The Top 5 Android Apps for College Students

Written by Kevin Liew on 05 Apr 2017
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Whether you’re studying on-campus for your bachelor’s degree or taking an online MEAD program from home, study apps downloaded to your Android smartphone can help to make your student experience easier. Android users have access to a wealth of awesome apps, which can help college students with everything from deadline reminders to managing their personal finances. Here are just some of the best android apps for college students.


When you download Studious, forgetting the deadline dates for your online MEAD degree at Rutgers Online will be a thing of the past. This app is designed to make meeting deadlines easier for students; it’s simple and functional, sending you handy reminders about when tests are coming up and when your assignments are due. Additionally, on-campus students will love this app as it has a cool and unique feature; it can automatically set your smartphone to silent as soon as you walk into class.


When compared to the standard iOS calculator, Android is known to be less slick. But, there’s no need to use the built-in apps on your smartphone when you can swap them with new and improved ones found at the Google Play Store. CALCU is a sleek, simply designed calculator app that includes special features such as a calculation history and scientific functions.


Once rated by The New York Times as one of the top must-have apps, Evernote is an awesome tool for students that can be downloaded directly to your Android smartphone. Free to download, this app lets you capture photos, jot down notes, record voice reminders, and create to-do lists to help you stay organized across all of your devices. On the Android version of the app, Evernote users can take advantage of the handwriting feature, which allows you to quickly write down notes on your smartphone in class.


Creating and giving presentations is just a part of the student experience for most programs, so it’s a good idea for students to become familiar with this. Recently acquired by professional social media site, LinkedIn, SlideShare is a presentation-hosting platform, which you can find both online and in the form of an Android app. However, be aware that you can’t create or upload any new files using the app; it is centered around sharing, viewing, and saving presentations for offline access.


Most college students live on a tight budget, but there are many ways that you can save money as a student. When you download Mint to your Android smartphone, financial decisions will get a whole lot easier. Allowing you to keep track of your budgeting whilst on the go, Mint is designed to make it easier to manage your money by showing you up to date financial information for all of your accounts, whilst using their budgeting tool to ensure that you don’t overspend. If you happen to lose your smartphone, there’s no need to worry – the Mint app is fully password protected.

What is/was your favorite productivity app to use in college? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. 

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