“There’s an app for that!”
When it comes to college, the saying is definitely true. In fact, there are tons of apps that make college life easier. Here are six apps that have helped me to successfully navigate my first semester of college:
There are group chats for everything. You’ll have them for classes, teams, clubs, floormates, etc. If you want to stay in the loop, you’ll definitely need to download GroupMe.
Tapingo is a lifesaver. With Tapingo, you can use your meal plan to order food from pretty much any dining location on campus (and off campus!). This app is perfect for when you only have a fifteen minute break between classes and no time to wait in line for food.
If you’re not used to using public transportation, this app will make it a breeze. All you have to do is enter when and where you want to go, and the app will let you know which bus to take and how many stops you have left before you reach your destination. I would’ve been completely lost taking the COTA for the first time if it hadn’t been for Transit!
You probably used Quizlet in high school, but it’s just as useful in college. I tried to hand write some flashcards for my classes this semester, but it ended up taking way too much of my time. Quizlet is an easy way to make flashcards and quiz yourself before exams. And if you’re lacking motivation, you can even have it send you study reminders!
You’ll use Canvas to easily track your grades, get notifications and messages from professors and stay on top of your to-do list.
6. The Ohio State App
As a Buckeye, you’ll definitely need The Ohio State App. It’s an easy way to keep track of all your information: your schedule, meal plan (including number of swipes left for the week), BuckID balance and grades. It also has a campus map and a map of the bus routes.