A Look at the Most Helpful Apps for Students

7th January 2017

University is incredibly difficult, stressful, time consuming and expensive. It’s also great fun, a chance to better yourself, and a great time to meet new people and share exciting new experiences. There are so many apps available nowadays, covering everything you could imagine. These are some of the best apps for students to help make university an even better, easier experience.


Evernote is a must. It allows you to make notes or lists on the go, which will then be available on your computer or other devices. You can even add photos, pictures and tables. If you want the ultimate Evernote experience, consider the Evernote journal. A brilliant mix of modern and traditional.


Eating on a student budget can be difficult. Often students eat boring meals, or the same things all the time. Downloading Yummly gives you access to millions of easy to follow recipes. You can filter and find exactly what you need, or just browse for something new and different.


Acorns is a fantastic way to save some money. Studying for a degree can be ridiculously expensive. While online study can offer cheaper alternatives, online criminology degree tuition for example doesn’t need to be as expensive as an in-school course. It’s still a good idea to save money where you can though! Acorns links your bank accounts, monitors your incoming payments and outgoings and saves a little money for you automatically. The idea is that it’s a small enough amount, at a time you don’t need it, so you save without even realizing.

Mint Budgeting

The Mint Budgeting app offers a great way to help you budget for that online criminal justice program tuition, while factoring in any utility bills and other expenses. It makes it much easier to see what money you have, and what you need, helping you to avoid debt while you study.


Bibliographies are the bane of many a student’s life. There’s nothing worse than finishing an assignment, then realizing you need a bibliography. EasyBib makes it easier and does most of the work for you.

Lecture Capture

Gone are the days of needing an expensive, and obvious, Dictaphone to record lectures. Lecture capture allows you to make high quality recordings on your smartphone.


StudyBlue is a brilliant app when it comes to revision time. While other apps can help you organize your notes and set revision timetables, StudyBlue concentrates on flashcards. Flashcards can be a great way to revise, and are a proven way to retain information. The app creates flashcards using your course materials, making sure any questions and information is relevant to the exams ahead. This saves you an awful lot of valuable revision time and could make all the difference when it comes to passing exams.

Apps can be useful, informative and fun. Sometimes all three. Make sure you get the ones that can help you. There are many others available besides these, so try as many as you need to before you find what works for your life and routine.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.