Cellphones are great devices used to stay connected with all of your socials circles as well as stay connected with what’s happening in the world and entertain yourself in more ways than one. There are so many different applications that we can use to achieve all of these things, but there are some that stand out among the bunch. These are all of the biggest apps that you should have downloaded on your phone right now!
As the world’s most popular social networking platform, Facebook is the app you should have on your phone if you’re looking to stay connected.
Facebook is the best way to keep in touch with both your family and friends and helps you stay posted on life updates and news from all of your loved ones!
Facebook is also great for personal business promotion and communicate with different groups, companies and organizations directly.
If you’re looking for one-on-one inboxes, group chats or video and voice calls with friends and family, a separate app called Facebook Messenger is another app you should add as well!
Do it for the gram!
Pose for the camera, make sure the lighting is on point, add filters and clear up your picture, and come up with some witty captions to finish off your post!
Build a following while following your friends, family, favorite celebrities and public figures. Post pics, like pics and share pics. Comment under photos or direct message users for contact. Create story or enjoy others.
Instagram; an app that is exclusively for sharing photos and videos, Instagram is an app that you should definitely have!
What would you say if you could only use 140 letters?
Twitter is another fun app that you should have on your phone! The app is similar to Facebook because it allows you to post statuses, but they’re only allowed to be up to 140 characters long.
Post creative, short and sweet tweets, retweet your favorite posts, follow your friends and favorite celebrities, and send DMs to others!
The app that’s taken over America is the app you should have on your phone right now!
Tik Tok is a popular video sharing app known for displaying lip syncs, comedies, dances and other talents and making everyday people Tik Tok famous sensations!
If you loved Vine, you’re sure to love Tik Tok!
Sending chats by the snap of your camera!
Snapchat is a photo messaging app you should have on your phone. This app is another great way to stay connected with friends and see what goes on in their lives thanks to their snap stories.
Send photos and videos, or snaps, to your friends, build up snap streaks (consecutive days snapping your friends) and boost your snap score (total snaps sent and received)!
If you love listening to music, this is the app for you!
Spotify is a major music streaming app you should have on your phone. Listen to your favorite artists, discover new musicians, create playlists with all of your favorite songs and be the first to hear the latest album drops!
Spotify offers a student premium for half off the regular month price and includes a free first month!
This is an app you should have to make banking a whole lot easier.
Staying on top of your bank statements and the status of your checking account is ultra important. Luckily, there are apps you can download to help make this a whole lot easier!
This one is pretty broad because we all have a different bank, but well known banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America and US Bank all have apps available to download. Keep track of your debit account and make deposits and transfers right from the app!
“Got the cash app?”
If not, now is the time to download this app!
Cash App makes sending money to others quick and easy. Send money from and receive money into your checking account with the tap of a button!
There are a few similar apps such as PayPal, Google pay and even Facebook pay, but as the most well known money transferring service out there, Cash app is an app you should have for sure!
Stream your favorite movies and shows wherever you go!
You should have at least one of these apps if you love to watch TV. Netflix and Hulu are two of the most popular show streaming services out there, and each offer original shows that you can only find on their apps!
If you’re a sports lover, this is an app you should have for sure!
The ESPN app is great for catching up on all of the scores for all your favorite teams, viewing box scores and stats, and watching highlights. ESPN also allows you to watch live sports!
All of your favorite videos, right in the palm of your hand!
YouTube is an app you should have on your phone because it offers a wider selection of videos than any other video viewing app in the world, and gives users the freedom to create, edit and upload their own videos!
Enjoy comedies, music videos, documentaries, streams, podcasts or anything else you enjoy watching!
Online Shopping Apps
Avoid all the trips to the mall and the lines at the register!
There are multiple online shopping apps that you should and could download. For most, Amazon mobile, eBay and Wish are where you find anything that they desire. For me, the Nike app is the perfect place to find new sneakers and check out new clothes.
Whichever you like to shop for, you can’t go wrong with any of these apps!
If you can’t make it home safely after a night out, let somebody make the drive for you!
Uber and Lyft are each apps you should have if you need a ride home after a night out or for any other commute across town. They make it easy and effective to find transportation help at affordable rates!
Be smart and find your personal Uber or Lyft cabs through the app for a safe ride home!
What’s up with WhatsApp, you ask?
This is a very popular chat app that allows users to text, call or video chat with anybody, even internationally, with no fees!
If you have friends or family across the country or across the globe, this is an app you should have on your phone!
Know when assignments are due, when classes are canceled, and any other campus updates right from your cell!
Having an app that connects your school email to you phone makes it even much more convenient and easier to view important emails about campus news and events and interact with professors and fellow students whenever needed.
Your school email, along with any personal accounts you may have, should always be accessible through an app on your phone!
There are a multitude of free apps you can download to your phone from the app store, but each of these apps should be your top priority.
Stay socially connected, stay entertained, enjoy your favorite music, movies and shows, manage your money, travel safely, check up on final scores and stay posted on campus information, all thanks to these apps on your phone!