Essential Apps for the Everyday Student
Right after the joys of the Christmas holidays, students are quickly thrown back into class and back into the mind frame of learning in one fell swoop. The pressures of going back into learning gear can be challenging for anyone in University; luckily, there’s an app for that! I’ve listed the top apps that every student needs to succeed in the classroom and in real life.
What’s more convenient than hitting up the library to scroll through endless books in search of your thesis topic? Doing the same thing from your phone, of course. Scribd is the pocket hub of information you need for any paper, project, or just for kicks. Audiobooks, news, magazines, documents and even sheet music can be found in this app, which also gives personalised recommendations based on the information you provide it with.
2. Self Control
Let’s face it; we’ve all fallen down the rabbit hole of social media feeds when we are at work or in class. Luckily, Self Control is there to keep you in check and focused! By entering your class times and study times, this app will temporarily block all notifications and will disable your usage of certain apps during the entered timeframe. Strict, but a definite productivity lifesaver!
3. Hungry House
When microwave meals and canned food has you craving something more, Hungry House will save the day. Search for meals based on cuisine type or restaurant, select your craving, and the hard part is done. This app will track your delivery from restaurant to your dorm and will remember your favourite go-to meals for next time.
If you’ve opted in to take that Spanish class, or just are looking to expand your horizons with a new language, DuoLingo is your best mate. This app makes learning another language incredibly fun and engaging. Invite friends to download the app for friendly competition, create teams to learn a language with classmates, and browse through quick learning blocks that feel more like a game than education. Whether it is French, German, Italian, Dutch, or Swedish, DuoLingo has the database of information you need to get through each language lecture.
On campus, where money is a scarcity and often easily spent, Mint is an app that any University student can benefit from. Mint syncs your bank account information, informs you of your spending pitfalls and gives financial advice on how to stretch each pound. Think of it as a personal financial adviser, Mint will help you coast through your remaining University years without ending up penniless in the first semester.
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