Top 20 Mobile Apps College Students Need

Top 20 Mobile Apps College Students Need

If you are a college student, then you know the everyday struggles one goes through. Trying to balance school, work, and a social life seems like a nearly impossible task, but there are millions of apps out there that’ll aid you in keeping everything together. We compiled a list of 20 mobile apps that we found to best suit college students needs, ranging from study aids all the way to health, fitness, and more!


1. Venmo

Venmo is a secure digital wallet app that allows you to transfer money over to another Venmo user. All you have to do is link the app to your bank account and you’re good to go! It’s very convenient for college students who owe friends money.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


2. Dashlane

Dashlane is a secure password storing app. You can sync your data safely between an unlimited number of devices. It’s a must-have app for those who forget all their passwords and have many accounts.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


3.  Scholly

Scholly is a scholarship finding app. All you have to do is enter 8 parameters, and Scholly will narrow down and give you a personalized list of scholarships you are eligible for. It will even track your application progress and manage deadlines.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


4. iResumes

iResumes is the perfect resume building app. Create professional resumes using a step-by-step wizard. You’ll even be guided through the thank you letter and cover letter process. You can create multiple resumes and send them as an email or download them into a PDF.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


5.  Alarmy

Alarmy is an alarm clock that makes it impossible for you to go back to sleep. You can adjust your settings to where you’ll either have to shake your phone for a certain amount of time, solve a math problem, or even get out of your bed to go take a picture of a specific spot in your house. Say goodbye to the snooze button!

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


6. EverNote

Evernote is a note-taking app full of different features. You can bookmark pages, make to-do lists, sketch and take pictures, share notes with friends, and a lot more. This is a perfect alternative to using a pen and notebook.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


7. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business and employment aimed service used for professional networking. On LinkedIn, you can find jobs and become connected to the right people, which will aid in your credibility as a confident worker. This app is good for college students looking for an internship or a career.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


8. iStudiez

iStudiez provides college students with the best time management app. With this app, you can create daily or weekly tasks, have your class schedule on hand, know your grades, and more! You can either download iStudiez Lite which is free, or you can download iStudiez Pro with no limitations.

Cost: $2.99 on iOS and Android


9.  Duolingo

Duolingo is an app that aids your learning of a foreign language. You can test yourself, play games to aid your learning, and more. The best part is that the app is free!

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


10. Quizlet

Quizlet is a mobile and web-based study app. You can create your own quizzes, flashcards, and more. It’s the perfect study tool for upcoming exams.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


11. EasyBib

Instead of writing out your citations, the EasyBib app generates your sources into APA, Chicago, and MLA style for you! You’ll save more time and have to conduct less research.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


12. Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is both a knowledge computational engine and an answer engine. It differs from other search engines due to its ability to answer questions, perform computations, generate analysis, and prepare reports. It’s the best research engine for everything!

Cost: $2.99 on iOS and Android


13. Dropbox

Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers iCloud storage, client software, and file synchronization. It keeps all files up to date on each platform a user has. It’s a great app for college students who need backup folders for all the papers they write.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


14.  RealCalc Scientific Calculator

Have you ever left your calculator at home? No problem. Just download the free app RealCalc Scientific Calculator and you’re all set!

Cost: Free on Android


15. TED

TED is an app full of inspirational talks from people of all professions. You’ll see TED talks from educators, musicians, Nobel Prize winners, and more! The app is a great way for college students to become informed on current ideas going on around the world.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


16. Pandora

Pandora is a music app that allows you to create your own stations, your own playlists, and stream radio stations. You can choose from thousands of artists, genres, songs, and more.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


17. Groupme

Groupme is a very useful group messaging app. Once the app is downloaded, it will sync all your contacts. This allows you have a group of up to as many people as you want. You can also search people by name and add them to a group if you don’t already have their number.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android


18. Wholesome-Healthy Eating

Wholesome is a personalized nutrition tracking app. Not only does it track calories, but it also helps you make sure you are getting the proper amount of vitamins and nutrients along with tips on particular food items you choose.

