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Top Apps for College Students

Look for apps that help you procrastinate, and you’ll find countless options. But what about apps that help you be productive? Here’s a list of apps to help you stay on track at Boise State… And then some procrastination ones too.


Boise State Mobile App

Download the Boise State Mobile app to keep up with classes, events and student life:

  • View your classes, Canvas assignments, and grades
  • Scan your phone instead of your Bronco Card at University Dining locations
  • Customize your student news feed
  • Stream University Pulse and Boise State Public Radio

Get the Boise State app for Apple devices

Get the Boise State app for Android devices



This one goes without saying. Many, many courses require Canvas, so make sure to install the native Canvas app.

Learn Canvas, login, and download here

Google Workspace

From email to documents to collaborating with students and professors, Google Workspace apps are must-have.

You don’t need to log in through myBoiseState every time you want to check your BroncoMail, you can sign into our student account right from the Gmail app. The same goes for all the other Google apps too. Learn how to configure your device for Gmail and Google Workspace here.

Google Workspace apps include Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Calendar, and Keep.



This is a free task management app. Collaborate with others or simply use it as a to-do list. The possibilities are endless.

Get Trello for Apple devices

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Slack is a free communication tool with different threads, channels and direct messages. It’s ideal for communicating with lots of people.

Get Slack for Apple devices

Get Slack for Android devices

Google Drive

Part of having a student email address at Boise State is getting unlimited data storage on Google Drive. Back up your projects on the cloud!

Get Google Drive for Apple devices

Get Google Drive for Android devices

Google Tasks

Never forget to do something again. This seamlessly integrates with Google Calendar and Gmail, so you can always stay on track.

Get Google Tasks for Apple devices

Get Google Tasks for Android devices



Free flash cards. Search for your subject and chances are someone has already built flashcards that can help you memorize things. If not, make them yourself!

Get Quizlet for Apple devices

Get Quizlet for Android devices


Wolfram Alpha

Google for math people. It will show you graphs, data, answers to equations, everything you could possibly want to know and more than you probably bargained for.

Get Wolfram Alpha for Apple devices

Get Wolfram Alpha for Android devices


LinkedIn Learning (Formerly

If you have a Boise Public Library card (which you totally should if you can) you should have access to LinkedIn Learning for free. It’s a great learning tool with online courses in just about any subject you’re curious about. If you don’t have a library card, you can take some courses for free from LinkedIn.

Get LinkedIn Learning for Apple devices

Get LinkedIn Learning for Android devices



Free language learning app. Fun fact: Duolingo comes from the same founder that brought you CAPTCHA/reCAPTCHA.

Get Duolingo for Apple devices

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Create or play quizzes alone or with friends or in your class.

Get Kahoot! for Apple devices

Get Kahoot! for Android devices  



Need to quickly scan a document to a PDF but don’t have access or are too lazy to find a scanner? Just point your camera at the document and you’ll be surprised at how well this works to digify documents.

Get CamScanner for Apple devices

Get Cam Scanner for Android devices




LinkedIn is a great app to set up your portfolio, connect and network with people in your field or interests and cruise for jobs. Many recruiters are using LinkedIn more and more.

Get LinkedIn for Apple devices

Get LinkedIn for Android devices



Follow us, our stories are pretty awesome (@boisestateuniversity).

Get Instagram for Apple devices

Get Instagram for Android devices




Easily pay your roommate for that box of mac n’ cheese you “borrowed.”

Get Venmo for Apple devices

Get Venmo for Android devices




Lime, Bird, Spin – wear a helmet.



If you park downtown and don’t have any quarters, you can pay for your parking at a lot of locations using this app.

Get ParkMobile for Apple devices

Get ParkMobile for Android devices


Social Bicycles “Boise Greenbike”

It’s like an Escooter, but you sit down and exercise while doing it.

Get Social Bicycles for Apple devices

Get Social Bicycles for Android devices



If you need to plan a flight, put your flight dates and the app will predict when the price will hit the lowest. Don’t buy too early, don’t buy too late.

Get Hopper for Apple devices

Get Hopper for Android devices


Wellness and Entertainment


Use your library card and you can read thousands of ebooks or listen to thousands of audiobooks for free.

Get Libby for Apple devices

Get Libby for Android devices



Never get lost in the foothills (or any marked trail) again with this interactive trail app that you don’t need cellphone reception for. You can download all of any state’s trails for offline viewing for free.

Get Trailforks for Apple devices

Get Trailforks for Android devices



A popular food diary/activity tracker. It pairs with many other fitness apps and smart scales too.

Get MyFitnessPal for Apple devices

Get MyFitnessPal for Android devices



Log your run or bike ride, and compete against your own time or other people that have done the same route as you.

Get Strava for Apple devices

Get Strava for Android devices



Only because Stranger Things doesn’t have an app of its own.

Get Netflix for Apple devices

Get Netflix for Android devices