I mean, I don't care what anyone says, adulting is hard. But I believe in you! I believe you can pull all of this together. It's true that students use different mobile applications not only for entertainment, but for studying as well. Still, it is important for college students to keep in mind that both Apple and Android provides dozens of programs and apps for college students that can be very informative and useful when it comes to the little odds and ends of their life: particularly in saving money and time! Because of this, I've compiled six mobile applications that any college student could benefit from: from cooking healthy meals to saving money on groceries or apparel, and much, much more!  

1. Honey

I have to say, this extension can get you some pretty “sweet” deals! If you are an avid online shopper, this will save you the hunt for coupon codes. All you have to do is download this onto your computer and press the extension logo to apply any eligible coupon codes.

2. Epicurious

The Epicurious extension makes healthy, seasonal cooking available to any college student, no matter how busy you are! Epicurious curates easy-to-follow recipes from other sources, such as Gourmet and Bon Appetit, therefore getting over 100,000 options straight to your fingertips! Get cooking! 

3. Ibotta

Earn cash when you make an everyday purchase with the Ibotta application. That's right, no more paper coupons to help you save money! Instead, just shop and get cash back the fun and easy way.  One thing to keep in mind when using Ibotta, though, is some offers are retailer exclusive, so be sure to check your favorite retailers prior to shopping. 

4. RetailMeNot

Living up to its slogan, “Thousands of coupons in your pocket, ” you can browse applicable coupons and deals from J Crew, Victoria’s Secret, Starbucks, Target, Sephora, Bed Bath & Beyond, Forever 21, Bloomingdale’s and hundreds more, all with RetailMeNot! It's so easy for any college student to master, too! All you have to do is save the coupons you want to use for easy access, and if you don't use them right away, you'll get notifications for coupon expiration dates.


With a free UNiDAYS account, you will have access to student discounts online and in stores with leading brands and merchants, such as Aerie, American Eagle, Forever 21, Bed Bath & Beyond, GoPro, Hello Fresh, Lyft, Uber and much more! Hey, this was made with us college students in mind, it's definitely worth giving a try! 

6. Cookpad

The application Cookpad allows you to find and share recipes with your very own friends. All you have to do is create a profile, and then you are free to “favorite” any and all dishes that catch your eye to set aside for later browsing. It will store your recipes, let you draw from a larger pool, and create a shopping list for yourself, so you know for sure you won't miss a thing at the grocery store when you're ready to create your culinary masterpiece with friends!

As a college student, you probably find yourself juggling a ridiculously busy schedule of classes, work, extracurricular activities and (hopefully) a social life, too. You have likely had no free time and even less money to spend during that free time. While it's true that students use different mobile applications not only for entertainment but for studying as well, it's also good to know that you can utilize unique these apps like these to help you keep from breaking into your Ramen noodle budget. Get downloading and enjoy!

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