KEY APPS for college students navigating Austin
We offer suggestions for food, life hacks, study aids, transportation and ride-hailing, plus official college apps to make your life easier and safer.
In Austin, there’s always an app for that.
As thousands of college students descend upon Central Texas for the new semester, we’ve put together a guide of must-download apps for students.
This app guide is meant for college freshmen or transfer students who are new to town and need guidance about everything from how to get around to the best on-demand food delivery apps and study guides.
So get out your smartphone and get ready to start downloading.
Let’s start with the obvious: If you are trying to save money and have a tight budget, don’t use food delivery apps. They all charge delivery and service fees on top of paying for the food, and there is an expectation that you tip your delivery person.
But if you’re pressed for time, here are some of the leading food delivery apps in Austin:
Get food from dozens of popular local restaurants or coffee shops, such as Torchy’s Tacos or Kerbey Lane, delivered to your door. Austin-based Favor deliv-
Tens of thousands of students at the University of Texas and other Austin schools are returning for the new semester. We share some of the more useful apps to help you manage your time and grades, as well as to safely navigate Central Texas.
TRANSPORTATION: Capital Metro’s app lets you buy tickets, see route schedules and plan trips.