot for Mac: I wrote a review of this app earlier this year. The app is very simple to understand. Anything that you copy on your Mac, whether it be text or a photo, will be saved to this app while it is running. It’s good for when you copy something and then copy something else but still need the previous information. Pastebot for Mac currently runs for $9.99 on the Mac App Store.
  • Evernote: Students do typically spend a lot of time taking notes for classes and Evernote is a great way to do that. Notes typically tend to sync well between devices. My best advice would be to type them on a MacBook or iPad Pro with a Smart Keyboard. Typing on a touchscreen is decent, but the keyboard is the best way to type more accurately. Users can also view their notes on the Apple Watch. Evernote is currently a free app in the iOS and Mac App Store.
  • Littlebook for Apple Watch: What this app allows users to do is view their Facebook feed from their Apple Watch. It is a very basic app and easy to use. We do have a review of it on TeamApple News. The app costs $2.99 in the iOS App Store.