Cost: Free on iOS. Wholesome is currently in development for Android


19. Sworkit

Sworkit is a personalized workout app that gives you a variety of options. You can practice with bodyweight workouts, cardio, yoga, and more. The app keeps track of all your progress and will give you a personalized list of workouts based off of it! College students who can’t afford to pay for a gym membership will love this at-home workout guide.  

Cost: Free on iOS and Android (Premium upgrades available as well).


20. RetailMeNot

RetailMeNot is an app chock-full of coupon websites. You can find in-store and online store coupons that range from anything including accessories, food, health, toys, travel, etc. If you are a college student on a budget, try using this app the next time you hit the grocery store.

Cost: Free on iOS and Android



5 Apps You Shouldn’t Live Without

Apps are perfect whether you want to make the most of your time or totally kill it. Phone and computer apps have been part of our life for some time now, but below are 5 top apps you may not have heard of that will make your college life easier (or more fun).


SnapChat is the latest craze as far as image sharing goes. More private than an instagram and safer than sharing pictures through MMS, Snapchat gave us something we never knew we were missing. With Snapchat you can send pictures and 160 character limit messages to your friends. The only catch? There is a time limit. You can only view the picture while your finger is holding on the screen and the picture will disappear after a maximum of 10 seconds. So get your selfies and weird pointless camera shots ready to share. Warning: This app is addicting!

Secret Tip: Photos can be captured for later by simply taking a screenschot. So think twice before sending anything too crazy.

Just Wink


Just Wink
Just Wink is a fun greeting card app. Don’t worry this isn’t your crazy aunt’s email birthday cards. Just wink incorporates contemporary design that is perfect for any daily pick me up.  The American Greeting Cards app has tons of designs and subjects to choose from. Some of our favorites include breakups, “my bad,” and bromance. So start sending some cheer now through texts or email.

Favorite Feature: Cards can be customized by adding photos or by finger-signing your name via touchscreen.

Dunno is used for when you simply dunno. It’s a great productivity app built around a search concept. Imagine your friend drops a reference that is over your head; you simply enter the reference, word, or phrase into Dunno. It performs a few searches and notifies you when you its complete. Search results are similar to anything you may find in any other search engine like Google. Dunno is unique because it saves the searches in a queue so you don’t miss a beat in the conversation.  Review your searches and learn what you may have missed throughout the day.

Highlight: You can mark relevant notes and share them with others.


Evernote is an organization and web clip app. You can sync it to your PC and your phone. There is even a Google Chrome Browser extension which makes browsing the web easy.  You clip what you want and are interested in to save for later. You can share these clips with friends who can access them from any device. The app truly optimizes organization. The best feature of this app is a search from image. Great for taking images of class notes. Take an image of an instructor’s notes in class and research them later then share the results with your classmates.

Usage: Although this app works great on smartphones, you’ll enjoy it best from an iPad or Tablet.


Highlight is a social app that is getting a lot of buzz from tech junkies. It has been featured by Anderson Cooper, CNN, NY times, and the wall street journal. Highlight accesses your Facebook and Linked In accounts to help you stay connected or meet new friends. Highlight alerts you when people who share your interests are nearby. This is a great app for traveling or getting adjusted to a new city. You can see if a lot of people who like the same sports team you do are all at the same bar, or if a local concert has a lot of people that have the same interest in music as you. Highlight takes the guessing out of social hot spots.
Caution: This app  may stream detailed information about you and your location, so read the privacy policy and know what information you’re giving out.

The best part? They are all FREE! So go to your app store now and get started.
What app are you currently obsessing over? Let us know in the comments.

