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With the advent of digital technology comes apps that can make any college freshman’s life easier. From choosing the perfect laptop for the soon-to-be college student to meal apps that can help you eat at least a little bit healthier, there’s an app for practically everything. Which ones help the most? Read on below to find out.
The days of having to take detailed notes in a spiral notebook are a thing of the past. Now, there is an app that will give you an online notepad that can be synced to any device you have. Stuck on a long train or bus commute when you need to be studying for that history exam? Simply pull up your Evernote app and study on your phone – since you’ve synced your devices, your notes for class will be within easy reach.
In college, easy and cheap are usually the words of the day when it comes to eating. Not only do you not always have a whole lot of time, in most cases, you don’t have a whole lot of money to spend on food either. The Grubhub app makes it easy for students to get food delivered to their dorm, and oftentimes the food is something mom would approve of.
Even in college, math struggles are real. Mathway helps students navigate all sorts of math, and is well worth the download for every college freshman.
Even though you can find the Merriam-Webster dictionary in just about any library, it’s more convenient to download the app on your phone. This way if you’re in a lecture or happen to be out and about and need to know what a word is, you can simply pull up the app and find the word or meaning with ease. What’s not to love about that?
Organization is key to success when you’re in college, and the Trello app helps you do just that. It’s not only great for staying organized and keeping things in one place, but it’s also perfect for group work and project management, something you will have a lot of as a college freshman.
If you’re like most students, procrastination is your biggest enemy at college. SelfControl works better on a laptop, but this app is perfect for blocking out distractions so the work needing to be done, indeed does get done. It works by restricting access to certain websites while working. In other words, it helps you study, write a term paper or cram for that exam without outside distractions to test your self-control.
While organization and studying can be quite a task, budgeting can be a hassle for college students as well. Mint is a budgeting app that will help you closely monitor your accounts and what you spend. Linking it to a bank account will teach you financial responsibility and allow parents to keep up with what you spend at the same time. If you’re worried about your budgeting abilities, then this is the way to go for sure.
These are just a few of the top apps out there that will make the life of a college student a little easier. Remember, this is all new, so be patient and don’t hesitate to reach out for help. These apps will help with everything from budgeting to eating and studying as well.