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6 Apps That Will Make College Life Easier

You’re balancing school, work, and a social life… all on a budget. Here are some free apps that can alleviate some stress from your life and help you be productive, organized, and save some money all at the same time.

1. Evernote

Evernote is great for taking notes and making to-do lists. There are apps available on all devices as well as a website, meaning that you can access your documents from anywhere. This helps you take notes and then access them on any device.

2. Google Drive

Have you ever written a paper, saved it on your computer, and then forgot to print it on the due date? This happens to me all the time. We have multiple locations to print on campus and you could carry around a flash drive...but you could lose that. Google Drive allows you to write your paper, as well as create spreadsheets and presentations. Like Evernote, you can access Google Drive anywhere with an Internet connection and can print from any device. So if you forget your paper, don’t stress, because it’s on your Drive.

3. Quizlet

Quizlet has a huge online community of students that are taking similar classes to the ones you are enrolled in. It is used as a study tool for upcoming exams and quizzes. If you can’t find the subject you are looking for, you can create your own study guide on Quizlet with digital flashcards that can incorporate image and audio.

4. Spotify

Spotify is a music streaming site. It is free with limitations to all users but for college students, you can get a Spotify Premium account for just $4.99 a month (50% off regular price). On Spotify there is virtually every artist and genre to listen to. It also includes pre-made playlists and I find the study playlists to be quite helpful.

5. Groupon

Groupon offers deals and discounts to local businesses and even online goods. You can get discounts on food, clothes, spa packages, concert tickets, and nearly any product you can find online.

6. UniDays

UniDays offers discounts to college students at various retailers. Sign up with your .edu email on the website and you can get discounts from stores such as Levi’s, Urban Outfitters, Asos, and more.

Christiana is a Communications major with a minor in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Originally from a very small town in central Illinois, she spends most of her time exploring the city. She enjoys live music, poetry, and cheesy indie comedies. Catch her around campus to talk about the latest in hip-hop releases.
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