Published: Tuesday, 27th August, 2013 10:42am
It’s that time of year again when points have been counted, college courses have been accepted and students around the country are preparing to embark on what may be the best years of their lives.
For all freshers out there beginning their time in college, mobile operator Three has compiled a list of the top ten apps new students will need to get them through college and beyond.
Coming in at the top of the list is an app with the appropriate theme of education. The iTunesU app is free and provides educational content from some of the world’s top education institutions including Harvard, MIT and Trinity College.
Next on the list is the free Find My iPhone/Find My Phone app. Whether it was left in the college bar or the library, this app lets users track their missing device from their computer and find its exact location.
In third place on the list is another free app - InForFree. The Facebook app does exactly what it says on the tin, and gets frugal freshers into nightclubs and events for free.
In at four is the Notability app. At €2.69 it involves buy-in, but in return it allows students to take both typed and handwritten notes on their phone or tablet as well as allowing them to record lectures.
Fifth on the list is the free Study Blue app. This handy app uses text, pictures and audio to create digital flashcards while also tracking learning progress.
At €1.79 the Sleep Cycle app needs a little financial commitment. However once bought the app analyses sleeping patterns and wakes students up in their lightest sleep phase so they feel both rested and refreshed.
Coming in at number seven on the list is Snap2PDF, which costs €2.69. The app converts pictures of any handout or textbook into a PDF document.
At number eight is another free app - WaterIn. This app tracks daily water intake and reminds users when they haven’t had enough.
At number nine is the free app Any List. With this app lists can be shared and synced so students and roommates never double up on groceries.
Finally at number ten on the list is the free Google Drive app. Using gmail log-in, the app allows for the storage and sharing of notes and essays.
What apps do you use everyday?