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Whether you are a student at one of the biggest universities in the country, attending an online college or a local community college, cell phones are in the hands of virtually every student.
The app store is overloaded with millions of options! Every student probably knows plenty of apps that fit his or her needs, but there are still some we think college students should download ASAP. Here are 12 of them.
1. iTunes U | Free educational content
iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad—build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments, start class discussions or talk with students to answer questions and provide feedback.
2. Instagram | Everyone needs a social outlet
Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love.
3. Spotify | Study playlists will become your best friend
Spotify is the best way to listen to music on mobile or tablet. Search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. Make and share playlists. Build your biggest, best ever music collection. Get inspired with personal recommendations, and readymade playlists for just about everything.
4. Google Drive | Store your files securely
Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.
5. Venmo | Easily payback your roommate for that weird lamp
Venmo is the simple, fun money app for sending cash quickly between friends and shopping at your favorite online stores. Split purchases to avoid awkward IOUs, share your new buys, and catch up on what your friends are doing on the feed.
6. Mint | You spent how much on that category?!
Mint is the free money management and financial tracker app that helps you get ahead and stay ahead. We bring together your bank accounts, credit cards, bills, and investments in one place. See what you’re spending and where you can save money, so you can live the life you want.
7. Evernote | Paper and pencil notes are a thing of the past
Evernote helps you focus on what matters most and have access to your information when you need it. Input typed notes or scan handwritten notes. Add to-do’s, photos, images, web pages, or audio ... and it’s all instantly searchable. Organize notes any way you want and share with anyone. And Evernote syncs across your devices so your information is always with you, everywhere you go.
8. Photomath | Changing the calculator game forever
Photomath is the #1 app for math learning; it can read and solve problems ranging from arithmetic to calculus instantly by using the camera of your mobile device. With Photomath, learn how to approach math problems through animated steps and detailed instructions or check your homework for any printed or handwritten problem.
9. LinkedIn | It’s never too early to start building professional connections
Connect to opportunity and tap into your professional potential with the LinkedIn app. The app makes it easier to discover, connect and nurture relationships with people that matter, search and apply for jobs, and get updates on topics and companies that make a difference all on the go. This online social network is a great place connect and stay in touch with your professional relationships.
10. TED | Always expand your mind
Feed your curiosity and expand your world with TED Talks. Explore more than 3,000 free videos and learn from the world's most remarkable people. Search by any mood or topic, from tech and science to the surprises of your own psychology.
11. Uber/Lyft | Don’t ever drink and drive
Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash in select cities.
Need a lift? Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one! Use Lyft to travel to your destination and enjoy the best carpool of your life with our trusted and highly-rated drivers. Request a ride with the tap of a button and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. Yes, it's that easy.
12. Poshmark | Get the most out of that one-time outfit
Don’t waste another precious moment with other discount fashion retailers or consignment solutions. Poshmark will change the way you shop for clothing and fashion. Try us out today!