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Five Apps to Help You Survive & Thrive in College

There are a lot of things you have to keep track of in college. Your nightly reading list. Due dates for big papers. Group projects. Remembering to call your family. It can quickly become overwhelming, and that’s not even taking into consideration fun things like intramural games, study groups, and date nights. The good news? There are a lot of really helpful apps that can help you stay on top of everything going on in your life. Here are just five suggestions for ones to check out before school starts next month!

Google Drive

If you aren’t already using Google Drive, you’re missing out! Files saved in Drive can be accessed from your phone, tablet, or computer; whether the files are from Google Suite programs like Google Docs, Google Sheets, or Google Slides, or photos, videos, and PDFs. You can also share your documents with other people, which can come in handy if there’s a group project you need to collaborate on for one of your classes. Also helpful? Since you can log in and access your files just about anywhere, if you forget to upload your homework to Canvas or need to print it, you can always run to the PUC library and print your file in an emergency!

Google Keep

Yes, another recommended Google app! One of the lesser-known Google Suite programs, Google Keep is essential for keeping yourself organized. You can create to-do lists, notes, and set important reminders all within the app, and for those of you who love to be extra organized, you can color code and categorize things to your heart’s content too. It’s a Type A person’s dream! One super cool feature is you can share your notes and lists with other people, meaning you can share things like a grocery list with your roommate, notes with a classmate, etc.

Genius Scan

Genius Scan is a scanner in your pocket. It allows you to quickly scan and email yourself JPEG or PDF documents. You can even create multi-page PDF documents, which can come in handy more often than you might think!

Want to give the app a try? After you’ve finished completing your health forms, why not scan and email them to Health Services. Visit puc.edu/alreadyaccepted for more information!


Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees in the PUC forest, so it’s a good idea to use Mint for managing your finances. With this app, you can create a budget you can stick to and watch your spending habits. You can also keep an eye on upcoming bills and make sure they’re paid on time. For college students with limited income, Mint can help ease your fears about your money.

The official PUC app

Of course, we had to promote our own app! There are many reasons why you should download the PUC app, but probably the most important one is you can check out the cafe menu to see what’s for lunch.

Check out our “Five Reasons You Need the PUC Mobile App” blog post to learn more!

Eventually, you will 3find the right apps that work for you so don’t be afraid to try new things! The more organized you are, the less stressed you will feel, and hopefully both of those things will result in helping you be more successful.