As college students, we are all learning how to budget our time and our finances. All students can relate to having a busy schedule or a long commute, so it’s not always easy finding time to visit the library to look for a book or to make use of the computer software provided to us there. Suffolk realizes much of our learning and work is done off campus, and provides students with free and discounted rates on computer programs and software that are essential for classes and homework. Here are a few of the programs Suffolk offers to students that you can download on your personal computer to be able to do work from home and save money. All of these softwares and more can found over at the Suffolk webstore.
1. Microsoft Office 365
Suffolk provides students with a FREE download of Microsoft Office 365 Proplus. Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint are a necessity for classes, and Suffolk provides it to us for free (when the program is usually bought for around $100).
2. Windows 10
If you use a Windows operating system, Suffolk provides you with a FREE upgrade to Windows 10, regularly costing $120.
3. Adobe Creative Cloud
Suffolk allows students to download the Adobe Creative Cloud software for only $19.99 (60% off its original price)! This is a great deal if you’re a NESAD student, graphic designer, or if you design websites and edit photos.
Suffolk offers a discounted rate of Parallels, a program that allows you access everything on your personal computer from your iPhone or iPad. This program makes it easier to view applications and your desktop from a mobile device. This program usually goes for $49.99, but Suffolk provides the program for only $19.99!
Suffolk allows students to use the Sawyer library’s academic databases from anywhere using your personal computer. All you need is your student ID number! These databases give students access to books, academic journals, and newspapers that would be very costly to buy. The online format will save you money and a trip to the library!
As the school year is picking up, it’s becoming more and more important to stay organized and up to date with all your work and activities. Using your smartphone to stay on track is simple and easy; you’ll always have it with you and there are thousands of programs designed just to help you plan and prepare for every day. Here are just 5 apps that will become your lifesaver during a hectic school year.
Ever skim through an article or Facebook post right as you’re walking into class and have to scroll back through your feed (for what seems like hours) to find it again? Download Pocket! Pocket is a free app that makes it easy to save content from the internet, Twitter, and Facebook that you can view later, even without an internet connection! You can view your saves on your laptop or smartphone, making this a great tool for research or just your own personal social media.
Todoist is a great new online take to the traditional “to do list”. Todoist is available on iPhone, Andriod, Mac, and Windows and is an app that can be used for making schedules, lists, and tasks. Todoist is easy to manage and enables you to work together with others on tasks in your system and will alert you when any major changes are made.
Sunrise is an advanced and easy to use calendar that can help you organize and combine all of the scheduling systems on your laptop or phone. Using Sunrise, you can link your Exchange, iCloud, and Facebook accounts in order to get the most comprehensive view of your schedule possible.
As college students, we are always looking for the most efficient and fastest ways to get studying done. Quizlet is an online app where you can make personal notecards, quizzes, and games to study for an exam or review material for all your classes. Quizlet is great because it is easy to save and edit your study materials, and you can use it for almost any class.
Trello is an online project management app that makes it easy to organize tasks and assignments for group projects or for your own personal work. Using the app, you can create boards and assign tasks to group members, create checklists and due dates, and monitor progress throughout the process. As a frequent user of Trello for the CLAS Marketing Team, I can assure you this app is an easy and efficient way to stay on track when you have multiple projects.