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21 Insanely Useful Apps College Students Need Right Now

College can be tough on all of us . . . so why not do everything you can to make it easier? We'll tell you some of the best apps out there for college students right now. From studying to budgeting, we've covered it all.

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1. R We Still On Time? / Via

We've all got that one friend who is always late . . . as well as that one friend who is always ridiculously early and makes you feel bad about it. This app allows you to see who is early, on time, and late. Best of all if they're late they can give you a reason. So if there's a traffic jam near campus then you can avoid it.

You can download it here.

2. Hopspot / Via

Hopspot is a simple app that has the potential to change your college life. With this app you can see exactly what your friends are doing, where they're doing it, join their plans, group message, and even get an Uber to them. Best of all, however, is that this app clears every morning giving you a clean slate to make new plans.

If you haven't checked out Hopspot yet, you should probably give it a try. You can download Hopspot for free on Apple and Android here.

3. Tab / Via

We've all been there . . . we have that one friend that always refuses to pay or gets too inebriated to remember that they ordered a round. That's where Tab comes in. Unlike other apps that allow you to split bills with this one you can snap a pic of the receipt and itemize it.

You can download it here.

4. Circle of 6 / Via

Circle of 6 is an absolute if you're planning on going out at night. The app allows you to choose 6 of your closest friends. If something goes wrong during the night you can press either the "come get me", "call me", or "text me" buttons to alert your 6 friends.

You can download it for free here.

5. Habitica / Via

Imagine being able to turn your entire life and study habits into a game. That's what Habitica does. Habitcia creates habits and increases productivity by gaming your task tracking. Every time you complete a task, you progress in your 'game'.

You can download it here.

6. Pocket Points / Via

Pocket Points is unique because it gives you points for NOT using your phone while you're on campus. The more points you collect, the more incentives you get at local business. When you're trying to study and get the urge to pick up your phone . . . this app will always be reminding you that you could be earning a free late-night meal.

You can download it here.

7. RescueTime / Via

Imagine being able to see how you spent your day and improve every single morning. That's the goal of RescueTime. It allows you to take into account how you spent your time on your computer and adjust. Say you're spending too much time on Reddit . . . then it allows you to set a limit onto how long you can stay on the site.

You can download RescueTime here.

9. Good Morning Alarm Clock / Via

Gone are the days of sleeping past your 8ams-this app is an alarm clock unlike any other. This app helps you keep track of the quality of your sleep and wakes you up at the least disruptive time. It also sends a notification if you’re sleep deprived.

You can download it here.

10. Study Blue / Via

An alternative to wasting paper by writing on hundreds of notecards to study, Study Blue allows you to create your own flash cards digitally. The app features thumbs up and down button to indicate what you’ve memorized and what you need to work on.

You can download it here.

11. EasyBib / Via

This app helps you site your references easily and efficiently. Simply, scan the barcode of the book or article you’re writing about and EasyBib sorts out a bibliography in your choice of MLA, APA, or Chicago-Styled format.

You can download it here.

12. Cocktail Flow / Via

This app describes itself as a ‘definitive cocktail encyclopedia’ that lets you find hundreds of drink recipes. The app also allows you to search recipes by alcohol or beer you already have and filters out recipes available with those specific ingredients.

You can download Cocktail Flow here.

14. BigOven / Via

BigOven makes cooking simple for college students. It has well over 350,000 recipes and allows you to manage your favorites, create new recipes, and make shopping lists. When you're in college cooking can be a huge burden. At least having this app will make it a breeze when you're at the grocery store wondering what to cook.

You can download BigOven here.

15. Allrecipes's Dinner Spinner / Via

Not only does this app have great recipes, but the comments section really helps you perfect the dish. Unlike other apps, the users of Allrecipe's Dinner Spinner put effort into actually perfecting the dish. If the recipe calls for 2 eggs but users find that it's better to add 3 then they will let you know. It's like the BigOven app, except more personalized.

You can download it here.

18. Endomondo / Via

Consider Endomondo your personal trainer in your pocket. The best part about the app is that it also allows you to connect with your friends for further encouragement. It can also connect with a wide range of smart devices and watches to perfectly sync your workouts.

You can download it here.

20. Mint / Via

This app allows you to not only keep track of your spending habits but also budget your monthly expenses, helping you save money. The app also has a feature that alerts you when fraudulent or suspicious charges are made on your account and sends you personalized tips on saving money.

You can download it here.

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