This is The Campus Companion's guide to Iphone apps that every college freshman should download before heading off to college. If you have any suggestions don't be afraid to comment on the article page.
SOCIAL APPSAll the major social apps you need to stay connected inCollege.
• FB Mobile Information • Demo Video FACEBOOK • DownloadYou can do almost anything on Facebook mobile that you can do onregular Facebook. This is a MUST HAVE for any entering collegefreshman. When you meet someone you think is cool add them as afriend before you forget.
• Twitter Information • Demo Video TWITTER • DownloadIf you’re a true twitter junkie this is the app for you. Like theFacebook mobile app, you can do anything with mobile twitterthat you can do with twitter on your computer.
• App Information • Demo Video SKYPE • DownloadWhen you get to college chances are that you’ll get lonely andhomesick. Skype is a great way to keep in touch with friends andfamily . Unlike Iphone “Face Time”, you are able to share filesand other features.
• App Information • Demo Video LinkedIn • DownloadAs a college student you SHOULD start working on your resumethe second you step on campus. LinkedIn is the future ofresumes, networking, and anything related to your professionallife. It’s essentially Facebook for your professional life.
• Hey Tell Information HEY TELL • Demo Video • DownloadHey Tell will transform your Iphone into a walkie talkie. This may soundsuperfluous, but you should try it anyways. It is quite fun andremarkably addicting. It is great for talking to that cute girl or boy youare trying to court from across campus.
• Bump Information • Demo Video BUMP • DownloadBump lets you share almost anything contained in your Iphone.The concept is simple… Just bump your phones and theinformation is transferred. It is a truly FANTASTIC app.
SOCIAL APPS HONORABLE MENTIONS • Tumblr – Blogging app. • Wordpress – Blogging app. • StumbleUpon – Browse through random internet websites. GREAT for boredom. • Tweetdeck – Manage all of your major social accounts in one place. • Foursquare – Check in. Find your friends. Unlock your city.
EDUCATIONALIphone apps that will help you achieve academically.
• Flashcard Information • Download Flashcard*There are a ton of sites out there that provide pre-made flashcards on avariety of subjects. This app isn’t an all encompassing solution, but it isa great starting point for students studying on the go. It uses thepopular flashcard site Quizlet to supply college students with amazinglyhelpful flashcards.
• Wikipanion Info WIKIPANION • Demo Video • DownloadWikipedia is the number one site that students go to when theybegin researching a topic. Having this handy app on your phoneallows to do a little research on whatever subject wherever you are
• Blackboard Info BLACKBOARD • Demo Video • DownloadMany schools now use the web-based learning and teaching softwareBlackboard to control their learning experience. With this app you will nowbe able to access Blackboard on the go! If you’re school doesn’t useBlackboard then you obviously shouldn’t bother with this app.
• MyHomework Info MyHomework • Demo Video • DownloadMyHomework lets you keep yourself constantly on track when it comes toyour school work. Use this app to keep tabs on when your homework isdue, when you have classes, and virtually anything else school related.
• Google Translate GOOGLE TRANSLATE • Demo Video • DownloadMost colleges have a mandatory language requirement that you must completebefore you are able to graduate. Google translate is great for when you are tryingto complete homework, and can even help you communicate when you are doing astudy abroad session. It’s voice recognition allows to to say a phrase in English andtranslate it into almost any language!
• Rate My Professors • Download RATE MY PROFESSORSIt’s always a good idea to get a feel for a professor before yousign up for their class. The rate my professors app allows you tolook up a professor before you decide to sign up for their class.
• Dictionary Information DICTIONARY • Demo Video • DownloadNever buy a paperback dictionary ever again. This app serves asa pocket dictionary / thesaurus, and will even deliver you a“word of the day” should you desire it!
• Words with Friends Info • Demo Video • Download WORDS WITH FRIENDSWords with Friends is a way for you to play, what is essentiallyScrabble, with friends on an ongoing basis via your Iphone.Whether you are bored in class or lounging on the couch in yourdorm room, Words With Friends will keep you entertained. Thisgreat app is brought to you by Zynga.
