After taking endless numbers of selfies and applying filters to create the perfect picture, open up the Snapchat app and send even your worst photo to a friend… it will disappear in a few seconds anyway. The snaps send faster than a normal mms, disappear after an amount of time you set and will notify you if it detects the recipient took a screen shot to save your pic forever. That last attribute is pretty cool. If a photo doesn’t capture the moment like you want, you can draw or add text to the photo too.
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Selfies, socializing and singles make this the perfect app to meet new people. On.com lets you share your own photos and like and comment on other user’s pics. Each pic is tagged with the person’s age and location, so you can start mingling with potential friends in your area. You can send private messages and private photos, see who’s online, and find out who has viewed your photos. You’ll be able to start meeting new people and making friends as soon as you login.
That awkward moment when you’re only on your fifth game of beer pong and your thirty pack is gone. Someone better find the nearest and cheapest liquor store. DrinkOwl will find open liquor stores and bars in your area plus specials that are happening in real time. With this app you can find a happy hour for every day of the week in your location. DrinkOwl lists exactly what is on special: beer, mixed drinks or other, so you’ll know exactly what to order before you get to the bar.
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If there is one app that can help you with studying and partying, Leaf.ly is it. This app allows you to browse through over 17,000 reviews and over 500 strains of cannabis. Each strain cataloged has patient feedback and attributes, which makes your selection that much easier. Once you’ve researched the right strain for your needs, you can track it down at one of the local dispensaries in your area.
When you need music for your party, study session, or campus cruise, Spotify is your app. You can stream and listen to the Spotify radio, a random playlist or an entire library on your phone, tablet or computer. A $4.99 monthly subscription will let you listen to millions of songs with no ads. A $9.99 monthly subscription to Spotify Premium allows you all access to the entire Spotify song library, to create and sync playlists, listen offline and share with your friends. Be sure to avoid data overage fees by hooking up to Wi-Fi to stream all your tunes.
Price: Free, $4.99 or $9.99 monthly for Premium
Evernote comes up on almost every must-have-app list for college students. Its free, its easy and it synchs across pretty much every device you may own. You can take notes on your tablet in class, and they’ll be on your computer when you get back to your dorm. You can organize any type of note you take, whether they are typed, photographed or recorded. There are premium paid-for features, which includes the ability to access your notes offline, allow others to edit your notes and lock your notes to keep them safe.
Price: Free, Premium $45 annually
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Organization and time management are crucial for college students. iStudiezPro keeps you on top of all sorts of deadlines and tasks. This app will store every detail about your course load including instructors, upcoming assignments and tests and a daily planner. The Smart Summary is a real-time mode view that tracks your daily schedule and reminds of you the classes you need to attend that day. For you iPhone and Mac users, istudiez will sync with your iCal so you’ll never miss any of your assignments or activities.
There are apps that will store and organize your notes, but what happens if you really don’t want to take notes that day? ShareYourBoard allows you to take a picture of any white board and it will adjust the photo so you can see those lecture notes clearly. That’s right, no big white glare spots washing out the most important info from the lecture.