5 Best Free Apps for College Students

By Kat Kasel

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College is an indescribable experience. For many, it’s the first time they’re away from home. It may be the first time an adolescent is completely in charge of him or herself. When you’re studying at a university, you may have real responsibilities for the first time ever, and people hold you to a higher standard. It’s not easy.

Luckily, there are numerous tools and resources to make the experience a bit more manageable. College students today are tech savvy enough to leverage apps and mobile devices for their own benefit and longterm success.

Read on for these five mobile applications that are recommended for any college student whether enrolled in a traditional university setting or courses online like Bluefield’s online degree program.


Dictionary app

Everyone can benefit from a dictionary and thesaurus in their pocket and that’s exactly what this app does. Offered free through itunes, students can pull up any word at a moment’s notice and improve their vocabulary over time. It’s a must have for students off all ages.


Mint app

College is expensive, there’s no denying that. Many students however, struggle less with the cost of school than their day to day budgeting. That’s where Mint comes in. Input your expenses and create a budget to keep yourself on track for the shorterm and longterm.


Evernote App

Whether you’re taking notes in class, working with a group on your laptop in the library, or jotting down your crush’s phone number, evernote is the best way to keep all pertinent information in one place. It syncs seamlessly between devices so class notes from your laptop can be found easily on your ipad


LinkedIn app

While most college students are dependent on Facebook to get their social fix, in the long run, LinkedIn will pay off in droves. With the LinkedIn app you can learn about professors and thought leaders in different fields, while connecting with potential future bosses. LinkedIn is important to network effectively and begin presenting yourself professionally online. Your post-college career depends on it.

Magoosh GRE Prep

Magoosh GRE Prep

Many educators advise students to take the GRE or other standardized tests for grad school immediately after college. When topics are still fresh in your mind and you still have the test-taking attitude, it may be easier to study and focus on test prep. The GRE Prep app by Magoosh makes it easy to review the basics and strengthen your test-taking abilities.

The majority of college students today will have a host of apps on their phone at all times. These five however, make for a solid addition to their current favorites. And at the end of the day, they’re free. So, it can’t hurt to download them!

About Kat Kasel
Kat is a freelance writer and media associate for a digital marketing company in Washington, DC. She loves reading and writing but 'rithmatic? Not so much.

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