College is hard, but there's an app for that. Actually, there are a lot of apps. Simplify your transition to college and campus life with 23 apps for college students to manage everything from homework to personal health to saving money.
Online Learning Apps for College Students
If you need a little extra time with a teacher, don't stay after class. Try the Khan Academy app with classes on everything from coding to art history.
Download Coursera, and get access to courses at top universities like Stanford, John Hopkins and Duke. Each course works like an interactive textbook with video instruction, graded assignments, projects and group discussions. You can even earn your accredited master's degree.
Beat the clock and earn points with gamified language learning in over 30 courses, even Klingon. Read, listen, speak and receive instant grades and motivation.
Access thousands of free courses from top universities like Harvard, Oxford and MIT. Multimedia lessons include audio, video, textbook and partner materials from museums and other public organizations.
Research Apps for College Students
This is college, condensed. Choose from popular literary titles, personalize your plan, listen to audio overview and bookmark for faster recall. Interactive quizzes and audio CramCasts make studying even easier.
If you need a little help researching a big project, use the same website you've trusted for other assignments. Use Wikipedia as a starting point for more in-depth research.
Take the stress out of citing your sources. EasyBib automatically formats your bibliography into MLA, APA and Chicago styles.
Note Taking for College Success
Organize your notes and keep your media in one place. Turn on the recorder to remember dates and facts. Or, take photos of the blackboard to store in your Evernote folders.
Collaborate with other students and share documents, slides, sheets and other files for class wide projects and group study sessions.
Organizational Apps for College Campus Life
Keep all of your assignments organized in one mobile planner, receive reminders for upcoming due dates and sync notifications across devices.
Break down your projects into tasks and create custom to-do lists for every course. Set due dates and collaborate with anyone on your team.
Flashcards for College Success
Browse flashcards from leading publishers or make your own with custom content. Study and share on any device.
Flashcard Machine is a bare-bones app that allows you to create flashcards online or via your smartphone. Add photos or media for an interactive learning experience.
Dictionaries for Better Research Papers
You won't make it through your first year of school without needing to look up at least one new word. Luckily, you won't need to thumb through heavy dictionaries anymore. Try these apps instead.
Calculators for College Students
Graphing Calculator + Math
The Graphing Calculator + Math app does exactly what the name suggests: calculate long math equations with the push of a few buttons.
Calculator + Scientific
The Calculator + Scientific app is versatile, easy-to-use and beautifully designed.
Apps for Healthier Campus Life
Monitor your workouts and eating habits with MyFitnessPal. Track everything from how long you sleep each night to the micronutrients you take in each day.
Finance Apps for the Frugal College Student
Mint is a budgeting app that allows you to manage your spending each month. Get suggestions on your budget, pay your bills and track your credit score.
Microinvest, effortlessly. This app rounds up your purchases to the next whole dollar and deposits the money into an index fund.
Reward yourself for good habits and deeds by tipping yourself each time you feel good about yourself.
Safety on College Campuses
Stay safe walking home from class at night with Smartwatcher. Connect to other friends, and let them know where you are when you're walking home.