8 Apps That’ll Make High School A Little EasierNicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed This is Helena Merk, a 16-year-old coder. She makes really cool apps like this one that helps animals find homes. Courtesy of Helena Merk
She told BuzzFeed Life that she “wanted to give animals a voice.” Helena also made this epic interactive app to guide students through Homer’s Odyssey.
YOU GO GIRL!As a recipient of Apple’s WWDC scholarship, a 2015 national runner-up for NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing, and a future Girls Who Code participant, she’s already *very* accomplished. Courtesy of Helena Merk
Helena knows SEVEN different programming languages (wut). All lady coders should apply to that WWDC scholarship, BTW.So, we trusted her to tell us about the apps every high school student needs. Here are Helena’s recommendations. 1.Talkboard (Free, iOS)
“This app is useful for any collaboration work because you can share whiteboard screens and work together effectively.”2.30/30 (Free, iOS)
For maximum productivity, give yourself 30 minutes for work, 30 minutes for break.
“This task-managing app actually helps with time management. It is easy to set up
and sends helpful reminders to keep you on task towards your goal.”3.Quizlet (Free, iOS and Android)
“A great study tool with simple yet effective features that help with memorization.”4.Notability ($3, iOS)
“The BEST note-taking app with great and intuitive UI.”5.Google Drive (Free, Mac, PC, iOS and Android)
“A way to keep documents, from text files to presentation, easily accessible and organized for class.”6.Snapchat (Free, iOS and Android)
“Easy and simple to use, but conveys far more than texting.”7.Spotify ($10/month but free to download, iOS, Android, and Windows Phone)
“Although it isn’t free like iTunes Radio, it gives the user more choices and allows for new exploration of songs.”8.Netflix ($9/month but free to download, iOS and Android)
“The best way to relax after a long stressful day, or even to binge way after midnight.”Alright kiddos, YOU GOT THIS.