Braxton HuffFounder of Porter, Creator, UI Designer

What are the best apps for college students?

I'm moving out and living in a flat for college in a few months. What are the best apps for students from recipes to shopping to living in general.
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    GitHub Student Developer Pack

    The best developer tools, free for students.

    This equips a students to bootstrap their development project from scratch till production with all the tools necessary
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    Arun Sathiya4Marketing, Freshworks · Written
    Totally recommend the Github Student package too. I find it very helpful.
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    Christopher LeachProgrammer and Student · Written
    I'm a student and this got me into computer science. Gave me tools I could not afford otherwise.
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    Grammarly

    Clear, effective, mistake-free writing.

    Paraj MathurCo-founder, CEO @ SimplyStow · Written
    Invaluable when writing anything from essays to emails to professional resumes
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    Setapp

    Get dozens of curated Mac apps in a single subscription

    Pavlo PedenkoProduct Manager @ Setapp.com. · Written
    Pavlo Pedenko made this product
    Disclaimer: I work as a PM in Setapp so my opinion might be biased. Setapp is a single subscription for 83 amazing Mac apps with a total value of $2500+ (and it keeps growing). Student receives an access to Findings (which is an amazing app to conduct research and experiments with utmost precision), Ulysses (one of the best writing apps so far), Studies (helps to keep all your notes for every subject in one place), Xmind (fancy mind mapping tool) and a loooot more. Free trial is available.
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  4. Dustin KnopoffStudent, CS/Design · Written
    Great discount. Has everything.
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    Arun Sathiya4Marketing, Freshworks · Written
    Amazon Prime discount in the US is great. I wish this was available in India too.
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  5. Not exactly an app, but a really supportive and super-friendly community of student makers from around the world backed by developers and entrepreneurs who help us out when needed. If you're into making products, check it out :) P.S: I'm the guy behind this community 🙈 ✌️
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  6. Great for all sorts of things!
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    Splitwise

    Share bills and IOUs. Make sure everyone gets paid back.

    Tejas Kinger17SaaS Product Marketing @ Freshworks Inc · Written
    As students, one would most often face difficulties when it comes to splitting bills and getting paid back. Splitwise is possibly the best way to solve that.
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    Arun Sathiya4Marketing, Freshworks · Written
    Easily split bills with friends on the go. Available as a web app too.
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    Todoist

    Organize your life. Then go enjoy it.

    Hugo FauquenoiHelping users grow @twistappteam · Written
    Awesome to get organized day in, day out, and stay on top of the many shared projects with other students
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  9. Jeff NowakConnecting AI and content marketing · Written
    Always helps to have your bank account handy. Venmo helps avoid those awkward moments when you and a new friend have to split the cost of pizza.
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    Joshua DanceEngineer, Product Manager, athlete · Written
    Venmo became one of the most useful apps in college. People never have cash, Venmo saves the day.
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    Bear

    A beautiful, flexible writing app for notes and prose

    David AdamuCo-founder, Cultured 🦄 · Written
    As a student, you may want to breakdown lectures into simpler, snackable content while you study. Bear helps you do that.
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  11. 15
    Niftio

    Complete presentation platform for professionals

    Roxana Eftene14Product Marketing Ninja · Written
    Roxana Eftene made this product
    Perfect for college assignments that require a slide presentation. Also free for edu.
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  12. 11
    Wunderlist

    Capture ideas, things to do and places to see

    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    As a student we are constantly forgetting things, set a reminder in Wunderlist to ensure our responsibilities are taken care of and check box done the reminder once completed.
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    Abhilash L RameshUI Developer, Freshdesk · Written
    This is probably the easiest and user friendly TODO app I have ever used. Must have one!
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  13. 10
    Alcamy

    Free, open self-learning platform. Learn & teach anything.

    Udara JayFounder @ Tidl Inc. · Written
    Udara Jay made this product
    Students use Alcamy to organize research and quickly grasp new topics of knowledge.
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  14. 9
    Book Like A Boss

    Simple platform to sell your services & book appointments

    Nachum KligmanCo-Founder BookLikeABoss.com · Written
    Nachum Kligman made this product
    In 10 minutes Students can create a social booking page where they can offer services such as Tutoring, Painting Homes, Landscaping or any of hundreds of other services they want to do to make some extra cash. Disclaimer, I am a co-founder :)
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  15. 8
    Qwiki

    Find and Read Articles on Wikipedia from your Mac menu bar!

    Christopher HannahSwift Developer / Writer · Written
    Christopher Hannah made this product
    Although I developed this app, it was for my own use at university. And it served me well when I wanted to quickly get a bit of information, or do some initial research before I went deeper into a topic.
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  16. 8
    Tinder 4.0

    Tinder, now with #TinderMoments photos

    Joshua DanceEngineer, Product Manager, athlete · Written
    Dating is fun. Tinder gets you more dates.
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  17. 7
    Photomath

    Solve Math equations by using your mobile in real time

    Great product!
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  18. Dustin KnopoffStudent, CS/Design · Written
    You need this...Track assignments, GPA over a semester, schedule, etc. and etc.
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    simply the best app for my college schedule, manage projects and hw assignments. Theres mac app, win app, android app and iphone app. I love it
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  19. 8
    PDF Expert 2

    Fast, robust and beautiful PDF editor

    Pavel Sakhatskiy made this product
    Since, most of the academic materials are PDFs, a powerful PDF editor is a must have app for any student. And PDF Expert is the best one.
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  20. Ibbe RajaCo-Founder & CEO, Vincoe · Written
    Easy to use and has plenty of novice dishes that look pro
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