Here’s a list of the apps that I feel are the most useful for college students. Enjoy!
Quizlet. For all of your flashcard needs, Quizlet is the best. I’m sure that you’ve all heard of it, so download it. It has the feature to test you on the words that you put into it.
Tapingo. If your school is set up with this company, it’s the best thing in the world. You can skip the lines and order your food ahead of time from the dining places on campus. They also partner with other places around the city to give you more dining options.
GroupMe. Ever try to set up a group chat with someone who doesn’t have an iPhone? It’s really hard to do because nobody can ever leave if they want to. GroupMe is a great alternative and I’ve used it for everything from friend group chats to group chats for group projects.
Uber/Lyft. Now, we can all admit college involves quite a bit of going out and drinking. Be safe and get a lift from someone when you don’t have a DD. These apps have very reasonable rates and they will even drive you to and from the airport if you need to go home and you live out of state.
BookScouter. If you’re looking to sell your textbooks, this app is great to find you the best selling price from several different sources. I’ve used it for 3 semesters now, and I swear by it. Your payment can either be through PayPal or a Live Check through the mail, but that way takes WAY longer so I would suggest PayPal.
Flipboard. Flipboard is the perfect place to get all the news that you want from any of your favorite topics. You can even block out stuff that you don’t want to see by choosing exactly what you do want to see. For example, I barely see anything bad on my news feed anymore, only stuff that interests me or is really important.
Headspace. If you don’t know how to meditate, you should try out this app to get a little bit of “head space”. It’s so helpful with your stress levels.
Achievement. You get points for every step you take a day, and after 10,000 points you can redeem it for $10. It does take a while to get your $10 but it can’t hurt.
Venmo. Ever owe someone money but have no cash? It is rare for someone to carry cash now, and Venmo is great for getting money or giving money quick and efficiently.
Mint. This is a free budgeting app that can hook up to all of your financial accounts. I absolutely love it.
SworkIt. Need to work out but don’t want to go to the gym? SworkIt has many little workouts that will be useful for a busy college student.
XMind. This is a mindmap service for your phone or iPad. It is very useful for making quick mindmaps while you’re studying.
Google Drive. Keep all of your documents together on this cloud service. I love Google Drive for all of my notes.
Hope all of these help you in your college journey!
Let me know if you have any other suggestions for apps, I’d love to hear them!