Assignments, notes, appointments, dates — there's so much to keep track of when you're juggling college classes and campus life. Need a little electronic help when it comes to getting and staying organized? There's an app for that.
> Clocky and Tocky These alarm clocks jump off your nightstand and roll around the room while playing your favorite MP3s.
CALM DOWN, FALL ASLEEP, OR PAY ATTENTION
KEEP TRACK OF TIME
> Watchminder Set alarms and get reminders to help you focus.
FIND LOST ITEMS
> Watchminder Organize schedules and manage time.
KEEP A SCHEDULE
BLOCK THE INTERNET
> Freedom (for Mac and PC)
LISTEN TO PRINTED DOCUMENTS
> Voice Dream Listen to PDF and Word documents, e-books, articles, and Web pages anywhere with this text-to-speech app.
> Read & Write Gold Text-to-speech software similar to Voice Dream.
TURN SPEECH INTO PRINTED WORDS
> Dragon Naturally Speaking The software types what you say. You can launch applications, open files, and control your mouse with your voice.
> Sky Wifi Smartpen The pen not only writes but records everything you write and hear.
THERESA MAITLAND, Ph.D., is the coordinator of the Academic Success Program for Students with LD/ADHD: A Learning Center Program at the University of North Carolina.
This article appears in the Fall issue of ADDitude.
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