Technology has been advancing like there is no tomorrow. Even though I’m in college, I still have a hard time keeping up with it. Especially when I click on the app store. There is a huge amount of apps out there that I have had trials and errors with. I waste storage and battery trying to find helpful apps that will make my time on my phone worth it. The college life can be a tangled mess if we don’t know what works for us.
To make your life a little easier, here is a list of the of apps that I have on my phone that actually help save me time and patience. If an app interests you, click the link and download! (These apps are found in the App Store on IPhone)
1. Mint – Every student has a different budget they need to keep track of. This app helps me keep track of all of my budgeting, spending, and bills. It is such a bank account saver and it has made money management easier.
2. Venmo – I’m sure you’ve heard of this one and might already have it on your phone. I wanted to give this app a little shout out because it has made my life crazy easy. I pay for everything through this app (even my haircuts). Its a great and secure way to split or send money.
3. Zap Surveys – Companies all over the world need advice. This is a high paying survey app that tells you the exact dollar amount you will be getting before you take the survey. It zaps you $.07 for your location. I live by a Target and it zaps me every time I pass it!
4. Pocket Points – My friend showed me this app and it has helped me stay off my phone more while I’m on campus. It encourages you to put your phone away and stay focused with coupons for local stores and online brands. For every minute you’re not on your phone (on campus), you earn points! You also earn points by driving.
5. Ibotta – With this app, you can earn cash back on every purchase in-store or in-app. Before you go shopping, look for offers and ads for things you want to buy. You can also upload your receipt for instant cash back!
6. Letgo – Usually, every three-ish months I will go through my stuff and throw out any unwanted or unused things. With this app, I can sell all of my stuff I don’t want! It is easy and convenient and is location based so you don’t have to do shipping!
7. Unidays – This app is awesome and gives discounts and rewards to students. I use it every time I go shopping. You can snag freebies, get access to experiences, and get special sales.
8. Grubhub – Living in the dorms can be like living in a cage if you don’t have transportation. Even the meal plan doesn’t satisfy us sometimes. Grubhub is a great food delivery app that shows you the largest takeout selection in your area. From Mexican food to Thai food, they have it all. I find this app to be super quick and easy and I enjoy it better than Uber Eats.
9. Duolingo – Behind in a foreign language class? Don’t worry! I had trouble in my Spanish class, but this app helped me catch up on my vocabulary. Duolingo has a variety of different languages you can learn for absolutely free!
10. Dictionary.com – This app has helped me through many essays. It’s a free dictionary app with over 2 million definitions and synonyms. It also teaches you new vocabulary words every day.
11. Trello – Group projects can be hair pulling, but not anymore with this app. Trello helps you organized literally anything and everyone. From school projects to grocery lists, it has it all for you in one place.
12. Rate My Professors – This is a website but having the app just makes it 10x easier. Look up your professors and see what their students have rated them! This is so you can schedule your classes with teachers that you might like.
13. Coursicle – Having a hard time getting the classes you want? This app notifies you as soon as a seat is open. Just type in your college and all of the classes come up.
14. Scholly – Need a little help financially? This is a great app that I use to apply for scholarships. It lines up the ones that I am eligible for. Fun fact, it was on Shark Tank!
15. Wunderlist – If you’re a procrastinator (like me) then this app is great for you. It’s a simple to-do list and task organizer. Never miss a deadline or appointment with this easy app.
16. Productive – Want to start creating healthy habits? This app is a great free and easy-to-use tool that helps you build routines with positive motivation and awesome goals. I created a habit of drinking a glass of water every morning 🙂
17. Quora – Get answers to your questions from knowledgeable people! This app is a Q&A platform that empowers people to share and grow. You can ask any question about anything on here. I use this so I can get an inside view on topics and content.
18. Strong – If you love going to the gym every day like me, this is a free workout and exercise tracker for any fitness routine. I have tried multiple workout apps and have paid for subscriptions, but this app is my favorite out of all of them.
19. Sanity&Self – Join a great self care community for women and get help with dealing with breakups, emotional health, and empowerment. I love listening to the podcasts on this app before I go to bed. They are super encouraging and empowering.
20. Motivation – Wake up on the right side of the bed with this app. Whether you’re dealing with depression, need an extra push to go to the gym, or simply like sharing quotes on social media, Motivation has you covered. I wake up in the morning to a positive quote to start my day off right.
21. 1 Second Everyday – Want to cherish your memories? This app is a video diary that takes your moments and makes them into a movie. I’ve had this app for about a year now and it’s so cool to watch the entire thing and look back on the fun things I’ve done 🙂
22. Circle 6 – Life can be crazy and we can get caught in tricky situations sometimes. This app sends 6 of your trusted friends (of your choosing) an SOS with your GPS location.
23. Waze – Tired of Maps taking you to the back of Target? I got so annoyed with Maps, I switched to Waze and was amazed. This app has a cop radar, it lets you know when a car is stopped on the side of the road, and if there is any heavy construction. I love this navigation app.
24. Lyft – Usually I would use the app Uber, but my account has been wack lately and I had to switch over to Lyft. This ride share app is the same exact thing. I’ve had great experiences with it so far and it is a little bit cheaper in my opinion.
25. Fandango – Make going to the movies super simple and download this app! Watch movie trailers, see Rotten Tomato reviews, and movies playing near you. You can pick your theater and buy the tickets all on this app. It’s funny watching my friends search a movie in Google while I open up this app and bam, I already found the movie and bought the tickets.