10 best iPhone apps for busy college students

October 24, 2013

Busy college students can benefit from apps that keep them on task, organized, and productive. The following is a look at the ten best iPhone apps for the busy college student:


1. myHomework Student Planner

This is a free app that does not require network connectivity to work. It is a great app for staying organized, and for keeping track homework, classes, tests, and assignments.  It has a calendar display, is easy to use, and supports time, block, and period-based schedules. There is a paid version that is ad-free, and an optional account that allows your planner to sync across other platforms, receive homework reminders, and more.




2. 30/30

This is a task manager app that is simple to use, and award winning due to its usefulness. A busy college student could greatly benefit from this task manager. You simply set up a list of tasks, allotted time for each, and start the timer. It will alert you when it is time to move on to the next task. This is a free app with plenty of great features such as iCloud syncing and multiple list functions.


3. Hourly News

Busy college students do not always have the time to stay up on current events, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t. This app will play the most recent news updates from multiple sources automatically when opened. It is very easy to use, and costs $0.99.


4. Mailbox

This is for the busy college student that uses Gmail. This app will help you more easily manage your inbox, makes scanning emails quick and easy. One great feature is the ability to “snooze” an email, which will return to your inbox automatically later so that you can ignore it, focusing on what is important now, but not forget about it. This is a free app.


5. Evernote

This is a free app that is perfect for improving productivity. It is easy-to-use, and can help you remember everything across all of the devices you use. This app lets you take notes, photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders, and more all on the go. And everything you create is totally searchable. Helping you stay organized and be more productive.


6. Battery Doctor

This app will help you protect battery efficiency by giving you tips for maintenance, letting you know how much battery you have left and more. It is great for the busy college student who may not have a chance to charge their phone battery during the day.



7. CalenGoo

If you are a busy college student you probably rely on a calendar like Google Calendar. This app gives you fast and easy access, allowing you to modify your Google Calendar on the go. The changes are saved, and uploaded the next time you are connected. But this app is so much more than just a calendar. You can use it to send invites to events, set up a task schedule, and more. It is easy to use, and costs $6.99.


8. Mint.com Personal Finance

Every busy college student needs to be conscious of their spending and finances. It is easy to get overwhelmed in debts while in college. This personal finance app makes banking and budgeting easy, even for the busy college student. Track, budget, and manage your money all in one place, including student loans, credit cards, bank accounts, and more. This app is free.



9. TripIt-Travel Organizer

This free app will make going home for the holidays easy to organize. This app allows you to have all of your plans in one place, so you don’t have to search your email inbox for a flight confirmation, or hope you told your mom what time to pick you up from the airport.


10. Fitocracy

Being a busy college student is no reason not to stay fit. This great app will motivate and empower you to succeed in your fitness goals, despite your busy schedule. It allows you to track workouts, earn points, and unlock achievements. It is like gaming and fitness in one, making getting fit fun. This app connects you to a community of others trying to get and stay fit. 


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