Look for apps that help you procrastinate, and you’ll find countless options. But what about apps that help you be productive? Here’s a list of apps to help you stay on track at Boise State… And then some procrastination ones too.
Boise State Mobile App
Download the Boise State Mobile app to keep up with classes, events and student life:
- View your classes, Canvas assignments, and grades
- Scan your phone instead of your Bronco Card at University Dining locations
- Customize your student news feed
- Stream University Pulse and Boise State Public Radio
This one goes without saying. Many, many courses require Canvas, so make sure to install the native Canvas app.
From email to documents to collaborating with students and professors, Google Workspace apps are must-have.
You don’t need to log in through myBoiseState every time you want to check your BroncoMail, you can sign into our student account right from the Gmail app. The same goes for all the other Google apps too. Learn how to configure your device for Gmail and Google Workspace here.
Google Workspace apps include Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Calendar, and Keep.
This is a free task management app. Collaborate with others or simply use it as a to-do list. The possibilities are endless.
Slack is a free communication tool with different threads, channels and direct messages. It’s ideal for communicating with lots of people.
Part of having a student email address at Boise State is getting unlimited data storage on Google Drive. Back up your projects on the cloud!
Never forget to do something again. This seamlessly integrates with Google Calendar and Gmail, so you can always stay on track.
Free flash cards. Search for your subject and chances are someone has already built flashcards that can help you memorize things. If not, make them yourself!
Google for math people. It will show you graphs, data, answers to equations, everything you could possibly want to know and more than you probably bargained for.
LinkedIn Learning (Formerly Lynda.com)
If you have a Boise Public Library card (which you totally should if you can) you should have access to LinkedIn Learning for free. It’s a great learning tool with online courses in just about any subject you’re curious about. If you don’t have a library card, you can take some courses for free from LinkedIn.
Free language learning app. Fun fact: Duolingo comes from the same founder that brought you CAPTCHA/reCAPTCHA.
Create or play quizzes alone or with friends or in your class.
Need to quickly scan a document to a PDF but don’t have access or are too lazy to find a scanner? Just point your camera at the document and you’ll be surprised at how well this works to digify documents.
LinkedIn is a great app to set up your portfolio, connect and network with people in your field or interests and cruise for jobs. Many recruiters are using LinkedIn more and more.
Follow us, our stories are pretty awesome (@boisestateuniversity).
Easily pay your roommate for that box of mac n’ cheese you “borrowed.”
Free budget tracker and planner.
Lime, Bird, Spin – wear a helmet.
If you park downtown and don’t have any quarters, you can pay for your parking at a lot of locations using this app.
Social Bicycles “Boise Greenbike”
It’s like an Escooter, but you sit down and exercise while doing it.
If you need to plan a flight, put your flight dates and the app will predict when the price will hit the lowest. Don’t buy too early, don’t buy too late.
Wellness and Entertainment
Use your library card and you can read thousands of ebooks or listen to thousands of audiobooks for free.
Never get lost in the foothills (or any marked trail) again with this interactive trail app that you don’t need cellphone reception for. You can download all of any state’s trails for offline viewing for free.
A popular food diary/activity tracker. It pairs with many other fitness apps and smart scales too.
Log your run or bike ride, and compete against your own time or other people that have done the same route as you.
Only because Stranger Things doesn’t have an app of its own.