Five Mobile Apps Every College Student Needs

College is one of those paramount times in an individual’s life. Distinctly designating the time between adolescence and adulthood, there are many things that take place in college (some of which we never wish to visit again) to mold us into the responsible adults we will once become. Of course, while our time in college certainly is all of these grand things, it is also just another four years of school, another introduction to new people, and another new living situation. No doubt, however, college is most definitely a time of major transition and major self evaluation.

For most, this is the first time that students must manage their studies completely on their own, supervise their own finances, and monitor their own well-being without their parents’ watchful eye. These new challenges can be very difficult to adjust to for a new student. Thankfully, with today’s tech savvy society, there are numerous applications, tools, and gadgets to help us master every aspect of our lives. These five mobile applications can help college students better handle some of the new challenges and responsibilities they will encounter in the academic and adult world.


This mobile app is perfect for the busy college student. Dropbox allows you to safely store up to 2 gigs of all of your important files, documents, and data from your computer right within the application. There is nothing more aggravating or devastating than losing your hard work because of computer error. Dropbox is essentially just an external hard drive that operates in the cloud. So, you can upload any file or document you might need and then access it from any device anywhere that has internet. College students can use this app to take homework, papers, or assignments with them on the go.


This mobile application allows you to take detailed notes and save them right in the palm of your hand. With the slogan “remember everything,” Evernote does just that. You can snap photos and save them in your Evernote account, jot down notes in the application, store contacts, keep your calendar here, and much more. Evernote is particularly useful for students because it is quick and easy to use. If you are sitting on the bus and you come up with the perfect thesis for that term paper or finally solve that math problem, Evernote is the perfect device to save that thought in.

Share Your Board

This award-winning application allows students to take a clear picture of a whiteboard, will adjust the image so that it is perfectly clear and legible, and then lets you share that photo with your friends and classmates. This is a wonderful way for college students to collaborate on their work and share notes from classes that might have been missed. While this app is beautifully simple, it is nonetheless extraordinarily useful.


CourseSmart is a wonderful mobile app that allows students to find and store text books on their mobile devices. College textbooks can be labor some to lug around and are endlessly expensive. CourseSmart can help you save on some of the costs of purchasing a textbook for a semester long class. Furthermore, storing the book on your phone or iPad makes carrying your textbooks around much simpler. CourseSmart does not offer all textbooks needed by students, but the library is widening every day. CourseSmart also offers several different study tools and programs to help students make the most of their study time.


Finances are always a concern for young students. With impending college debt, no regular income, constant food expenses, and an inevitable alcohol budget that gets stretched each week, most college students can use any assistance they can get with their money management. Mint is one of the best personal finance apps on the market. With Mint, keep track of all of your financial accounts together in one place, categorize your transactions, create a budget, and make saving goals that it will help you stick to.

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2 Thoughts on “Five Mobile Apps Every College Student Needs”

  1. In this present era, these applications are very helpful in education. I prefer to every student that they must use these applications in our studies.

  2. Thank you for your comment.

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