Smartphone apps are great, especially in college. With apps, you can access almost anything with the press of a button. Here are 20 of the most useful apps for college students. Take the time to download and get familiar with them before you start your first semester! (They’re all free!)
1) Roadster Routes
You spend a lot of your time walking to class, so it’s best to know what the weather will be like for the day. It’s always good to know if it’s going to rain or if the temperature is going to be very low.
UML Now gives you access to you SiS, your class schedule, and even the dining hall menus. It’s all at fingertips.
Traveling by train is convenient when you don’t have a car. The MBTA app can help you plan trips and show you up to date maps and schedules for bus, commuter and subway routes.
Spotify is great for anything. With the app, you have all the music you could ever imagine at your finger tips, and for free! Make playlists with your favorite songs or save them to your library. If you don’t want to deal with ads or shuffle mode, you can get Premium Spotify for five dollars a month.
This one is pretty self explanatory.
UML uses Blackboard as a platform for professors to connect with students online and outside of the classroom through assignments, class notes and discussions. Having the app is a great alternative to when you are unable to access a computer.
This is essential to keep yourself from getting lost! Always make sure you plan ahead and know where you’re going.
Stay up to date with all your friends and family, and friend us at UML Orientation!
Watch anything from music videos to lectures to videos of cute puppies.
Keep track of all the things you find intersting on the internet in neat boards. It’s not just for girls either!
With these apps, you can earn rewards for all the coffee you buy!
If you’re not sure what you want to listen to, or if Spotify is too intimidating, use Pandora. You can type in any artist, song or genre and it will create a radio tailored to you!
Share all the memories you make with your friends through pictures.
Keep off the freshman 15 by keeping track of your daily routine. MyFitnessPal lets you log your food and exercise for each day, and even counts the steps you take.
This app is for mental health. You can check in how you’re feeling, and even do activities that can lower anxiety and stress. It’s a great way to track your stress levels.
Buzzfeed is a great place to find news, as well as silly articles and quizzes that are all short and to the point. It’s a great app to scroll through when you’re taking a study break.
If you have trouble keeping track of finances, this app can be your best friend. Set budgets for yourself and hook it up to your bank account to see exactly what you’re spending your money on.