True story: a smartphone is a student’s best friend. Not only can you better keep up with friends, family and class news throughout the day, but you can also improve your grades. Now, that’s a big deal when you’re an overscheduled, sleep deprived high school, college or grad student. Check out some of the top apps for students – they’ll plug you in and make you love your smartphone even more. Blackboard Learn Many schools use Blackboard to help students collaborate on projects, provide easier access to learning through lectures and notes and deliver supplementary material that will assist in the learning process. If your school or classes utilize Blackboard, take it everywhere with you by downloading the app on your phone. This app is available on Blackberry, iPhone, iTouch, Android, iPad and Palm. Learn more. myHomework Face it, it’s time to fully embrace the digital classroom and ditch your assignment book. With the myHomework app, you can catalog homework assignments by class, receive deadline reminders and sync the app to your laptop so you can view your homework assignments and class schedules there too. More chances to pay for school. Enter our Sweeps & Promos. This app is available on iPhone and Android. Learn more. Evernote Tired of furiously scribbling or typing your notes during class? Evernote allows you to record lectures, store pictures and videos and find notes associated to the topic you’re studying by searching keywords, tags and even printed or handwritten text. This app is available on iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone 7, Blackberry and iPad. Learn more. Todo Are you notorious for your Post-its of to-do lists? Compile them in one place with Todo. Sync the app with a variety of calendars, save multiple lists by project and set repeating tasks for those you have to do on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This app is available on iPhone, iTouch and iPad. Learn more. CliffNotesmobile Can’t remember whether Juliet was a Montague or a Capulet? You can find the answer quickly now with CliffNotesmobile. With the app, you can download literary guides for the classics that you’re studying and get CramCasts (podcasts that abbreviate the story but don’t leave out important details), quizzes and more. This app is available on iPhone, iTouch and iPad. Learn more.