It’s hard enough moving away from home for the first time, so why not make your life as a student that little bit easier by downloading the following apps?
Despite being aimed at school kids instead of university students, the myHomework app is the perfect study buddy for any Fresher. Never again will you wake to that gut wrenching feeling of complete and utter despair upon the sudden realisation that today is the day to hand in that assignment that you had pretty much forgotten existed.
The myHomework app has a calendar that can be used to record assignments and class schedules, a homework section that records details of any assignments, including their due date and priority, as well as a timetable section that stores a detailed schedule of every class, where it is held and even the name of the lecturer! But the best thing by far about this app is its ability to send you reminders of looming assignment deadlines, making it, a life saver.
Everyone knows that being a student is not all about the studying, so if you fancy letting loose the Drink…ames app couldn’t be a better companion for a night on the town. With a selection of hundreds of hilarious drinking games this app could just be the key to a first year you will never forget.
DrunkDialNO! has to be one of the most embarrassment saving apps ever invented. We’re all guilty of sending a drunken text or two, but with this amazing app never again will you have to worry about prank calling your boss at 3am.
The app works by hiding selected contacts from your phone for a chosen time period, meaning that no matter how hard you try you cannot send a drunken text or make a phone call that you close to guarantee you are sure to regret. You can also set a message to pop up on your phone screen half way through your night reminding you that despite being intoxicated you should be behaving yourself.
The Yell.com app contains all the contact details that any student could ever need, from late night taxi numbers to local dental practices; it pretty much has it all.
You can use the search bar to enter your location and select the distance the search covers, meaning that when ordering a taxi or booking a restaurant you know the exact distance it is located from you, because after all no one wants to order and pay for a taxi traveling from over a fifty mile radius, do they? Going on a journey?
Checking train times, booking a ticket or reserving a seat has never been simpler than with thetrainline app. Fancy a trip home? This simple app guides you through planning your journey to booking the tickets, it’s quick, easy and incredibly simple to use. It even has a category for those spontaneous trips home, and within seconds can tell you your next train home. The best bit is yet to come: the app itself is free and it works to find you the cheapest tickets possible, and being a student is all about counting the pennies.
Have you ever been in a lecture and try as you might you just can’t manage to take notes and keep up with what your lecturer is saying? The Evernote app is the answer. It allows you to create notes and mind maps, download documents, audio clips and images. As well as having a unique voice recording tool that can be used to record anything from a lecture to an interview.
Of all the apps aimed at students, it has to be said that the Sodexo – Student survival guide app is near to impossible to beat. Not only does it provide students with a list of easy to cook recipes that are light on the purse strings, it also provides a section all about healthy eating for a variety of diets. The app has a top tips section providing a list of useful numbers and contacts, and a useful information section giving information on everything from dealing with nosebleeds to saving energy.
Fancy a meal out, but sick to your stomach of the only affordable place being McDonalds? The answer: look no further than Vouchercloud, one of the best discount apps on the market. Not only does Vouchercloud offer up to 50% in selected restaurants, shops, super markets, cinemas, health and fitness centres, online shopping sites, and electrical vouchers, it also suggests ‘smart offers’, the offers it thinks would interest you most. This app is pretty much a student’s best friend, especially a student who likes a nice meal out, and spot of clothes shopping every so often.
9. the student room
The student room app is a student forum containing articles, advice, revision help, health and relationships guides, and pretty much anything and everything relating to student culture. It’s a really great resource and can be used for anything, from help and advice with assignments to finding a place to live, and in times of academic desperation it can be a god send.
10. Mobile Banking
Mobile Banking apps are one of the most useful apps to have, and are a great way of keeping on top of your finances. Such apps provide balance details, lists of recent transactions, mini-statements, and even the option to top up your phone whilst on the go. In case you’re wondering about security regarding such apps, let me reassure you that these apps can only be unlocked with a six-digit passcode of your choice, meaning they are completely safe and secure and provide you with a great way of keeping your spending in check.