Technology is here to help
Sometimes when you’re a student, you need all the help you can get. Luckily, technology is here to make life easier. From improving your essay-writing skills, to navigating bibliographies and managing your workload, you can be sure there’s an app for it. So, download these handy seven apps today and enjoy the results.
Beat bibliographies with Citethisforme.com
It’s a well-known fact that all students hate referencing. It’s boring, time-consuming, and there’s always one rogue reference that’s impossible to find. A student app that’s bound to make referencing easier, citethisforme.com automatically creates citations, reference lists and bibliographies using a selection of different referencing styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard. With this helpful app, your bibliographies are sure to amaze your tutors.
Replay lecture notes with Soundnote
If you tend to drift off in lectures or you never find your notes useful, Soundnote is here to save the day. This clever app records whatever is said around you and syncs it with the notes you take, so you can return to that part of the lecture just by tapping a word. Even better, if you missed any important points, you can replay the recording to work it out – all from the comfort of your student accommodation!
Tidy up spelling and grammar with Grammarly
For those whose grammar isn’t their strong suit, free writing app Grammarly is one of the most essential apps for students. Grammarly’s features are numerous, including pointing out spelling, grammar and syntax errors, making alternative vocabulary suggestions and even checking for plagiarism. With Grammarly up your sleeve, you can focus on the content of your essay, without having to worry about the spelling and grammar.
Problem-solve using Mathway
Let’s face it – maths isn’t for everyone, and we’re sure many students are left scratching their heads when it comes to solving a problem. If this sounds familiar, download Mathway – the problem-solving app that comes up with the answer as well as explaining the working behind it. You can even take a photo of your problem and Mathway will be able to use the picture as a reference.
Create to-do lists on Any.do
For busy students on the go, any.do is a great little app that enables you to create to-do lists and manage them from your phone. This will come in useful for prioritising your workload and keeping track of all your different assignments, although it can also be used for other life admin, including cleaning, food shopping and exercise. You can even sync the app across all your devices, set reminders, and share lists with other people.
Make great notes with Evernote
A classic on any list of the best apps for students, Evernote is vital when it comes to taking lecture notes and accessing them whenever you need them. You can also sync Evernote to access your notes on multiple devices, or share notes with friends if they didn’t make the lecture. Other additional features include templates to make note-taking easier, and a shared space to collate on projects with other users.
Stay focused with Offtime
It’s natural to procrastinate once in a while, but if you’re really struggling to focus, we know the app for you. Offtime lets you block calls, texts, and notifications and set restrictions on the apps that are to blame for distracting you – you can also limit the amount of time you are permitted to spend on your phone. Offtime does let you select certain people who can contact you, but anyone else trying to get hold of you while you’re working will receive an auto-reply.
We hope our list of apps for students will help you to become more organised, save you some precious time, and – most importantly – give your uni work a boost.