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Top Apps to Have as a College Student

Besides social media, check out these apps that could actually be beneficial for you in order to save cash, study, and become more organized. As midterms come about and plans for spring break start to get finalized make sure these apps are on your ‘To Download’ list to keep you steady and smart this semester! 


If there is any outlet that places all the news you’d like to see in one place than you’re to go is Feedly. From publications, blogs, YouTube, and more, you can find everything right in your personal Feedly.


All the research books you could have at the top of your fingertips! Scribd is a great reading subscription app that will save your books, magazines, and audiobooks. You can try Scribd for free for 30 days. After your 30 days of free subscription it will start charging you $8.99/month.


Having a hard time with your algebra problems? Don’t fear, Mathway is here! Mathway is able to guide you through every step process of the math problem you asked Mathway to help you with.

iTunes U

The majority of students have iPhones and if you have never heard of iTunes U yet then you should check it out! iTunes U is a free app that you can use with all of your iTune devices. iTunes U is an open university with free educational courses from leading universities like Oxford and Yale.


The app you have been waiting for, if you’re the type of person who forgets about upcoming exams and the time these exams are occurring. Studious can also remind you when your homework is due! Who doesn’t want free and helpful reminders?


Venmo is one of the greatest applications when it comes to money. Do you need to pay a friend back, but don’t have cash on you? Or are your parents needing to transfer money to you? Venmo is a safe app that allows you to do both without dealing with cash and having to go out to your card’s company. It is quite easy to use and a realiable way to pay for bills.

It’s surprising how fast people can come up with the most genius application ideas for our phones. I always wonder what will be next! What do you think of these apps, have you used them before?  




Andrea Duarte-Alonso is a grad from Saint Catherine University where she received her bachelor's of Art in Political Science, Women's Studies, and English. She founded HC STCU in order to include voices that are hardly ever represented in media. Andrea is a storyteller, writer, and a political enthusiast. Her areas of interest lie in writing (check her website storiesfromunheardvoices.com that was created for her community), traveling, and fighting for social justice issues.
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