Five Tech Buys For Back-to-School

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Heading back to school might not be your favourite time of year, but don’t forget: it means that it’s time to load up on the latest and greatest tech gear. If you’re not sure where to start, here are five tech buys that will make your transition from summer to school as smooth as possible.

External hard drive
You always need more space than you think you will, and as the year progresses and your computer fills up with photos, documents and readings, you’ll definitely feel the crunch. Invest in an external hard drive that’s 3TB if you can, and buy a carrying case for it in case you need to bring it to class. Make sure it comes with a USB cable, too, so that you can connect it to your laptop and phone.

Readdle’s Ultimate Productivity Pack
Getting through a day and maximizing efficiency is no easy feat. Luckily, there is an app for that, and it’s called Readdle. Their Ultimate Productivity Pack will load up your iPhone with every app you need. You’ll get PDF Expert, Scanner Pro 7, Printer Pro, and Calendar 5, and that means you’ll be able to edit and sign PDFs, as well as scan and print receipts.

A new laptop
This is an obvious one, but if your machine is really out-dated, you could run the risk of encountering a few disasters, from your computer crashing in the middle of an exam, to losing all your assignments. Invest in a new laptop that will get you through the next year, and it doesn’t have to be fancy. You can get a perfectly adequate one for as little as $600.

If your course load involves math in any way, this app will be a real life-saver. Unlike the basic calculator that comes on your phone, this one gives you a step-by-step rundown of the calculation you’ve just made, showing you the outcome at each step.

Procrastination is something we’re all guilty of, especially when facing a series of particularly annoying tasks. This app will help you face those tasks, one by one, break them down, and give you helpful time-management tips as you go.

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