• Stanza Information • Demo Video STANZA • DownloadAs far as free Iphone e-book applications are concerned Stanzais probably the best. If you are a ravenous reader devouringbook after book, you should download this app immediately.
• Chegg Information • Demo Video CHEGG • DownloadYou should be shopping around to try and save money on yourtextbooks. You can often times save yourself hundreds of dollarsover the course of a semester. One way to do this is by rentingyour books from Chegg.
• Cramster Info • Download CRAMSTERThis app is great for helping you with your homework. It virtuallydoes your homework for you! This company is now owned bythe textbook renting company Chegg, so you can expect thesame kind of quality as you would from the Chegg app!
EDUCATIONAL HONORABLE MENTIONS Easy Bib –Bibliographies made easy. Etextbooks – e-textbooks provided by Course Smart. Ihomework – Homework and class management app. Mental Case – Flashcards app. ibookshelf – Top ranked books.
ENTERTAINMENTIphone apps for when you need to unwind, relax, and get alittle weird.
• AroundMe Info • Demo Video AROUNDME • DownloadWhen you first step foot on your college campus you are goingto wonder “so what the hell is there to do around here?”AroundMe will assist you in answering this question, and it willdo it with great depth and breadth.
• Remote Information REMOTE • Demo Video • DownloadThis app turns your Iphone into a remote for itunes or Apple TV. It isfantastic for when you throw a house party or are lounging with somefriends. Simply configure the app to communicated with yourcomputer or TV, and you can control the music that plays remotelyfrom your Iphone wherever you are in the house.
• Fandango Information • Demo Video FANDANGO • DownloadFandango lets you find movies playing around you and ordertickets in advance so that you don’t have to go through thetrouble of buying them when you get there. This is a great appfor anyone, but especially college students.
• Urban Spoon Info URBAN SPOON • Demo Video • DownloadUrban Spoon solves the age-old dilemma of “Where should I eattonight?” Simply shake your Iphone and you have the answer. If youdon’t like the suggestion just shake it again. No more arguing withfriends over where you should eat. No more 30 minute debates thatresult in a dissatisfying choice.
• Sportacular Info SPORTACULAR • Demo Video • DownloadSportacular lets you keep up to date with personalized information on yourfavorite teams, players, leagues, etc. This app routinely championed as thebest sports app around.
• Trip Advisor Info TRIP ADVISOR • Demo Video • DownloadTrip advisor will help you plan an amazing trip whether you are just going on aspontaneous road trip, flying to Vegas, or going to some exotic location forspring break.
ENTERTAINMENT HONORABLE MENTIONS Instagram – Photo Sharing app that lets you manipulate photos Epicurious – Recipes for any occasion Yelp – Ratings for places to eat, shop, drink, play, relax, and much more
DRINKINGIphone apps that will help you go out on the town HARD.
• Drinking Games Info DRINKING GAMES • DownloadLook up drinking games with this app. It helps your make sureyou are playing a game right, and find a new game to play if youwant to be adventurous. This app is sure to liven up your party.
• Mixology Info MIXOLOGY • Demo Video • DownloadMixology is perfect for deciding the “drink of the week” orcoming up with a drink on the spot. It’s a great way to mix thingsup and get the party started.
• Crunk Dial Info • Download CRUNKDIALIf you’ve gone to college you know that there are going to benights when you get really drunk, and call people you probablyshouldn’t. At least make it interesting with CrunkDial.
• Call a Taxi Info CALL A TAXI • DownloadYou’re going to need to get rides everywhere your freshman year. This app is fantasticfor when you need to get a ride to the airport or anywhere else.Also, DO NOT BE AFRAID to call a taxi when you are too drunk to drive. You’re parentswould rather foot your 50 dollar taxi bill than buy you a coffin because you wrappedyour car around a tree.
DRINKING HONORABLE MENTIONS Drinkspiration – This app is a great way to view a variety of drinks. It is made by Absolut Vodka. 8,500 drinks – Drink recipes. R-U-Buzzed? BAC Calculator – This app won’t give you a reliable BAC reading, but it is still highly amusing.
MUSICIphone apps that will tame your insatiable appetite for newand exciting music.
