27 Nov Favourite University Students Apps in Canada
It must be so different to be a university student in 2018 with all the digital resources out there, the bunch of information floating all around and the many ways of communication.
Now that statistics show that people use cell phones even more than laptops, it does make sense that apps are running the world these days. According to itbusiness.ca Canadian’s mobile app use grew by 74% in 2016.
When I first started writing this, I thought the obvious, the most used apps must be the Social Media ones and guess what? I was right! I only had my doubts about Facebook, as we all know that now is considered “old people” stuff, however, Facebook messenger and Facetime made the list.
I’m completely impressed by the number of options out there for students. There is an app for everything, including drinking! So, let me delight you with what I found by asking around and checking the online world:
- TikTok: This app was ranked as number 1 by similarweb.com and I was surprised because is the first time I hear about it. TikTok is a social media app for creating and sharing videos as well as live broadcastings. It is also called “Douyin” by Chinese students.
- Social Media: (Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) These are all on the top spots of course. As per Global and Mail young Canadians (18-34) spent an average of 34 hours per week (statistic for 2016) or nearly five hours per day, so there is no big surprise in here.
- Quora: This platform is to ask questions and connect with people who contribute unique insights and quality answers.
- Sidewalk: For those alone walks at night, this app connects you with a virtual friend that would walk with you.
- POF Free dating app: Dating online has become very popular in the last couple of years. As Canadians spend more time than interacting online, it does make sense that a dating app make the list.
- MyFitnesspal: This doesn’t surprise me, as new generations are more health conscious. With all the vegan and gluten-free trends, a health-related app was a must.
- Groupon: This still the app to go to find the best deals. From getaways to cheap electronics, students can find all those deals.
- Spotify: Music app for those long bus rides.
- Evernote: The best way to get organized! Available for Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.
- HouseParty: The app that helps you and your friends be together when you are not together.
Who else is adding these apps to their phones?