Technology is growing faster like never before. It is more common in the 21st century that teachers and students use technology in the classroom. Technology skills are crucial for students to enhance their learning experience inside and outside the classroom.

Here is a list of best cool tech for college students to use to enhance their learning experience.

1. Using a tablet to take notes

Carrying a lot of notebooks around sometimes is too much to handle. Using a tablet to take notes will make your life more organized. If you make writing mistakes, you can edit it without the need to use correction pen or to rip the page off. You can easily edit, erase or organize your notes beautifully with a tablet, unlike traditional notebooks. Also, some tablets let you use digital pen allowing you to freely write, draw, or to work on your mathematical expressions. Some tablets also have the ability to record audio and playback which is helpful for students.

2. Tablet textbooks

There are many online textbooks available for students. The thing about digital books is that you do not need to carry them around which make it less heavy on your backpacks. It is all at your fingertips. Make sure your course offers an option to purchase a digital book.

3. Google Drive app

Google Drive app lets you take notes, draw diagrams, create spreadsheets, design and store them all in the cloud. It gives you up to 15 GB of free online storage. You can access the files anytime and anywhere from any smartphone, tablet or computer.

4. Dragon Remote Microphone

Dragon Remote Microphone is a useful app to have if you need dictation tool for typing notes. Just talk naturally, and it will convert it to text for you and save you the headaches. It will save you when you’re ridiculously tired from all the extra time studying, revising and writing a bunch of assignments.

5. MyScript Smart Note

Typing using a tablet is sometimes wearying. If you prefer to write down notes on a tablet just like writing on paper, MyScript may be the solution for you. MyScript lets you handwrite just about anything you want. You can write text in any languages such Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, and Cyrillic characters. You can also write mathematical expressions, geometric shapes, and musical notation easily using the app.

6. Evernote

Evernote is an app that you can use to write notes, checklists, to-do lists or just about anything you wish. You can “capture, organize and share notes from anywhere” you want. It readily syncs the files to any device. It is a great way to collaborate with friends.

7. XMind

xMind is “The Most Popular Mind Mapping Tool on the Planet.” It lets you create mind mapping plan, and it helps in collaboration of ideas to boost productivity. It is great for students and business establishments to brainstorm and layout ideas.

8. Adobe’s Creative Cloud

Adobe’s Creative Cloud is a must software to have if you are a graphic design student. The cost is affordable for students with just 19.99/month USD for all apps. You can use it on a desktop and mobile devices. It comes with portfolio website, premium fonts and 20 GB of cloud storage.