Top 10 Apps Every College Student Must Have

Renita/ February 16, 2015/ General/ 0 comments

Between classes, finances, and social events, a college student’s life is always in a flux. I feel your pain. Don’t get overwhelmed about balancing the things that are important to you.  So I hand-picked a few of my favorites that helped me survive my four-year stint. Whether you’re a dance major or a pre-law student, these apps should definitely bring some much needed clarity into your otherwise overloaded schedule.


Price: Free

With over 5,000,000 foods in its database and hundreds of exercises, this app is the fastest and easiest way to count your calories and track your daily activity. You can connect with friends to easily track and motivate each other. The app even creates a personalized diet and exercise program just for you.

Price: Free

With Mathway, users can get answers to math problems free and instantly. With a paid subscription, users also get step-by-step work and explanations. Mathway solves problems in Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Finite Math, Linear Algebra, and even Chemistry. With it’s free price and no internet service required, you simply can’t afford not to try this app.

Air BnB

Price: Free

This online marketplace allows people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world. This service especially appeals to college students, who are known to couch-surf and be budget conscious. Price structures range from nightly to monthly and are usually less than the cost of a hotel room. With just a few clicks on a smartphone, this service can connect you with an experience that’s right for you.

Keep Safe

Price: Free

KeepSafe keeps your personal photos and videos private by using a 4 digit password. You can increase your privacy by setting different pins for different albums, open a decoy album, disguise this app as something else, and even get notified when someone enters an invalid pin.


Price: Free

This app allows you to meet awesome new people with a group of friends. Two people are matched based on preferences and interests, and the app plans a group date for those two people plus their 2 friends. The built in scheduling tool finds the perfect time and place that works for all 6 people involved. In a group setting, things are more fun, comfortable, and less pressure.


Price: Free

This is a handy tool to have if you want to send photos or videos to your friends and family without taking up memory on your phone. It’s a fast and fun mobile conversation. You probably already have this app, but you probably haven’t heard of the “Campus Stories” feature which creates a special timeline that shows photos and videos of people on or around your campus.


Price: Free

GoConqr allows you to create online Mind Maps, Flashcards, Online Notes and Quizzes. All of these online study tools are designed to help you improve your learning and prepare for exams. It has never been easier to create your online study resources and share them with your classmates. Plus all your notes are stored in one place.


Price: Free

Backed by eBay and PayPal, Venmo allows users to send money virtually from their checking account to their friends’ checking accounts. This is a great way to instantly pay your friends and associates for dinner, drinks, or groceries when they spot you without running to find your nearest ATM.


Price: $1.99

Dubbed as “the world’s most annoying alarm”, Alarmy has quickly become a favorite among college students. When this alarm goes off, you have to either get out of bed and take a picture of your fridge (or any other area you choose) or shake your device a designated number of times to turn off the alarm.


Price: Free

Dropbox lets you store all your photos, documents, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox account from any computer, tablet, or smartphone within reach. With Dropbox, you will always have your important memories and work on hand. Start off with 2GB of storage for free and invite your friends to earn more storage.

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