• Shazam Info • Demo Video SOUNDHOUND or SHAZAM • Download • SoundHound Info • Demo Video • DownloadBoth Shazam and Sound Hound allow you to figure out who made that greatsong you are listening to on the radio. Simply tap a button and you have theanswer. No longer will you hear a great song, and be left wondering “Gah! Iwonder who that was…”
• Pandora Information • Demo Video PANDORA • DownloadPandora is an internet radio app that is based of the music genome project. Itcreates playlists based on your individual taste in music. It is great for whenyou want to discover new music, or just don’t feel like controlling what isplaying on your iPod. Set up a station, and relax. This app is fantastic for whenyou go to the beach!
• MixCloud Information • Demo Video MIXCLOUD • DownloadLike Pandora, Mixcloud is another internet based playlist appthat allows you to explore music. Try it out if you don’t likePandora.
• Stub Hub Info STUB HUB • Demo Video • DownloadIf you like going to concerts or other stadium events this is theapp for you. Stub Hub makes buying tickets to your favoriteartists and events extremely easy.
• Spotify Info • Demo Video SPOTIFY • DownloadThe greatly anticipated Spotify just recently entered the USmarket to a very welcoming crowd. However, most people stillaren’t even aware it exists! Check out this app and startstreaming music to your Iphone immediately.
• Live Nation Info • Download LIVE NATIONUse Live Nation to discover what artists are playing in yourarea, find tickets, and explore the venues. Live nation is a greatapp for true music lovers, and keeps you up to date with thelocal music scene.
MUSIC HONORABLE MENTIONS Tap DJ – Pocket DJ app. Last Fm – Listen to music.
PRODUCTIVITYIphone apps for the ambitious young college student.
• Evernote Information • Demo Video EVERNOTE • DownloadThis is a MUST HAVE app for ANYONE, but especially collegestudents. There is not point in trying to explain all the notetaking features of Evernote in one paragraph. DOWNLOAD IT.PLAY WITH IT. LOVE IT. It will make your college experience a loteasier.
• OneNote Information ONENOTE • Demo Video • DownloadOneNote is better suited as a note taking computer application.However, with the OneNote app you can access all of your notes fromyour Windows Skydrive account if you are ever on the run and can’tuse a computer. If you don’t know what OneNote is, check it out. Youwill never buy another paper notebook for college ever again.
• Dropbox Info • Demo Video DROPBOX • DownloadDownload drop box on your computer, sync all your files to thecloud, and access those files from other computers and yourIphone wherever you are.
• RTM Info • Demo Video REMEMBER THE MILK • DownloadThere is a brigade of Iphone “T0-DO” list apps on the market. However,this is by far one of the most complete solutions. Download it andtake it for a spin this week. At the end of the week you may findyourself a lot less stressed, and much more productive.
PRODUCTIVITY HONORABLE MENTIONS Wunderlist – To-do list app. Documents To Go – Document editing on Iphone for excel, word, powerpoi nt etc. Dragon – Voice Recognition.
FINANCESIphone apps that will help college students manage (andstart to understand) their finances.
• App Information MINT • Demo Video • DownloadThis app is a MUST HAVE for any college student trying tocontrol and understand their finances. Check out the featurespage, and DOWNLOAD IT NOW. PERIOD. NO ARGUMENTS. Yourparents might even make you once they realize they can spy onyour every financial transaction
• Campus Books Info • Download CAMPUS BOOKSIn terms of renting textbooks Chegg is King. However, if you arelooking to purchase textbooks you should use Campus Books.This is a shopping bot that will search a wide range of bookretailers to find you the cheapest deal. It even delivers resultsfrom Chegg.
• Spot Me Information SPOT ME • DownloadEver feel like you’re the kid that always gets hit up for moneywhen your friends don’t have any? This app will help you get intouch with your inner loan shark. Spot Me will make sure younever feel taken advantage of financially ever again.
• Square Information SQUARE • Demo Video • DownloadSquare allows you to accept credit card payments directly through yourIphone. This app only made the list because we’ve seen it used at houseparties to collect cash from those annoying uninvited guests that “don’t haveany cash”. We thought that was a really cool use for the app. It could also beused to collect money from those moochers that owe you money “but don’thave cash”. Square will even send you a free scanner!
