Best Free Apps for a Day in the Life of a College Student

With a digital device at your fingertips, it’s important to make the most out of everything it has to offer! Today we’re sharing some of the best free apps that’ll make a busy or boring day action-packed and organized, from sunrise to sunset!

10:00 a.m. Check your calendar with Sunrise

Sunrise is a calendar app made to sync with your Google Calendar and Facebook! Scroll through the live feed of events, birthdays and weather for the day.

11:30 a.m. Walk to campus while bumpin’ tunes with Songza

Songza is a unique music app that greets you with a music concierge that provides perfect playlists for the time of day! You can also browse playlists by mood, so whether you’re feeling the Monday morning blues or TGIF excitement, Songza has got you covered.

1:00 p.m.  Find a place to grab lunch around town with Foodspotting

In the mood for a specific meal? Foodspotting is a visual guide that lets you explore ratings for restaurants and dishes. Download the app to check out the food you’re craving and where to find it!

2:30 p.m. Reach out to friends using Kik Messenger

Send messages, videos and sketches with Kik Messenger. This fast and simple messaging app puts a fun spin on connecting with friends!

4:00 p.m. Procrastinate just a little bit with Feedly

Take a mental break and feed your brain with Feedly! Feedly is a stylish and user-friendly Google/RSS/YouTube reader that helps you stay in-the-know while on-the-go.

5:30 p.m. Get your study on with Boundless


The Boundless iOS app allows you to study from your affordable Boundless textbooks while on the train, waiting in line, and more. Study anywhere, and study better with Boundless!

7:00 p.m. Get cookin’ with Dinner Spinner

Need help spicing up your dinner? Browse through the Dinner Spinner by ingredient or shake up your phone for some cooking inspiration.

8:30 p.m. Stay updated on your favorite TV shows with Sidereel

Customize your own personal TV guide with Sidereel! This handy app lets you explore new TV shows, keep tabs on upcoming episodes and mark the episodes you’ve watched.

Download these awesome apps and enjoy the easy-breezy digital lifestyle. You’ll love having these resources easily accessible in the palm of your hand!

blog post by Shoshie

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  • Enrique Peters

    You forget to mention one really popular website, especially among my student. It’s some app that help students with homework. I’m not against digital devices, I’m using them myself, but I think students shouldn’t use it while studying. It’s just distracting.