Five Essential Apps for College Students

Aug 24, 2016
By: Marissa Camilli

According to a recent study, 85% of college students own smartphones. As these college students head back to campus, app advertisers are utilizing native app installs to reach their audience where these students spend a vast majority of their time: their new smart phone.

In reviewing the essential apps for college students, we put together a list of our favorites. These complement the obligatory apps you normally think of for college students, like Wikipedia, Dropbox, Google Drive and Our list includes other must-haves for the new school year!


Conquering those all night study sessions is next to impossible without coffee. The Starbucks app makes it easy to place orders, pay for those orders, and best of all, rack up points to use for free coffee. College students are constantly on the move, and the Starbucks app makes it easy to grab that that essential caffeine.


Duolingo is a free and addicting app that makes learning a new language fun. The app offers 59 different courses in 23 languages – making it a breeze to get a leg up in any college language class and talk to your new international friends.


Walking to class or riding the bus to campus can be pretty boring. With Pandora, you can spice up your daily routine with a giant collection of free music. You can create playlists or listen to stations inspired by your favorite artists.

HP Print Service Plugin

It’s a feeling that’s all to familiar as a college student — finishing a term paper last minute, trying to rush to class to turn it in, and having to hook up your printer. With the HP Print Plugin, you can print seamlessly from your smartphone and get that essay in on time.


Good organization is the key to success in college, and Evernote makes to-do lists a piece of cake. With this app you can make a note out of images, text, documents – you name it – and keep your notes all in one place. Because Evernote is accessible on all devices, you always have your notes with you, no matter where you are.

Marissa Camilli
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