I’m rounding out my Best College Apps for Young Adult Series. Today we’re looking at news and storage apps. Students need a way to streamline news sources they love. They also need a way to store and share files. You’ll find lots of varying opinions on these apps. I found it helpful to read sources of information which provide the pros and cons of each. Then, make a decision based on your needs. For instance, I love Flipboard because I share articles through my social media account. That’s why I prefer it over Feedly. Someone who doesn’t share articles to their social media accounts might want to go with Feedly. Keep this in mind as you read the information below.
Have fun as you research and try out the apps you find most useful. If you find an app isn’t working for you, delete it. Then search for a new one that does work!
- Google Drive
Google Drive is a free option for those who need to have their files within reach. Access your videos, photos, and documents from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. With Google Drive all your files are backed up so you don’t have to worry about losing them. You can invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders. This makes working on group assignments or projects much easier.
Dropbox is a free service that gives you access to photos, documents, and videos you upload anytime. It takes minutes to install Dropbox on your computer. Then, you can save any file to your Dropbox account. You’ll have access to it instantly across all your computers and Android devices.
No time to scour the internet for news? Feedly aggregates the contents of your favorite sites and delivers them to you! You can tailor Feedly by creating a collection of the sites you love to read – blogs, magazines, journals, and more.
Feedly is an RSS news reader re-imagined for android phones and tablets.
News and updates from around the world, all in one place. Keep up-to-date on the latest news you want to hear by reading the stories and articles you want to read. You can also view videos and photos your friends are sharing. Start by selecting a few interests and tap any of the tiles to create your personal magazine.
You can also connect your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Google+ to see what friends are posting and easily share articles with them. It’s easy to save the things you find on Flipboard.
Not sure if Feedly or Flipboard is best for you? Check out this video review.
Personally I love Flipboard, but the reviewer above loves Feedly.
I’m a Google girl so I love Google Drive. I do have a Dropbox account. It’s a great option. Google Drive is just my preference.
So, check out the apps. Read some reviews. Then, try them for yourself and see which one works best for you.