Words that can fill a child with dread, but one also gives anyone older than about 15 to splash out (or more likely, bug their parents) for some new tech. It can helps ya learn good, don’t ya know.
So, we’ve put together a list of five essential items that you should definitely check out before you head off back to school/college/university/insert your excuse for new tech here.
External hard drive: Toshiba Canvio Premium 1TB
Toshiba’s Canvio range isn’t the cheapest out there, and 1TB definitely isn’t the most storage you can buy, but it sure does look sleek with its diamond-cut all-metal finish.
With all the selfies, videos and other junk (OK, treasured memories) filling up your phone and laptop, you’re going to need somewhere for the overflow.
If 1TB isn’t enough, there are also 2TB and 3TB options at $120 and $140 respectively.
All of them will work with PC and Macs, and include a carry pouch for when you need to take your junk (treasured memories) to your friend’s dorm room. And best of all, it includes a USB-C cable too, for connecting to newer smartphones and other devices.
There’s no way to make this one sound fun, but no one promised you this list would be fun. What Readdle’s ‘Ultimate Productivity Pack’ will give you is every app you really should have on your iPhone to get your through your day in class.
The bundle includes PDF Expert, Scanner Pro 7, Printer Pro and Calendars 5, which means you’ll be able to edit and sign PDFs, scan receipts and more usefully, print like a pro. Who hasn’t always wanted to print like a pro?
They’re all fully iOS 10 compatible and buying in a bundle means you get 50 percent off the regular individual download prices.
OK, you want to work, you’re trying to work, but you just can’t work. Everything except work seems pretty enticing though.
This is where you need Procrastinator’s help to sort through your tasks one step at a time.
In a nutshell, it breaks down each of your tasks, stresses and to-dos into different sections and uses a combination of different known time-management and productivity techniques to help you get each item crossed off.
It’s particularly useful for someone, like a busy college student, as the reminders and calendaring will prompt you to get your task done on time.
All this doesn’t come free, but at $1.99 it’s probably a sound investment.