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College Tech: 101 Indispensable Apps, Websites, Services & Resources for Students

This post is #22 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 101. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!

College life can be crazy… that’s why we’ve compiled 100 awesome tech tools for college students. Whether you are studying, socializing, finding food (our first three categories), trying to land a great internship or looking for a way to pay for tuition, we’ve got you covered. As usual, we’ve included plenty of brand new startups so there is a ton of fresh new content to explore. Isn’t it nice to have everything in one convenient, bookmarkable place? I saw that a popular tech blog has been publishing “back to school” posts with subjects like “the top 5 iPhone cases” and a few “dorm gadgets” that seemed really lame. So, I thought I’d hook you up with some actually useful tech tools that will help you rock at everything from academics to relaxing. Game on. If I missed anything good, leave me a comment to let me know!

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Study

  1. StudyHall.com - Study, share, connect with your classmates.
  2. Quizlet – Study languages, vocabulary or almost anything (and share with your friends).
  3. NoteWagon - Turn notes into cash (study guides, practice problems, chapter summaries).
  4. iStidiez Pro – Sophisticated student planner for Mac, iPhone or iPad.
  5. Wolfram|Alpha – Enter what you want to calculate or know about.
  6. STUDYBLUE – Make online flashcards and notes. Study anywhere, anytime.
  7. Boundless – The free textbook replacement; high-quality, open-licensed educational content.
  8. Brightstorm – Quick homework help (math, science, test prep).
  9. Notesolution - Ace your exams with the best notes at your school.
  10. instaGrok – Understand concepts like gravity thoroughly and intuitively.
  11. Chegg – Expert help in all subjects, eTextbooks, course reviews and more.
  12. OpenStudy – Social learning network and global study group.
  13. Koofers - Free test bank, lecture notes, professor ratings and more.
  14. Desmos – A beautiful, free online graphic calculator.

Socialize

  1. Path – Stay connected with family and close friends.
  2. Pair – An app just for couples.
  3. Meetup – Find a meetup group near you by topic or interest.
  4. Wendr - Discover what your friends are doing tonight.
  5. Flaunt - A social network for student professionals.
  6. Highlight – A fun way to learn more about people nearby.
  7. Ourspot – Rediscover relationships.
  8. Pearescope – Privately introduces you to nearby friends of friends.
  9. Banjo – Notifies you when any of your friends are near.
  10. Everyme – The private social network.
  11. Diaspora – A creative way to remix your world.
  12. Touch – Share and chat with your closest friends and family.
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Eat

  1. Hngry – Figure out where and what to eat.
  2. Seamless – Order food for delivery and takeout.
  3. Forkly – See “what’s good” at restaurants and share discoveries with friends.
  4. Thryve - Start eating what makes you feel great.
  5. Grubwithus - An easy way to meet cool new people at top restaurants.
  6. Evernote Food – Find and remember memorable food experiences on your iPhone.
  7. BiteHunter - Real-time location-based mobile app for finding great dining deals.
  8. CookItFor.Us – Get the recipes you crave made.
  9. Feastie – Search top food blogs for the tastiest new recipes.
  10. Allmenus.com - Find every menu here. Order online for delivery or takeout.

Stay Organized

  1. Evernote – Remember everything.
  2. Schooltraq – A smarter academic planner for a smarter you.
  3. Scheedule – The calendar reinvented for students.
  4. Workflowy – Organize your brain.
  5. inClass – The last school app you’ll ever need (schedule, notes and more).
  6. Springpad – Smart notebooks to organize and share whats important to you.
  7. Awesome Note - Combine notes and todos in one app (iPad and iPhone).
  8. Clear – Breathtakingly-simple todos for iPhone.
  9. Things – Comprehensive todo list for Mac, iPad and iPhone.
  10. Wunderlist – Free and easy-to-use task manager.
  11. Any.DO – Award-winning reminder app that helps you do anything (iOS/Android).

Get an Internship/Job

  1. InternMatch - Find internships (including paid internships)
  2. Readyforce – Be found by your dream company.
  3. Seelio – A stage for college students to distinguish themselves.
  4. TalentEgg – Helps students and recent grads transition from school to work.
  5. StartUpHire – Find jobs at top startups.
  6. Internships.com – Internships and internship guidance.
  7. Pocket.Jobs – Post and pickup jobs.
  8. HireAHelper – Part-time and full-time labor jobs.
  9. After College – Entry level jobs and internships.
  10. YouTern – Startup internship opportunities.

Finance Your Education

  1. Tuition.io – Manage student loans; optimize your debt.
  2. Campus Shift – Make money, save money, have fun!
  3. Alltuition – The college financial aid common application.
  4. ScholarPRO – Get matched with personalized scholarships; manage them online.
  5. SoFi – Connects students and alumni for community financing opportunities.
  6. Go Financial Aid – Advisors and consultants for FAFSA and CSS profile.
  7. BookRenter – Rent your textbooks, save a bundle.
  8. MeritAid.com – Comprehensive directory of merit and academic scholarships.
  9. Athletic Scholarships Direct – Do you believe you can play at the next level?
  10. Scholarships.com – Find scholarships while colleges recruit you.
  11. Learndipity – Scholarships + savings.

College Life

  1. SparkCollege – Blogs, admissions, college life and school reviews.
  2. Spill - Peer support network for empathy and encouragement.
  3. OOHLALA – Energize the student experience.
  4. Localmind - Know what’s happening around town, right now.
  5. Roommat.es – Makes living with roommates easy.
  6. HackCollege – Student-powered life-hacking. Work smarter, not harder.
  7. UniYu – Support network for students.
  8. JusCollege – Social experiences, local services and deals on goods.
  9. Sumpto – Free stuff for college students.
  10. UCampus – Better connect with your city and school.
  11. 99U – Insights for making ideas happen.
  12. Amazon Student - Exclusive deals for college students.
  13. Blog U – Inside higher ed.

Online Learning

  1. Khan Academy - Learn almost anything for free.
  2. Udemy - Online courses from the world’s top instructors.
  3. Coursera - The world’s best courses, online, for free.
  4. Udacity - Free online courses from world renowned university professors.
  5. Skillshare - A community marketplace for classes.
  6. TED-Ed - Lessons worth sharing.
  7. Sophia - Learn in your own way. Over 25,000 tutorials.
  8. Memrise - The free and fun way to learn anything.
  9. The Concord Consortium - Digital learning for science, math and engineering.
  10. General Assembly - A global network of campuses for technology, business and design.

Miscellaneous

  1. Xollage – Find courses across multiple colleges and universities.
  2. Abroad 101 - Study abroad programs and reviews.
  3. Acceptly – College prep; see your chances of getting in.
  4. Inkling – Interactive books for iPad and the web.
  5. Kno – eTextbooks for iPad, Galaxy Note, Windows and the web.
  6. 30 Second MBA – Tips from business leaders.
  7. Fit Campus – Get fit, win prizes.
  8. Thoughtback - Program your mind, one thought at a time.
  9. BetterGrads – Connects high school students with college students as mentors.
  10. Acceptional – Sample college admissions essays.
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