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10 Apps Every Foreign Scholar Must Have on their Phone

1. Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat.

2. Banking: apps to transfer money or pay bills: Venmo, Google Wallet, Square Cash

3. Ride-sharing: Need a ride? Uber or Lyft

4. Eating: Grubhub or UberEats or DoorDash. (great for those who don’t have a car or the time to go get food). Yelp is filled with customer reviews and ratings of restaurants and places.

5. Texting and Phoning Home:  WhatsApp or GroupMe or Slack. (WhatsApp is free to use on WiFi and messages are encrypted.)

6. Document sharing: Google Drive

7. Mapping: Google Maps or Waze

8. Translation: Google Translate

9. Weather: WeatherBug or MyRadar or Quakes

10. Finding a job: LinkedIn

 

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