It goes without saying that technology and today’s college student go together like peas and carrots. In fact, college students are among the widest group of users when it comes the latest, must-have items, especially cell phones. The iPhone in particular, continues to get rave reviews and with new applications coming out seemingly overnight, there is plenty that students can experiment with. However, out of all the iPhone apps available, there are a key few that are definitely considered the most popular by those pursuing higher education.
It’s no secret that times are tough and money is hard to come by. In the Bay Area especially, the cost of living—not to mention the constant hikes in tuition and other college-related expenses—are always forcing students to think twice before many any purchases. However, with the Budget Buster app, college students with iPhones have the ability to use this nifty application, which tracks a person’s daily, weekly and even monthly expenses. When it comes to knowing how much money you’re bringing in and putting out, this app is a must for any starving student.
There are tons of apps that deal with navigation and helping people find their way around, either on foot or by car. However, what makes the Logical Dimension app stand out from the rest is the fact that it was designed to help students find their way around more than 200 colleges in the United States. New students, as well as those coming from out of state, will find this particular app very helpful. So the next time you’re out exploring San Francisco, you’ll know exactly which parts of the city the action is at and how to find your way back to campus afterwards.
As uninteresting as the name of this app sounds, it definitely serves a purpose. Health-conscious students that don’t want to pack on the pounds, can use this application to not only track the places they’ve eaten around town but find out each venue’s nutritional information ahead of time. So whether you’re thinking about a fancy dinner at the Cheesecake Factory in Union Square or plan to keep it light with appetizers at Gordon Biersch off of Harrison Street, you’ll be able to accurately calculate not only the fat content of the menu items but the calories, proteins and carbs as well.
Think tuition at a Bay Area college or university is expensive? So are the textbooks! Luckily, students can turn to the Snap Tell app, which serves the purpose of providing price comparisons for various textbooks. All you have to do is point your iPhone at any select book jacket and the app will instantly surf the Internet to find a better deal online. Whether you’re attending a community college like Skyline College, state university or a private school in the Bay Area, SnapTell can help anyone save money.
Out of all the iPhone apps available for free for the iPhone, Cram is perhaps one of the most practical because it gives students an interactive way to study for tests. By creating quizzes and flashcards, students in all majors can stay at the top of their marks…literally.