Got your keys? Check. Got your travel card? Check? Wallet? Phone? Our friends at Student Beans have come up with a list of 9 essential apps that you should download before leaving the house.
If you’re looking for some inspiration the TED app is for you! The app is full of TEDTalks from inspiring and fascinating people across the globe. You can watch the talks in subtitles in over 90 languages directly on your phone or tablet, curate your own playlist and download full videos to watch when you’re offline. No more boring bus journeys for you! Get the app for iPhone and Android.
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This app from Student Beans let’s you unlock student discounts at nearby shops, restaurants and bars. This app is essential for every money-savvy student out there and works like a digital student card. There are over 5,000 venues listed from high-street stores and restaurants to local businesses, including Jack Wills, New Look, Zizzi, Cineworld and La Tasca. Get the app for iPhone.
ExamTime is an easy to use study aid designed to help you do well on those dreaded exams. The app allows you to create online mind maps, flashcards, notes and quizzes - so it caters to all sorts of studying techniques. You can also share your resources with your coursemates. Plus, it’s always handy having your notes stored in one place. Get the app here.
Any.do is an award winning to-do list app that has some handy life-planning tools all students could do with. The app uses a simple and uncluttered design which makes it super easy to use. It has voice detection in multiple languages and it syncs simultaneously across multiple platforms so you won’t lose your list. Get the app for iPhone and Android.
This handy app helps you keep track of your finances so you know how much you have left at the end of the month. There are many helpful features like the graph section, which allows you to highlight one set of data against another. Once you’ve sussed out your money wasting danger zones you can start being a better budgeter and save more money, especially now summer isn’t that far away! Get the app for iPhone and Android.
EverNote is recognised as one of the best note-taking apps available, with tags, separate notebooks, iCloud sync, and much more. You can even take photos of a blackboard or syllabus and attach the relevant course or module tag to it.
From lecture notes to syllabuses to term papers, Dropbox is the place to store all these documents and assignments in one place. When you sign up, you get 2GB of storage for free with paid options available if you need it. Dropbox will give you access to your files straight from your iPhone, iPad, or computer. You’ll never find yourself forgetting an important document again. Get the app for iPhone and Android.
Feedly is an exciting new way to browse and share amazing finds from your favourite websites, blogs and YouTube channels. Instead of having to hunt down for news, feedly delivers them to you. Your favourite content gets transformed into pocket-sized cards which load super fast. This app makes browsing a lot faster and a lot more fun and you’ll always be in the know. Get the app for iPhone and Android.
You might be familiar with the EasyBib website that formats citations in your bibliography so you don’t waste time doing them all yourself. Good news: the website has an app! The best aspect of the EasyBib app is that you can scan a book or magazine’s ISBN bar code to record the information for a citation. You can add citations on the app and email those citations to yourself. Just as if you were using the EasyBib website, the app will generate MLA format citations for free.
Student Beans are running annual campaign Refreshers Wall which features a dedicated tech and mobile section. Check it out for awesome student mobile deals, the chance to win an iPhone 5C and 40% off a portable wireless speaker.