15 Apps Every Alabama Freshman Needs To Download
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15 Apps That Will Save Every Bama Freshman's Life

If you go to The University of Alabama you are going to need these apps downloaded ASAP!

15 Apps That Will Save Every Bama Freshman's Life
Lexi Link

I know what you are thinking, I will actually never use any of these apps and this is a waste of time. Well, I am here to tell you that you're wrong. You will use all of these apps once a week if not multiple times a day and they will make your freshman year so much easier, I promise. So go ahead and download them and get them set up, you will need them before you know it.

Alabama App

This app is an absolute must. It has everything from Laundry to the bus schedule on it. It has your football tickets and all you money information. If you do not get any other apps, make sure you get this one.


Blackboard shows you all your grades and class announcements. It makes it so easy to keep up with homework and other assignments. Plus, turning on your notifications for the app will let you know when your grades have been posted!

Gmail / Mail

You are going to get over 20 emails a day. You need a way to be able to consistently check your email. Get one of these two, they will tell you everything going on at UA at all times.


You have to get DUO, it is not an option. It is required by the university and honestly its annoying at first but you will get used to it.

UA Safety App

This app is helpful not only for all the updates about campus safety, but if you ever need help finding a building, this is the app to use. It will map it for you and even knows building abbreviations.

348 Ride

This is our free on-campus Uber. Trust me you are going to need this at some point because no one wants to walk across campus, but it also takes you one mile off campus, and yes they go to Cook Out.

Uber / Lyft

348 is limited in where it can go but uber isn't. If you do not have a car I recommend this because you are going to need to go off campus at some point.


The Alabama Student Ticket Exchange page will save your life not only when you need football tickets but if you are looking for clothes, furniture, or anything. Literally ANYTHING


This app helps you track classes that are full and will notify you when a new seat becomes available.


Tapingo is a food app. You just place your order on your way to class and can stop by and pick it up. It automatically pays for your food and you get to skip the line.


This app is super helpful when you are stressed or just need a minute. It helps you to calm down and meditate. If you are having trouble sleeping or just need a minute to relax this app is perfect for that. Trust me, you will be under a lot of stress your freshman year.

Crimson2Go / Waiter

Some more food apps!!! What everyone loves! These apps have all your favorite restaurants in Tuscaloosa and all you do is order your food through the app and they deliver it right to your door.


You will use this at some point. Whether it is for a class, study group, club, or on-campus organization. You will use it, I promise.

Google Docs / Drive

You are going to be submitting a lot of stuff online. it is best to have it backed up and somewhere you have easy access to.


Spotify offers a student discount and free Hulu. What more do I need to say.

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