The new semester is in full swing and efforts to stay productive are strong among college students everywhere. With that, we are back to once again provide some smartphone and tablet app recommendations that can help make you more productive and successful. As we’ve done before with app recommendations, we’ve looked for good tools to help you study, relax, and stay healthy while at school.
See our list of 10 apps every college student should have for the spring 2015 semester. And let us know on Facebook or Twitter if you use any other apps to make you productive and successful at school.
Want a low cost dinner? Interested in kick boxing? On a budget but still want to go on vacation during spring break? No worries! Groupon has you covered with great discounted price deals that are unbeatable. Groupon provides you with daily deals on restaurants, retailers, and on other great service providers.
Want free texting? Free voice calls? You can now have both whenever and wherever 24 hours a day. The Line application allows you communicate with friends and family from around the world free of charge. There’s nothing better than the word free as a college student dealing with budgeting!
Want to try to outsmart your friend? Now with the Trivia Crack game you are able to play against your friends and people around the world as you are both given a time frame to answer trivia questions. Aside from bragging rights, you are also able to learn new educational facts that vary from six different categories: Geography, Sports, Science, Art, Entertainment, and History.
You could now have a personal trainer that tracks your running routes, distance, and calculates your mile pace and calories burned. The Nike +Running application allows you to challenge your friends and can serve as a motivational tool for when those lazy times kick in.
All college students are busy with studies and extracurriculars, which makes it hard to keep up with the latest movies and tv shows. The Netflix application can serve you as a great entertainment tool that will help you unwind and enjoy some entertainment on your schedule, as you’re able to stream some of your favorite tv shows and movies at anytime and anywhere. Not only are you able to watch classic movies and shows, you can now watch great, award-winning shows developed specifically for Netflix, such as “Orange is the New Black” and “House of Cards.”
Researching for your dream internship or job has now become more accessible. Downloading the Indeed Jobs application allows you to have access to over 15 million jobs and internship listings. Summers can now become more productive and your career search can begin here!
Do I have the Flu? Do I have strep throat? Whatever symptoms you are feeling, these questions can be answered with the WebMD application. This app provides users with 24/7 access to health information and decision-support tools that serves a symptom checker, information on drugs & treatments, first aid information and local health listings.
With the Alarmy (Sleep If U Can) application there are no excuses to be late to your morning classes! Alarmy is the “World’s Most Annoying Alarm App.” The alarm only turns off by registering a place where you want to turn off the alarm, where you then will be asked to take a picture of the specific object. For instance, registering your bathroom sink as the object that will turn off your alarm will force you to get up your bed, walk to the bathroom sink and start your mornings.
The Schedule Planner app serves as a portable planner where you can keep track of your daily activities, homework deadlines, meeting dates, and other important commitments. Having a well organized planner is essential for all college students to help them manage their busy days filled with studies, social life, and jobs.
Sometimes you want to head out to a different place to review your notes or catch up on your friends’ activities, or even to study abroad. With unlimited data plans not readily available, finding a wi-fi hotspot can be key to staying connected while keeping costs down. Use Wi-Fi Finder to find 550,000 different public wi-fi hotspot throughout the world and get yourself free internet on your smart devices.
James is a University at Albany graduate student assistant with the Office of New Media at SUNY System Administration.