Want to be the best intern, ever? There’s an app for that.
Technically, there are tons of apps to keep you organized, sharp, and constantly learning—everything you need to impress your new boss. And all most all of them are free!
So, grab your smartphone and start using it for exactly what it was meant to do– to help you become an awesome intern!
1. Evernote (Cost: Free)
Evernote is a great way to remember all those important ideas (and instructions!) you can’t afford to forget. Stay on top of your internship duties with notes, snapshots, and recorded voice reminders.
2. Workflowy (Free)
Love making a list and crossing things off? This streamlined app is for you. With hashtags, filters, and great search functionality, Workflowy helps you create the world’s coolest To-Do list.
3. Remember the Milk (Free)
Organize and prioritize your internship tasks with Remember the Milk—or, in your case, Remember the 1,000 Things You Need To Do Before Wednesday. You can set due dates, add notes, postpone or repeat tasks, and even print relevant checklists.
4. Coffee Finder (Free)
Those early office mornings really require a lot of caffeine. Lucky for you, this app will help you find the nearest Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, Peet’s Coffee, Seattle’s Best, Au Bon Pain, and more. Almost makes that office coffee run sound like fun, right?
5. Yelp (Free)
If your internship has landed you in a new neighborhood or city, you need to know where to grab a cheap lunch or a hot cup of coffee. Look no further than Yelp—with this app, you’ve got maps, menus, and reviews all in your pocket.
6. Dictionary.com (Free)
Searching for that perfect word to complete your email? Need help deciphering your boss’s crazy language? This app has both a dictionary and thesaurus (as well as useful features like audio pronunciations) to help you smooth talk your way to success.
7. Khan Academy (Free)
Internships are a great way to expand your mind. And if you’re looking for a little more education to fill your commute, check out Khan Academy. This app gives you total access to a library of over 4,200 videos explaining everything from computer science to history.
8. TED Talks (Free)
Need a little inspiration to do your best work? The TED app features over 1,000 talks and presentations from some of the world’s most interesting and insightful people.
Track the Trends
9. Flipboard (Free)
Successful interns know their industry and Flipboard makes it easy to stay up-to-date on all the latest news. Create a personalized magazine based on your favorite topics and publications (plus your Facebook, Twitter, and RSS Feeds).
10. Instapaper ($2.99)
Problem: while updating your company’s Twitter profile, you come across a great article you don’t have time to read. Solution: Instapaper. This app lets you to save and archive online articles for off-line reading—so you can stay focused on the task at hand.
Be a Team Player
11. Dropbox (Free)
Dropbox is an awesome tool for collaboration. Use this app to back up your docs, files, videos, and photos, then easily share them with your whole team. Plus, you can access all your files from basically any device that’s connected to the internet.
Manage Your Money
12. Mint.com (Free)
You’re probably not making much money as an intern, but you want to keep a close eye on the cash you do have! Mint.com lets you track and monitor all bank account transactions, gives you an analysis of your spending habits, and even alerts you if your balance is too low.
13. LearnVest.com (Free)
LearnVest is another great money management tool. After connecting your financial accounts, you can track what you’re spending and set your financial goals on the go.
14. Scholly (Free)
Already thinking ahead to your next school year? This app—created by a student who won $1.3 million dollars in scholarships—helps you find curated scholarships to pay for college.
Calm Down or Rock Out
15. Pandora Radio (Free)
After a long day, you might need to shake off some pent up frustration (internships aren’t always the easiest!) or celebrate a success. No matter what mood you’re in, Pandora has the perfect station to listen to old favorites or discover new tunes.
What apps would you recommend to interns, students and young careerists? Let us know, in the comments below!
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