The average student will have a smartphone stuffed to the gills with apps. But which apps for students are the best ones to get you through uni? Here are a few of our favourite apps for all aspects of student life. For studying, socialising, traveling – and eking out your student loan or bank of Mum and Dad. Just fire them up on your smartphone and away you go…
Best apps for study
Student life is busy, so you have to get organised! It’s easy to be organised with this brill planning tool. The Studiez Pro app makes it easy to schedule classes, assignments and study time – as well as maintaining contact information and other essential info. Available on Android and iOS.
A free alternative to iStudiez Pro. It’s easy to schedule events such as lectures and to set reminders. You’ll never be late again! A handy tool which is easy to use. Available on Android and iOS.
Self Control for Study
Are you easily distracted by social media? No self control? Find your study time has disappeared in a flurry of Facebook updates? This app will block all that out. You can set a specified time in which Self Control will block specific apps to help you study undisturbed. Available on Android.
Make sure you don’t miss a thing by recording your lectures. For Android users LectureRecordings will allow you to record while you are busy taking notes. Apple fans will enjoy Lecture Capture which records a lecture for you to listen back to whenever you like. LectureRecordings is available on Android and Lecture Capture is available on iOS.
Best apps for travel
For all those journeys home. Use this app to find the best times and the cheapest fares. Don’t forget, if you will be doing a lot of travelling by train, make sure you get a 16-25 Railcard. You’ll make savings on all your journeys by rail. Available from the Trainline website.
Late night or stuck in an unfamiliar part of town? Lecture starting in five minutes? One of the handiest apps for students is this one. Uber will get you there… Cheaper and (usually) more convenient than taxis – but not available everywhere. At least not yet. Available on Android and iOS.
Best apps for money
The easy way to repay your room-mate the tenner they lent you. Of course it’s also easy for mum and dad to send a few quid to top up your loan. All you need is a mobile number or email address and you can send or receive money wherever you are. Available from the Paypal website.
Need to raise a few more quid? With Depop you can sell your clothes so you can afford to go out. All you have to do is take a photo on your phone and you can sell on the Depop market place. Available on Android and iOS.
A clever little app which helps you claim points on all the loyalty cards you have but sometimes forget. Just store an image of each card and the app will help you collect points and save you money. Best of all you don’t have to carry dozens of cards around with you. Available on Android and iOS.
Find the best and biggest discounts on all your favourite shops and restaurants. Includes brands like Just Eat, Pizza Express and River Island. Available from the Vouchercloud website.
Make the most of your student discount with Unidays. The app links you with retailers which offer discounts to students but also features its own promotions and special offers. Available on Android and iOS.
Best apps for your social life
Everyone loves a drinking game, don’t they? There are plenty of apps to choose from to help you out. We’ve picked just one. In their own words Picolo guarantees ‘good times and hysterical laughter.’ Available on Android and iOS.
Make sure you don’t make any calls or send texts you will regret in the morning. This app not only stops those drunken messages to your ex (oh, Gawd….) but also helps you find your friends if you get separated. It even ‘drops’ breadcrumbs to help you remember where you were the night before. Available on Android and iOS.
Find my Friends
Keep track of your housemates whether you’ve lost them when shopping or are waiting for them at the bar. This app tells you exactly where they are. If they are lost the app will guide them to you. Available on Android and iOS.
So that’s our fistful of cool recommendations of apps for students which’ll have your uni life going with a swing. They’re all proper useful for different reasons. Make sure, while you’re at uni, that you have a great time – and, to help you do that, make sure you have the right tech.
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