From writing and research to organization, the average college workload is relentless. Mobile applications are the latest and greatest way for college students to keep all of their due dates, assignments, and study materials all at their fingertips.

But where to begin? Share these top mobile apps with your students for keeping up with the demands of their college courses.

MindTap Mobile

If you’re enrolled in a MindTap course, MindTap Mobile offers convenient organizational and study tools that will help you stay on track and prepared. You’ll improve your study habits by accessing a clear view of the activities coming up in your MindTap course.

You’ll also get relevant course notifications pushed directly to you, making you more aware of what is ahead, including:

  • Due date reminders
  • Messages sent from your instructor
  • Changes to due dates, score updates, and instructor comments
  • Flashcards

The MindTap app will show you your scores and status indicators that let you know how you’re doing and which activities you need to focus on. When enrolled in multiple courses that use MindTap, you can access a week-by-week view for all of your MindTap courses together in one place.

Remember The Milk

Remember The Milk is an app that helps you stay on top of your never-ending to-do list by helping you build out task lists, prioritizing, and sending you friendly reminders.

Get reminded via email, text, IM, Twitter, or mobile notifications. Share your lists and give tasks to others to get things done faster. Organize the way you want to with priorities, due dates, repeats, lists, tags, and more. The Remember The Milk app syncs with all of your devices, so you’ll never miss a beat.

Write and Cite

The Write & Cite App for iPhone and for Android is a reliable and easy-to-use writing, research, and citation reference tool that will help you with all your writing needs including essays, research papers, reports, resumes and more.

Content on Write & Cite covers the entire 6-part writing process and includes samples of most writing formats so you won’t have to navigate off the app to figure out what you’re doing. The Write & Cite app also provides examples of how to choose and use both APA format and MLA format citation styles.


One of the most popular cloud-based presentation tools, Prezi, allows you to make engaging presentations with images, video, and audio. Prezi also includes collaboration tools that allow you to work on and share your presentation with others.

Questia Library

Questia is the world’s only full-featured academic research app for iOS. Get the most out of your Questia subscription by taking your research with you, no matter where you go.

The Questia app offers a librarian-curated collection of over 89,000 academic books and ten million articles from over a thousand of the world’s leading publishers. It includes a full suite of research and organizational tools, including Questia’s in-app reader with gesture-based highlighting and notation. Discover valuable sources, write better papers, and take your research to the next level.

What are your go-to apps for staying on top of your busy schedule? Share your suggestions below.