The Most Useful Apps for College Students

by A Guest Author


Your Smartphone can help you reduce the hassle level of college while increasing the fun quotient.  Just tap into any of the following apps and you’re on your way to finding free Wi-Fi, organizing your notes, or finding cheap books, games, movies and tunes  Best of all, the prices for these apps are student-budget friendly; all are either free or priced ridiculously low.

Amazon Student

Just for students, the Amazon Student app lets you scope out cheap textbooks or offer your used textbooks and electronic volumes for sale. You can also find the best prices for new and used DVDs, games, and or fun gadgets.  Keep track of things you want with a “Wish List” that you can share with your friends. Amazon’s free student membership that features a six-month free trial period of Amazon Prime shipping, plus the chance to purchase Prime membership after your trial period ends. The app works on both iPhones and Android devices and is totally free.


With Evernote, you can tag content from the web, from your documents and photos, and synchronize them into categories that make it easy for you access from any computer or mobile device. Researching a paper? Organize downloaded documents and your own notes into a folder. If you’re working on a group project, Evernote lets you share notes with your friends. Gather itineraries, reservations, maps and destination info into a custom trip planner for that spring break trip. Use Evernote wherever you go.  It works with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Chrome PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, Android, BlackBerry, Windows7 and WebOS (via App Catalog). Best of all, Evernote is absolutely free.

iStudiez Pro

iStudiez Pro is another do-it-all app that lets you sync your course schedule, schedule study sessions and list assignments by priority.  You can also track your grade point average to see if you’re closing in on a Phi Beta Kappa key – or if you need to buckle down. What’s really cool about iStudiez Pro is that you can use it in any one of 25 languages. The app works on the iPhone, iPad and Mac computers and costs $0.99 US to download. There is also a free English only Lite version that allows you to copy and paste assignments to your iPhone or iPad.


When every dollar counts, an app that helps you keep track of your finances is an absolute must-have. Mint allows you to sync all your accounts and automatically labels each transaction by category. Mint also provides financial pointers and allows you to map out your overall budget. Use Mint to set financial goals like paying down your credit card debt or saving up to buy a cool gadget. Mint works on the iPhone, iPad and Android powered devices and is completely free.


Quizlet is a powerful study aid that includes more than ten million sets of free flash cards on subjects ranging from spelling foreign languages or science. You can also create your own flashcards or study for an upcoming test with a quiz that’s automatically graded. Use Quizlet on your own or study with friends. Quizlet works where you work – on the web or with iPhone, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire, Nook and Android devices and is absolutely free.

Wi-Fi Finder

You love your Smartphone, but you don’t love paying high fees for data plans? Keep your bills down to size by accessing Wi-Fi connections with the Wi-Fi finder app. The app lets you scout more than 650,000 paid and free Wi-Fi hotspots located in 144 countries. Wi-Fi finder is free and works online and offline, as well as with the iPhone, iPad and Android powered devices.

For Further Reading

• Amazon Launches New iPhone App for College Students


• Amazon Student App for Android


• Amazon Student App for iPhone


• App Store: iStudiez Lite


• App Store: iStudiez Pro


• Evernote


• Five Apps That Can Help Students Mange College Life


• iStudiez Pro


• Learn About Quizlet


• Mint


• Quizlet Mobile Apps


• Ten Essential Apps for College Students


• Wi-Fi Finder for Android


• Wi-Fi Finder for iPhone


 About The Author


Guest post contributed by Carla Gregson for – Tasty Bingo has some great games on their site. Carla is a freelance writer. She is a self confessed geek that enjoys keeping up with the latest changes in technology.

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