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13 Apps Every College Student Should Have

by Tim Brunicardi on December 11, 2018

An app, which is short for software application, is a computer program designed to run on a mobile device such as a phone, tablet, or watch. These apps are tools to help us in every day life including travel, health/fitness, entertainment, productivity, news, education, and more. But with over 2 million apps in the iOS App Store and over 3 million apps in Google Play, how is one to know which apps can be beneficial to them?

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So in honor of National App Day (which is today), we've compiled a list of apps every college students should have on their phone or tablet.

Apps for Studying

  • Cram Online flashcards are a great way to study! Cram is your number one online educational resource. We have a wide selection of flashcards for you to study, memorize, test yourself on, and more. Learn a foreign language, practice your multiplication table or prepare for your MCAT by memorizing every bone in the body. Whatever it is you want to learn, Cram has you covered.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • Quizlet — Quizlet is the easiest way to practice and master what you’re learning. Create your own flashcard sets or choose from millions created by other students — it’s up to you.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • Evernote 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. 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.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

Apps for Health & Safety

  • Circle of 6 — This app allows you to select six people to use as your safety contacts. If you're ever out somewhere in an unsafe situation, then you simply click once to have a text go out to your circle asking for help. You can also send out your location or send a message requesting a phone call to help you leave a bad situation. Additionally, the app lets you text your circle if you need someone to talk to, and it includes helpful links and hotlines for anyone who needs to reach out.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • MyFitnessPal Losing weight isn't easy, we know. With this app you'll get the tools you'll need to successfully take weight off and keep it off. This app focuses on making sure you can log your meals as quickly and easily as possible.
    • Price: Free for basic membership
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • Headspace — Discover the amazing power of meditation and take control of every area of your life. You can work through easy-to-follow, step-by-step meditation practices, track your progress, and share with your friends. This app helps you take some of the unnecessary stress out of your life.
    • Price: Free for basic membership
    • Available on: Android and iOS

Apps for Budgeting & Finance

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  • Venmo — Use this digital wallet app to easily and securely send money and make purchases. It's a great app for college students who need to split bills or the costs of social events and outings.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS
  • ChangEd — ChangEd has made it extremely easy to make this smart decision without budgeting and scheduling payments. It’s a set-it and forget-it decision that changes the way college grads live their lives. The mission of ChangEd is to chip away at this massive debt and remove the fear many recent grads have starting businesses, starting families, and participating in the economy in a positive way.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • Mint — Easily manage your finances, bank accounts, bills, credit cards, and investments from just one app. Along with staying on top of your bills and keeping track of your credit score, you can review your spending habits and see where you may be able to save money.
  • Price: Free
  • Available on: Android and iOS

Apps for Networking

  • Meetup — Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when we get together and do the things that matter to us, we’re at our best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach and learn.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • LinkedIn — 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.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

  • Shapr — This app selects for you people to connect with. Whether you’re seeking friends, recruiters, mentors or employees, each swipe is a new opportunity and a new discovery. This app is ideal for entrepreneurs seeking cofounders and ideas, professionals exploring career changes or job opportunities, building contacts within their industry, people new to a city seeking friends, and anyone who wants to break up their day by chatting with like-minded and inspiring people.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS

Misc. Apps

  • Hocking College Mobile — Hocking College app helps you stay connected to Hocking College like never before. You’ll have access to great features that make your campus experience more effective, more efficient, and more fun.
    • Price: Free
    • Available on: Android and iOS
Download the Hocking College App