StudyPlan – Study App That Has A lot To Be Desired

study apps for college studentsDeveloper – Vance Chung

Size – 9.9MB

Price – Free with future upgrade to the pro version

Background Information

When I was in college, organization meant keeping a pocket calendar that was covered in coffee stains and had illegible test dates jotted down on it. If I was lucky, I would have a syllabus let alone study apps and it showed on the grade card.  So when I came across this app I was excited to see how this app could help college students in particular, I know organization is difficult for all age groups but especially difficult for students whom may be living on their own for the first time and discovering all the great things associated with college.

Study Apps For StudentsStudyPlan Overview

So here we go, StudyPlan like most apps today is really easy to navigate, with basically only two menus that will be used on a daily basis. You have the “My Subjects” page where you can add categories which will take you to another page where you can add all of your important test dates, study tasks and homework.  The second menu is the “Study Group” page where you can invite other StudyPlan App users to share a subject.  In addition to the two menus that I would consider the little bit of meat on this app, there is The “More” menu that allows to log out and upgrade to a future Pro Version (currently not available) and the “home” menu which currently only displays the current version of the app.  I do find the study group feature valuable for not only your study groups, but also for teams working on semester long projects. The ability for your group to add and remove tasks from the study group function adds accountability and transparency for group projects, no more sliding by with the rest of the group asking “what has he done” while you sit in the dorm crushing people in Battlefield Earth.

This is Not The Best Study Planner App

So that’s it, you must be as puzzled as I am. I understand the this is a brand new app with such little functionality the standard Apple “Note” app can accomplish most of the StudyPlan app functions and do it better.  So let’s hope the pro version will include features that will allow you to upload pictures of notes and set simple alarm clock notifications for tasks.  Additionally, a calendar that automatically populates from your content is a must for an organizer.  Finally, being able to email your content is a must and is simple, even the “Note” app can perform this task.  Unless you have a group project where the study group feature can be utilized, skip the StudyPlan app you use your Note app until I find a better solution.  I will circle back around on this one when the Pro version is available and I will continue researching the college study apps out there to find you a good solution.  Thanks for reading and remember while college is about the education, it is also about learning others cultures, making lifelong friends, growing as individual and just plain old having fun at times.

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