5 Apps All College Students Should Have

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College life can be hectic at times, but luckily there are some apps that can make it more manageable. Read on to explore the details of five must-have apps for college students.

Essential Apps for College Students

Whether you're currently enrolled in college or plan to be in the near future, I'm willing to bet you have a fair amount of apps installed on your mobile device. These apps each have a purpose, right? From Spotify to Snapchat to Instagram to Facebook and beyond, there are apps for nearly everything these days—even ones that can make the college experience less stressful!

Today, we'll check out five distinct apps all college students should take full advantage of. Seriously!

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1. 24me

Let's be real: college doesn't come with an instruction manual, and adjusting to the demands of college life can definitely be a process. That's where 24me, an award-winning personal assistant app, comes in.

24me helps you stay on top of everything you're responsible for by organizing it in one user-friendly, central location. It manages your to-do list, calendar, notes, and personal accounts. It automatically sends reminders and can even help you avoid procrastination by monitoring your to-do list and finding time in your schedule for late tasks.

An app that can boost productivity and give you better control of your life? Sounds too good to be true for college students!

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2. Talkspace

As you probably know, maintaining good physical and mental health can be essential to your success as a college student. And while it's usually pretty easy to find a walk-in clinic for a sore throat or migraine, sometimes it's not as easy to find someone to confidentially discuss mental health concerns with.

Enter: Talkspace. This revolutionary app puts licensed therapists right at your fingertips, which allows you to discreetly reach out to a professional anytime you feel the need (no more waiting days or weeks for an appointment!). And with plans starting at $49/week, Talkspace is often much cheaper than traditional, in-person counseling.

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3. EasyBib

Next on our list of top apps for college students is EasyBib. With this handy app, adding those lovely citations to all of your written masterpieces has literally never been easier.

All you have to do is use your phone to scan the barcode of a book, and the related citation is generated in your chosen style (APA, MLA, Chicago, and thousands more to pick from!). If you happen to be working online, you can use the search tool to create your citation. Additionally, EasyBib acts as a personal proofreader and gives you suggestions to improve your writing. Honestly, are there any college students who couldn't benefit from this app?

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4. Circle of 6

The safety of college students is very important, and since it's really not feasible to have a personal security guard with you at all times, Circle of 6 is kind of the next best thing. This innovative app was designed to prevent violence before it starts by linking you with 6 of your most trusted contacts (known as your 'circle') at all times.

Need someone to come get you from a compromising situation? Hit the pin icon. Want someone to call and provide an interruption during an awkward date? Just hit the phone icon. Other Circle of 6 features include national hotlines for specialized topics and helpful links to information about safety, sexuality, and relationships. There's a reason this app is widely recognized by many leading news outlets and publications!

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5. Study.com

Would you like the opportunity to earn college credit on your own time? What about access to engaging videos that can supplement your college courses and make difficult topics easier to understand? If you answered 'yes' to either question, look no further than the Study.com app.

Through this popular app's College Accelerator program, you can take ACE- and NCCRS-recommended courses online and earn credit that can be transferred to over 1,500 U.S. colleges and universities. Your subscription gives you access to thousands of online video lessons in nearly every subject out there, which can come in very handy when you get stuck on a tricky concept or topic. So whether you want to get a head start on college credit or simply need help on your trigonometry homework, Study.com is where it's at for college students.

Looking to take your learning up a notch? Be sure to check out Study.com's vast library of online courses today!

By Erin Riskey
November 2018
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