- I'm not quite sure, but from the examples you mentioned, it seems like you're looking for educational resources and not just tools that are useful for college students. So I recommend Kadenze. It's a MOOC platform specifically for arts education, but they have a lot of courses on arts technologies, such as "Creative Applications of Deep Learning with TensorFlow" and "Creative Audio Programming on the Raspberry Pi." The Kadenze platform itself is a nice LMS too.
- I use it almost every day to store all my files related to college and personal ones as well, I have a folder for every semester's documents, notes, and other things, the best thing is you can access the files anywhere and on any device and you can even offline files which you access very often, I have synced it up on my mac, so every document I create on my mac, I can immediately access it on any of my devices.
- Everybody at my school knows the Powerpoint default themes like the back of their hand. Slides.com offers a whole suite of templates, all of which seem fresh & contemporary relative to the relatively clunky and out-of-date PPT themes. Also, you can put cat gifs in them. And emojis. All accessible from the cloud from any computer. What's not to love? 😅
- Scrivener is unmatched in allowing a creative working environment even when writing papers that need to stay focused. You can break up your paper into sections, keep your notes pinned to the sides and then bring it all together at the end by exporting.
I love Scrivener. I'm less than enthused about the Windows version, but on Mac it's fantastic and windows is getting there.. Wish there were better ways to sync data but Dropbox is decent enough. Better integration with citation software would be nice too.