10 Free Apps Every Collegiate Needs

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Let’s face it, we spend more time on our phones than anything else. So put your device to good use with these free apps that master the needs of the collegiate with your own fingertips!

Chegg: Rent and purchase books, textbooks, and eTextbooks for far cheaper than at your school’s bookstore. They even give you a 7-day free instant access to the eTextbook version while your book is being shipped so you won’t fall behind. There’s also free shipping on orders over $55!

Spotify: Make as many playlists as you want, follow other people’s playlists, create radio stations, and discover new music easily. You can use shuffle mode on your phone and choose any song anytime on your iPad or computer for free or you can upgrade to premium for no ads!

Sworkit and Nike+ Training Club: For amazing workouts that you can do at home, in the dorm, or at the gym. You can choose the type of exercise, duration of your workout and what areas of your body you want to target!

OverBeingWhelmed: A super organized to do list separated and prioritized by categories that you rank on a value system of “good”, “better”, and “best”. This is a great place to log goals in other areas than just mundane tasks such as financial, community, spirituality, and personal to do’s. Other features include due dates, repeating a task daily, and earning victories every time you complete something.

Moves: Although this app does drain your battery and use data if you don’t have wifi on campus, this GPS tracker counts your steps, miles, and calories burned while also keeping a timeline of where you went throughout the day and for how long. It can even distinguish between if you are walking, running, cycling, or traveling in the car. It’s a good way to motivate you to reach your 5,000 steps a day, see how active your lifestyle is, refer back to running routes, and help you manage your time better.

Coupons.com: Before going grocery shopping, use this app to easily clip coupons that you can print and use at the store. They have hundreds of dollars worth of savings for free! With a little extra work, you’ll save money that adds up over time.

InternQueen.com: This website is your window of opportunity to access hundreds of available internships and jobs in about 25 of the coolest industries such as media, marketing, sports, politics, health, and music. You can narrow your search by location and semester. The “Intern Queen” , Chief Executive Officer Lauren Berger, is truly an internship experts and she shares helpful advice from internships to careers, resumes to interviews, and everything in between on her blog!

Hautelook: This app is the place to scope out online flash sales and limited time offers for top women’s and men’s fashion, jewelry, accessories, home d├ęcor, kids, and beauty brands. Every day at 8 AM Pacific new events are launched with savings up to 75% off. If you’re picky about getting designer duds, this app will get you the same items at a fraction of the cost.

Uber: Cabs can be very pricey, but driving under the influence is even more costly and dangerous. Uber allows you to request a ride from a certified driver in the area, set a destination to be picked up, and pay with your phone. So, if you don’t have cash on you you’ll still make it home safe or wherever you need to be. You can track the driver so no more waiting wondering when your ride will be there and you’re given the drivers name and car description so you can easily find them.

 

 

 

Amy Lightbody
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Amy is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she is double majoring in Journalism and Communications and minoring in Information Technology. In her free time she loves to workout, practice yoga, paint, and scroll through Pinterest. She can't wait to share her insights from her own college experience!

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