With school starting up again (ugh, we know), tons of college students are scrambling to get ready for their next semester of studying, barely making it to class on time, cramming late nights before exams, and probably partying in the little spare time they have. These apps, services, and devices are the perfect tech for college students to survive this fall semester.
We all know how ridiculously expensive college is whether you’re paying for it yourself or with the help of your parents. Scholly is an app that can help you find scholarships to lessen the burden even a little bit. You can search and filter depending on your major, where you live, and other factors. It’ll show you tons of different scholarships you can apply for.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m constantly forgetting my phone charger when I go places. Especially when my phone is already half dead and I desperately need it to contact someone. The Native Union Key Cable will save your life in these situations. It’s a tiny USB cable that you can keep on your keychain and use to plug your phone into your computer whenever you need to charge it.
For those of you college kids who are desperately trying to avoid the infamous “Freshman 15,” this FitBit could potentially save you. Even though running to class when you’re late may not count as a workout, the FitBit will still count the steps and the distance and let you analyze it through your connected smartphone. It can even track the amount of sleep you’re getting (or not getting) and send you notifications when you get phone calls and messages on your phone.
Whether you need some study music or some pre game music before you go out, this speaker is tiny and portable so you can connect it to your phone through Bluetooth and play music anywhere you are for any occasion.
This pen might seem a little excessive, but I promise it’s worth the high price. You can use it to write your notes as normal, but when you write on paper, it automatically transfers everything you write onto your smart device so you can share it digitally and not have to worry about losing your paper notes.
This 13.3 inch laptop for only $699 is comparable to a Mac, except way cheaper and we all know college kids run on a budget. This Asus has 256 gb storage, 8 gb memory, and up to 10 hour battery life.
These printers are pricey, but they’ll save you a boatload on ink cartridges because it doesn’t use them. They come with enough ink to print 4000 black or 6500 color pages and claim to last you two years before you have to refill. A 13 dollar refill bottle is supposedly equal to 20 cartridges. Buying ink cartridges can drain your bank account pretty quickly so this is a great alternative.
Unless you like ads interrupting your study sessions every night, you definitely need Spotify Premium. It’s half off for students and there will be nothing worse than ads coming on over the speakers in the middle of the awesome parties you’re going to be throwing.
Groupme is a group messaging app and you might be thinking that you can just group message on your iPhone, but you can’t always. When you have group projects that you need to coordinate but there’s that one person with a mobile phone that isn’t an iPhone, it’s going to come in handy. You can even use it to group chat with huge groups of people, like your sorority pledge class.
This is the last and probably most important thing on this list. EasyBib is a site that lets you input a book, article, or whatever source you might be using, and it makes the citations for you. You can choose the format you need, whether it’s APA, MLA, or whatever else. It might actually save your life.