For many young people, college is the first time where they are juggling all the commitments in their life without the help of their parents. It can be an overwhelming experience, and many people need a little help organizing it all. That is why these apps are perfect for college students. They allow us to navigate new places, find out what is going on in the world, and organize all the appointments and papers.


1. SelfControl

When trying to get work done on the computer, it is very easy to get distracted. Web sites like Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter can easily occupy hours of one’s time. That is why the SelfControl app is a necessity. SelfControl allows you to add distracting web sites to a list, set a time limit, and during that time you are not able to go to those sites. Do not bother trying to restart your computer or delete the app during the time block, because it still will not allow you to get to those sites.


2. HopStop

HopStop is an excellent app for any college student navigating a new city. HopStop allows you to find directions using public transportation. You can view transit maps, view live feeds of traffic reports and conditions, and save routes that you frequently use.


3. GroupMe

Keep all your group messages in one place with GroupMe. GroupMe allows you to have as many group messages in one place so they do not overload you message inbox. This app is perfect for members of group projects, sport teams, or simply groups of friends. It also works with phone numbers of people who do not have smart phones.


4. Google Drive

Google Drive is a great app for keeping all your important documents in one place. It allows you to save anything to your drive and be able to access your documents wherever you go. This ensures that if your computer crashes, all your documents will not have been lost.


5. FlipBoard

FlipBoard keeps you up to date on what is happening in your world and news happening around the world. FlipBoard allows you to have your social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, alongside news about music, politics, food, and more. FlipBoard is an easy and fast way to get all the news that is important to you.


What apps can you not live without as a college student? Let me know in the comments below or tweet at me @whatsthesich