Must have apps to get you through college
Tools for Your Journey
College is a nationally recognized rite of passage, and it's important to have all your adventure gear in place before striking out into the unknown. In a technology-driven society, a smart phone is a student’s best friend. On its own, the phone already serves as an instant link to the outside world, a navigation device, and a way to connect to the Internet. But, downloading apps gives smart phones additional powers and makes them invaluable resources for navigating academics, career training, relationship building, life management and self-discovery.
For those students on a budget, all apps featured here are free to download and are available for both iOS and Android.
These apps provide college students with a sense of security as they venture across campus at night and explore the ups and downs of communal college living.
Campus call boxes are meant to ensure student safety by giving you a quick and easy way to make an emergency call to campus security. However, with only a couple scattered around on college campuses, you may not always be near one in a time of emergency. This is why Guardly is a great app that can help you feel safer on campus. If you notice someone watching you from the shadows, this app allows you to instantly alert friends, family and law enforcement authorities with the push of a button.
Because it allows users to coordinate the same grocery list over multiple smartphones, this app eliminates those unfortunate moments when you look in the kitchen and realize all your roommates remembered the chips but forgot about salsa and shredded cheese. Grocery IQ also suggests coupons for items on your list—a plus for budget savvy college students. Don’t have time to write down a list? This app also allows students to scan the barcodes of items they need to stock up on and automatically adds them to a shopping list.
This personal finance app makes money-management easy for students who must live on a budget and pool their resources to ensure their bills are paid. Mint also helps students track activity in all their accounts and develop a system for remaining financially fit when the college years have passed.
This app is perfect for students who are adjusting to life in a new town. It tracks the user's location and looks in the immediate vicinity for specific places students might be interested in, such as gas stations, bars, libraries, grocery stores and coffee shops.
These apps help students keep track of assignments, manage study time and make the most of classroom learning.
This app allows students to easily take notes, record audio and capture images during class. The app syncs to personal computers and allows for file sharing between study partners.
Lack the will power to stay away from Facebook while you study? This app temporarily blocks you from visiting web sites that interfere with studying and waste your time. When you head to your room, library cubicle, or even coffee house corner to prepare presentations and complete research papers, this app will help ensure that you reach your goals.
This app allows students to create and sort and sort through to-do lists. The app supports voice dictation, so lists can be made easily while trekking across campus between classes or on-the-fly during group study sessions.
Students use Teamviewer to link to all files available on their personal computers. If you need to print a paper in a hurry, you can access it on Teamviewer, print it from some place nearby, and turn it in on time.
This app provides free cloud storage. With Dropbox, students keep track of their work anywhere they are and easily share it with others who have access to the cloud.
This app provides easy, free access to word processing, computation and presentation making programs similar to those found in Microsoft Office.
College isn’t only about studying and learning to manage your time. Luckily, after a long day of class and homework, there are usually a number of places where students can go to kick back, relax, and enjoy a coffee or cocktail with friends. Here are a few apps to help you enjoy those drinks with newfound college friends.
8,500 + Drink & Cocktail Recipes:
This app offers inspiration when it comes to finding the perfect beverage for college celebrations. In addition to housing recipes for your favorite mixed drinks, it will also make suggestions based on the ingredients you have available. Use this app responsibly after acing tests, landing jobs and planning romantic memories.
Alfred is your personal guide to dive bars, coffee shops and fine dining. Provide information about what you like in a restaurant and Alfred will recommend local options for you to try.
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