TOP APPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
(Last Updated On: February 12, 2018)

Conventional mindsets would relate tons of books to college life, however mobile phones, in this regard,would be a distant thought. Labels like “time wasters” and “distractions” would be thrown at them, even at the slightest mention of their possibility of adding value to education. Having said that, technology has progressed so rapidly many mobile phone applications (apps) have helped dismiss the myth of them being only non-productive tools. In today’s Digital Age, considering that almost every college student uses a smartphone, mobile phone apps related to education, fitness, expense tracking, and personal safety are gaining immense popularity with college students. Quickness of operation and being able to perform at least basic tasks in offline mode – these two factors make a mobile app far more usable than a mobile website.

The purpose of this article is to provide information to college students about some of the most useful apps related to the popular categories mentioned above.These apps could most certainly be considered as a blessing in disguise. SO let’s see the top apps for college students:

 

 

Educational apps

 top apps for college students

Dictionary.com

  • Uses -This app comes in handy, regardless of what course one is pursuing in college.Dictionary.com is one of the most top rated apps in terms of usage and effectiveness. The app consists of approximately 20 lakhs definitions and synonyms from dictionary.com and www.thesaurus.com. It allows students to save their favourite words and learn new words with ‘Word of the Day’.It also has hundreds of fun topics on grammar and provides voice search facility.
  • Operating System –The app is compatible with Windows, Android, iPhone and Blackberry.
  • Cost – Free
  • Size – Varies with device
  • Notable features – The app lets a user do most of the work offline. One can access the offline dictionary anytime and anywhere. This is one of the main reasons for the immense popularity of Dictionary.com app

top apps for college students

GoConqr

  • Uses -This app, previously called Exam Time,most certainly eases exam nerves! It consists of flashcards, mind maps, online notes, quizzes, online calendar and a study planner.It also has the option of providing its users an exclusive Study Group, through which students can share notes with friends.
  • Operating System – The app is compatible with Android and iPhone.
  • Cost – Free
  • Size – Varies with device
  • Notable features – The app’s unique study tools boost students’ confidence levels, thus motivating them to pass challenging exams with flying colours.

 

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  top apps for college students

 

Fitness App

Nike + Training Club (NTC)

  • Uses – NTC app proves to be an excellent replacement for exorbitant personal training fees charged by most gyms. This app provides a personal trainer on call, 24 hours a day.Moreover, this app caters to different levels of training – beginner, intermediate, advanced and adventurous.The app provides four different options – to get lean,get toned,get strong or get focused. A long list of different workouts is available under each of these options, either lasting 30-45 minutes or targeted at just 15 minutes.Students get access to clear audio and visual guidance from experts for every move. Students can also record their physical activities and network with similar communities by posting images post-exercise.

 

  • Operating System – The app is compatible with Android and iPhone.
  • Cost – Free
  • Size – Varies with device
  • Notable features – The app can be accessed totally without internet connectivity. This makes it easier to use the app abroad as students do not need to pay the data roaming charges.

 

 top apps for college students

Personal Safety App

BSafe

  • Uses – BSafe app could prove to be a ‘Messiah’of crimes against female students! This app lets the user create a network of individuals who are notified in case of an emergency or in situations where the user feels unsafe.When on the move, users can invite pre-selected friends to follow their location via GPS and set a timer that will automatically send an alarm to friends if they don’t return in time to turn it off.Users can initiate a fake call into their phone in case they need to get out of intimidating situations. In an emergency, BSafe SOS Alarm could be used to automatically send an audible or discreet alarm, the user’s GPS location with tracking,and video + audio with time stamps.
  • Operating System – The app is compatible with Android and iPhone.
  • Cost – The basic version is free and is available in India
  • Size – Varies with device
  • Notable features – There is no limit on or minimum number of contacts the user can invite to the ‘safety’ network. This is in terms of sharing communications with a part or one’s entire network, choosing between an audible and a discreet alarm, and being able to use a pin code on the app to further increase security.

top apps for college students

Expense Tracking App

Wally

  • Uses – Wally app tracks the students’ expenses and categorizes their spends, e.g. food and dining, stationary, tuition fees,utility bills,etc. The app uses one’s location toautomatically identify and categorise the venue (related to the expenditure). Hence one needs to simply enter the expenses inside the app. Another remarkable feature of this app is its ability to scan expense receipts without the user having to type in a lot of details, while the smart notifications feature alerts the user on reaching a savings goal.
  • Operating System – The app is compatible with Android and iPhone.
  • Cost – Free
  • Size – Varies with device
  • Notable features – The app does not contain any ads, and all currencies are available. Location based expense tracking feature makes this app very popular among users.

 

 

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