Best College Apps

Let’s face the facts, our generation demands instant access to information. Incoming freshman have been raised on high speed internet and cable t.v. (they didn’t even have to deal with AOL dial up connections and rotating hour glasses!). Cheap mobile devices have completely changed the game. Now I can look up name of Ben Stiller’s character in Anchorman, manage my fantasy football team, and upload pirated concert footage onto my Facebook profile; all from a device that fits in my back pocket. That’s pretty sweet. If an armed mugger tried to steal my iPhone while I was playing Angry Birds, I’d whip out my trusty sling shot and go for the high score!

According to a study conducted by technology pioneer Cisco, “33% of respondents under 30 said that the internet is of equal importance to their daily life as air, water, food, and shelter. 55% of college students polled believe their life’s daily sustenance is in jeopardy if they are denied access to the internet, while 64% of students would select an internet connection instead of a car.” Sounds about right lol.

Consider me part of the 64%. I’m not afraid to admit that I’m on my smart phone 24/7. I have all my favorite websites bookmarked, my Facebook & Twitter feeds on constant monitor, and a crap ton of apps that essentially run my life. If you have the same symptoms, you may have heard of a few of the apps below. If you don’t have this sickness, I’m very proud of ya! But here are some awesome iOS and Android apps if you’d like to indulge and join your brethren. At the very least, they might help you out this semester.


iOS Apps:

iStudiez Pro – $2.99
This is more of an interactive calendar that has built-in reminders and daily lists you can schedule in to keep organized. Also stay ahead of those long-term projects by building in reminders along the way.

EverNote – Free











Let this software be a hub for all the notes you will ever take about anything. Organize your notes from school, to personal to-do lists, to baking recipes, etc (Also available for Android).

Wikipanion – Free
Imagine all the great information Wikipedia has to offer in an app. Research information on just about anything you can imagine.

DropBox – Free










Drop a file or folder from your computer, and access it from your smartphone. Helps for any student looking to work on school away from their laptop (Also available on Android).

PageOnce or BudgetBuster – Free
Pay your bills and organize your finances seamlessly on this app. You can even sync with your online banking (PageOnce also available on Android).

Wunderlist – Free
One of the most popular “Get Things Done” app. This will get your lazy schedule into an efficient, organized, kick-your-calendar-into-shape schedule for those who are trying to keep their A-game during the semester.

Logical Dimension – $0.99
If you’re new to campus and have a hard time figuring out where to go, this is the app for you. Find your way through campus, and be able to get home without losing your cool.

Cram – $3.99
Study with flashcards and have multiple-choice questions to quiz yourself on the material. It will even track your progress to see how ready you are for your exam.

MyGPACalculator – Free











Figure out your semester, cumulative, or letter grade GPA. Customize it to the way your university ranks their grades.

Convert – $2.99
Find out any type of conversion for your needs. Ease up on that brain work and let this app do some math conversions for you.


Android Apps:

ShareYourBoard – Free
Take pictures of the whiteboard you’ve been aimlessly staring at and get extracted text to study from.

Taskos – Free
Sync this app with your Google calendar for a more interactive to-do list for scheduling your busy semesters.

Mint – Free
The same concept as PageOnce, this app utilizes your finances and keeps you on track by computing your budget.

Android Agenda Widget – Free
This app tracks your daily activity quickly and efficiently. It is very customizable and uses a visually appealing scroll feature that is user-friendly.

Class Buddy Pro – $2.49
Keep track of individual homework assignments, quizzes, and test grades to see where you stand in that particular class. This app also lets you calculate your semester and overall GPA.

DroidScan – $6.99
Take pictures of documents and save them as high-resolution PDF’s to scan, print, or share. This is extremely helpful especially for students who have teachers that don’t email or post slides online.

GoogleDocs – Free
Seamlessly post, edit, download, and share documents through the ‘online cloud’ that other users can do the same with. Don’t forget that this can save a lot of time when working on group projects with classmates you’ve never met before.

Recordoid – Free
Record lectures, notes, and more to help remember what your professor emphasized in class. This is useful when going back over your notes and trying to conceptualize material covered in class.

Check ’em out and comment on your favorites!



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