While in college, students need a variety of study aids including calculators, reference books and homework aids. Fortunately Apple’s iPhone was created to help students meet the need of having all of these handy tools in a compact, functional phone. Not only are iPhones cost effective, but when combined with free downloads; they can replace bulky and pricey study accessories. From replacing expensive graphing calculators to eliminating the need to carry ten pound books, find out just how much you can rely on the iPhone by examining its uses.
Students taking math classes will enjoy the iPhone’s free downloads. These include HiCalc Lite (for basic math and trigonometric functions), Quick Graph (for calculus, physics or those needing a graphing calculator), and Graphing Calculator (for algebra, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus and linear algebra). These free downloads for the iPhone easily replace the costly graphing calculators that sell well over $100. Additionally, as you advance in math, these free applications can be tailored to work with the specific type of calculator needed for each math class.
Meanwhile health students can benefit from some of the iPhone’s free applications with medical reference materials. Skyscape Medical Resources is a free iPhone application designed to assist students with drug information, medical calculators, disease and symptom resources and education in 35 medical specialties. Another helpful free download for the iPhone is Epocrates Rx. This is a drug database with over 3,300 brand name and generic drugs including dosage, interactions, pharmacology and visual aids.
Does your college have a foreign language requirement? Fear not, the iPhone can help with reference and speech guides. For students taking French, Spanish, German or Italian free downloads are available to provide help with text translation and pronunciation. More language assistance can achieved with the Free Translator application. A wider variety of languages translated provides even greater assistance to students taking a non-traditional foreign language. Anything from Hindi to Japanese and Russian are covered.
Other areas of study for iPhone possibilities include religion (Holy Bible application), music (Mini Piano – 14 note, 3 octave piano application), and English/humanities (eReader – 50,000 title e-book), all which are offered as free downloads on the iPhone’s applications page.
For all students, the iPhone has some unique features that allow both time and money savings. First, the eBay Mobile application is great to price check textbooks and study guides. Another free download, Take Me To My Car, provides students with a way to locate their vehicle in a crowded campus parking lot or garage. Finally, Gas Bag helps budget-conscious students locate the lowest price of gas closest to home, school or work.
As demonstrated with its diverse uses, the iPhone really is an essential study and life tool for today’s college student. Consider purchasing one as an investment in your future. After the first couple of uses, it will definitely pay for itself, and by the end of the school year, your iPhone will have saved you both time and money.