Best Back to School apps for BlackBerry 10

Best Back to School apps for BlackBerry 10
By DJ Reyes on 16 Aug 2014 05:09 am EDT
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It's that time of year again, summer is winding down and students prepare to head back to school. That also means it's time to take a look at apps to make your student life that bit easier. It's quite fitting for me this year as I am planning to return to university to finish off my degree. I'll certainly be making use of these apps during that time. Without further chit-chat, let's get through the list of apps.

 

OfCourse!

OfCourse!

We took a look at this app last year, almost a year ago actually. OfCourse! let's you organize your schedule, grades, attendance and more using just one app. You get started by setting your term dates and then go ahead a fill in your timetable for that term. The app syncs with the BlackBerry 10 calendar so you can see your agenda via the Hub. You can add any assignments you need to do with due date, this integrates with the Remember app and you can tick them off the list as you go. The great thing about OfCourse! is that it is also free, you can't beat that.

Learn more / Download OfCourse! for BlackBerry 10

 

Evernote

Evernote

Evernote is a great app for taking notes, more so because it syncs with any other device that has Evernote installed. So, take notes with your BlackBerry device in class, then you can continue working on it or look over it on your computer when you get home. You can also create notebooks, so you could separate each of your subject's notes. On BlackBerry 10, there is a standalone Evernote app or you can just have it integrate with the Remember app by signing into Evernote via Accounts.

Learn more / Download Evernote

 

MyAccountant

MyAccountant

It's not easy being a student and trying to make ends meet. You're going to be living on a budget and to do that you'll be keeping an eye on those pennies you're spending. A great way to help you keep and eye on your expenses is MyAccountant. You can put your expenses into categories, add dates and can be really organized with all your expenses. It's an app that's been around for a while and comes highly recommended. It may seem overwhelming when your first use it but once get the hang of this, you won't look back.

Learn more / Download MyAccountant

 

Sportrate Fitness Tracker/Workout

Sportrate Workout

Exercise is good for the brain. Going out for a run or doing any outdoor activity is always good and you can keep track of workouts and activities with fitness apps. For those who like distance sports like running, cycling or even walking you should check out Sportrate Fitness Tracker. You can track your speed, see your route on a map and even export your data if you wanted to. If you're one for other types or workouts like sit-ups, squats, push-ups, why not check out Sportrate's other sport app — Workout. You can setup exercise sessions, get reminders for daily sessions and more. During your workouts you can have the app count your reps. All this data gets added to a diary so you can track your progress.

Learn more / Download Sportrate Fitness Tracker
Learn more / Download Sportrate Workout

 

InstaVenue

Instavenue

When you don't have your head buried in your books, no doubt you'll be out enjoying yourself when you can. I bet you'll be snapping some pictures when you're out and about too. Why not couple those pictures with the InstaVenue app. InstaVenue lets you add an overlay to your pictures, such as weather, location and end up with a postcard-type photo to share with friends and family. For those who take foodie pictures, there are some overlays for that too. So, for a bit of fun check out InstaVenue.

Learn more / Download InstaVenue

 

Are you headed to school? Are you using these apps? Do you have any other apps to recommend? Sound off in the comments.

Reader comments

Best Back to School apps for BlackBerry 10

28 Comments

Ahahaha!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever

Great article. I'll be recommending OfCourse to my son as he's going to secondary school this year, and this will help him greatly, and also help him utilise his Z10 more.

This is a great article. Quite useful apps we have in BBworld, thanks for curating this selection.

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

About as relevant as these apps.... :(

Go check out the top apps for iOS, they are real school related apps. There is no doubt that if you are your young ones are going to school of some type this fall... a BlackBerry is a limitation.

Especially collage, as most of those now even have apps. Maybe they'll work via SNAP....

Posted via CB10

I'm heading back in the fall to finish up my 4 year degree. I tried using Evernote but I'm still old school with my pen and paper. I write a lot. The one thing that makes me survive in university is the priority hub. No app can replace that.

Posted via CB10

One possible suggestion is to take shots of your notes and white/black board notes and add them to remember or evernote. The scantotext app can turn these to PDF for you as well if that works better

Posted via CB10

Here's mine: Neutron music player and Parrot Pro, so I can fall asleep in class and not have to miss anything

Posted via CB10

OfCourse has never been updated...location checkin has never worked. it's only useful for adding courses to my calendar each term.

Posted via CB10

Great app reviews! Back to school for me for school dances, homecoming, prom, bar/bat mitzvahs...woooo!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  Z30 (STA100-5), son! The Thor's Hammer of phones! Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile. Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! #longestsignatureever