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21 Free Must Have Apps For Students

Everything has an app these days. Everything. Have a look through these. If you're a student, they're guaranteed to help you out.

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1. Google Docs

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You've almost probably heard of Google Docs. They're pretty big. What you might not have thought about, though, is how it's a free, cloud based, content creation and sharing system, that you and others can collaborate on together. Sounds good for a study group!

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

2. Microsoft Office

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Something similar is Microsoft Office for Mobile. This gives you free access to mobile versions of Microsoft's famous office suite. Will definitely come in handy for making last minute edits to essays on the go!

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

3. Evernote

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A favourite amongst the organised community, Evernote provides you with a lot of handy tools. Scheduling, to-do lists, notes - all under one roof, and conveniently accessed on your phone, tablet or computer.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

4. Adobe Scan

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Have you ever looked at your notes, and then your mate's notes, and realised that theirs are so much better and that you wished you had them? Well, if they're nice enough, you can use Adobe Scan to make a quick copy, straight to your phone. Be sure to repay the favour at some point, though.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

5. Slack

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Group projects can be stressful if you can't keep track of who is doing what and when they're doing it - or IF they're doing it! Ditch the stress with Slack. Create a room for your project, and keep in touch with everyone at all times.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

6. Dragon Dictation

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Succeeding where others have failed, Dragon Dictation makes dictating anything, whether it be notes for an essay or a lecture, easy! Just set the phone down and hit the button. Simples!

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

7. Dropbox

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Another obvious, yet underutilised app is Dropbox. The perfect platform for sharing and downloading files on the move. A lot of lecturers are even using Dropbox for assignment submissions and the like #withthetimes

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

8. Flashcards+

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Been looking for a new means of studying? Look no further than Flashcards+! Set up your cards, caption them with what you want to remember, and then go! Test yourself and see how you get on.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

9. GoConqr

This one is great for studying. GoConqr connects you to a massive online database of information, knowledge and quizzes to aid your studying. Even better, you can share and swap resource with other students, just like you.

Get in on iOS here and on Android here.

10. Venmo

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Moving away from studying and productivity, something always on a student's mind is money. With Venmo, you can easilly transfer and receive money in an instant. Takes care of someone forgetting their wallet at the bar, or just paying back your mate for the bus fare he loaned you the other day.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

11. B

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On the subject of money, students can be known to be quite careless with theirs. This is where B steps in. It notifies you of spending trends, how you can save more, and where you should be spending less. It's like having your mother in your pocket.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

12. HUKD

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And since students might need to stretch their money, it's always good to find a bargain! The HUKD app let's you search and vote on upcoming deals for just about everything. Just log in, search, and you're good to go.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

13. Starbucks

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Students are fuelled by caffeine. And coffee can be a main player here. So, you'll often find your local coffee shop filled with students. With the Starbucks app, not only can you pay for your coffee, but, you can also build up points and get yourself some free fuel.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

14. BBC Good Food

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Students don't always want just kebabs and noodles. Sometimes they want to get something a little more exciting. The BBC Good Food app and magazine is a great way of discovering easy-to-make, and cheap recipes at the touch of a button.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

15. My Fitness Pal

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Now, if you take the above advice and maybe put on a few pounds from all that good living, you're going to want to get back into shape! The My Fitness Pal app lets you keep track of your activity, calorie intake and weight, while recommending exercises for you at the same time.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

16. Daylio

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As important as your physical health is, your mental health is equally as important. Using Daylio lets you keep track of your moods and activity, and lets you spot any patterns that you might not have noticed before.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

17. Trainline

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We all need to get around, and, trains are the transport of choice for a large number of students. The Trainline app lets you keep track of timetable changes, cancellations, and also proves handy for getting cheap tickets for days away and nights out.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

18. IMDb

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While you're on these nights out, there's two things that could likely happen. You could go to the cinema, or, you could be in the pub with your mate, arguing about "who that guy from that movie is". IMDb is great at settling such debates, and is also very handy for finding out what is out at the cinema.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

19. Drunk Mode

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As the night in the pub grows later, the drunker you will get. And, the more likely you are to do something stupid. Scared you'll text your ex? Or, even get lost! Fear not, Drunk Mode helps you out here. You can set up predetermined rules that prevent you from doing certain things on your phone without proving you're sober. It also let's you find your mates, which is very handy.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

20. Free Prints

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On the same night out, you're likely to take a lot of pictures. And these pictures would look great up on your wall, or in a scrap book - but prints can be pricey. Not with Free Prints. It does exactly what it says on the tin, and gives you a monthly quota of free prints. Not to be sniffed at.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

21. LinkedIn

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While you'll be having fun as a student, it's always important to be thinking about the future. Having a LinkedIn profile, and subsequently, the app installed is a great way to keep track of the going-ons in the industry you're wanting to go into. It's also the best place to make connections, both for education and professionally.

Get it on iOS here and on Android here.

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