8 apps every college student should have


Going to college doesn’t have to be hard. You don’t have to struggle the whole way through. Here are some apps that will not only give you a peace of mind, but can also take the stress out of college.

  1. Studious

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When it comes to keeping track of homework, upcoming tests and your next class, Studious is the app that you’ll need. It helps with planning and staying organized. This app will send alerts for when assignments are due and when test are approaching. Studious is available iOS devices for $0.99 and free for Android users.

  1. Freedom

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    TJ KESSINGER | Photo Illustration


Being more productive seems to have become harder with all the distractions around us. The Freedom app blocks digital distractions so you can stay more focused on the assignments in front of you. When Freedom is running, your apps, email, and browser will not connect to the Internet, but will allow calls and texts to come through. Freedom is a free app available for iOS users.

  1. Mathway

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    Screenshot: Singapore and Asean Schools Math Olympiads (SASMO)

Math can be tricky, but with Mathway, it just got easier. Mathway allows step-by-step work and explanations for the math problems that just have you stumped. Mathway helps with problems in pre-algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and chemistry. Mathway is a free app available for iOS and Android users.

  1. Clear

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To-do lists can be big and daunting, but with Clear, the long to-do list seems like a breeze. Clear lets you organize your life and what you need to get done. With it, you’ll be able to organize your errands and assignments for different subjects into helpful list and reminders so you will never forget. Clear is available for iOS users for $4.99.

  1. Sleepcycle

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Sleep always seems few and far between while you’re out at school. Sleepcycle is an app made to help you wake up and feel better-rested. Sleepcycle is an alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and then wakes you up in your lightest sleep phase to where you will be relax and well rested. Sleepcycle is available for iOS users for $1.99.

  1. Mint

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Money has a way of flying out of our pockets. A helpful way to create a budget and spend smarter is by using the Mint app. This app can keep track of all you accounts, cards and investments in one place. The Mint app will also give reminders and customized tips for reducing fees and saving money. Mint is a free app and is available for iOS and Android devices.

  1. Pocket

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Have you ever run across an article or video on your phone and did not have a way to go back and find it? With Pocket, students can bookmark and save videos and articles to be saved and viewed later. All content will go into one place and Internet connection is not needed. Pocket is free and available for iOS and Android users.

  1. RefMe

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Citations can be a pain and difficult to format correctly. Refme is an app that can automatically cite and create reference list and bibliographies on mobile and web. Refme can create citation styles in APA, MLA, Chicago and AMA. Refme is free and available for iOS and Android users.



'8 apps every college student should have' have 2 comments

  1. January 8, 2016 @ 5:37 pm Rachel

    These are some great ideas! I wish I had the math one when I was in 108! All of these sound so helpful for college students!

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  2. January 9, 2016 @ 1:56 pm Martin

    Seems like the most useful ones are only on iOS. I think the article should at least have had alternatives for those apps without an Android version.

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