20 essential iPhone, iPad apps for college students

20 essential iPhone, iPad apps for college students

Summary: Out of the thousands on offer to make your life easier, here is a roundup of the most essential iPhone and iPad applications for students.

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  • Mint

    Mint, developed by Mint Software, is a handy app to manage your finances -- often difficult as a student as the war between partying or buying the book you need rages.

    You can add your account details, whether bank, credit or loan-based and Mint will then automatically pull in and categorize your transactions. Budgets can be based on how much you wish to spend, bill reminders can be set up and graphs can be created so you can visually see where your money is going every month.

    In order to keep your data secure, the app is PIN-protected. If your device is stolen, you can disable the mobile app through Mint's web page. 

    This app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

    Price: Free

    Download: Apple App Store

  • RefScanSM

    RefScanSM, developed by Thomson Reuters, is an application for finding, saving and scanning references.

    Powered by the Web of Knowledge and EndNote platforms, online references can be accessed and saved to a free web account. The idea behind the app is to save you time seeking out endless resources for your essays, and to function as an easier way to organize your research. 

    This app is compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

    Price: Free

    Download: Apple App Store

  • Skype

    Skype, developed by Skype Communications, is a popular communications platform used worldwide. 

    If you have a good Internet connection, you can connect to someone else anywhere in the world as long as they have a Skype account. Also available as a stand-alone program, Skype allows you to send instant messages and make video or speech-based calls. Skype has over 250 million users. 

    This app is compatible with the iPhone and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

    Price: Free

    Download: Apple App Store

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  • Apps the good list

    I found the most useful student apps here in this list. But most of the apps are cost dollars.That's quite not fair for me. The features of the app make me drawn to get it on my iPhone. I did some research recently and listed out what students are using these days so check here.
    But now i feel that they should land up here to know more.
    sienna amelia
    • FREE I-Phone App for College Students -

      It was very difficult for me in college to keep all my expenses straight. How much I owe my friend ? Did he pay me back from last time ? Now, a FREE I-Phone app to keep a track of:

      Keep a running tab of all your expenses, your group expenses all through a common application running on multiple phones.

      2. Save an electronic copy of all receipts while eating at small restaurants where I really wasn’t comfortable using my CC

      3. Get a complete payment log and expense report after a trip clearly indicating where you spent and where your friends/family spent

      4. Exactly know “who-owes-whom-how-much” after a long trip w/o any complicated spreadsheets to worry about

      5. Settle with Paypal from within the application

      6. Avoid embarrassment of asking my friends what they owed me from last trip…..Application remembers it all…..
      techseedsystems
      • FREE I-Phone App for College Students --------- SquareOff Now

        In college, it was very tough for me to keep expenses straight, remember how much I owe my friends, how much they owe me, embarassment to ask back 5 or 10 dollars...

        SquareOff Now ----- allows me to keep everything straight. Its FREE

        1. Keep a running tab of all your expenses, your group expenses all through a common application running on multiple phones.

        2. Save an electronic copy of all receipts while eating at small restaurants where I really wasn’t comfortable using my CC

        3. Get a complete payment log and expense report after a trip clearly indicating where you spent and where your friends/family spent

        4. Exactly know “who-owes-whom-how-much” after a long trip w/o any complicated spreadsheets to worry about

        5. Settle with Paypal from within the application

        6. Avoid embarrassment of asking my friends what they owed me from last trip…..Application remembers it all…..
        techseedsystems
    • FREE APP YOU REQUESTED

      HI Sienna,
      Please try to download "SquareOff Now". It's FREE to handle all your college expenses...between friends.....
      techseedsystems
  • 20 essential iPhone, iPad apps for college students

    20 more apps just geared for rich kids.
    Over and Out
  • Android apps pl?

    Can anyone guide me to equivalent android/W8 apps pl?
    neerajky@...
  • Gallery

    has got to go, please stop doing everything in gallery format.
    cmwade1977
  • Anki: the right flash cards app

    I'm sorry but the right flash cards app is Anki: http://ankisrs.net Among many other features (HTML, CSS, Latex, and so on) it's multplatform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, and many more) and there is a SDK for creating plugins.
    pajaro1966
  • iThoughts ... Excellent!

    I've been using it on an iPhone and iPad since it was first released. Wonderful. Dirt cheap. And, the author is helpful, responsive and keeps working on the app to make it better. You can't touch this kind of program at this level of quality for less than hundreds of dollars. As of early 2013 it had not been ported to windows on desktop but that might have changed by now, I don't know.
    agabriele
  • Ironic.

    American schools used to be great before the toy tech came in.

    Steve Jobs, a shameless college dropout, lambasted America's education system but wouldn't be bothered to hire anybody without a $75k+ Bachelor's degree (at least before he got off in taking taxpayer-funded corporate welfare, offshoring to communist countries, ignoring what engineers say about defective products and then blame the customers after finally releasing the thing...)
    HypnoToad72
  • Not Bad but is it usable

    My son starts college this year and being a tech junkie I sat with him and his counselor and loaded him up with all the goodies he may need. His selection wasn't iOS.
    I asked him to look at this list and gauge its usability thinking to find equivalents on Android or MS (ASUS UL, Note 10, Optimus G), While he agreed on a few of your choices he found most to be useless or over the top. After talking it over with him I agree. Most of your selections look to be predicated on having to limit yourself to a tablet / phone combo on iOS. Not cool.

    Nice list as it gave me a starting point to have him review. He leveraged your list and found a number of apps he felt he needed for his freshman year. For that I say thanks.
    rhonin
  • Free iPad and iPhone app for voice broadcast over local Wifi - mic replacem

    Be On Air
    MikePuz