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The study is an assessment of the use of mobile applications for information management among year two National Diploma students in the Department of Library and Information Science, Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State, Nigeria. The study adopted a survey method and questionnaire were administered on the 164 students from which 152 were completed and returned. The study discovered that the students commonly used mobile applications for managing information relating to their academic activities and were highly skilled in using mobile applications for streaming videos, sharing of documents and uploading of information using social media apps, but majority. The study also discovered that personal efforts were the major means through which the students acquired relevant skills in using mobile applications for information management. However, majority of the students claimed that lack of required skills and inadequate instructions from lecturers were common challenges they experienced. The study recommends, among others, that there is need for more practical training on the use of mobile applications for information management by the lecturers in the Department and the institution’s Library, and also institution’s management should provide adequate teaching aids to enhance the learning process.