October 19 2010|07.20 AM UTC

Alex Gutow

13 Top iPhone / iOS Apps for Students

Category: Wireless

Technology allows us to quickly do research for school, find places to go/eat and connect us with each other. Luckily, with smart phones, we have all of that convenience right in the palm of our hands. As a college student, whose life depends on technology, here’s my list of the top apps that have helped me survive college.

1.) Wikipedia

This is self-explanatory. The great thing about this Wikipedia app is it’s free. It allows you can get mobile articles that you can read right from the screen, which will definitely save you some time on preliminary research for your paper or thesis since you can start prepping in between classes.

2.) BigWords

We all know that college books are expensive ($300-$700). If you want to save money, skip the bookstore and head straight to this app. This iPhone app allows you to compare prices of different textbooks from every web vendor on the go. Enter in your textbooks, buy from the cheapest place and voila, you’ve saved yourself hundreds in 5 minutes.

3.) Evernote

This is a great free iPhone app for taking notes in class. You can choose between taking snapshots, writing notes or recording your professor’s voice. The latter option is especially useful if you’re prone to sleeping in class.

4.) myHomework

This free iPhone app allows you store due dates for assignments, projects and tests all in a nice, neat virtual folder. No more emailing friends at 2am to see what’s due.

5.) PI83 Graphing Calculator

If you’re tired of lugging your TI-83 calculator around, then you need this app. With over 100 math functions, it is pretty much a replica of the common graphing calculator.

6.) Facebook

Let’s be real, school isn’t always about school. Sometimes you just need a break during a hefty class load. Play games, update your status or stalk your friends. All of Facebook is available free on your iPhone.

7.) Restaurant Nutrition

Eating healthy in college is hard. Luckily, with this free app, you can easily look at the nutrition information for common restaurants in town. On the other hand, do you really want to know how many calories are in that pizza you just ordered?

8.) ApartmentsforRent.com

Living off campus definitely has its perks, but having to search for the right place for the right price in the right spot isn’t one of them. With this free app, you can easily see different apartments in the area, where they are relative to campus, their price and much more.

9.) NYTimes.com

Whether you like it or not, news continues to happen even while you’re in school. Stay up to date with this free app. Besides, there is no better conversation starter than talking about current events.

10.) 8,500+ Drink and Cocktail Recipes Free

For those 21+ college students out there, this app will teach you how to get away from Jaeger Bombs and Screwdrivers. This can also save you money if you make your own versus going out to a bar. Throw a cocktail party and impress your friends with your drink mixing skills.

11.) GMAT Practice Quiz

This is a great way to get some extra studying in during breaks or between classes. With over half a million practice questions, you can be sure you’ll ace the GMAT.

12.) Blackboard Learn

Any college student knows their world runs on Blackboard, for better or for worse. This free app will allow you to log on straight from your phone and catch up on those readings and assignments before class.

13.) Stress Reducer

With the hustle of school and life, you have to find time to relax. This great iPhone app lets you choose different ocean sounds to play as you shut your eyes and take a few relaxing breathes. You’ll be amazed by how much better you’ll feel after a few minutes.

Are there any apps that you can’t live without at school?

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