Monday, 16 January 2017

8 Essential Apps for Managing Life as a Student

The life of a student can be chaotic, especially if you are working as well as attending classes. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent apps that can help you in almost every area of life. Here are some of the best ones: 

Evernote 



Note taking is an essential part of student life. Evernote consistently ranks as one of the top apps in the genre. The free version allows you to take notes and access them across all mobile and desktop devices. You can also take audio notes and searchable pictures of books and classroom presentations. 

SoundNote 

If you prefer to record classroom lectures rather than trying to type while listening, SoundNote is one of the best on the market. The app also has note-taking capabilities. 

Office Lens 

If your lecturer is prone to making a lot of whiteboard notes and diagrams, Office Lens, a Microsoft Office add-on is a must. The app allows you to take a picture of whiteboards (or other displays) and then convert the picture to a Word, PDF, or PowerPoint file. 

Wunderlist 

Just because you are a student does not mean that all of your other activities have to fall by the wayside. Wunderlist is a free app which lets you make a note of the events and activities that you want to do and stores them on the cloud. The app will send you email reminders and notifications for date specific events and allows you to check your list from any device. 

Hungry House



Studying on an empty stomach is not a good idea. Cooking at home or going out for a meal is often just not part of the plan. The Hungry House app is one of the highest rated restaurant apps on the market. It allows you to search for restaurants in your area that offer takeaway or delivery. You can sort by type of food, search the menu, and place your order without ever leaving your desk. 

Planners 

One of the keys to reducing stress and success as a student is being well organised. Student planner apps are plentiful, with many of them offered at no or very low cost. The most useful apps send reminders for important events via email or alerts to your device. Timetable is amongst the best apps available and offers a nice clean interface. The My Class Schedule and Class Timetable apps use the standard spreadsheet or datebook style layout. All three are highly rated and easy to use. 

TED 




TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. What started as a conference in 1984 has turned into one of the most critically acclaimed collections of talks, performances, and presentations in the world. TED covers an incredibly wide range of topics and interests in almost 100 languages. The TED app educates and entertains as well as providing a very quotable source of material for research projects and papers. The free TED app provides access to an incredible and growing archive of material. 

BBC iPlayer 

You no longer have to bemoan the fact that you have missed the Dr Who Christmas Special or other BBC television or radio programmes. This free app gives you access to the vast collection of programmes from the past week. 

Can you recommend any apps to help with organising your life whether you are a student or not?

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19 comments

  1. I wish I had half these apps when I was at Uni, we could barely get Dominos to deliver never mind all these new fab ones x

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  2. I can't imagine being a student today with so much technology at your finger tips.

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    1. Life seems so much easier now to even 10 years ago.

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  3. All very different from when I was a student, many many moons ago. (I didn't even have a mobile phone). So it is great that you have these things available to organise and remind etc. And I'm sure much better than writing on your hand, as I usually did!

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  4. These apps look great. I didn't use any of these when i was at uni x

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  5. I like the idea of the Office Lens for myself never mind my Uni Student son. I shall get him to look at this and see if there are any he'd benefit from - thank you

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    1. I think that app is so useful. I remember endlessly note taking when I was a student.

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  6. Wish I also had such apps in my UNI life. Life would be much more fun then :)

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    1. It's amazing how far technology has come in a short time.

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  7. These all sound like great apps! I do use Evernote actually, as I'm obsessed with list writing!

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  8. This is a great list. Evernote is awesome, and we use it even though we aren't students. Will be sharing this with my son to see what ideas he likes

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    1. Evernote is I agree. To be honest these apps can be used by most of us.

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  9. I used evernote a tonne when I was at uni! xo

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  10. I wish all these apps had been around when I was a student, would've mafe life so much easier.

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  11. Anything from the wild rose collection would be beautiful

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