Let’s face it; Smartphone’s have become an integral part of every student’s life. Until now they have most likely been used for calling your mates, checking your Facebook or texting your ex after a few too many alcoholic beverages. There are, however, several other uses for these great devices that can help out with your studies, social life and bank account!
Let’s start with a must-have app for studying. Evernote is a great note-taking and archiving app, it can store documents from photos to text documents to webpages and allows you to group them effectively depending on the topic. In little over the four years it has been operating it has already racked up over a whopping 11 million downloads. A great app for helping you keep organised and prepared for when the dreaded deadlines draw ever nearer.
Ever had one of those moments where you are ready to hand in or print off your work but you then realise you left your USB stick at home? Well this is where Dropbox comes in; it allows the user to save files to a folder which can be accessible from your Smartphone. It is safe and secure and can be an excellent way of sharing study notes or revision plans with friends and tutors alike. This app can be a life saver.
Jamie Oliver Cooking Apps
We know most students don’t want to be spending an hour preparing a meal that costs more than their rent. That’s why Jamie Oliver has developed a range of great apps, one of his best being the 20-minute meals for Android. It has 60 quick and easy recipes along with photographs and even video tutorials. A great way to impress your mates!
>> Jamie Oliver App in the iTunes UK store.
Keeping on top of your funds is tricky for the best of us that’s why Mint has developed an app that allows you to store all your finances in one place. It has a password protected logon system and the app itself can be deactivated from the Mint webpage should you lose your phone. You can track, budget and manage your funds to ensure you have enough left for those end of term parties.
>> Mint in the iTunes UK store.
As well as providing entertainment for that much needed study break, Twitter also helps to keep your social life on track. You can share information with your friends, keep on top of the latest news and stalk the celebrities you’ve always fancied!
This list would not be complete without this fantastic app. If you ever wake up with a hangover to find that you have repeatedly text your ex then you’re going to want this app in your life. It asks you to create a list of ‘forbidden contacts’ and should you go to text them it will have you complete a series of mini games. It then analyses your response times and success rates to determine whether you appear clear headed enough to knowingly send the text.
>> Textalyzer in the iTunes UK store.
Author Bio: Liam Ohm is a regular technology blogger with an interest in the relationship between technology and education. He highly recommends Lansdowne College London for a great place to further your studies.
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