College Tip #1

Monday, August 22, 2016


So excited to kick off my first college post! Hopefully this can become a weekly thing, and hopefully have its own section on the blog. For my first post, I wanted to talk about a few apps that I think every student should have when starting the semester. Technology is becoming a part of our daily lives and even our colleges are starting to incorporate technology into their classrooms. Everywhere you look or anyone you talk to will probably own a smartphone. Even kids are owning them these days! Besides that point, I wanted to let you guys in on a few of my favorite apps. I use Android, but a lot of these should also be on Apple. The first time I went to college, I was so unprepared and was always procrastinating and getting distracted, but as the years have gone by. I have been able to manage my time better and not be as stressed. Lets get started!

1. Headspace // A free app that basically helps you meditate and takes your mind off any distraction. It's perfect for anyone who needs some alone time. All you do is choose from a selection of sessions, but if you want access to the entire list, you need to subscribe to their services which is 7.99/month. You can choose any session based on your mood, and it also lets you track your progress. It's a great way to exercise your mind in a creative way. I think the layouts really cute and simple to navigate. 
2. Myunidays // Another free app that was made specifically for college students. Everyone loves shopping, and getting discounts on your favorite brands are even better. It's a great way to save on clothing or tech. It includes brands such as Urban Outfitters and Unif.
3. Mint // It's extremely important to keep track of your spending just so you don't spend money on anything useless and end up with $5 in your bank.  Mint is the perfect way to track your spending and it allows you to create a budget plan. It's also a great way to become more financially responsible.
4. Ebates // Another great site to find discounts, but the best thing about it is the cashback. It's always better if you can get a discounts on your favorite brands while also getting cashback. It's like hitting 2 birds with 1 stone. 
5. Spotify // If you're a music fanatic which I don't know who isn't, then I highly suggest getting Spotify. They have personalized playlists for you and have categorized playlists as well for studying or commuting. If you have a car, having your favorite music is always a plus. You can also pay for the monthly subscription if you don't have like listening to ads or want to listen offline. If I remember correctly, they have a student deal for 4.99/month.

I hope this was useful for any of you who are heading into college soon! If you guys have any favorites that I haven't listed, please leave them in the comments cause I'd love to know. Please let me know if you'd like me to talk about anything else or if you have any questions. I'm already working on my next blog post, so keep updated by following me on Facebook or Instagram! I wish you all an amazing semester. :)




19 comments

  1. These are all great apps for college students. Ebates and Spotify are both things I know my son would use. He is in his second year of college but lives at home. Thanks for sharing the apps.

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  2. These are great suggestions! My daughter wants an upgraded spotify as a birthday gift. I didn't know they offered a student discount! Thanks for that :)

    Jacqui
    flightsoffancymom.com

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  3. These are great resources to keep track of everyday life as a college student. I love the Mint app, because it's so easy to keep track of finances.

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  4. I love discovering new apps to try even though I'm not in college - I can see myself using many of the apps listed. I love using Mint and Headspace looks perfect after a long day at work. I love using Ebates for additional savings!

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  5. What great apps for those going back to college, and in fact some of those apps could be used in my life, not just my daughters. Love being able to keep track of finances, thanks for these tips.

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  6. With a daughter about to start senior year of high school, I'm taking note of these apps. This year is going to fly by.

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  7. These are great apps. My daughter used Spotify all the time when she was in college, especially for studying and working out.

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  8. These apps look absolutely awesome I wish they were around when I was in college LOL.

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  9. Ahhh I wish I had this list when I was in college! Extremely helpful apps - even for outside of college. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These are all great tips! I use a couple of these apps myself like Mint and Spotify.

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  11. These are all great tips for those headed to college. Appreciate you sharing this!

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  12. What a great list of apps!! I've been out of college for awhile, but I do love Ebates! So many killer deals!

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  13. Awesome to know. What a great looking list. My nephew is heading off to college so i will have to let him know to check some of these out! - Jeanine

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  14. Great list, my niece is a freshman in college this year. I'm going to send this over to her so she can be ready for her first day of school.

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  15. Spotify is the best. I like to use it when we go on long road trips since their playlists are amazing! I need to get back to using Mint. It was so helpful

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  16. What a great list! Ebates is a great one - I wish I Knew about it sooner! I used it for a while before graduating and it was great - still is, too! -Kendall

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  17. Some great ideas, I will pass this on to my friend who is starting uni in september as I am sure they will come in handy.

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  18. These are awesome.I will definitely pass this on to my college freshman and high school senior. Headspace is awesome. It is definitely important to manage the stress and meditation is a great way to do that.

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  19. These are all great tips. I haven't used these apps when I was in college because I did not have a phone neither have a laptop.

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