Nowadays there are apps for anything you need and even more. There are surely lots of apps to make students’ life easier and more fun. Studying may make you feel lost in notes and ideas but many apps can help you stay on track with revision and timetabling studies. Luckily there are apps out there to get you organised, keep you motivated and on track to reach your goals.
We’ve put together a list of our favourites down below.
StudyBlue allows users to upload class study materials, create electronic flashcards to study and share with others, and practice quizzes. It’s the largest crowdsourced study library, with over 400 million flashcards, notes and study guides from students like you. You can make and share study materials, search for recommended study content from classmates, track progress, set reminders, and create custom quizzes.
Evernote allows you to capture a note or memo in any format (web clip of a product or service review for reference, photo of a business receipt, audio file, or text meeting or handwritten notes).
It has the ability to sync your notes across all devices, meaning you can type on your tablet and then access all your lecture notes on your laptop when it’s essay time. You can also share your notes with other Evernote users, so it’s easy to get the lowdown if you or your friends ever miss a lecture.
Oxford Dictionary is mobile version of the Oxford University Press’ Oxford English Dictionary and staple app of any phone.
It has a “The Word of the Day” feature that is a great way to expand your vocabulary that would even impress your tutors and professors. The app also lets you take a picture of a word in order to search for it which would be a real time-saver.
GoConqr app can be used for social learning and connect and collaborate with friends, classmates, and learners in Groups. It offers resources to create revision charts, mind maps, flashcards, notes, and quizzes, as well as the ability to connect and collaborate with friends, classmates or students from around the world.
Office Lens is a Microsoft app that takes pictures of documents, whiteboards, blackboards, magazines, receipts, and more and converts them into editable, shareable text. Even if you take a picture of something at an angle, the app will align and edit the image to appear as though it’s directly in front of you.
It allows users to photograph a whiteboard, convert it to a PDF, Word or PowerPoint file and store all the data via OneNote or OneDrive for catch-up and revision purposes.
myHomework is a digital student planner that lets you track your classes, homework, tests and projects so you never forget an assignment again. It helps you to organize your schoolwork, upcoming assignments, and daily routine. By simply entering your class details into the calendar you can start customizing. Adding homework descriptions is quick and simple with the tap of a button. You can also set the due dates, time and identify high, medium or low priority and set up reminders.
Easybib is a citation generator app, which allows you to automatically create citations for your bibliography by simply taking a picture of the barcode or type the title of the book into your device.
It creates an academic reference for any book simply from a scan of the book’s barcode. As bibliography styles vary depending on where you study, EasyBib offers to reference in MLA, APA and Chicago styles. You can also save and share papers, create notes, and confirm your source materials all in one place.
Circle of Six app was designed for university students to keep connected with close friends. You can use it to locate lost friends on nights out and send your circle of six friends an instant call for help at the touch of a button. The GPS tracker will mark your location on your friends’ devices, ensuring you’ll always be able to find one another if necessary.
You can choose up to six contacts to add to your trusted circle. And if you find yourself in an uncomfortable or risky situation, all it takes is two taps and the app will send a pre-programmed text alert to your circle.
Sleep Cycle aims to correct its users’ sleeping patterns by waking them up during their lightest sleep phase. The app does this by monitoring both movement and the time the user went to sleep.
You can add ‘sleep notes’ before you go to sleep each night, such as ‘got drunk’ or ‘went to the gym’. Over time you’re then able to see which habits have a positive or negative effect on your sleep!
Splitwise is ideal if you’re frequently sharing expenses with someone, like a roommate. It tracks borrowing and lending over time and you can easily pay bills or pay for shared meals and presents by keeping different tabs for each cost.
It allows you to create groups with various friends and divide up what each person owes. The app keeps a running total of who owes who what and when someone is ready to pay, a simple PayPal transfer is all it takes. It also sends reminders at the end of the month so everyone can pay what they owe.