Get smart with your smartphone

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iphone_thumbIn this day and age, we’re always looking for ways to make our lives just that bit easier. Luckily, there are thousands of apps out there to help students make university that little bit less stressful.

We’ve composed a list of some helpful apps to send you on your way – why not give them a try this term?

 

Sleep if U Can

This app for those students (there are plenty of you) that struggle to wake up in time for lectures. Without your parents shouting at you to get up, it’s super easy to put the alarm on snooze and roll back over.

This app requires you to do a simple task such as taking a photo of a specific place, for example the bathroom sink, in order to switch the alarm off.

Get it for iPhones and Android devices

My Class Schedule

The perfect app to keep you in the loop with your own busy schedule. You can see your timetable for the week or the day on the app depending on what you need.

It gives you notifications for upcoming classes, assignments and exams and can even automatically mute your phone during class so you don’t have to worry about it embarrassingly going off!

Get it for Android devices

Scribd

When those assignments creep round, this is the app to help you out.

Scribd is a library of millions of different books and documents that are important for your studies. You can even create your own libraries according to topics and share them with your course friends to help each other out.

Get it for iPhones & iPads and Android devices

Easybib

This app will make all your citation worries disappear. Just type in the book title and the app creates the correction citation you need to just place into your bibliography. It makes that horrible moment of essay writing a lot easier.

Get it for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices

SoundNote

This is your knight in shining armour in lectures. The app tracks what you type and draw in lectures whilst recording audio.

When you go to play it back, just tap a word on your notes and it automatically finds that place in the audio along with any drawings you made.

Get it for iPad and Mac