By Miranda Carter
Your college years are not only some of the most formative and exciting years of your life, but some of the most stressful as well. You’re young and trying to have fun, but you’re probably on a budget, not to mention you’re overloaded with homework, exams, and writing papers, AND, while all that is going on, you’re trying to figure yourself and the rest of your life out too.
It can be overwhelming.
Luckily, living in the modern age, there are countless apps designed to make your college experience a little easier… and they’re free! Whether it’s studying for a test or making sure you’ve got enough cash for that next pack of ramen, we’ve got you covered with five of the best apps for conquering college:
First things first, you need to get organized and focused. With the help of Studious, students are reminded of due assignments, exam schedules, and more! Reach your maximum potential by not missing a thing!
- Homework Planner
- Document Scanner
- Reminder Support
- Course Tracker
- Send quick emails to your professors
No study guide? No problem! With Quizlet, students can quickly make flashcards or choose from a library of notes to help them study more efficiently. Be prepared for your next exam with the help of Quizlet, anytime, anywhere.
- Flashcards with Learn
- Memorization with Match
- Share with classmates/students
- Automatic pronunciations of 18 languages
- Learning enhancement with images and audio
Citations can be tricky: what’s italicized, where the period goes, the list goes on and on. EasyBib takes out the confusion by generating citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago style by simply scanning the book’s barcode or entering the title. Now there’s no reason to procrastinate on that term paper!
- Barcode Scanner
- Email/Export bibliographies to yourself
- APA, MLA, Chicago style generator
Free food and coupons! Need I say more? With Pocket Points, students earn free gifts for simply not using their phones in class. All you need to do is open the app, lock your phone, and start gaining points. Points are good at select local and online businesses for rewarding student goodies!
- Disables Phone
- Coupons, Gifts, Discounts
- School Tracker
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all looked at our accounts expecting to have $100 dollars in it… only to realize we have $2.50. Learning to budget is an experience many of us learn while in college. With the help of Mint, you can pull all your financial information into one place, so you never have to be in the dark again!
- Easy Budgeting
- Free Credit Score
- Investment Tracking
While it’s still up to you to make the grades, these five apps can help put you on the path to success and make your college life easier and more organized. Now get out there and live like a college pro!