College is almost back in session and we want you to be prepared with the best apps out there.
There is literally an app for everything which is nice, but it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to choose which apps are best for your upcoming semester. There’s everything from dating apps to apps that help you study to apps required by your campus, so we’ve sorted through all them all and picked the 11 best collegiate apps for you.
Whether you are just starting college, trying to avoid the sophomore slump, deciding that junior year is the year you finally get organized, or balancing applying to jobs and finishing your senior year, these apps will help you succeed in all aspects of collegiate life. There are even a few that will help you make the most of grad school.
1. Google Calendar
Google Calendar is the perfect app to organize your busy schedule. Use it to keep track of your classes, deadlines, and club meetings.
Google Calendar helps you keep track of your classes, deadlines, and extracurriculars.
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Venmo is a must-have for any college student. The free app allows you to transfer money to and from your friends, which makes it easy to split the cost of meals, drinks, and gas. Or maybe you need to request some money from your parents back home. That’s as easy as just a few taps.
Download Venmo for easy money transfers.
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Not only is Spotify the superior music streaming platform, but it also gives a discount on premium to college students. You listen to all your favorite songs and curate edgy playlists, but there are also great study playlists like the iconic lofi hip hop – beats to relax and study to.
There are lots of study playlists on Spotify.
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CamScanner is a mobile scanner. When you take a picture through the app it’s saved as a .pdf, which is perfect for submitting handwritten assignments like lap reports online. You get a three-day free-trial but then it costs $59.99/year.
Take a photo in CamScanner and it will be converted to a PDF.
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SplitWise keeps track of shared expenses and comes in handy when you live with roommates or are going on trips with friends. SplitWise splits the expenses you input, and then you can pay your friends via Venmo or PayPal.
SplitWise keeps track of shared expenses.
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Quizlet is an online flashcard maker that makes studying for exams so easy. It is especially helpful because chances are someone has already made the flashcards for the exam you’re studying for, and you can search the app to see if they exist already. Study smarter, not harder.
On Quizlet you can both create flashcards and find flashcards already made.
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7. Duo Mobile
The bane of any college student’s existence. Duo Mobile is a two-step verification app that colleges use to protect your identity when logging into your campus portal.
Download Duo Mobile in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
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8. Word Hippo
Word Hippo is an elite thesaurus app and as we all know a good thesaurus is a must for essay writing. Type in any word and Word Hippo will give you a great selection of synonyms.
Type in any word to Word Hippo and get a wide selection of synonyms.
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College is a great time to meet new people and explore your sexuality, and Tinder is a great tool for meeting new people to do just that. You can also enroll in Tinder U with your college email, which prioritizes other students in your swiping.
Download Tinder in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
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Pomodoro is a great time management app. It operates on the Pomodoro method which has you work for 25 minutes straight with no interruptions and then take a five minute break. I wouldn’t have finished my thesis without the aide of the Pomodoro method. Sorry Android owners, this app is currently only available on iPhone.
Pomodoro sets a timer for 25 minutes.
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11. Canvas or Blackboard
Depending on your college and class your assignments, readings, and grades will be on one of these apps. Maybe keep the notifications off though, unless you want to see that you bombed a midterm while you’re at a party.
Courses in Canvas.
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Good luck this semester!
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