Fall Semester in Session, How many apps are you using to help your college experience?

With millions of apps in the app store for both iOS and Android, we are always looking for new ways to help students on the go find the best ways to make their college experience less stressful with everything from taking notes to taking time for themselves. 

Like most college students, you might have your phone loaded up with the most popular apps for social networking and entertainment like Facebook, Instagram, Kindle, LinkedIn, Netflix, Skype, Snapchat, Twitter, or YouTube.

When thinking about which other apps to add to your mobile device, we’ve shared some of our favorites below but you should also check first to see if your school has its own app.  

Don’t forget to makes sure you have lots of available space on your phone, tablet, or other mobile device for the new apps you download as it does effect the performance of your device if you run out of space. SD cards are available to add memory to most phones.

Here’s our new list of apps you may find helpful. Be sure to share your favorites with us too!

RealCalc Scientific Calculator

Ditch the stand-alone scientific calculator and complete all of your computing right from your mobile device. This app looks and operates like the real thing. And you can take screenshots of your calculations for quick reference at a later date.

  • Price: Free
  • Available on: Android


Take advantage of modern flashcard technology based on cognitive scientific research for the most effective study methods. You can create your own cards or browse through thousands of subjects and pre-made cards. You can also track your learning progress and collaborate with your peers.

  • Price: Free (upgraded subscriptions available)
  • Available on: Android and iOS


Use an app that takes note-taking to the next level. With Evernote, you no longer need to pack around a pen and notebook. You can brainstorm ideas, make to-do lists, take pictures of pages and sketches, organize everything into a notebook format, and share with others or collaborate as a group. The app even has the ability to search handwritten content, so finding your past notes is easy.

  • Price: Free (upgraded plans available)
  • Available on: Android and iOS

iTunes U

Discover thousands of audio and video files of free lectures, lessons, books, and other learning materials from universities, museums, and public organizations from around the world. Your college or university instructors may also integrate their classrooms into the app so that you can easily access your coursework at any time.

  • Price: Free
  • Available on: iOS


Turn your mobile device into a portable scanner. You can take a picture of anything and turn it into a shareable PDF that you can email or send to other storage apps like Dropbox or Google Drive.

  • Price: Free
  • Available on: Android and iOS


Easily manage your finances, bank accounts, bills, credit cards, and investments from just one app. Along with staying on top of your bills and keeping track of your credit score, you can review your spending habits and see where you may be able to save money.

  • Price: Free
  • Available on: Android and iOS


Finally, winding down the count, there’s Headspace, a peaceful meditation app, for when you can’t sleep at night. Andy Puddicombe co-founded the app and guides your meditation with his calming British accent. Between the chaotic hustle and bustle of classes, extracurriculars, relationships, and the shine and glimmer of these apps and the many push notifications they’ll be sending you, you’ll need the aspirin.

  • Price: Free
  • Available on:Android and iOS

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