College life is complicated. Thankfully, your own phone can make it easier to budget, eat well, and even get organized—saving you time and money. If you’re a college student, you should download these apps today:
Apps for budgeting
Mint: This free app puts your bank account, credit and debit cards, and even investments all into one place, making it easier to monitor your spending and budget accordingly. You can even get bill reminders, so you’re never late paying rent, utilities, or tuition!
Tip Calculator Free: Computing your tip and splitting your bill at restaurants—or anywhere, really—has never been so easy. You can decide what percent to tip and choose how many people are splitting the bill.
Apps for eating
MyFitnessPal: No need to count your own calories. Let MyFitnessPal do all the work so you can stay healthy even with the college lifestyle. MyFitnessPal includes over 1.5 million foods, 350 exercises, and a free barcode scanner to help you input the food you’re eating. You can even share with your friends and help each other be healthy.
Starbucks: What college student doesn’t survive primarily on caffeine? With the Starbucks app, you can get your coffee fix even quicker. Pay for drinks, find locations, check nutritional values, and receive special offers all from your phone.
Allrecipes Dinner Spinner: This app gives you easy access to a collection of recipes, photos, ratings, and reviews submitted by over 11 million home cooks. Some recipes even come with step-by-step video instructions. If you don’t already know how to cook, now’s the time!
Apps for organizing
iHomework: Collect assignments, due dates, course and teacher information, and other important tasks like reading. Set alarms. Review your schedule. Never turn in a late paper again.
Notability: Clear, coherent, easy-to-use note-taking app for your iPad or iPhone. Handwrite, sketch, type, and even record audio. Better still, you can import and annotate PDF documents. You can even organize and share notes with your peers via email, Twitter, Dropbox, and more.
Any.do: Whether you’re planning a vacation, keeping track of classes, or trying to better manage your time, Any.do helps you organize every part of your life. Think to-do lists of all sorts. Chores, groceries, homework assignments, bills—any and everything you can imagine. Syncing allows you to access your lists from anywhere, on any device.