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13 Great & Useful College Apps for Students

Apps For Students

In today’s world there seems to be an app for everything. If you are a student, you can find quite a few apps that will make your life a little easier.  Here are 13 apps for students to help make your college life a little easier.

13 Great Apps For Students


Cited is a great app to have to help you with referencing your papers. You would simply enter your reference information and the app will put it into the correct format. You can use MLA, APA, and Chicago style formats, whatever is required at your school.

or iOS and Android

College Essay Writing Help

This app is an advanced planner that will help you with your tasks. It can help you plan your writing that you need to do for school with an easy-to-use calendar. You can also set up personal notifications so that you do not miss any deadlines.

For iOS


Evernote is an app that can help you manage everything from big projects to personal moments. You can capture ideas and inspiration in notes, voice, and pictures. You can save things you find on the internet and never lose track of tasks and deadlines. The most popular features are the web clipper, multi-device sync, search handwriting, notebooks and tags, document scanning, and PDF and document search.

For iOS and Android

Oxford Dictionary of English

Having a good dictionary at your fingertips is a must when you are in college. The Oxford Dictionary of English is a good one to have. It is widely accepted as one of the highest authorities in the study and reference of the English language globally.

For iOS and Android

Google Docs

Google Docs is one of the websites you can use to write your papers and then save them as Word, a PDF, or other types of documents. They also have an app that is a must to have on your phone. Then you will always have access to your work, wherever you go. If you are working with a team, you can also connect with them, make comments, and edit as need be.

For iOS and Android


Spotify is a great way to listen to music and podcasts. You can easily search for any song or album and can make or share playlists. There are many playlists that others have created for studying. The app has a free version or you can sign up for Spotify Premium with the student version.

You can read up on the Spotify military discount in this article.

For iOS and Android

My Study Life-School Planner

My Study Life-School Planner is a great app for keeping track of everything you need to keep track of as a college student. This app is a cross-platform planner for students and teachers. It is designed to make studying life easier. You can store your classes, homework, and exams in the Cloud so you can pull everything app on every device.

For iOS and Android

Circle of 6

Circle of 6 is a personal safety app that is so important for both on and off-campus. The app allows you to choose up to 6 trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, you can use Circle of 6 to automatically send your circle a pre-programmed SMS alert message with your exact location. It also connects you to 24-hour hotlines for safety and information.

For iOS and will be back Android in the future.

MyScript Calculator

My Script Calculator is a fun way to work on math. You can write calculations and get results in real-time. You can also reuse previous results with drag and drop. This app is a lot more fun than your traditional calculator.

For iOS and Android

Exam Countdown Lite

Exam Countdown Lite is a beautiful way to countdown and be reminded of exams. You can create unlimited exam countdowns on the free version. You can also use color-coding and can count down years, days, hours, minutes, and even seconds. You can also choose from 400 icons to really customize your experience.

For iOS and Android

Flashcards with Cram

This app works with your Cram account and will allow you to study and practice what you will need to know for your exams. You will have access to over 80,000,000 flashcards on Cram and it works online and offline. There are different modes, card mode, memorize mode, cram mode, and games mode.

For iOS and Android


Quizlet is another flashcard app to use and will allow you to master what you need to know. You can create your own quiz or search for one already made. You can learn, fill in the blank with the write option, quiz yourself, play timed memory games, and share with your friends and classmates. You can also listen to the proper punctuation of your vocabulary words.

For iOS and Android

Forest-Stay Focused

If you have trouble staying focused when you are supposed to be studying or working on important tasks, Forest-Stay Focused is the app for you. The app has you plant a seed and then the seed will grow into a tree. However, if you pick up your phone before the time limit is up, your seed and tree will die and not grow.

For iOS and Android

Using these apps for students can make your life as a college student a little easier. You can also search your app store to see what else you might want to add to your phone’s library.