• Skyscanner Info • Demo Video SKYSCANNER • DownloadWhether you are scheduling your routine visit back to mom anddad’s house or you want to book a last minute trip to LasVegas, this app will find you the cheapest flights available!
• ATM Hunter Info ATM HUNTER • Demo Video • DownloadThis handy Iphone app, brought to you by Mastercard, allows you tofind an ATM WHEREVER you are. In seconds you can locate an ATM asopposed to hunting around the town and inquiring about ATM’s atlocal convenience stores and gas stations.
FINANCES HONORABLE MENTIONS Shop Savvy – Bar code scanner and price comparison. Mooch – Track who owes you money. Craigslist - Search Craigslist listings.
HEALTHApps to keep college students healthy, fit, and avoid thefreshman 15.
• Lose It Information • Demo Video LOSE IT! • DownloadThis is one of the best Iphone fitness apps on the market. Trackyour food intake and exercise, budget your calorieintake, monitor almost every aspect of your fitness with thisapp. There are a ton of very impressive features included in thisapp.
• IMapMyRun Info • Demo Video IMAPMYRUN • DownloadRunning is a great way to stay in shape in college. Anyone canrun, and this app will help you make the most of the experience.Get real time tracking, in depth stats, and other cool featuresdelivered to you about your run!
• Shopping List Info • Demo Video GROCERY LIST • DownloadYou’re in college now… Mom and dad aren’t going to do all the groceryshopping. It’s up to you to remember to get laundry detergent, coffee, andother miscellaneous items you took for granted as a high school student. Thisapp will help you remember everything you need to get if you are especiallyforgetful. Just add the items to your list as you think of them.
HEALTH HONORABLE MENTIONS Fitness Buddy – View exercise demos, and work out more efficiently. RunKeeper – Record your runs, and other cool features.
UTILITIESIphone apps that will help you with everyday collegechores, activities, and occurrences.
• Ihome Sleep Info IHOME SLEEP • Demo Video • DownloadDon’t bother buying an alarm clock for college. Just downloadthis app and you can wake up to your favorite music, track yoursleep patterns, and much much more.
• Find my Phone Info • FIND MY IPHONE Demo Video • DownloadChances are likely that you will lose or have your Iphone stolen incollege (especially if you have been drinking). Save your friends theannoyance of returning those “lost my phone” Facebookmessages, and just download this app. You’ll be able to recover yourphone in no time, and save yourself a lot of money in the process.
• Flashlight Info • Download FLASHLIGHTThis app turns your Iphone into a flashlight by utilizing yourIphone’s LED camera flash. You can control how long the flashstays on, and it will illuminate the room without you having tofumble around in the dark to find a flashlight. We just savedyour $5, you’re welcome. LUMOS!
• Wi-Fi Finder Info WI-FI FINDER • Video Demo • DownloadThere are going to be countless times when you need to accessthe internet but don’t have access to a Wi-Fi network. This appgives you the capability of finding a Wi-Fi network whenever youdesire.
UTILITIES HONORABLE MENTIONS Sit or Squat: Bathroom Finder – Find a bathroom anywhere you go no matter what. Red Laser- Bar and QR code reader for almost anything.
MISCELLANEOUSIphone apps that are awesome that we couldn’t find aperfect category for.
NEWS, NEWS, NEWSThere really is no one suggestion for where you should get yournews. This is largely a matter of personal taste. Here are acouple of the best news apps for college students. As a collegestudent you should probably be reading these on a daily basis inan attempt to keep abreast on current events.
• PadMapper Info PADMAPPER • Demo Video • DownloadYou are going to have to go apartment hunting in college. This app takes all thepain out of the apartment hunting process. Search listings aggregated from avariety of sources, view photos, see listings on a Google map, and filter thembased on a host of factors. It will also grab Walk Score Information for eachapartment. This is truly the best apartment hunting app!
• AppZilla Info APPZILLA • Demo Video • DownloadThis app is actually a grouping of very useful apps for almost anythingyou can think of. It’s got everything from games to productivity apps.You need to download it to really grasp the magnitude of how muchthis collection offers.
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